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

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


Private Daily Lessons

donate2_webAdaptive Alpine Ski, Snowboard and Ski Bike Lessons

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, dual-ski, bi-ski and snowboard.

 *Sit Ski only – Maximum weight is 200 lbs.

Full-day and half-day lessons are available.

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. 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.

2019/2020 Dates: Individual
3 Hour Lesson
(per person)
Family
3 Hour Lesson
(per person)
Early/Late Season
Nov. 18 – Dec. 11
Apr. 12 – end of season
$100 $100
Regular Season
Dec. 13 – Dec. 23
Jan. 4 – Jan. 15
Jan. 19 – Feb. 10
Feb. 16 – Mar. 5
Mar. 29 – Apr. 11
$175 $150
High Season
Dec. 24 – Jan. 3 (Winter Break)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 18 (MLK Holiday)
Feb. 11 – Feb. 15 (Presidents Day)
Mar. 6 – Mar. 28 (Spring Break)
$200 $175

All lessons include instruction, all equipment needed and lift ticket(s).

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 970-726-1518 before you arrive at Winter Park Resort.

Dates: 2020-2021 Winter Park Resort Season
Time: 
3 hour lessons start times will be at 8:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Location:
Winter Park Resort, CO

Ages: 5 & up.

 

Military Veterans – Call 970-726-1518 to receive the discount code before booking online.

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

2019/2020 Lessons: Individual
Lesson
Family
Lesson
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!

If your date is unavailable to book, please selectClick Here to Add Yourself to the Waitlist!on the booking screen or call the NSCD Customer Service team at 970-726-1518.

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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.

Individual or Family
3 Hour Lesson
(per person)
 $30

 All lessons include instruction, all equipment needed and trail pass.

Dates: November-March
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. 3 hour lessons are available.

Dates: 2020-2021 Winter Park Resort Season
Location: Winter Park Resort, CO
Price: See daily lesson rate chart above (Adaptive Alpine Ski, Snowboard and Ski Bike Lessons)
Includes: Equipment
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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Group Weekly Programs

Access Ski and Snowboard Program – Due to COVID-19 restrictions this program is not available at this time.

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: 
Location:
 
Price:

Includes:
Ages: 

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

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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: January-March
Time:
 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
Location: Winter Park Resort, CO (Alpine Ski and Snowboard) | Devils Thumb Ranch, CO (Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe)
Price:
$350 per person for alpine ski or snowboard | $195 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 -Due to COVID-19 restrictions this program is not available at this time.

friday_club_webJoin the NSCD for this five-week adaptive alpine ski program! Open to Grand County residents ages 5 & up.

 *Sit Ski only – Maximum weight is 200 lbs.

Dates:
Location:
Price:
Includes: 

Ages:

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

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Friday Nordic Program

Spend your Friday’s this winter exploring the beautiful trails of Winter Park & Snow Mountain Ranch through our five-week Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Program. Open to Grand County residents ages 5 & up.

Dates:  TBD
Location: YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch
Price:
Includes: Trail pass, equipment and instructor

Ages: 5 & up

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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.

Locations: Winter Park Resort, CO
Price: $625 for 5 lessons
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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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. Competitions are held at other resorts in Colorado.

 *Sit Ski only – Maximum weight is 200 lbs.

Athletes must register with the NSCD to compete.

Training Dates: Saturdays-Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 & Feb. 15 2020
Training Locations: Winter Park Resort, CO (Alpine) | Devils Thumb Ranch, CO (Nordic)
Regional Competition: Monday, Feb. 10 at Eldora
State Competition: Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 22-23 at Copper Mountain
Price: Alpine ski or snowboard – $350 per athlete | Cross-country or snowshoe – $200 per athlete
Includes: Coaching, racecourse access, equipment and lift ticket/trail pass
Ages: 12 & up.

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

Alpine Stand Ski  BOOK NOW!
Alpine Snowboard  BOOK NOW!
Alpine Sit Ski  BOOK NOW!
Nordic Sit Ski BOOK NOW!
Nordic Stand Ski BOOK NOW!

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