Lesson Types

Two-Track

Stand up skiing on two skis making two tracks in the snow. Stand-up skiing is for students with a wide range of disabilities. Adaptive equipment and teaching techniques are utilized to help students with balance, coordination, motor control, sequencing, communication and processing challenges to achieve independence stand-up skiing.

Age: 4+

Weight Limit: None

Snowboard

Snowboarding is for students with a wide range of disabilities. Adaptive equipment and teaching techniques are utilized to help students with balance, coordination, motor control, sequencing, communication and processing challenges to achieve independence in snowboarding.

Age: 4+

Weight Limit: None

Three-Track

Three tracking gets its name from one leg and two hand held riggers making tracks down the hill. Instruction is designed to allow for independent skiing on one leg. 

Age: 4+

Weight limit:  None.

Four-Track and Slider: 

 

This adaptive equipment includes stand-up outriggers (crutches with ski tips) or a slider (see photo/a walker on skis) which assist in balance and stability while skiing.

Age: 4+

Weight Limit: None

Blind/Low Vision:

Trained instructors assist students using verbal, physical and other cues to ski in a safe and supportive environment.  Participants may utilize a variety of adaptive ski equipment. 

Age: 4+

Weight limit:  None.

Sit-Down Ski Type Descriptions

Mono Ski

The mono ski is designed to be used by a person who sits to ski using hand-held outriggers and seeks to ski independently.

Recommended age: 12+ 

Weight limit:  Mono-skis are rated by the manufacturer for a maximum skier weight of 225 lbs. Skiers may not exceed this weight. 

Bi-Ski

The bi-ski is a more stable sit-ski than the mono-ski. While it can be skied independently, an instructor may tether from behind to assist with turning and speed control based on the needs of each student.

Age: 4 +

Weight limit: For the safety of the student and instructor, a bi-skier must weigh no more than 185 lbs.

Tetra-Ski

The Tetra Ski is the most stable bi-ski and is designed for individuals with complex mobility impairments. The Tetra Ski is controlled by a joystick and/or a sip and puff control mechanism similar to most electric wheelchairs. While it can be skied independently an instructor will always remain connected via a safety tether and have a remote-control override.

Age: 4 +

Weight limitFor the safety of the student and instructor, a tetra-skier must weigh no more than 185 lbs.

You can watch an example of the Tetra being skied here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJwy9DIf-xE

 

Feel free to call us if you have questions on what type of lesson will best help you succeed on the snow at (530)-581-4161 x 6 {Link to Activities Page on OnlySky}