2017 Details

The CCSA regular season lasts seven weeks, but due to the lack of snow the last two seasons were both reduced to five weeks. Lessons will begin January 15th, 2017. Lessons are held weekly during the same two hour time slot each week of the season. We ski from 6-8pm on Tuesday, Wedensday, and Thursday evenings, as well as Sunday (1-3p,2-4p,3-5p). Students are assigned a volunteer or volunteers specifically trained in their discipline. Cost is based on the age of the skier, when they ski, and if they need rentals. Rates for the 2017 season are as follows:
6yr7yr+
Weekday40155
Weekday w/Rentals90225
Sunday40225
Sunday w/Rentals90295

Program Overview

Our program is designed to help people expand their horizons, master new skills, make new friends, and increase motor coordination. Most importantly, participants experience growth in self-confidence and independence that affects all aspects of an their life. Our services are open to all, regardless of type of disability or age. Our one-to-one ratio allows us to meet individual needs and abilities. Our goal is to help others reach their full potential.

Who Can Participate?

CCSA works with individuals six years or older who have a wide range of physical, mental and developmental disabilities. Volunteers provide instruction and assistance to these individuals to ensure maximum enjoyment and satisfaction from their experience. We work with clients of all ages and any disability. Listed below are examples of some of the disabilities we serve:
  1. Amputation
  2. Cerebral Palsy
  3. Cystic Fibrosis
  4. Developmental Disability
  5. Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
  6. Hearing Impairment
  7. Multiple Sclerosis
  8. Muscular Dystrophy
  9. Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
  10. Post Polio
  11. Spina Bifida
  12. Spinal Cord Injury
  13. Post Stroke
  14. Traumatic Brain Injury
  15. Vision Impairment

Techniques & Equipment

With our inventory of adaptive equipment and the experience, knowledge and expertise of our volunteers, we are able to offer lessons in all six adaptive disciplines: developmental disability, sensory impairment, mono-ski, bi-ski, three-track and four track.

DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED

For individuals with mental and/or physical impairments and learning disabilities. Instructors are taught methods of obtaining and keeping their students' attention.

SENSORY IMPAIRED

For individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired and blind or visually impaired. Instructors will use more hands-on techniques and should have excellent communication skills.

MONO-SKI

For individuals who have good upper body strength, balance and trunk motion, specifically, paraplegics and high level amputees. Instructors must be strong, advanced level skiers with excellent lifting capabilities and will work in pairs.

BI-SKI

For individuals who have less upper body strength, balance and trunk motion, specifically quadriplegics, high level paraplegics and persons with more severe impairments. Instructors must be strong, advanced level skiers and capable of lifting.

THREE-TRACK

For individuals with the use of only one leg, including those who have had a leg amputated or who have impairment of a leg due to polio, a neuromuscular disorder or other disability. Skiers use one ski and two devices called outriggers instead of ski poles. Outriggers are forearm crutches with ski tips attached to the bottom of the crutches. Instructors will learn the three-track technique and should be prepared for lots of lifting.

FOUR-TRACK

For individuals who have partial impairment in their upper and/or lower extremities, but can balance in a standing position with outriggers. This would include persons who's leg impairment typically has been caused by cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or other disorders. Persons with double leg amputations may also use this method. Skiers use two skis, two outriggers and various adaptive devices. Instructors will often work in pairs and must be strong since there is much lifting involved.