Adaptive ski and snowboard programs in New Hampshire allow people with disabilities to enjoy the slopes in the winter. Often run by a dedicated group of volunteers, these programs teach the skills necessary to ski or ride with adaptive equipment with a guide or independently. In addition to the on-mountain programs listed below, Ski New Hampshire is proud to also work with Ability Plus Adaptive Sports in Bartlett, New Hampshire.
Please note: this information is for the 2017/18 season. We will update for 2018/19 as the season gets closer.
New England Disabled Sports (NEDS) at Bretton Woods is an independent, non-profit organization providing adaptive sports instruction to adults and children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Our programs allow individuals with disabilities to enjoy a boundary-free environment, participate in outdoor recreation with friends and family, as well as provide access to equipment and instruction that might otherwise be unavailable. From a first time athlete to the most experienced, we have something for you.
Cannon Mountain has partnered with the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC) to make adaptive on-snow ski/ride opportunities & instruction available to people of all abilities and ages 5+. ASPNC has a highly trained and dedicated group of volunteers and wide variety of adaptive ski and ride equipment. As a PSIA/AASI member school, Adaptive Sports Partners offers a safe and fun approach to alpine skiing and riding.
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Lakes Region Disabled Sports (LRDS) is a non-profit program providing recreation and fitness for individuals with disabilities in a safe, supportive, independent, and fun environment at Gunstock Mountain Resort. LRDS aspires to promote understanding and acceptance without limitations or boundaries for individuals with disabilities. Their instructors and volunteers are trained to work with the diverse abilities of our students and love instilling a passion for winter sports. Each year they provide hundreds of lessons for individuals with physical, sensory, cognitive and learning challenges.
Granite State Adaptive provides individuals who have disabilities the opportunity to develop independence, confidence, life skills and fitness through participation in sports, therapy, training and recreation programs and is a Chapter of Disabled Sports USA. We are a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization established to provide adaptive sports opportunities in the Carroll County area of NH. We have committed staff and volunteers who have diverse experience and backgrounds. The following equipment is available for adaptive skiing:mono ski, bi-ski, dual ski, outriggers, slider glider, two track and miscellaneous tools of the trade!
Loon Mountain Resort
New England Disabled Sports at Loon Mountain provides year-round recreation activities to people with disabilities. In winter, their highly-trained coaches guide guests ages four and older in the snowsport of their choice. Whether you're a beginner or expert interested in skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or biathlon, they have the coach for you!
McIntyre Ski Area
McIntyre Ski Area is proud to offer Adaptive Ski and Snowboard lessons for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Mount Sunapee Resort
New England Healing Sports Association or “NEHSA” is a seven-day a week non-profit program staffed by volunteers. It is one of the oldest adaptive snow sports learning centers on the east coast with its inception in 1972. NEHSA was founded as a non-profit organization run by and for individuals with disabilities who wanted to enjoy active and independent lives through participation in sports.
Waterville Valley Resort
Waterville Valley Resorts’ Adaptive Snowsports program is a special part of Waterville Valley where physically and mentally challenged children and adults team up with extraordinary volunteers and learn to fly - at least that's how our students describe the freedom of sliding down a snowy slope unencumbered by a wheelchair or braces.