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Waterville Adaptive Snowsports Program
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.
The Waterville Adaptive Program was founded in 1992 by Kathy Chandler, a PSIA-Certified Adaptive Examiner and former Ski School director and operates under the 501(c)(3) non-profit status of the Waterville Valley Foundation. Today the program is guided by over eighty dedicated and highly-trained volunteer instructors who teach lessons seven days a week.
Group and private lessons are available any day, including holiday periods. Daily lesson prices range from $65 to $90, and include an all-mountain lift ticket, the use of specially designed adaptive ski equipment, and one-on-one instruction. Seasonal programs, race training for Special Olympics and Paralympic Sports, Camps for the Wounded Warriors are ongoing all season long. To see a schedule go to the website at www.watervilleadaptive.com. We also offer cross country skiing on The Nordic Center's 70km tracked and groomed trail network.
To schedule a lesson, volunteer as an instructor, or just to get more info about the program, please contact
Kim Sawka, Program Director at (603) 236-8311 ext. 3175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by mailing to Waterville Valley Adaptive Program, PO Box 505, Waterville Valley, NH 03215. Join our group on facebook at Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports.
Also available through the Nordic Center are Adaptive lessons for those athletes interested in Nordic skiing. First timers and more experienced cross country skiers are all welcome! Please call the Adaptive office for more information, 603-236-8311 ext 3175. Waterville Valley Resort is pleased to bring winter sports to everyone!