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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.

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

Competitive-Oriented Programs
Bridge Program
Grand County Special Olympics


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Adaptive 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 participant. Lessons are available for two-track, three-track, four-track, slider ski, ski bike, mono-ski, dual-ski, bi-ski and snowboard.

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 ability than the participant. One adult member with the participant maximum.

Individual
Half Day
(per person)
Individual
Full Day
(per person)
Family
Half Day
(per person)
Family
Full Day
(per person)
Early Season
Nov 15 – Dec 15
$80 $145 $70 $135
Regular Season
Dec 16 – Dec 25
Jan 8 – Jan 11
Jan 15 – Feb 15
Feb 19 – Mar 4
Apr 2- Apr 22
$115 $175 $105 $165
High Season
Dec 26 – Jan 7 (Winter Break)
Jan 12 – Jan 14 (MLK Holiday)
Feb 16 – Feb 18 (President’s Day)
Mar 5 – Apr 1 (Spring Break)
$140 $225 $130 $215

A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons on National Forest land.
All lessons include instruction, all equipment needed and lift ticket(s).
To obtain a discounted Season Pass, medical documentation is required each ski season. For more information about discounted season passes,  please contact NSCD Reservations at 970-726-1518 before you arrive at Winter Park Resort.

Location: Winter Park Resort
Time: Full-day lessons meet at 9 a.m., break for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and end by 4:00 p.m.  We do not provide lunch or supervision during lunch.
Half-day morning lessons meet at 9:00 a.m. and end by 12:00 p.m.  Half-day afternoon lessons meet at 1:00 p.m. and end by 4:00 p.m.
Dates:
2017-18 Winter Park Resort Season
Age: 5 and older

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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.

Half Day
(per person)
Full Day
(per person)
 $25  $40

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

Location: Devils Thumb Ranch, Tabernash CO
Dates: December – March
Age: 5 and older

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Inclusion Ski and Snowboardlearn to ski_web

Children ages 5 to 13 who have disabilities participate in Winter Park Resort Children’s Center classes with a NSCD instructor. Half-day morning or full day lessons available.

Location: Winter Park Resort
Dates: 2017-18 Winter Park Resort Season
Includes: Equipment
Rates: See daily lesson rate chart above (Adaptive Alpine Ski, Snowboard and Ski Bike Lessons)

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

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Group Weekly Programs

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, which run every day of the week. We offer two sessions over the winter, and each session is 5 weeks long. Space is limited and fills up fast. Not open to individual reservations.

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Open to groups of 5 or more only. Includes instruction, equipment and lift ticket or trail pass.

Location: Winter Park Resort (Alpine Ski and Snowboard)
Devils Thumb Ranch (Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe)
Dates:
January – March
Time:
 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Rate:
 $255/person alpine ski or snowboard
            $185/person 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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Access Ski and Snowboard Program

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

Location: Winter Park Resort
Dates: 
Session I Thursday Dates: Jan 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8
Session I Sunday Dates: Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11
Session II Thursday Dates: Feb 15, 22; Mar 1, 8, 15
Session II Sunday Dates: Feb 25; Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
Age: 18 and older
Rates:
$255 per person
A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons on National Forest land
Includes: All-day alpine or snowboard lesson, lift ticket, equipment and round trip transportation from Denver.

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Friday Fun Club

friday_club_webWinter fun club for Grand County residents 5 years or older. Join the NSCD for a variety of activities with this five week program. Possible activities include alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, bowling, curling and more.

Location: Multiple Grand County Locations
Dates:
Session I: 
Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9
Session II: Feb. 16, 23; Mar 2, 9, 16
Age: 5 and older
Rates: $240 per person
Includes: All needed equipment and/or tickets
A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons on National Forest land

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Competitive-Oriented Programs

Bridge Program

Bridge_webThe NSCD Bridge Program is designed to:

  • Assist an athlete’s transition from recreational skiing to race training with the NSCD Competition Program with coaching from past Paralympic athletes
  • Support an athlete development program that will potentially feed the NSCD and US Adaptive Ski or Snowboard Teams
  • Assist an athlete’s transition to full independence so they may enjoy the hill with their loved ones

Locations: Winter Park Resort
Rate: $450 for 5 lessons
Includes: Winter Park season pass and instruction
A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons 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 or Nordic ski racing. Competitions are held at other resorts in Colorado.

Athletes must sign up here with Special Olympics to compete.

Location: Winter Park Resort (Alpine)
Devils Thumb Ranch (Nordic)
Training dates: 
Jan 6, 13, 20; Feb 3, 10
Regional competition: Jan 29 at Eldora Mountain Resort
State competition: Feb 25 at Copper Mountain Resort
Age: 12 and older
Rates:
Alpine ski – $265 per athlete
Nordic – $185 per athlete
A 2.59% Forest Service fee will be added to all lessons on National Forest land
Includes: Coaching, race course access, equipment and lift ticket/trail pass
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