Disabled persons wanting to ski now have a range of opportunities and adaptive lesson availability. In Michigan, most ski resorts offer some type of adaptive sports skiing lesson or clinic. Below is a list of our favorite adaptive clinics and how to contact each resort or organization for more information.
- Crystal Mountain—Advance reservations are required to participate. Call Northern Michigan Adaptive Sports at 231-935-8684.
- Brighton—For more information, contact Mike Waning, the ski and snowboard school director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-229-9581.
- Disabled Sports USA—This organization hosts clinics at both Pine Knob and Crystal Mountain. For event updates, please call the information-only line 248-742-5202 or email email@example.com.
- Challenge Mountain—For more information, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 231-582-1186.
- Cannonsburg Challenged Ski Association—Each year, the CCSA provides lessons and the use of adaptive downhill ski equipment to people with disabilities in West Michigan. They are a nonprofit corporation and can be reached via their online form.
For a comprehensive list of adaptive ski lessons around the country, this handy guide is the best place to land.