Lounsbury Adaptive

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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 40 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 $100 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. Please email us here to make reservations. All 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.

Contact Information

Reservations are required - please email us here

Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program
Holiday Valley Resort
P.O. Box 370
Ellicottville, NY 14731

email the Lounsbury Program, or check the Lounsbury Adaptive Website

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!