Jiminy Peak's Adaptive Program provides lessons to students of all ages who require ski and snowboard services.
STRIDE Adaptive Sports provides our guests with instructors who are trained in adaptive coaching. Instructors will assess, equip and teach individuals with special needs in private lesson format to meet their specific needs, abilities and learning styles. We welcome individuals of all abilities.
Lesson categories include: Vision and/or hearing impairments, all types of developmental or intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and wheelchair users who will sit-down to ski or snowboard.
WHEN / HOW:
Lessons are available on weekends and Monday - Wednesday evenings, by appointment. To register as a volunteer or athlete, click here or visit www.stride.org and select the Register tab at the top of the page. To book a lesson call the STRIDE office at (518) 598-1279 or email [email protected] once you have registered.
$65 for a 2.5 hr private instruction lesson; $120 for a morning and afternoon lesson, which includes adaptive and standard rental ski/snowboard equipment. For just $40 more, purchase a shadow ticket for a family member who would like to learn how to effectively accompany the adaptive skier/rider. (Ticket only valid for duration of lesson)
STRIDE Sliders Program! Enjoy a group mountain lesson program with other students who are same ability, to promote socialization skills while improving skiing/riding skills. Participants must purchase a package of 6 lessons for the discounted price of $360. Times offered will be Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings.
Join the STRIDE Race Team! Competition for both Special Olympics and Dianna Golden Race Series. Team practices on Saturday mornings. Team uniforms! Contact STRIDE if you'd like to compete.