disabled snow skier
Adaptive Winter Sports
Adaptive ski programs exist wherever climate is cold. Check with local sports and recreation organizations, local government offices, such as the mayor's office, Chamber of Commerce, or state tourism bureau for information.
For those who are unfamiliar, skiing is adapted in many ways to suit the individual. Mono-skiing or "sit"-skiing provides a seat attached to a wide, single ski. Ski poles for steering and balance are shortened to three feet long. Any organization offering adaptive skiing will also offer training and equipment to learn in safety.
All sports and all forms of recreation can be adapted! Find something you like to do and check out a disabled sports program that offers it. Adaptive recreation organizations are a lot of fun!
The next time you're planning a vacation, consider going camping, sailing, or canoeing with a group. Facilitators and volunteers ensure safety and diverse populations are welcomed and encouraged.