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PROGRAMS / LESSONS

We provide programs and lessons for individuals who require adaptive equipment or other adaptations in order to participate.

WE REMOVE BARRIERS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH LIFE-CHANGING OUTDOOR SPORTS AND RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES

In the winter we provide adaptive alpine skiing, snowboarding, and cross country skiing lessons. We offer half- and full-day adaptive alpine and snowboard lessons and one-hour adaptive cross country lessons.

We ski and snowboard at the following partner resorts here in Ogden Valley, Utah:

Powder Mountain Resort
Nordic Valley Resort

***NEW THIS SEASON***  We cross country ski through our partnership with Ogden Nordic

See our recent blog post about adaptive cross country skiing link

In the summer we provide adaptive kayaking, cycling, and indoor climbing.

WHO WE SERVE

Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports lessons are for individuals who require adaptive equipment or adaptive ski or snowboard teaching techniques in order to participate in snowsports.

The following is a list of representative disabilities that might qualify for our adaptive lessons:

Blind: Applicants who are legally blind (20/200 in the good eye) to totally blind. Individuals with one good eye are not candidates. Physician diagnosis may be required to qualify.

Amputations: Applicants who have any single or combination of hand, arm, foot, or leg amputations.

Deaf: Applicants who use sign language or lip reading as a primary form of communication and/or who wear two hearing aids and are profoundly deaf (a hearing loss of 35 decibels or more in both ears). Our scholarship is not for individuals who have mild hearing loss. An Audiogram is usually required along with the physicians note.

Cognitive Disabilities: Applicants who have a mental impairment that affects the ability to process information and/or coordinate and control the body, which limits the individual’s ability to navigate the mountain safely and independently (i.e. Autism, Down Syndrome, illnesses or injuries such as Traumatic Brain Injury, that result in severe cognitive impairments such as losing the ability to operate a motor vehicle or sustain a job). An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is required for children with cognitive disabilities. Individuals that are on social security disability will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Physical Disabilities: Any individual with a permanent physical disability that requires adaptive equipment or adaptive ski technique. Having a disability or illness alone does not qualify for a scholarship. Individuals that are on social security disability will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Adaptive equipment may include, but is not limited to, mono-skis, bi-skis, outriggers, ski tip clamps, walkers and harnesses.

SIGNING UP FOR LESSONS IS SIMPLE

Welcome to our programs and lessons.  We wish to understand your individual needs and goals so that we can provide you with the very best adaptive lesson, instructor and equipment.  

First, you must complete and submit the Participant Information Form by clicking on this button:

Then, send an email to us stating that you have completed the form and wish to schedule a lesson or join a program.  Email us at: schedule@ogdenvalleyadaptivesports.org

You will then be contacted by our Program Coordinator.  They will review your form and help you decide what lessons and programs best suit your needs. 

The Program Coordinator will identify forms for you to complete and electronically sign prior to your lesson.

Scholarships

We are committed to assuring that all persons with disabilities can participate in our programs, regardless of their ability to afford the cost. Through grants and the very generous donations from our community partners and stakeholders, we are able to offer scholarships for those who might need financial assistance. We encourage all participants to pay as much as they are able so that scholarships will be available to as many participants as possible over the year. Participants who demonstrate a financial need may be eligible for a scholarship to cover part or all of the lesson costs. Apply for a scholarship at the button below.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your lesson please contact us as soon as possible to let us know.
You will receive a 100% refund up until the day of your program or lesson, given advance notice.
If you do not call or show up on the day of your lesson or program there will be no refund.
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Forms for Participants, Volunteers, and Caregivers

All liability, media release, confidentiality, and background check waiver forms need to be
signed electronically. Use these links to access and sign the appropriate form as directed by the Program Coordinator.