Adaptive Ski School: Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski Bike and Cross-Country Ski

The NSCD adaptive ski school offers a variety of private and group lessons in adaptive alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Click on the title of the activity you are interested in below to view more detailed information. Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Private Daily Lessons
Adaptive Alpine Ski, Snowboard and Ski Bike Lessons
Adaptive Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Lessons
Inclusion Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Equipment Appointments

Group Weekly Programs
Access Ski and Snowboard Program
Alpine Ski and Snowboard for Groups
Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe for Groups
Friday Fun Club

Competitive-Oriented Programs
Bridge Program
Grand County Special Olympics


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Private Daily Lessons

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At the NSCD, we provide private lessons with highly trained adaptive instructors. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs or goals of each individual participant. Lessons are available for two-track, three-track, four-track, slider ski, ski bike, mono-ski, bi-ski and snowboard. Individual, Family and Group lessons are available.

 *Sit Ski only – Maximum weight is 200 lbs.

Click here to watch a video on what to expect when your arrive for your lesson!

Individual lessons provide one on one instruction for a participant with a NSCD instructor.

Family lessons provide an opportunity for a parent or adult to learn proper techniques for assisting the family member with special needs while on the slopes. The family member must be a proficient and independent skier with a higher level of ski or snowboard ability than the participant. One adult member with the participant maximum.

2022/2023 Dates: Individual Full Day Lesson (per person) Individual
Half Day Lesson
(per person)
Family Full Day Lesson (per person) Family
Half Day Lesson
(per person)
Early/Late Season
November 23rd – December 9th, April 10th – 23rd
$230 $130 $220 $120
Regular Season
December 10th – 23rd, January 5th – 12th, January 16th – February 16th, February 20th – March 3rd, March 27th – April 9th
$320 $220 $310 $210
High Season
December 24th – January 4th, January 13th – 15th, February 17th – 19th, March 4th – 26th
$350 $250 $340 $240

All lessons include instruction, all equipment needed and lift ticket(s). A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons at Winter Park Resort on National Forest land.

To obtain a discounted Season Pass without lessons, medical documentation is required each ski season. For more information about discounted season passes,  please contact NSCD Customer Service at (303) 515-NSCD (6723) before you arrive to Winter Park Resort.

Dates: November 23, 2022 – April 23, 2023
Time:
Half day lesson are 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m – 3:45 p.m. Full day lessons begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3:45 p.m.
Location: Winter Park Resort, CO
Ages: 5 & up.

Military Veterans – Call (303) 515-NSCD (6723) to receive the discount code before booking online.

2022/2023 Lessons: Individual
Lessons

Family Lessons

**This is a lesson with the NSCD, not an independent skiing opportunity.
Sit Ski: BOOK NOW! BOOK NOW!
Ski Bike: BOOK NOW! BOOK NOW!
Slider: BOOK NOW! BOOK NOW!
Stand Ski: BOOK NOW!  BOOK NOW!
Snowboard: BOOK NOW!  BOOK NOW!
Snowshoe BOOK NOW!  BOOK NOW!

If your date is unavailable to book, please select “Click Here to Add Yourself to the Waitlist!” on the booking screen or call the NSCD Customer Service team at (303) 515-NSCD (6723) to check availability. 

Need to get your equipment fitted? Click here to book your equipment room appointment.

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Adaptive Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe LessonsNBVeterans_CrossCountry_web

At the NSCD, we also offer a sensory-friendly alternative to downhill skiing. We can accommodate stand and sit skiers with our cross-county ski and snowshoe programs. Family lessons are also available.

 *Sit Ski only – Maximum weight is 200 lbs.

 

 

2022/2023 Lessons Individual Lessons Family Lessons
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All lessons include instruction, all equipment needed and ski pass. If you are booking a lesson less than 72 hours in advance, please call (303) 515-NSCD (6723) to check availability.

Dates: January 2 – March 31, 2023
Time:
Half day lesson are 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Full day lessons begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
Price:
$35/half day lesson, $60/full day lesson
Location: Devils Thumb Ranch | Tabernash, CO
Ages: 5 & up.

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Inclusion Stand Ski and Snowboardlearn to ski_web

Children ages 5 to 13 who have disabilities participate in Winter Park Resort Ski & Ride School’s Kids Lessons with an NSCD instructor. AM and full day lessons are available.

Dates: November 23, 2022 – April 23, 2023
Location:
Winter Park Resort 
Price:
 See daily lesson rate chart above (Adaptive Alpine Ski, Snowboard and Ski Bike Lessons)
Time: 
Half day lessons run 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Full day lessons run 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Ages: 
5 – 13

A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons at Winter Park Resort on National Forest land.

Stand Ski  BOOK NOW!
Snowboard  BOOK NOW!

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Equipment Fitting Appointments

Need help with equipment? Have a question on an equipment rental? We can help! Book an equipment fitting for assistance with equipment or to get fitted properly to rent equipment.

