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January 19, 2024 - January 21, 2024

An OAS instructor in a blue jacket assists a Heroes participant in a sit-ski at the top of the slope, behind is an OAS volunteer in an orange bib. Move United Warfighters logo in the corner.

Event Description

OAS is excited to be able to provide two full days of adaptive skiing for our Veterans and Active Duty service members with disabilities. Come enjoy the benefits of outdoor recreation and the thrill of downhill skiing in beautiful Bend, Oregon January 19-21, 2024. 

OAS will provide two days of lift tickets, state of the art adaptive equipment (if needed), certified instruction, and trained volunteers.  Accessible lodging will be provided both Friday and Saturday nights, and we will hold an informal reception on Saturday with food and beverages at the on-site food venue at the hotel.  On-mountain lunch will be provided on the ski days of Saturday and Sunday. Participants are responsible for their own meals aside from lunches Saturday and Sunday and dinner Saturday night. There is a complimentary breakfast served at the hotel both mornings. 


Mt Bachelor in Bend, Oregon


Participants will be responsible for all transportation to Bend, there will be transportation provided to and from the hotel and Mt Bachelor.


This year’s Heroes event will host a max capacity of eight Veterans.  Based on grant funding, OAS is prioritizing participants of greatest need who face the most obstacles to accessing the mountains with preference to individuals who have never participated with OAS before. Please note interested participants must experience a qualifying disability as defined by our funding source. Qualifying disabilities include any disability requiring adaptive equipment and/or instruction (does not include mental health/illness as the sole diagnosis)

While family members are welcome, OAS does not provide their ticketing or lessons/experiences.

*This program was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.


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Photos from Heroes 2023

OAS instructor with an adaptive athlete participating in Heroes. They are using a slide unique with meets the needs of stand up skiers to offer balance.

OAS Instructor with an adaptive athlete in a sit-ski, bi-ski as they descend down the mountain. In the background the treeline is visible with powder coming up behind their skis.


January 19, 2024
January 21, 2024
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