Adaptive Nordic Ski Program Locations

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Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area2615 County Rd. 9
Plymouth, MN 55441
Venue Hours of Operation: Normal operating hours. Elm Creek, French and Hyland all have lighted trails.
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Instructor: Tracy Tabaka
Instructor Phone #: 612.578.2670
Primary Contact Information: Megan Kelzenberg
Primary Contact Phone #: 763.694.7725
Primary Contact Email: mkelzenberg@threeriversparkdistrict.org
Indoor/Outdoor Amenities: Stand up and sit ski equipment, groomed trails - classic tracks and skate lane, plowed blacktop parking with Handicap spots, accessible warming house and rental shop.
NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority2634 Main St.
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: Rebecca Dayton
Primary Contact Phone #: 518.523.3419 or 518.524.3907
Primary Contact Email: rdayton@orda.org
Indoor/Outdoor Amenities: Accessible building, accessible bathrooms, sit-skis, standard skis. Electronic rifles, audio rifles for the visually impaired, air rifles and targets available. CMBC operates a 10 meter, 6 point, Paralympic range at the Casper Mountain Trail Center. Information on trail passes and directions here: http://www.natronacounty-wy.gov/index.aspx?NID=238
Notes: The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface Mountain and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex, located five miles from Lake Placid at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; and the Olympic ice and jumping complexes. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectators, and With the great assistance of New York State, ORDA has seen unparalleled support of its operation from Albany.
http://www.orda.org/corporate/
Casper Mountain Biathlon Club,1255 Crimson Dawn Rd.
Casper, WY 82601
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: Cathy Nyrkkanen
Primary Contact Phone #: 307-215-4054
Primary Contact Email: info@caspermountainbiathlonclub.org
Notes: Casper Mountain Biathlon Club (CMBC) operates year round biathlon programs at the Casper Mountain Trail Center. CMBC offers multi-week programs, camps and private coaching in cross country skiing and rifle marksmanship. CMBC offers coaching to people of all abilities including youth, people with disabilities, and injured military.
Northeast PassageDurham, NH 3824
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: Cathy Thompson
Primary Contact Phone #: 603-862-0070
Primary Contact Email: northeast.passage@unh.edu
Notes: Northeast Passage, founded in 1990, is a nationally recognized leader in the provision of innovative therapeutic recreation services. Northeast Passage delivers disability-related health promotion and adapted sports programs throughout New England. Northeast Passage is a program of the University of New Hampshire’s College of Health and Human Services and is an affiliate of Disabled Sports USA. Each winter season, Northeast Passage runs a series of cross country ski events at various Nordic destinations in New England.  In addition, Northeast Passage is working to develop a culture of adaptive Nordic racing in New England and trains athletes for entrance into local races and national competition.
http://www.nepassage.org/
Eagle Mount6901 Goldenstein Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715
Venue Hours of Operation: Bohart Cross Country Ski Center  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: Leslie Dominick
Primary Contact Phone #: 406-586-1781
Primary Contact Email: ldominick@eaglemount.org
Indoor/Outdoor Amenities: Ski Center provides rentals, lessons, snacks, changing room and bathroom facilities. TRAIL NETWORK:  Bohart Ranch and Riverside Golf Course, The ski center has 29 K groomed ski trails on Bohart Ranch Property and the US Forest Service. OTHER ACTIVITIES: Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Horticulture, Adventure Days, Big Sky Kids Oncology Camp. Equine Therapeutic Riding Center and Aquatic Center
http://eaglemount.org/
Stout Adventures (UW Stout) / 56 Sports & Fitness Center220 13th Ave East
Menomonie, WI 54751
Venue Hours of Operation: Rental Operations: Monday-Thursday 3-11pm; Friday 2-8pm; Some Saturday's: Noon-4pm; Sunday: 4-10pm
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Phone #: 715-232-5625
Primary Contact Email: stoutadventures@uwstout.edu
Notes: TRAIL NETWORK: Near Red Cedar State Trail, Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area ADAPTIVE EVENTS: Winter Camping Trips Offered, Sit-Ski Clinics OTHER ACTIVITIES: Equipment Rentals for for family ski sessions, Indoor Climbing Walls, various sports.
