Programs

Developing Independence.

Wasatch Adaptive Sports believes in the development of ability, as well as independence and active living, through recreation. We provide entry-level through advanced instruction of winter and summer recreational pursuits for individuals with special needs and their families.

Based out of Snowbird, with off-site locations along the Wasatch Front, our trained staff and volunteers focus on matching the student’s goals with an individualized progression. Full and partial scholarships are available.

Winter Programs

Skiing/Snowboarding
The ski and snowboard program aims to progress students to a level of skiing and riding independently with family or friends. Adaptive equipment includes the bi-ski, snow slider, Kart Ski, monoski, and outriggers that maximize success and learning. All instructors are PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) or AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) certified. WAS skis at Snowbird, Sundance, Alta and other resorts upon request (some restrictions apply).

Snowshoeing
A great way to experience the mountains in the winter, snowshoeing is a favorite for groups and families to enjoy together. Snowshoes attach to hiking or snow boots, allowing the participant to walk on either groomed trails or off-trail in the powder Utah is known for.

Indoor Cycling
A partnership with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, students have the opportunity to maintain their endurance, strength and fitness throughout the winter months at the Utah Olympic Oval.

Adaptive Yoga
Our yoga program emphasizes the experience of the pose rather than achieving it. Core principles include grounding, expansion, balance and rhythm through use of various props.

Summer Programs

Cycling
A variety of two-wheeled bicycles, three-wheeled recumbents, adaptive children’s bikes and handcycles comprise the fleet of bikes that make this program a great option for children and adults of varying abilities. Group rides and private sessions take place throughout the week on the paved trails at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, Legacy Parkway in Farmington, the Rail Trail in Park City or the Jordan River Parkway in Murray.

Mountain Biking
Based in Park City, our mountain bike program emphasizes safety and technique, while promoting independence and confidence. The range of wide double track trails to intermediate singletrack trails in Park city make this area a great for two-wheeled mountain bikes and One-Off Handcycles alike.

Paddleboarding & Kayaking
Located at Jordanelle and Tibble Fork reservoirs, the paddleboard and kayak program focuses on success found in either the sitting, kneeling or standing position. Paddling provides aerobic exercise, in addition to physical strength and mental well-being in a beautiful setting.

Fishing
The fishing program emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of either fly or reel fishing. Lessons take place at Snowbird’s Austin Pond (wheelchair accessible) or at various fishing locations along the Wasatch Front. This program gets participants outdoors focusing on the strategy and technique behind the catch.

Hiking/Orienteering
Participants enjoy the Wasatch National Forest by hiking the Barrier-Free Trail at Snowbird. This paved, wheel-chair accessible path meanders .5 miles amongst old spruce and fir trees to the observation deck overlooking Little Cottonwood Canyon. The network of dirt trails at the base of the mountain are a great hiking option as well. Our orienteering course adds a navigational component to any hike as students use a compass and map to move from point to point.

Adaptive Yoga
Our yoga program emphasizes the experience of the pose rather than achieving it. Core principles include grounding, expansion, balance and rhythm through use of various props.

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Programs

Snowbird Center
Level 2