Ski & Snowboard Lessons New England Disabled Sports at Loon Mountain
Enjoy terrific skiing with the New England Disabled Sports at Loon Mountain. New England Disabled Sports (formerly known as the White Mountain Adaptive Ski School), is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to making snowsports accessible to all.
The new name reflects better our status as the New England Chapter of Disabled Sports USA, and that we provide year-round recreation activities to people with disabilities. In addition to winter sports, we've expanded our spring/summer/fall programs such as water skiing, cycling, kayaking and hiking.
In winter, highly-trained coaches guide guests ages 4 and older in the snowsport of their choice. Whether you are a beginner or expert interested in skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or biathlon we have the coach for you!
Reservations are strongly recommended. The dedicated crew of 160 volunteers teach over 2,300 lessons during the winter to people with disabilities. Volunteer coaches come from all over New England to work with participants whose disabilities are both cognitive and physical. New England Disabled Sports is now the new home of the National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame. The Hall is open during regular business hours. Stop in to see this unique piece of disabled skiing history.
In addition to the traditional ski lessons, NEDS also runs the New England Disabled Ski Team and its PAC (Pre Adaptive Coach) Program. The New England Disabled Ski Team is a group of disabled athletes who have been bit by the racing bug. The team is comprised of young, up-and-coming racers and elite-level skiers who have competed past Paralympics.
The PAC Program is a unique program for kids ages 14-18 who want to become volunteer coaches. The "PAC" is limited to 20 kids who must apply and interview to be accepted into this choice program. Kids from the "PAC" are teamed with veteran volunteer coaches who teach these students a variety of skills used when working with disabled skiers.
New England Disabled Sports has a spacious new 4,800-square-foot home. An addition built onto the Children's Center now serves as the center for our activities. This new space allows the program to store more equipment, allow better access for participants and visitors, and provide more indoor space for both students and coaches to get ready for lessons.
New England Disabled Sports at Loon is a PSIA-E member school as well as a member of Disabled Sports USA. Please call our offices at (603) 745-6281 ext.5663, or email info@NEDisabledSports.org to:
- Make a reservation
- Get rates for the season
- Find out more about the race team
- Join our generous private and corporate donors
- Express your interest in becoming a volunteer
- Get additional information
Be sure to check out our web site: www.NEDisabledSports.org.