Welcome to the Angel Fire Ski & Snowboard School Adaptive Program! Our mission is to help skiers with disabilities develop new skills and build self-confidence. We strive to create an atmosphere which produces positive physical, psychological and therapeutic results.
We serve students with a variety of disabilities including the blind, deaf, amputees, post polio, spina bifida, birth defects, paralysis, cerebral palsy and cognitive disability.
At Angel Fire, Adaptive Lessons are taught by private format (one on one or two on one) under the supervision of the Angel Fire Ski & Snowboard School. The instructors are PSIA members and trained in adaptive ski techniques.
*Adaptive parking is available.
Applications are accepted on a first-come first–serve basis. Only COMPLETE applications are accepted. Applications are approved after eligibility, payment and instructor availability have been confirmed.
Minimum 72-hour advance reservations are recommended.
Our students must meet the following guidelines for participation in this program:
- Students must be over the age of 5.
- Students must be able to “hold head upright” through jerking motions.
- Students must maintain breathing on their own.
- Maximum weight restrictions:
185 lbs. to participate in a “sit down” program.
195 lbs. If totally independent when self loading device as a “sit down” participant.
200 lbs. to participate as a “stand up” skier.
Adaptive lessons are taught daily at 9 am (1 hour) and 12 noon (two hour) by reservation only.
Lessons include private instruction, lift ticket, adaptive equipment and standard ski equipment rental. Lessons should be requested at least 72 hours in advance to maximize the likelihood of the availability of equipment and instructor(s). The lesson starts on time and includes fitting of equipment. An additional adult lift ticket may be included to a responsible and capable coach who can learn to assist the participant.
- One hour at 9 am $80
- Two hour at 12 noon $140
Prices do not include applicable sales tax.