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Using specialized knowledge and tools, we work from a blueprint established by our students' desires and capabilities and help build a whole new world for those who have never tried skiing or those whose disability has curtailed participation in the sport. Along the way, we help our students build confidence and physical dexterity.

We work from solid foundations of the American Teaching System (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and we adapt these teaching techniques to address the specific needs of each student.

Standing skiers with disabilities may use one, two, three or four-track skiing techniques. These techniques often use "outriggers" for balance and are named for the number of tracks left in the snow. Snowboarding is also available.

All skiers benefit from using appropriate and properly fitted equipment, but it is especially important that adaptive skiers be outfitted correctly because their equipment can help compensate for their disability. We carefully examine, assess, and modify student's equipment and clothing because proper outfitting is the key to both comfort and the ability to move efficiently.

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Member School of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors

Member School of the Professional Ski Instructors of America
and American Association of Snowboard Instructors,
Rocky Mountain Division.
PSIA-RM web site: http://www.psia-rm.org