Sierra Adaptive Lesson Program

Ages: Adults,Kids
Ability Level: First Timer,Beginner,Intermediate
Age Range: 7+

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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

Adaptive Lesson Rates

An adaptive lesson is private instruction. A valid lift ticket or season pass, and equipment are required. See discounted prices below.

  Adult (23-64) Young Adult (13-22) Child (12 & under)
2.5-Hour Lesson $229  $229  $229 
Adaptive Lift Ticket 50% off window rate 50% off window rate 50% off window rate
Rentals (Ski, Snowboard or Sit Ski) $33 $33 $33
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All prices subject to change. Adaptive lessons do not include lift tickets or equipment rentals.
Lesson Start Times: 9:30AM and 1PM


Reserve an Adaptive Lesson

Complete the following form here to inquire about an adaptive lesson.

*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 72 hours in advance of the desired lesson.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy : Non-Refundable Non-Transferable.

Adaptive Season Pass

If interested in a season adaptive pass, please complete the following form, located here and then contact our Lessons department by emailing us here or calling us at 530-659-7453 x183 for more information.

Things to Know

  • Please note that these lessons come with highly qualified instructors, and have a limited availability. These lesson request forms must be filled out at least 72 hours before the lesson start date.
  • 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 .

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