http://www.uwstout.edu/urec/adventures/index.cfm
La Grange General Store/Nordic TrailsW6098 Highway 12
Whitewater, WI 53538
Venue Hours of Operation: Open Daily
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: Mike Bettinger
Primary Contact Phone #: 262-495-8600
Primary Contact Email: info@backyardbikes.com
Notes: The Nordic Hiking and Cross Country Ski Trails, Southern Kettle Moraine
http://www.backyardbikes.com
Hartley Nature Center3001 Woodland Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803
Venue Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and January through March 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Instructor: Laura Mills
Instructor Phone #: 651-303-5035
Primary Contact Information: Brett Amundson
Primary Contact Phone #: 218-724 6735
Primary Contact Email: bamundson@hartleynature.org
Indoor/Outdoor Amenities: Accessible "green" building with exhibits, accessible bathrooms, sit-skis, standard skis, and snowshoes, disabled parking, plowed parking and sidewalks. TRAIL NETWORK: Hartley Park has 5 km of groomed classic tracked trails in the beginner to intermediate range. We have three small areas that are either flat or with very gentle hills for use with sit-skis.
http://www.hartleynature.org/
Independence Oaks County Park2800 Watkins Lake
Waterford, MI 48328
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: Sandy Dorey
Primary Contact Phone #: 248.858.7596
Primary Contact Email: doreys@oakgov.com
Indoor/Outdoor Amenities: Accessible warming area, restroom, shoved walkways, campfire, nordiac ski patrol available. Variety of groomed trails with beginner to immediate levels. Cross country skiing, snow shoeing, various special events. Other adaptive activities include, Paralympic and BlazeSports Club, junior W/C basketball team, golf, tennis, all inclusion experience event, kayaking, fishing.
Notes: We have handcycles, trailchairs, pool transfer chairs – so our programs can be inclusive.  We would like to expand to ski, since we offer cross country ski clinics/snow shoe clinics, dog sledding.  Our organization works closely with all the disabled sports groups in Michigan – Athlete with disabilities Network, Michigan Adaptive Sports, Michigan Sports Unlimited, PVA and more.
http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/publications/pdfs/wildlife/viewingguide/slp/113IndOaks/index.htm
Elver Park1240 McKenna Blvd.
Madison, WI 53711
Venue Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m Weekends and Holidays, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Instructor: Yuriy Gusev
Instructor Phone #: 608-385-8864
Primary Contact Information: Jane Schmieding
Primary Contact Phone #: 608.274.3623
Primary Contact Email: jpschmieding@yahoo.com
Indoor/Outdoor Amenities: Accessible building, accessible bathrooms, sit-skis, standard skis, and snowshoes, disabled parking, plowed parking and sidewalks. A trail pass is required at Elver Park. Annual ski passes are available at the trailheads, Parks office, or online at www.madisonpay.com. For your safety, some trails are marked for one-way use. Please follow these directions. Trails are rated for difficulty at the trailhead. Slower skiers stay on the right. Up-to-date trail updates are available at www.my.cityofmadison.com.
Telluride Adaptive Sports568 Mountain Village Boulevard, Suite 101
Telluride, CO 81435
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: Tim Mc Gough
Primary Contact Phone #: 970.728.3865
Primary Contact Email: programs@tellurideadaptivesports.org
Notes: TASP’s main activities include the adaptive ski program operating daily during the winter at the Telluride Ski Area and a mix of focused summer sports programs. We also conduct clinics and special events including the Expand Your Horizons! Ski Camp-for advanced skiers with disabilities, cycling clinics, Nordic and snowshoe clinics, and more. TASP also provides volunteer opportunities, training for staff and volunteers, scholarships for students needing financial assistance and adaptive equipment. This past winter, we initiated a Wounded Warriors project for Troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. We plan to expand this project and host three weeklong events for active duty servicemen/women and Vets with disabilities this winter and next summer. Through these activities, our participants develop increased physical awareness, balance and strength as well as an incredible sense of accomplishment. TASP has been growing strategically and methodically, serving an increasing number of students and incrementally expanding activities and resources.
