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Ski/Snowboard Program

Skiing/Riding is for EVERYONE: STRIDE offers adaptive ski and snowboard lessons at mountain resorts in New England: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA; Catamount Mountain in Hillsdale, NY; and new for 2022 – Titus Mountain in Malone NY, along with support to these programs (TBA) 2022. 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 on how to book at each mountain below.  Lesson costs are paid to the Mountain resort; STRIDE does not receive fees; we are volunteers! The costs for private lessons, equipment and lift tickets are highly discounted by each mountain.  


 Jiminy_Peak_LogoADAPTIVE PROGRAMS

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 individuals with special needs, one-on-on, to meet their 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 in November 2022 for the 22-23 season.

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.

Where:  Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort  Hancock, MA

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

By special request, not guaranteed

Mon-Friday AM or PM

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 instruction lesson;

$130 for a morning and afternoon lesson;

$330 for 5 pre-paid lessons

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

All lessons include lift access 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.


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 CatamountSponsor

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.


Where: Titus Mountain Family Ski Center , Malone, NY

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

Cost: Adaptive Lesson Package – $65 (TBD)
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 TBD;

For Info contact:  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 lift ticket

Programs Sponsored by Grants from:

   

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