Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Are you an Avid Skier?

The unmistakable chill in the air can only mean one thing: winter is upon us. For some people, winter is dreaded as a season of long, dark nights and indoor activities. For others, the plunging mercury and the first falling snow flakes signal the return of a favorite activity- skiing.

If you are an experienced skier, there is an opportunity that don't want to miss. Jackson Hole Ski Resort, in association with Teton Adaptive Sports and OPC, is pleased to announce the third annual Adaptive Steep & Deep Camp. This camp is open to all amputee skiers, regardless of the level of amputation, who have adaptive ski experience. It is important to consider that this is not a program for the novice amputee skier.

This four day program, scheduled from March 2-5 2011, is a unique opportunity for the intermediate and advanced skier to hone their skills under the instruction of Olympic and Para-Olympic skiers. If you are an advanced skier who is looking to gain big mountain experience, this program might be for you. Unlike other adapted sports programs, the Steep and Deep Camp is fully inclusive. Skiers are grouped by their skiing abilities, not by the level of disability that may be present.

Participants from previous years have raved about the program with many making plans to return this year. A participant from last year said this about the camp, “As an amputee, I usually ski with other adaptive skiers. I really enjoyed the opportunity to be grouped with other skiers based on my abilities and not by the equipment I use to move down the hill. The instructors with the camp were truly top-notch. I cannot wait to come back to the Steeps and Deeps of Jackson Hole next year.”

The Steep & Deep camp registration fee covers lodging for five nights at the Teton Mountain Lodge, all coaching, lunches and a banquet dinner, lifts fees, after ski activities. The registration fees have been subsidized and limited scholarships are available!

The camp has been heralded as the experience of a lifetime for the experienced adaptive skier. If you're itching for snow so that you can hit the slopes, and you feel comfortable with your ski abilities, you don't want to pass up this opportunity. Spaces are limited so don't delay and register soon. We hope to see you in Wyoming!

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