Adaptive Lessons and Programs
Eaglecrest Snowsports School offers adaptive ski, snowboard and Nordic lessons to youth and adults experiencing cognitive, visual and or physical disabilities.
Whether it is simply an exposure to mountain snowsports or advancing skills to carve down the mountain independently, Eaglecrest’s Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Lessons offer an unmatched opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to build confidence, independence, improve fitness levels, make new friends and have fun!
Adaptive lessons are offered in the following disciplines:
- Two-track: skier is able to stand independently
- Three-track: disability of one leg, able to stand with support
- Four Track: disability of both legs or balance but able to stand with support
- Mono-ski: disability of lower body, good upper body strength
- Bi-ski: disability of lower body, limited upper body strength
- Blind/low vision: little or no visual sight
- Snowboard: student is able to stand independently, or with support of instructor or outrigger
Click HERE to learn about the SAIL/ORCA Snow Bus
Group or private lesson with certified Eaglecrest instructors. Refer to Adult Private Lesson rates or Youth Private Lesson rates. Call the Snowsport School at (907) 790-2000 x211 for more information and to make reservations.
Certified Eaglecrest instructor who will accompany those who wish to free ski or snowboard but need additional support and guidance. Half and full day packages are available and for all ages. Participants must have taken at least 1 lesson during the current season and be at an intermediate level.
Mid-Week School Program
Both private and inclusive adaptive lessons are available to those students traveling with their School Groups and are designed to meet the interests of all ability levels.
Adaptive lessons allow students with disabilities to learn to ski alongside their classmates; building confidence, independence, and acquire invaluable skills in balance, coordination, movement, sensation, personal space and communication.
Volunteer with ORCA Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program
The ORCA Ski & Snowboard Program is always looking for compassionate, encouraging, and motivated volunteers who are interested in sharing their passion for the mountains with people experiencing disabilities. Volunteers work with a diverse range of students primarily assisting with ski/snowboard techniques, safety, and appropriate terrain choice.
Volunteer Benefits: Volunteers receive a complimentary Eaglecrest day lift ticket for peronsal use every 1.5 days they volunteer, and access to Eaglecrest Snowports Instructor Clinics.
If you are interested, please visit www.sailinc.org to download a Volunteer Application and return to:
3225 Hospital Dr. Ste. 300 , Juneau, AK 99801 or [email protected]