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The OAS staff consists of certified adaptive instructors trained in the disciplines of mono-ski, bi-ski, 2-track, 3-track, 4-track, alpine, nordic skiing, snowboarding and guiding skiers with visual impairments. Each lesson is individually crafted to fit the needs and goals of the participant.

OAS offers adaptive alpine skiing lessons at Mt Bachelor Resort and Hoodoo Ski Area. Each Lesson is individually tailored to fit the needs and goals of each athlete.

Athlete Registration

Rates and Fees

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

Mt Bachelor Rates and Fees:

Mt Bachelor lessons will be offered daily from Monday, December 20th  – Sunday, March 27th. Lessons are offered 7 days a week.*

*OAS will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Half Day Lessons: $75

  • 7 days/week | Monday – Sunday
  • 2.5hr lesson offered at an AM or PM lesson time
  • AM Lesson Times: 9:30am – 12:00pm 
  • PM Lessons Times: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Hoodoo Rates and Fees:

Hoodoo Programs will run from January 13th – March 27th. Lessons will be offered weekly, Thursday  – Sunday. Transportation will be provided from the Willamette Valley on Friday and Sunday (if needed), for Alpine Adventures. 

Half Day Lessons: $60

  • 4 days/week| Thursday – Sunday
  • 2.5hr lesson offered at an AM or PM lesson time
  • AM Lesson Times:  9:30am – 12:00pm
  • PM Lesson Times: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Full Day Lessons: $95

  • Consecutive AM and PM Sessions
  • Lesson times: 9:30am – 12:00pm | 1:00pm – 3:30pm
  • One hour unsupervised meal break
  • Transportation from Willamette Valley | Fridays and Sundays

Adaptive Equipment

Adaptive sports are a unique experience for each individual. The following information is intended to give you a broad understanding of the adaptive disciplines we instruct and some of the equipment that is used in each of them. There are many adaptations and variations within each discipline.

Adaptive Alpine Skiing Equipment

Bi Ski Adaptive Equipment

Bi-Ski

Utilizes a bucket style seat with two skis underneath it. The bi-ski is designed for those who use a wheelchair or have difficulty walking or standing. A bi-ski can be skied independently like a mono-ski using the same type of handheld outriggers or can be skied with the assistance of an instructor using fixed outriggers and tethers (reins attached to the back of the bi-ski). Skiers turn by either moving their head and shoulders or by using handheld outriggers.

OAS Fleet Includes:
Enabling Technologies Dynamique
Mountain Man Bi-Ski
Hands On Concepts Glide
Enabling Technologies Bi-Unique

 

Mono-Ski

Mono-Ski

Utilizes a bucket style seat with a single ski underneath it. Skier uses handheld outriggers for balance, typically made easier with strong arms, core strength and trunk balance. Unlike the bi ski, the mono ski can only be skied independently.

OAS Fleet Includes:
KBG Lynx
Enabling Technologies Monique 1
Praschberger Monoski
Freedom Factory Revolution

Snow Slider Adaptive Equipment

Snow Slider

Another variation of skiing for individuals with more severe balance challenges. A mounted frame that clicks into separate skis appears like a walker on skis and is tethered by a trained instructor. The stand-up skier uses their own boots and skis with the metal frame as support. This can be used long term or in a progression towards three track or four track skiing.

OAS Fleet Includes:
Enabling Technologies Slide Unique
Freedom Factory Snow Slider

Three Track Skiing

Three Track/Four Track

Three tracking and four tracking are for individuals who have the ability to stand on one leg or two but need the added balance and steering of using two outriggers. Three track skiers typically have one leg and two arms. Three trackers use a standard ski and two outriggers giving them three points of contact on the snow. Four track skiers have two legs and arms, natural or prostethic. They typically use standard skis and two outriggers, giving the skier four points of contact with the snow. Stand up outriggers are also sometimes used with a snowboard.

Two Track Ski Equipment

Two Track

Skier who can stand and maintain balance while in motion often use standard skis, although adaptive equipment (tethers, spacers, tip retention devices, etc.) may be used to aid in the learning of muscle movements.