The programs offered during this week-long event include learn to ski and snowboard lessons, a week-long race camp, Ski Spec Challenge Race, free clinics (in Nordic skiing, biathlon, curling, and sled hockey), PSIA National Adaptive Academy for instructors, banquets, and other social/networking events. The title sponsor of the event is The Hartford Financial Services Group.
To make a monetary contribution please visit https://www.disabledsportsusa.org/get-involved/donate/
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Items can be sent to:
c/o Disabled Sports USA
400 N Park Ave
Breckenridge, CO 80424
To volunteer at The Hartford Ski Spectacular please log on to registration and register as a volunteer. The volunteer section of registration includes all of the information you will need to know to volunteer. Volunteer positions in the areas you designate cannot be guaranteed.
To contribute to our goody bag program please contact Calli at 301.217.0960 x214 or email@example.com. You may also fill out our online donation form found here. These items ship directly to Breckenridge so that we can place them in the goody bags!
Yes, the National Adaptive Academy is for anyone who wants to learn more about adaptive snowsports instruction. For more information, please see National Adaptive Academy. NAA offers on snow and classroom-based clinics across all disciplines and skill levels. This is a valuable training resource for instructors interested in becoming certified, but please note there are no certification/exam opportunities offered as part of the NAA curriculum. You can learn more about adaptive ski instructor certifications on the PSIA-AASI website and find a local chapter of Disabled Sports USA to start volunteering in your community.
Clinics can be mentally and physically demanding. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate, please contact Cayla Hammaker to discuss your specific needs: firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-268-5373.
National Adaptive Academy clinic registration is on a first come, first serve basis and some of the clinics do fill quickly. We recommend registering early to ensure your first choice of clinics. Most clinics will reach capacity prior to event. We will be monitoring clinic registration to determine what clinics we are able to expand, so stay tuned for potential schedule changes to be announced prior to October 31.
There is no wait list for full clinics. Thanks for your understanding and flexibility, we will do our best to accommodate changing schedules at a later date if needed.
Spaces may become available if participants cancel. You can check the clinic again at a different time to see if a space has become available. All fees must be paid in full prior to/within 24 hours of participation in a clinic. You may choose to be on Stand By at the clinic meeting location in order to attend in the clinic in the event of a no-show. Please note, being on Stand By does not guarantee you will be able to attend the clinic!
Instruction will be provided on snow and in the classroom at the discretion of the clinician. We recommend pre-purchasing discounted full day lift tickets with your online registration for the best savings. Half day lift tickets are available for sale on site only, in the afternoon only, and Ski Spectacular event discounts do not apply.
Another group of special guests are the Race Camp Youth Scholarship recipients. These young racers are given the opportunity to attend a full week of the Race Camp and learn from the best disabled skiers, snowboarders and coaches in the country who help them reach their dreams.
Information on altitude sickness can be found here.
You should immediately dial 911 to respond to any urgent medical emergency, contact Ski Patrol or the Breckenridge Medical Center at 970-453-1010.
If you are staying at Beaver Run Resort, free shuttles are offered to and from any area of Breckenridge.
Guides must purchase their own lift tickets.
Resources for procuring guides include United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and Foresight Ski Guides.