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Alpine ski and snowboard

  • 2017 Season – for ages 6 to adult

    Get one-to-one instruction in adaptive skiing techniques that accommodate people with a variety of physical disabilities and visual impairments. Downhill skiing and snowboarding lessons are available for beginning to advanced skiers. We also offer a Developmental Race Program.

    The ski and snowboard program is offered in both the Metro Area and Duluth Northland.

    PLEASE NOTE: No participant will be turned away due to financial hardships. Cost sharing and scholarships are available. Contact the program coordinator for more information.


    Twin Cities: Megan Welty, 612-775-2280 or

    Duluth Northland: Tara Gorman, 218-726-4762 or 

    Eight-lesson program: Designed for the participant with the insatiable thirst for snow and desire to continually improve. Call for availability of a one-lesson option.

    Locations - Twin Cities area

    • Trollhaugen – (Twin Cities)
    • Welch Village – (Twin Cities)
    • Afton Alps – intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders only (Twin Cities)  
    • Hyland Hills (Twin Cities)
    • Adaptive Development Race Team - meets at Hyland Hills (Twin Cities) 

    Registration and schedule for Twin Cities classes

    Locations - Duluth Northland area

    • Spirit Mountain Ski Program (Duluth Northland)
    • Giant's Ridge Learn to Ski Program (Duluth Northland)
    • Great Lakes Monoski Madness (Duluth Northland)
    • Lutsen Mountain Learn to Ski Days (Duluth Northland)

    Registration and schedule for Northland lessons

    Registrations for all lessons will be first come, first served, based on the date you register. All lesson programs include a lift ticket, equipment and instruction.

    If we have to cancel three or more lessons during the regular season due to weather, a make-up lesson may be offered in March, depending on volunteer and ski area availability. No refunds available for missed lessons or weather cancellations. There will be no lessons President's Day week.


    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute requires the use of appropriate ski helmets by both participants and volunteers. There is a 200 pound weight limit for all skiers and snowboarders due to equipment manufacturer specifications and ski instructor safety.

    Volunteer information

    Introduce someone with a disability to the world of snow sports. Experienced skiers and boarders are needed as volunteer instructors. Additional volunteers needed to assist with registration, getting skiers to and from the lifts, and working with equipment. All volunteers receive instruction on adaptive equipment and techniques. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. To volunteer for:
    Twin Cities: contact Mari at or (612) 775-2729
    Duluth Northland: contact Lisa at or 218-726-4763

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