Giants Ridge is excited to offer adaptive ski equipment for the physically disabled so that all people may enjoy exceptional outdoor winter experiences.
ADAPTIVE CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Adaptive cross-country skiing is a winter sport in which disabled or visually-impaired participants propel themselves using skis and poles or a "sit-ski" chair. Giants Ridge has four "sit-skis," and our staff is trained to assist adaptive ski participants with as little or as much help is needed, depending on the participant\'s disability. In addition, because there are four sit-skis, non-disabled family and friends may accompany their disabled friend or loved one in order to all have the same winter outdoor experience.
ADAPTIVE ALPINE SKIING
Mono-Ski: Giants Ridge has one mono-ski for participants who are disabled in the lower body and legs, but have good arm control, and good core and upper arm strength.
Bi-Ski: Giants Ridge has one bi-ski for participants that have any type of disability - lower body, upper body or both. Our trained staff can assist the participant down the mountain with a tether system if needed.
Please call ahead for reservations for adaptive cross country and alpine skiing. This will ensure that the equipment is available as well as any needed instructors or assistance. For reservations: Email Sheila Rothman or call her at 218-865-0174.
ADAPTIVE SKI PROGRAM FOR YOUTH WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES AGES 6 & OLDER
Trained volunteers will provide participants with ski instruction using state-of-the-art adaptive equipment. Instruction will include use of the chairlifts. The program includes 6 session dates and 12 session tmeslots. Pre-program day registration is required for one or all 12 of the sessions. Registration slots are limited to the number of program volunteers & equipment available on any given Sunday.
2012-2013 SESSION DATES:
Choose program date: January 27, February 3, 17, 24, March 10, 17
Choose from two session times: 10-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m.
YOUTH PROGRAM REGISTRATION:
Pre-registration is required. To register, download the brochure & registration form, complete it and email it to Sheila Rothman or mail it to: 6438 Woodland Court; Aurora, MN 55705. For questions and additional information, email Sheila Rothman or call her at 218-865-0174.
Giants Ridge is proud to be an official "CXC Adaptive Opportunity Center" through the Central Cross Country Association. Click here for a map of the Opportunity Centers in the Midwest, including Giants Ridge.