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Adaptive Ski Programs in NH for People with Disabilities

Many new innovations in adaptive ski equipment have enabled people with a variety of disabilities to enjoy the thrill of skiing. Several Ski NH resorts offer adaptive equipment and adaptive skiing instruction programs. Enjoy a new sport !!

Attitash Bear Peak: Attitash Bear Peak hosts the annual Mount Washington Valley adaptive race which attracts participants from all over the region, including members of the U.S. Disabled Olympic Team. Call the adaptive program at (603) 374-2368 (US Route 302, Bartlett, NH) or visit:

Bretton Woods Mountain Resort: Certified Adaptive Ski Instructors offer children and adults with physical or mental disabilities an opportunity to ski. For more information, call: 603-278-3398 or e-mail: adaptive; (Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH); or visit:

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center Accessible Recreation & Sports Program: Held at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride, skiing and boarding lessons through Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center’s Accessible Recreation and Sports Program (CMARS) are designed and provided by licensed and certified therapeutic recreation specialists (CTRS/L), along with trained volunteers. Each lesson is individualized with adaptive equipment and instruction to meet an individual’s skill level and personal goals. For more info, contact: 603.547.3311, ext. 1664 or or visit

Gunstock: Lakes Region Disabled Sports offers adaptive ski instruction at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH.  The program operates seven days a week from late December through March.  Reservations are recommended to insure availability of appropriate instructors and equipment to meet your adaptive needs. To schedule a lesson or for more information call (603) 737-4365 or e-mail us at LRDS is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA.

Loon Mountain: The White Mountain Adaptive Ski School at Loon is now New England Disabled Sports at Loon (also a member of Disabled Sports USA). For reservations or more information, call at (603) 745-6281 ext.5663, or email at (60 Loon Mountain Rd., Lincoln); visit:

Mount Sunapee: Mount Sunapee is home to one of the oldest programs for skiers with disabilities in New England - the New England Handicapped Sports Association (NEHSA). They offer lessons, racing programs and recreational skiing services for skiers with a wide range of disabilities. Call Tom Kersey at Tel: (603) 763-9158 or e-mail Tom at or visit:

Waterville Valley: At the Waterville Valley Adaptive Snowsports Program, first-time skiers receive a free learn-to-ski lesson. The Ski Buddy Program pairs able-bodied skiers with students who need assistance getting on a ski lift or just moving about the resort. The Family Program allows family members and friends to learn tethering and guiding techniques. For more information, call 1-800-GO-VALLEY or visit:

Governor's Commission on Disability  |  121 South Fruit Street, Suite 101, Concord, NH 03301
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