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Equipment Rental Price per day
Stand Ski, Boots, Helmet $25
Sit Ski, Outriggers, Helmet $125
Snowboard, Boots, Helmet $25
Snow Go, Boots, Helmet $75
Ski Bike, Boots, Helmet $50
Snowshoe Rental $10
Outrigger $10
Helmet $10
Slider Add On $10

An equipment fitting appointment is required for any equipment rental. If possible, book your equipment fitting appointment the day before you want to use the equipment. Equipment rentals are subject to equipment availability. NSCD lessons take priority over equipment rentals. All equipment rentals must be paid in full at the time of the rental. A credit card deposit is also required for damaged, lost or stolen equipment. The replacement value of the equipment will be charged if the equipment is lost, stolen or severely damaged.

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Grand County Special Olympics

SO_webJoin the Grand County Special Olympics Team and have fun training for alpine ski or snowboard and cross-country or snowshoe racing. Have fun learning new ski racing techniques, running the gates at the practice course and skiing with teammates. Athletes times will be recorded at practice and submitted to Special Olympics. Participants must have their own equipment and be able to meet at the base of the Arrow Lift.

 *Sit Ski only – Maximum weight is 200 lbs.

Athletes must register with the NSCD to compete.

Training Dates: Fridays, January 13, 20, 27, 2023; February 3, 10, 2023
Training Locations: Winter Park Resort (alpine), Devils Thumb Ranch (nordic)
Regional Competition: 2023 Dates Coming Soon!
State Competition: 2023 Dates Coming Soon!
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: $630 for alpine (7 sessions); $385 for nordic (7 sessions)
Includes: Coaching, racecourse access, equipment and lift ticket/ski pass
Ages: 8 & up.

A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons at Winter Park Resort on National Forest land.

Alpine Special Olympics Nordic Special Olympics
Book Sit Ski Now!  Book Sit Ski Now!
Book Stand Ski Now!  Book Stand Ski Now!
Book Snowboard Now!  Book Snowshoe Now!

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Race Camp for Special Olympics

Get an edge on the competition, meet new friends and strengthen your racing skills. Join the NSCD for this three-day race camp for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
For more information, click the link below!

More Information 

Book Sit Ski Camp Now! Book Stand Ski Camp Now! Book Snowboard Camp Now!

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Group Weekly Programs

Access Ski and Snowboard Program

Do you want to ski or snowboard with the NSCD but need a ride? Consider joining our Thursday Access Program for adult individuals. Space is limited and registration is required. Pick up location information will be provided when you register.

 *Sit Ski only – Maximum weight is 200 lbs.

Dates: Thursdays: January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and February 7th, 2023
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price:
$450 for 5 sessions
Includes: transportation, instruction, all equipment needed and lift ticket(s)
Ages: 18 & up

A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons at Winter Park Resort on National Forest land. 

Stand Ski BOOK NOW!
Snowboard BOOK NOW!
Sit Ski BOOK NOW!
Bus Fee BOOK NOW!
Ski Bike BOOK NOW!
Slider BOOK NOW!

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Alpine Ski and Snowboard for Groups
Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe for Groups

Do you have a group that wants to come learn how to ski, ride, snowshoe or cross-country ski together? Groups of five or more are welcome to join the NSCD for our weekly group programs. We offer two sessions over the winter, and each session is 5 weeks long. Space is limited and these programs fill up fast. All lessons include instruction, all equipment needed and lift ticket(s).

 *Sit Ski only – Maximum weight is 200 lbs.

Not open to individual reservations. Only open to groups of 5 or more. 

Dates: 5 lesson days, limited availability in January, February and March 2023
Time:
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Winter Park Resort, CO (Alpine Ski and Snowboard) | Devils Thumb Ranch, CO (Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe)
Price:
$450 per person for alpine ski or snowboard | $275 per person for cross-country ski or snowshoe

A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons on National Forest land.

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Friday Fun Club

 

Spend your Friday’s this winter exploring the beautiful trails of Winter Park & Snow Mountain Ranch through our five-week Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Program.

Dates: January 7th – February 10th, 2023 or February 25th – March 17th, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Devils Thumb Ranch
Price: $275 for 5 sessions
Includes: instruction, all equipment needed and lift ticket(s)

Ages: 5&up

Stand Ski BOOK NOW!
Sit Ski BOOK NOW!

Competitive-Oriented Programs

Bridge Program

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The NSCD Bridge Program is designed to assist an athlete’s transition from recreational skiing to race training in the NSCD Competition Program with coaching from past Paralympic athletes. Athletes receive support in a development program that will potentially feed the NSCD and U.S. Adaptive Ski or Snowboard Teams. Instructors assist an athlete’s transition to full independence so they may enjoy the hill with their loved ones.

Dates: Call to select your five dates
Locations: Winter Park Resort, CO
Price: $1,150 for 5 lessons plus a season pass
Includes: Winter Park season pass and instruction

A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons at Winter Park Resort on National Forest land.

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