Lounsbury Adaptive

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De-emphasize the Disability

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 $50 per lesson including equipment. The lesson includes a lift ticket, two hours of private instruction and equipment use.

Announcing a new program! PD Ski, the Parkinson's Powder Busters is for people living with Parkinson's and who have a passion for skiing. For more information contact Bill Marx.

Contact Information

Reservations are required - please email: laspski@hotmail.com

Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program

Holiday Valley Resort

P.O. Box 370

Ellicottville, NY 14731

Program Director - Bill Bredenberg

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!