Adaptive Ski Instructors

Those who are physically challenged take to the slopes in large numbers these days, and many ski instructors are honing their training to meet the needs of this growing group of skiers. There is a PSIA-designed adaptive curriculum, and many resorts have special schools geared toward teaching the disabled.

Specific information regarding adaptive training can be obtained from the following sources:

    National Sports Center for the Disabled
    PO Box 36
    Winter Park, CO 80482
    (303) 726-5514

    Handicapped Sports
    5932 Illinois Avenue
    Orangevale, CA 95662
    (916) 989-0402

If you are currently certified as an adaptive ski instructor or are planning to teach physically challenged skiers, the following resorts offer such programs:

    Tahoe Handicapped Ski School at Alpine Meadows
    5932 Illinois Avenue
    Orangevale, CA 95662
    (916) 989-0402, (916) 581-4161

    Bear Mountain
    PO Box 6812
    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    (909) 585-2519

    Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
    Box 697
    Breckenridge, CO 80424
    (303) 453-6422

    Park City Handicapped Sports
    PO Box 680286
    Park City, UT 84068
    (801) 649-3991

    Ski Windham
    1A Lincoln Avenue
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 452-6095

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