http://www.tellurideadaptivesports.org/
Wood River Ability ProgramPO Box 800
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: Marc Mast
Primary Contact Phone #: 208.720.7254
Primary Contact Email: marc@woodriverabilityprogram.org
Notes: We are outdoor recreation leaders who have decided to do something to help US military amputees.  Director Marc Mast is a Sun Valley Ski Instructor, the Ski School’s Director of Adaptive Sports and Director of the Wood River Ability Program (WRAP). In addition to 30 years of ski instruction Marc has 26 years of experience (beginning with the Viet Nam conflict) helping wounded veterans develop new skills in outdoor recreation.
http://www.woodriverabilityprogram.org/index.html
New England Handicapped Ski AssociationPO Box 2135
Newbury, NH 3255
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: Tom Kersey
Primary Contact Phone #: 603.763.9158
Primary Contact Email: tom.kersey@nehsa.org
Notes: Anyone Can Learn to Ski/Snowboard — NEHSA offers adaptive ski and Snowboard lessons to people of all ages and all disabilities. At Mount Sunapee Resort , where our homebase and winter program reside, skiers participate in either a stand up or sit-down program, some people try both. Among our stand-up skiers are amputees, persons who have recovered from polio or strokes, skiers with cerebral palsy, blind skiers, deaf skiers, and persons with developmental disabilities. Participants in our sit-down program may include persons with spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, paraplegic and quadriplegic.
http://www.nehsa.org/
Trollhaugen Ski Area2232 100th Ave.
Dresser, WI 54009
Primary Contact Information: Larry LaBathe
Primary Contact Phone #: 651-336-5166, 715-755-2955 x226
Primary Contact Email: adaptlessons@frontier.com
Indoor/Outdoor Amenities: Besides downhill we have a great cross country course (maintained), tubing park and just added a Zip line facility. First in the area!
Notes: Trollhaugen Adaptive Snowsport School is a full service (all disabilities), adaptive lessons, seven days a week program. We are PSIA members and approximately 15 instructors (we work in the able body ski school also) with some being cross country and Nordic trained.
http://www.trollhaugen.com
Disabled Sports Eastern SierraPost Office Box 7275
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: Maggie Palchuck
Primary Contact Phone #: 760-934-0791
Primary Contact Email: mpalchak@disabledsportseasternsierra.org
Indoor/Outdoor Amenities: We believe the freedom and exhilaration of outdoor challenges changes lives. No one should be left behind simply because of a disability! Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a volunteer-based nonprofit dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families by: Offering year-round outdoor sports and activities, Creating inspiring challenges, Providing expert instruction and adaptive equipment, Rallying the community to comfortably accommodate people with disabilities. Activities are customized to each individual; one-on-one or in a group. Our goal is for everyone to be active year round!
http://disabledsportseasternsierra.org/
Giant's Ridge Ski Area6325 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55705
Schedule for Instructors: by appointment
Primary Contact Information: John Filander
Primary Contact Phone #: 218.865.8021 or 800.688.7669 ext. 3018
Primary Contact Email: john.filander@state.mn.us
Indoor/Outdoor Amenities: Full service chalet with cafeteria, bar, grill, & coffee shop; 4 sit-skis, 1 bi-ski, and 1 mono-ski; accessible indoor toilets; disabled parking; & shoveled walkways.
Notes: Midwest's premier ski resort with alpine and cross country skiing, two terrain parks, three lodging facilities, and several dining options.
http://www.giantsridge.com/
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