winterWe will start taking lesson & scholarship requests for Winter 2018-19 starting November 5. We encourage early planning as our weekends generally fill quickly. Our winter season is as listed:

Mount Bachelor Winter Season: December 15 – March 31

Hoodoo Ski Resort Season: January – Early March

For first timers, weekend warriors and seasoned athletes with disabilities, we offer half-day and full-day lessons in the following sports: skiing, snowboarding or nordic skiing – including adaptive disciplines of each. Participants can sign up for lessons at Mt. Bachelor or Hoodoo Ski Area. To learn more, see below.

 

NEW THIS YEAR:  Inclusive Nordic Program led by OAS’ Nancy Stevens. This is a place for people of all abilities (That means YOU!) to come together and enjoy nordic skiing or snowshoeing. See below for details.

 

Winter Lessons:

The OAS staff consists of certified adaptive instructors trained in the disciplines of mono-ski, bi-ski, 3-track, 4-track, alpine, nordic skiing and snowboarding.  We also have instructors experienced at guiding blind and visually impaired skiers, as well as teaching D/deaf and hard of hearing participants.  Each lesson is individually crafted to fit the needs and goals of the participant.


General Lesson Overview:

At the beginning of your lessons, you’ll meet your instructor and possibly a trained volunteer or two available to provide support.  The instructor will do an assessment and may ask you about your mobility level, watch you move, talk about activities you do, your strength, flexibility and endurance in order to match you to the best equipment.  From there you’ll be fitted with your equipment and together with your instructor you’ll set a goal that matches your desires and what the instructor knows about the area and conditions of the day.

 

General Lesson Rates:

Our lesson rates include all necessary equipment (rentals and/or adaptive) lift ticket and a trained instructor:

  • Half Day: $120
    • Offered either as an AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) lesson:
      • 9:30 am – 12 pm
      • 1 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Full Day: $175
    • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • One hour unsupervised lunch break from 12 pm – 1 pm 

 


Ski Buddy:

For independent skiers/riders who may need nothing more than a “buddy” to ski with.  The OAS Ski Buddy is a trained volunteer who provide on-hill support such as assistance with loading/unloading the chairlift or getting back up after a fall.  Ski Buddies also provide guidance around the mountain but do NOT provide instructions.  Available at both Mt. Bachelor and Hoodoo Ski Area.

General Rule of Thumb: Participants interested in this option need to be able to ski independently on green terrain with the understanding and respect of the skier responsibility code.  The participant must also be able to safety select and navigate terrain that is appropriate to their skill level.  

 

Ski Buddy Rates:

Our Ski (+Snowboard) Buddy rate includes adaptive equipment, lift ticket and at least one ski buddy.  

*If you do not need adaptive equipment (i.e. mono-ski, bi-ski, snow slider, etc.) you may want to consider making arrangements to pick up rental gear, as rentals at the mountain can take some time and are not included in the Ski Buddy rate.

  • Half Day: $60
    • Offered either as an AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) lesson:
      • 9:30 am – 12 pm
      • 1 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Full Day: $70
    • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • One hour unsupervised lunch break from 12 pm – 1 pm 

Local Ski Program:

In effort to increase accessibility and consistency of adaptive skiing for residents of Deschutes County, OAS is excited to offer a Locals Ski Program.  Lessons are offered at discounted rates for those wishing to schedule regular lessons on set dates from January to March. Program does have blackout dates. To learn more, feel free to look at last year’s flyer HERE.

 

Local Ski Program Rates:

Our lesson rates include all necessary equipment (rentals and/or adaptive) lift ticket and a trained instructor:

  • Half Day: $65
    • Offered either as an AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) lesson:
      • 9:30 am – 12 pm
      • 1 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Full Day: $85
    • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • One hour unsupervised lunch break from 12 pm – 1 pm 

 


Alpine Adventures Program:

The OAS Alpine Adventures program is a collaboration between Oregon Adaptive Sports and the City of Eugene to provide adaptive ski and snowboard opportunities for people with disabilities in the Willamette Valley area. The Alpine Adventures program has been one of the longest running adaptive ski programs in the northwest and has enabled hundreds of adaptive ski and snowboard experiences over the years.  The Alpine Adventures program runs at Hoodoo Ski Area. To learn more, visit our Alpine Adventures Page.

 

Alpine Adventures Program Rates

  • Full day adaptive ski/ride lesson: $90
    • Includes lift ticket, equipment, and instruction
  • Full day Ski Buddy: $60
    • Includes lift ticket and adaptive equipment; does not include instruction.
    • This option is for independent adaptive athletes who may need some assistance from trained volunteers
  • Round trip transportation to Hoodoo ski area: $30
    • Bus ride is optional, participants may choose to use their own transportation

 


Nordic Lessons:

Central Oregon is renowned for not just its alpine adventures but its nordic skiing. From the beautiful 30k of trails at Meissner to the 50k of pristine trails at Mount Bachelor, there are many opportunities to explore all the fun that nordic skiing has to offer. OAS has two sit down nordic skis available for use on lessons and OAS programming. Standard nordic rentals are available from Mount Bachelor or Pine Mountain sports.

Inclusive Nordic Program: An organized nordic day for people of all abilities to show up and choose their own adventure at the nordic center. Transportation and rentals will be available for these days to ensure that they don’t limit participation.

 

Nordic Program Rates

  • Half Day at Mount Bachelor: $45
    • Offered either as an AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) lesson:
      • 9:30 am – 12 pm
      • 1 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Half Day at Meissner Sno-Park: $35
    • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • One hour unsupervised lunch break from 12 pm – 1 pm 
  • Inclusive Nordic Program: $TBD
    • DATES AND TIMES TBD

 


Ski For Life: Student Group Ski Program

Each year OAS invites student groups to come participate in a group ski program on Mount Bachelor. The group comes up together on a school day for 4 to 6 weeks and receives instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding or nordic skiing. OAS provides: 1. Professional ski instruction from OAS Staff and trained volunteers 2. A morning full of fun, learning + safety 3. Rentals provided by OAS through Mt. Bachelor 4. Lessons in snow, rain and shine.

For more information, check out our Ski For Life Flyer or send us an email at info@oregonadaptivesports.org.

 


To Register:

Online registration opens November 5 online on our registration page. We are always available to answer questions via email or phone call. We recommend placing lesson requests a minimum of two weeks before lessons, more for weekends or holidays and events. 

 

Scholarships:

For participants who need financial assistance to pay for lessons or ski buddies may apply for a scholarship on our OAS Winter Scholarship Page.  We ask that you submit your application at least two weeks prior to the day you wish to schedule a ski day.

 

Cancellations:

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy.  OAS staff and volunteers put a lot of time and energy into setting up and preparing for lessons. Reservations that are cancelled within 24 hours of lesson start time will be charged a $25 fee. 

 

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click here to learn more about winter adaptive equipment

Under the umbrella terms of skiing, snowboarding and nordic are many adaptive disciplines, and many adaptations and variations within those disciplines. We at Oregon Adaptive Sports strive to make as many of those available to our participants as possible and to ensure that our staff are highly trained in each of those disciplines. Those disciplines include Two Track (2T), Three Track (3T), Four Track (4T), Mono ski, Bi ski, guided skiing or snowboarding for those with visual impairment and ASL or other assistive devices for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. To learn more about each discipline visit our