STRIDE Adaptive Sports – Helping People to Get Back on the Slopes
For over 30 years the wonderful people at STRIDE Adaptive Sports have helped teach and mentor athletes in 20 different sports. Their mission is to empower individuals to sustain healthy, active and fun lifestyles. The non-profit organization specializes in everything ranging from Dance to Archery and Target Shooting. With winter upon them at their headquarters in Upstate New York, STRIDE will be focusing on their winter adaptive activities such as skiing, snowboarding and sled hockey.
For the next 5 months STRIDE will have ski and snowboard instructors available at resorts in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Check out STRIDE’s Ski and Snowboard programs here.
Watch their video below to learn more about STRIDE Adaptive Sports:
About Adaptive Skiing Equipment
There are dozens of companies that make a wide variety of adaptive winter sports gear, or if you are just interested in trying it out, often times there is rental equipment available. Pictured to the right is the most popular model of adaptive equipment, the bi-ski. This particular model by Tessier allows for an attachable handle so the rider can be steered by someone else, or there are models that can be operated independently. Organizations like STRIDE Adaptive Sports can help you to determine which is best for your level of interest and experience.