Explore Adaptive Winter Sports

The sparkle of fresh fallen snow. A cool mountaintop breeze. Winter adventure is more fun when everyone can join in.

Making endless memories through winter sports is always an unforgettable adventure for all. Make the most of your visit by trying a new activity or getting back on the slopes. Explore how magical West Virginia can be with these mountain resorts that offer accessible outdoor recreation opportunities.

Adaptable Options at Snowshoe Mountain

In partnership with the Challenged Athletes of West Virginia organization, Snowshoe Mountain is proud to carry on the tradition of “Skiing is for everyone!” Snowshoe’s adaptive program offers one-on-one lessons for 3 and 4 track skiing, mono and bi-skiing, as well options for individuals with visual impairements and individuals with developmental disabilities. Ready to book or learn more? Contact Carol Woody at cwoody@snowshoemountain.com for more information.

Opportunities at Canaan Valley Resort

Canaan Valley Resort State Park also has a unique and long-standing relationship with the Challenged Athletes of West Virginia organization. Working together, Canaan Valley Resort State Park strives to provide better opportunities to enjoy the slopes to anyone with disabilities of all ages. This resort regularly offers adaptive ski lessons to people living with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, post traumatic stress disorder, hearing or visual impairment and more. Canaan Valley Resort also offers personalized lessons utilizing a variety of equipment such as sit-skis, sliders and stand-up outriggers. Learn more about these opportunities at 304-866-7406 or cawv@canaanresort.com.

New Experiences at Timberline Mountain

Timberline Mountain offers an adaptive Snow Sports School designed for encouraging individuals to develop new skills, build self-confidence and enjoy winter sports in a safe, fun and positive environment. Their adaptive program is tailored to children and adults with disabilities and different needs. They ensure that all of the adaptive instructors are specially trained and use PSIA teaching techniques to provide the best experience possible. To schedule an adaptive lesson, please contact adaptive@timberlinemountain.com or call 304-403-2074 ext. 2113.

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