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Ski/Snowboard Program

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Skiing/Riding is for EVERYONE

STRIDE offers adaptive ski and snowboard lessons at 3 mountain resorts in New England: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA; Catamount Mountain in Hillsdale, NY; and new last year  Titus Mountain in Malone NY.  Our volunteer coaches teach over 1500 annual lessons during the winter to individuals with developmental, intellectual, and/or physical disabilities. Private adaptive lessons are offered for 2.5 hours which includes specialized equipment / rentals. Lessons run from November to April for mono-ski, bi-ski, ski-bike, visual or hearing impaired, 2-track intellectual disabilities, 3-track, 4-track  and adaptive snowboarding. Advanced reservations are required! STRIDE is an official PSIA-E member school as well as a member of Move United, a Paralympic Sports Club, and Special Olympics Training Club.

Want to know more about Adaptive Snowsport Fundamentals for instructing?  In 2014, STRIDE produced a national video that is used through Professional Ski Instructors of America for training of adaptive coaches all over the country.  You can watch this video in its entirety here. 

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How to Book a Lesson

Each mountain program has a slightly different registration process, therefore please find details below. Lesson fees are paid to each Mountain resort,  not to STRIDE; we are volunteers! The costs for private lessons, equipment and lift tickets are highly discounted by each mountain.


Jiminy Peak Adaptive Program

For over 30 years, the Adaptive program at Jiminy Peak has provided ski and snowboard lessons to individuals of all ages with physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our Adaptive volunteer coaches are PSIA-trained to assess, equip and teach one-to-one to meet specific goals, abilities and learning styles. We welcome individuals of all abilities!

Book a lesson:

Register online by completing the STRIDE registration form and liability waivers before making a reservation with STRIDE.

AFTER filling out registration form:

Jiminy Peak reservation requests can be made here 

Please allow up to 5 business days to receive a confirmation email of your reservation request. A link to pay for your reservation will be sent with the confirmation email.

**Due to the high volume of requests we are receiving this year, the number of lessons you take may be restricted in order to allow others a chance.

WHEN:  
Monday – Wednesday Nights 6PM – 8:30 PM; Saturday /Sunday  9AM–11:30AM & 1 PM–3:30 PM Holiday weeks M-F  AM or PM * by special request only & not guaranteed, based on instructor availability.

Cancellation Policy: You must give at least 24 hour notice.   The STRIDE Administrative office is closed on weekends. To cancel a reservation in emergency, please call Snowsport Desk at: Jiminy Peak @ (413) 738-5500 Ext. #5120. 

COST:  $70 for a 2.5 hr. private lesson;
$40 – Accompanying adult shadow pass valid for one shadow per participant to learn/assist in the lesson (loading or 2nd hand to assist), only valid for duration of lesson. A lift ticket is not issued, and you must stay with the lesson for the duration. A shadow pass does not include rental equipment.

All lessons include lift and adaptive or standard rental ski/snowboard equipment, helmet, as needed.

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Catamount Adaptive Program

Where: Catamount Ski Area, Hillsdale NY

When: December – April, Saturdays and Sundays from 9-11:30 am; 1-3:30 pm

Cost: $75 Adaptive Lesson Package
$40 – Accompanying adult shadow pass valid for one shadow per participant to learn/assist in the lesson (loading or 2nd hand to assist), only valid for duration of lesson. A lift ticket is not issued, and you must stay with the lesson for the duration. A shadow pass does not include rental equipment.

For participation in Catamount Adaptive Lesson program:

Register with STRIDE by completing the STRIDE registration form and liability waivers prior to making a reservation.

Catamount lesson requests can be made here

Contact STRIDE Office at (518) 598-1279 or email the Program Director at, aryan@stride.org

2 ½ hours of private instruction (includes time for equipment fitting)

Adaptive and/or standard ski or snowboard equipment is included with the lift ticket. Helmets are required.

In case of cancellation, please notify STRIDE  (518) 598-1279 and Catamount (413)-528-1262.

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Titus Mountain Adaptive Program

Where: Titus Mountain, Malone, NY

When: January – April, Saturdays from 9:30 -12:00 am; 1-3:30 pm; Sunday afternoons 1-3:30pm

**2023-24 is a new program, therefore we  may not be able to accommodate everyone.   Sit lessons will be limited until coaches are trained.

Cost: Adaptive Lesson Package – $70;
$40 – Accompanying adult shadow pass valid for one shadow per participant to learn/assist in the lesson (loading or 2nd hand to assist), only valid for duration of lesson. A lift ticket is not issued, and you must stay with the lesson for the duration. A shadow pass does not include rental equipment.

For participation in Titus Mountain Adaptive Lesson program:

Register with STRIDE by completing the STRIDE registration form and liability waivers prior to making a reservation.

To reserve a lesson, contact Mindy Fairchild at mindy@stride.org

2 ½ hours of private instruction (includes time for equipment fitting)

Adaptive and/or standard ski or snowboard equipment is included with the lesson. Helmets are required and not provided.



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Program Admin Fee

Have you received confirmation from our Program Director?

If not, email: aryan@stride.org. After confirmation, click on the button below and make payment according to the instructions on the page.