Adaptive Nordic Skiing at Mt. Bachelor, three support staff with one athlete

Come Try Nordic Skiing on Community Days with OAS!

Written by: Dave Nichols Introduction Have you taken advantage of the Downhill Ski Program offered by Oregon Adaptive Sports? Did you know that OAS also has a Nordic Skiing Program at Mount Bachelor every Wednesday on “Community Days”. The snow is here! Mount Bachelor is reporting 81 inches of new snow this month, and more […]

Jack in an adaptive mountain bike barreling down a trail with a full-cover helmet and OAS staff to his side ready to assist.

Athlete Spotlight: Jack Hogan

Written by: Dave Nichols Introduction I was having dinner at a family friend’s house and I was asked, “Do you know Jack Hogan?” I did not know the name at the time. They said he was an engineer, a fellow Oregon State graduate, and he had also gone to Craig Hospital in Colorado. When I went […]


OAS Athlete: Sloan | 6 Seasons on Snow

Donate Now Your support makes stories like Sloan’s possible. Please consider making a year-end donation to support OAS. OAS Community, As we approach the end of the year, we at Oregon Adaptive Sports want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible stories that have unfolded throughout the seasons. Your support has played a […]

OAS instructor in a blue jacket bucketing Cory down a steep snowy terrain. Cory's smile is visible within all his winter layers and blanket from his sit ski.

A Wheelchair Accessible Bend, Oregon Travel Guide

Cory Lee a a prominent blogger/influencer was flown out from Georgia to be a keynote speaker for the Oregon Governor’s Conference. Cory is an avid world traveler who has been to all seven continents and 40 countries in a wheelchair. One thing that remained on his bucket list was skiing and this is where OAS […]

A Ski For Life student riding up in their skis in the magic carpet tunnel grinning.

Ski For Life

Challenges that life brings us daily and skiing often have parallels. We invite you to ascend with us to the Ski For Life program to see the similarities: The Ski for Life program offers four-week lesson blocks throughout the winter season to Bend, LaPine and Sisters Life Skills classrooms. Students with long term disability benefit […]

Ken in a monoski

Room to Grow

With enormous gratitude to Ken and the entire Kumlin Family, we are honored to share Ken’s story, “Room to Grow.” At Oregon Adaptive Sports, we believe everyone should have access to the life-changing benefits of outdoor recreation. These opportunities allow us to grow, to push our limits and to discover our best selves. For Ken, […]


Five years of persistence & determination!

Donate Now Your support makes stories like Dave’s possible. Please consider making a year-end donation to support OAS. by Dave Nichols: Dear OAS Community: Just over five years ago I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. It changed my life. I was rock climbing in the in the Cascades of Central Washington and I fell. […]

youth skier using bamboo pole wearing a costume

These are the days — OAS winter activities are here at last!

Written by Dave Nichols Van Morrison’s classic anthem “These are the days” is playing through his headphones. He can’t believe this day has finally come.  OAS has made his dream to ski again a reality!  The sky is blue and the snow is perfect on Mt Bachelor.  Riding up on the Pine Martin chair, the […]


Countdown to Winter – OAS Grant Program!

by Pat Addabbo, Executive Director Snow is in the forecast for the mountains OAS calls home and we are getting excited for the season ahead! The OAS team is finalizing winter operating plans and will be announcing those details soon. As we all start to prepare for ski season we are also anticipating the further […]


Celebrating our amazing staff!

100% of our staff are now PSIA-AASI certified – one of the few ski schools in the nation to to have achieved this and a first for OAS! OAS’ goal is to provide top quality experiences for our athletes and having all of our staff certified through PSIA-AASI (Professional Ski Instructors of America and American […]