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Adaptive Program

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski and Snowboard School’s goal is to make snow sports accessible to people of all abilities. The program caters to a full spectrum of skiers and snowboarders from beginner through advanced. Our trained instructors, guides, and assistants will help you access the slopes in a safe and fun way!

Please contact Mark Fischer, our Ski & Snowboard School Manager for more details. 48 hours notice is required for adaptive lessons to ensure one of our highly trained pros is available. Call Mark Fischer at 503.337.2222, ext. 1288, or email him at mark.fischer@skihood.com.

Our Adaptive Program is for guests that are at least 7 years old. All adaptive products are sold in packages which include lift, lesson and rentals. Reservations required for adaptive equipment and lessons. Rental equipment requires a volunteer trainer unless a lesson is taken. All rental packages include fitting of equipment. Half day is from either 9 AM - noon, or 1 PM - 4 PM. Evening rentals are not available.

Three Track & Four Track

THREE TRACK & FOUR TRACK


Package Price Duration
Three Track or Four Track with Individual Instruction
$62 2 hours
Three Track or Four Track with Individual Instruction $92 4 hours

Mono-Ski & Bi-Ski

MONO-SKI & BI-SKI



Package Price Duration
Mono-Ski or Bi-Ski with Individual Instruction
$124 3 hours
Mono-Ski or Bi-Ski with Individual Instruction $184 5 hours

What Equipment and Lesson are Right for Me:

FOUR TRACK
Four Track Explanation:
You may be a candidate for four-track skiing if you have mobility impairment that requires the use of outriggers for stability while skiing. If you usually experience balance problems or general weakness in the lower extremities, you must have at least four points of contact with the snow, (i.e. two skis and two outriggers).
Four Track Equipment Used:
Boots and skis may need no special modification Outriggers are similar to a ski pole but are forearm fitted. An adapter allows a ski tip to be attached to the end. The ski tip is retractable and can flip up to expose metal claws for gripping the snow.

THREE TRACK
Three Track Explanation:
Three track skiing is skiing on one ski while using outriggers to maintain balance. Outriggers will provide a three point balance system, enabling you to maintain dynamic balance while skiing.
Three Track Equipment Used:
Ski and boot selection and modifications are integral to skier performance. Fatigue levels are generally high for Three Track skiers who do not use crutches or exercise their upper bodies and for those who walk with prosthesis. By having you walk in ski boots with outriggers during dry land practice will provide good indication of whether fatigue is going to be an issue. Outriggers are ski equipped crutches that provide the three track skier with a three point balance system; one ski on the snow and two outriggers on the snow.

MONO-SKI
Mono-Ski Explanation:
In adaptive skiing, a mono-ski is a piece of sit down equipment that enables people with disabilities affecting their legs to ski sitting down in a molded seating apparatus, or bucket similar to a motorcycles sidecar. The mono-ski is the most difficult piece of sit down equipment to us because it requires the greatest balance, strength, and coordination. We've chosen Yetti mono-skis for our guests. We can provide you with complete ski instruction in one of our mono-skis or if you already own a mono-ski we can provide you with a guide who will assist you in loading/offloading the lift and will stay with you to assist when needed.
Equipment Needed:
Unlike three-track and four-track skiing that requires personal use of boots and skis, we have all the necessary equipment that is required for a lesson with one of our professionally trained instructors.

BI-SKI
Bi-Ski Explanation:
Bi-skiing is a downhill ski technique whereby you are seated in a device attached to an articulating undercarriage, which is mounted on two uniquely designed skis. The design of the bi-ski offers a lot of stability and maneuverability and has a wide appeal to skiers with a variety of disabilities. We've chosen Mountain Man bi-skis for our guests. We can provide you with complete ski instruction in one of our bi-skis or if you already own a bi-ski we can provide you with a guide who will assist you in loading/offloading the lift and will stay with you to assist when needed.
Equipment Needed:
Unlike three-track and four-track skiing that requires personal use of boots and skis, we have all the necessary equipment that is required for a lesson with one of our professionally trained instructors.