Adaptive Lessons

Ski Sundown's Adaptive program provides ski and snowboard lessons to individuals of all ages with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities. Ski Sundown is affiliated with STRIDE, Inc., a nonprofit adaptive skiing and recreation organization for individuals with disabilities. Our Adaptive volunteers are PSIA-trained and will assess, equip and teach individuals with special needs, one-on-on, to meet their specific goals, abilities and learning styles. We welcome individuals of all abilities!

Lesson categories include: Hearing and visual impairments or blind; all types of developmental disabilities; three and four track for mobility impairments, and sit - mono- and bi-skiing. Lessons are taken by advance reservation only, and are available on weekends and some weekdays. 

Adaptive Lesson Package - $77

  • 2 ½ hours of private instruction (includes time for equipment fitting)
  • Adaptive and/or standard ski or snowboard equipment
  • Lift ticket

Lift Ticket available for one person accompanying adaptive lesson participant - $32
Handicap parking is available on the left and right of the main footbridge entrance.

Club STRIDE - NEW! 

  • 2 ½ hour group lesson scheduled over 5 weeks for approved, independent STRIDE Adaptive skiers.
  • For ages 8 - 21, skiers only. Includes rental equipment, if needed. 
  • Students will enjoy learning and skiing with other participants in an independent setting guided by Adaptive Instructors. 
  • Wednesdays, Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • 2:30PM - 5:00PM session or 5:30PM - 8:00PM session. (Can only pick one session time, please)
  • 4 hour lift ticket & lesson:  $375 (plus $18.75 for protection policy, if desired)
  • Passholder lesson:  $325 (plus $16. 25 for protection policy, if desired)
  • Please contact the Welcome Center at 860-379-7669 x 211 to register for Club STRIDE. 

​STRIDE Explorers

  • 2 ½ hour group lesson scheduled over 5 weeks for approved, independent STRIDE Adaptive skiers.
  • For ages 8 - 21, skiers only. Includes rental equipment, if needed. 
  • Students will enjoy learning and skiing with other participants in an independent setting guided by Adaptive Instructors. 
  • Saturdays:  Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2.  9:00AM - 11:30AM 
  • Sundays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3.  9:00AM - 11:30AM
  • 4 hour lift ticket & lesson:  $375 (plus $18.75 for protection policy, if desired)
  • Passholder lesson:  $325 (plus $16. 25 for protection policy, if desired)
  • Please contact the Welcome Center at 860-379-7669 x 211 to register for STRIDE Explorers. 


For participation in Ski Sundown's Adaptive Lesson program:

  • Complete the Adaptive Application & Waiver prior to making a reservation with Ski Sundown.
  • Call 860-379-7669 Ext. 211 to make an adaptive lesson reservation. All reservations are charged in full when booked. A full refund will be issued if cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the reservation. Reschedules made within 48 hours are subject to a $25 fee.

Financial assistance through the STRIDE David H. Clark Memorial Fund helps families in of financial assistance to fully participate in STRIDE's activities or related activities.

Sponsorships for the Adaptive Program:  contact MWhitney@stride.org