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 for 2022-23 – Titus Mountain in Malone NY.  Our volunteer coaches teach over 3,000 annual lessons during the winter to individuals with developmental, intellectual, and/or physical disabilities. Private adaptive lessons are offered for 2.5 hours and include specialized equipment / rentals. Lessons run from November to April for mono-ski, bi-ski, visual or hearing impaired, ski-bike, 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.

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How to Book a Lesson

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


The Adaptive Program at Jiminy Peak

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

To book lessons:

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

Reservation requests are now fully online, a registration link will be available late November, early December.

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.

WHEN: Schedule for the 2022-23 season is as follows: 

Monday – Wednesday Nights 6PM – 8:30 PM;  Saturdays & Sundays  9AM – 11:30 AM and 1 PM – 3:30 PM ; Mon-Friday AM or PM/ holidays * by special request not guaranteed

Cancellation Policy: You must give at least 24 hour notice when canceling a reservation.  The STRIDE Administrative office is not staffed on the weekend. 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;

$130 for a morning and afternoon lesson;

$330 for 5 pre-paid lessons

$40 – Accompanying Adaptive shadow pass valid for accompanying lesson. Limited to one shadow per participant, only valid for duration of lesson.

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

**Financial assistance through the STRIDE David H. Clark Memorial Fund helps families in need of financial assistance to fully participate in STRIDE’s activities or related activities.

Adaptive Skiing

Catamount Adaptive Lessons

Where: Catamount Ski Area, Hillsdale NY

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

Cost: $70 Adaptive Lesson Package
Family Shadow pass = $40 payable to Catamount

For participation in Catamount 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 Gail Tagan at (860) 482-2931

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

In case of cancellation, please notify Gail Tagan (860) 482-2931.

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Titus Mountain Adaptive Lesson

Where: Titus Mountain, Malone, NY

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

Cost: Adaptive Lesson Package – $70;
Family Shadow pass = $40 payable to Titus Mountain

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 mfairchild@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



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October 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Titus Mountain Octoberfest
  • Latham Bowling
  • East Greenbush Bowling
  • Beginner Swimming Session 1
  • Beginner Swimming Session 2
2
  • Golf
  • Tennis
3
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
  • Titus Mountain Instructor Orientation
4
5
  • Wellness Wednesday – fitness classes for teens
6
  • Gym in Use – Colin
  • Gym in Use – Brock
7
  • Respite
8
  • Latham Bowling
  • East Greenbush Bowling
9
  • Golf
  • Tennis
10
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
11
  • Advanced swim team practice
12
  • Wellness Wednesday – fitness classes for teens
13
  • Gym in Use – Colin
  • Gym in Use – Brock
14
15
  • Latham Bowling
  • East Greenbush Bowling
16
17
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
18
  • Advanced swim team practice
19
  • Wellness Wednesday – fitness classes for teens
20
  • Gym in Use – Colin
  • Gym in Use – Brock
21
  • Regeneron Volunteer Day at SCORE!
  • Inaugural Dralla Foundation Sled Hockey HomeTournament Game #1 & 2
  • Respite
22
  • Inaugural Dralla Foundation Sled Hockey HomeTournament Game #3 & 4
  • Latham Bowling
  • East Greenbush Bowling
23
  • Golf
  • Inaugural Dralla Foundation Sled Hockey HomeTournament Learn to Play
24
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
25
  • Advanced swim team practice
26
  • Wellness Wednesday – fitness classes for teens
27
  • Gym in Use – Colin
  • Gym in Use – Brock
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29
  • Latham Bowling
  • East Greenbush Bowling
30
31
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center

Program Admin Fee

Have you received confirmation from our Program Director?

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


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