Only for those that have never participated in an Adaptive Snowsports Program and are interested in giving Snowsports a try. A maximum of one lesson per snowsport; maximum two different Snowsports. Prior BCAS membership for acceptance is waived, managed differently – temporary membership fee of $10/day is payable on the day of the lesson to the Duty Day Supervisor.
Wondering if adaptive skiing/snowboarding is for you? Most of our students ask themselves that question at first. Just like anything else, getting good at something is usually the outcome of practice and several steps. We want to make your first step into skiing and snowboarding as easy for you as we can, because we know that once you’re bitten by the winter snowsports bug, you’ll find ways to get yourself out on the snow along with the rest of us.
Our Have-a-Go program is about adaptively teaching you the snowsport of your choice, so you can enjoy coming up to Mount Washington with your friends and family. Whether that is adaptive skiing, sit-skiing, snowboarding or Nordic skiing, we’ll help get you out for your first time.
Your part is to purchase a BC Adaptive Snowsports (BCAS) temporary membership when you come for your first session and to come to Mount Washington appropriately dressed for winter sports. And while we have a selection of goggles to lend you, you might consider bringing some of your own eye protection to wear. Sunscreen is also something to put on your list.
We’ll provide you with:
- a day of skiing/snowboarding instruction by one or two of our Nationally Certified Volunteer Instructors,
- a free, Mount Washington, one-day lift pass, and
- all the skiing/snowboarding equipment you’ll need (skis, boots, poles, helmets, snowboard, wrist-guards) compliments of Mount Washington.
and we have specialized adaptive equipment to suit your disability.
If you decide to come up with your friends or family, we recommend that they go off on their own to enjoy Mount Washington any way they like. Your day’s activities will run from:
- 9:00 a.m. – introductions, equipment fitting, etc.
- 10:00 a.m. until noon – lesson
- Noon until 1:00 p.m. – lunch (with friends/family)
- 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. – lesson
… then, regale them with adventure stories over lunch and on the ride home.
All you need to do is go to our Student Book a Lesson page and follow the New Student steps to create a profile then book a lesson: You choose the day and we’ll take care of almost everything else.
So why not? Indulge yourself! Come on up and HAVE-A-GO!
Once the snowsports bug bites you, you can continue taking lessons during the rest of the season in the same way as our other students. You also may be considered for a spot in our next Winter Snowsports Festival, which usually happens in early January. The festival is 4 consecutive days of instruction; imagine how far you’ll get with 4 straight days of Alpine skiing or snowboarding or Nordic skiing.