de-Emphasize the dis-Ability
The Lounsbury Adaptive Program offers lessons to persons with virtually all disabilities, both physical and cognitive. Each student is instructed individually with full emphasis on his/her ability, rather than the disability. Some of our more frequently encounterd disabilities are spinal cord injuries, Downs Syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, autism and developmental delay. Results vary, however most are rather outstanding and many students gain new confidence to tackle other activities. The program runs from Dec. 26 through mid-March.
The Lounsbury Program has approximately 50 volunteer instructors who are specially trained in adaptive ski teaching methods. More than half of the instructors are certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA).
Rates are $75 per lesson including equipment. The lesson includes a lift ticket, two hours of private instruction and equipment use.
Procedures for Lounsbury Lessons
Lounsbury Adaptive lessons run out of Creekside Lodge or the Adaptive building adjacent to Tannenbaum Lodge. Reservations are required for all lessons at firstname.lastname@example.org and paperwork is required to be returned before the lesson date. Parents may be asked to assist guests based on needs of assistance. The Lounsbury Building and Creekside lodge do NOT have storage available for guests belongings. All personal items must be kept in your car.
Reservations are required - please email: email@example.com
Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program
Holiday Valley Resort
P.O. Box 370
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Program Director - Bill Bredenberg
The major fundraiser for the Lounsbury Program is the Annual Penguin Paddle held at Holiday Valley each February. It is a fun filled day with live and silent auctions, raffles, food and the Penguin Slide!