Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding
Ski or ride with us at Park City Mountain, Deer Valley Resort, Brighton or Solitude! Instructors are trained in adaptive techniques for 3-track, 4-track, Mono-Ski, Bi-Ski, snow slider, ski bike and snowboarding as well as guiding skiers and riders with low vision or blindness. Our instructors are also well-versed in adaptive ski and snowboard techniques to teach individuals with intellectual disabilities and individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired/hard of hearing. Our goal? To get you skiing or riding independently with friends and families. You’ll be fitted with adaptive equipment at the start of your lesson. Once you’re comfortable you can rent equipment to use on your own!
A molded seat sits atop two skis to provide a great base of support for bi skiers. The skis articulate to create a variety of turn shapes, aiding in speed control. Students can turn the bi ski with subtle movement from the head or with the use of hand-held outriggers. The Bi ski is typically tethered by an instructor is commonly used by folks with spinal chord injuries, spina bifida, stroke, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, hemiplegia, uni-lateral or bilateral leg amputation, traumatic brain injury or other orthopedic diagnoses. The bi ski is a great way to experience sliding on snow and can serve as a building block to promote independence with use of hand-held riggers.
This sit ski has a molded seat, which sits atop one typical ski. Monoskiers use riggers for balance, steering, to create turn shape and to assist themselves onto the lift. Mono skis are typically used by folks with mid to lower level spinal chord injuries, bi-lateral, uni-lateral leg amputations, spina bifida and other orthopedic diagnoses. Monoskis allow for greater independence among participants and require athleticism, coordination and balance to assist with maneuvering on the hill and loading on the lift. We have a variety of monoski rigs to choose from.
A Kart ski is a type of sit ski with a molded seat that sits atop a frame connected to skis which are controlled by student's hands. The Kart ski is an extremely stable ski, providing a great base of support for students. It is tethered by an instructor, but turn shape can be controlled via the hand controls, which are attached to the skis. Kart skis are controlled with two hands on the hand controls or one hand with the hand controls connected together. Participants with any of the following may be successful Kart Ski candidates : Cerebrovascular accident, spinal chord injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, hemiplegia or other orthopedic diagnoses.
The ski bike, is just that, a bike on skis. This seated ski has two skis, one under the seat and one attached to the font, controlled by handle bars. Participants have short foot skis on their feet to aid with balance and steering. The ski bike features front and rear suspension to minimize chatter from mountain. This piece of equipment is fairly easy to learn and may be tethered by an instructor during the initial learning phases. Students control the speed of the bike through turn shape and a combination of foot and hand steering. Typically participants with the following will benefit with use of the ski bike : Uni lateral leg amputation, nerve damage in lower body, multiple sclerosis, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, fusions in the spine and other orthopedic diagnoses.
Type of stand-ski equipment that resembles a walker mounted to a pair of skis. The Snow-Slider provides student with leg, trunk support and stability for stand skiing. This equipment is tethered by and instructor and used on beginner terrain. The Snow-slider can be fine tuned to for student's height, arm position and shoulder width and provides a solid base of support while skiing. Some participants may use the slider for physical therapy to build strength before returning to stand skiing. Participants with the following may benefit from use with the snow-slider: amputations, cerebral palsy, cerebrovascular accident, incomplete spinal cord injury, hemipeligia, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy or other orthopedic diagnoses. *Please contact us if you have questions about this rig being a good fit for you.