Date(s) - Mar. 01, 2015-Mar. 31, 2015
Durango Mountain Resort
Chapter name: Adaptive Sports Association- Durango
Contact: Ann Marie Meighan
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The Adaptive Sports Association’s (ASA) winter program has been providing adaptive skiing, snowboarding and a variety of “sit-ski” instruction to people with disabilities for over 30 years. Lessons are typically one-on-one and are offered to people with every type of disability. State-of-the-art equipment and instruction, as well as a “family” atmosphere are hallmarks of ASA’s winter program.
Our instructors work closely with our students to determine the most appropriate method of cruising the slopes. Adaptation and improvisation are what make our winter program so successful. Come explore the exciting world of Colorado skiing with the Adaptive Sports Association!
We run both full and half day private lessons from opening day to closing day at Durango Mountain Resort.
he Adaptive Sports Association’s (ASA) Military Scholarship Program is designed to assist Service members severely injured in Iraq, Afghanistan, or other recent conflicts. The Military adaptive sports program helps service members develop the physical skills and the confidence needed to enjoy sports and bring back a “quality of life.” The goal is to create a foundation to facilitate a positive, sustainable, long-term impact on the life and rehabilitation of our participants.
Unexpected, life altering trauma can severely impact the lives individuals through emotional, psychological, physical and social challenges. Our twenty-five years of experience has proven that sports and recreation can dramatically affect self-confidence, outlook on life and the ability to lead a rich, full, independent and productive life. ASA founder, Dave Spencer, once described this as the difference between “living life and just surviving a disability.”
The scholarship free of charge to qualified recipients and includes: travel to and from Durango, CO, most ground transportation, lodging at a motel or host home, most meals, specialized adaptive equipment, clothing, instruction and other program related costs. Evening activities include a potluck and farewell dinner at a local restaurant. The average scholarship stay is six days and includes four days of ski/snowboard instruction. All logistics and reservations are coordinated by ASA. Spouses and/or assistants may be eligible for full or partial funding.