Sierra Adaptive Lesson Program

Ages: Adults,Kids
Ability Level: Beginner,Intermediate
Age Range: 3+

Welcome to the Sierra-at-Tahoe Adaptive Program! We are proud to offer adaptive lessons for both physical and intellectual disabilities. We have PSIA/AASI certified instructors in both children and adult lessons, skiing and snowboarding. Our mission is to help disabled skiers + snowboarders develop new skills and build self-confidence. We strive to create an atmosphere which produces positive physical, psychological and therapeutic results.

The program is dedicated to adaptive skiing and snowboarding for individuals with disabilities and special needs. Our specially trained instructors, who are Professional Ski Instructors of America/American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA/AASI) certified in adaptive snowboard and ski techniques, provide one-on-one private lessons so you can expect highly personalized training for your individualized needs.

We serve students of all ages who have a variety of disabilities.

Lesson Benefits

  • Customized one-on-one private instruction based on ability
  • PSIA-AASI certified instructors
  • Fun environment to fall in love with winter sports

Lesson Types

Sierra’s Adaptive PSIA/AASI-Certified instructors are trained to teach in the following lesson types:

  • Cognitive: Neurological
  • Bi-Ski
  • Blind or Low Vision
  • Skiing or Snowboard Stand Up

Lesson Rates

  Adult (23-64) Young Adult (13-22) Child (12 & under)
2.5-Hour Lesson $99 $99 $99
Adaptive Lift Ticket $52 $48 $20
Rentals (Ski, Snowboard or Sit Ski) $30 $30 $30
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All prices subject to change. Adaptive lessons do not include lift tickets or equipment rentals.
Lesson Start Times: 10:00AM and 1PM


Reserve an Adaptive Lesson

Complete the following form here to inquire about an adaptive lesson, then contact Brent Kuemmerle by emailing him here .

*Please note this is only a reservation request and lessons are subject to instructor availability. Your lesson will be confirmed via email or phone. Forms must be submitted 48 hours in advance of the desired lesson.

Cancellation Policy

There is no charge if you cancel before 24 hours of the reservation. A $40 fee applies for cancellations made before 7:00 AM the day of the reservation. Full lesson amount you have reserved for will be charged for cancellations after 7:00 AM the day of the reservation. If you do not call, or are not present the same day of the reservation (no call/no show) you will be charged the full price of the lesson.

Things to Know

  • Please note that lessons are subject to selling out. We strongly recommended you make them at least 48 hours prior to your arrival.
  • We recommend you arrive one hour before your lesson time to allow for ample time for the check-in process.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. Layers are best.
  • Be sure you have eye protection (goggles for snowy days and sunglasses for sunny days).
  • Hats, gloves, sunscreen and other items you might forget are available at the Sierra Mt. Sports Shop .
  • Ski pants and helmet rentals are available at the mountain.

Skiing/Riding at Sierra has Many Perks

We love our passholders and show it often by offering Early Loads on select powder days through the season. Sierra's wind protected lifts and trails make Sierra-at-Tahoe your best bet on stormy days. Our hard-working crews know every minute on the hill counts and makes it their mission to open on time. Our passholders get hooked up with 20% discounts on food, new gear and rentals with My Sierra Rewards! Sierra is the closest major resort to Northern California (ensuring you less driving and more skiing/riding). Sierra's blessed with natural snow from heaven, not hoses.

Passholder Benefits
Sierra Opens Only Halfpipe in South Shore

This winter has been POWtastic and it continues to only get better – because, thanks to our Park Gnomies, our nationally recognized Halfpipe is now open! So, swap out those pow skis/board with that steezy park setup that you’ve been itching to use in the halfpipe, cause it's your time to shine.

Park + Pipe Deets
Spend Your Spring at Sierra-at-Cabo

Springtime is here and Sierra-at-Tahoe is bringing those sunshine spring vibes to you with #SierraAtCabo. In classic #CertifiedUnserious fashion, we're taking it to the next level this spring and turning the resort into your very own spring-break mountain getaway with fun events, sunshine + high fives! Not to mention all the sunscreen and Hawaiian t-shirts you can get your hands on.

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