Courage Kenny Ski & Snowboard offers one-to-one instruction in adaptive skiing and snowboarding techniques that accommodate people with a variety of disabilities. Our volunteer instructors specialize in teaching skiing and snowboarding with the use of adaptive equipment to ski or ride. Priority will be given to
students that need adaptive equipment subject to availability. This may include those with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, and visual impairments. Downhill skiing and snowboarding lessons are available for beginning to advanced skiers. We also offer a Developmental race team for athletes
interested in competing in alpine skiing.
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
Call for availability of a one-lesson option.
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. The max weight
limit for participants may be lowered for ski instructor safety as needed. Participants may be asked to provide a note from their physician confirming their weight.
Weekly program: Designed for the participant with the insatiable thirst for snow and desire to continually improve.
Registration and schedule for Twin Cities lessons
Locations - Duluth Northland area
Registration and schedule for Northland lessons
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
Mari.Salveson@allina.com or 612-775-2729
Duluth Northland: contact
Elizabeth.Albrecht or 218-726-4834
To register for classes, programs, and activities:
Go to CK Active
How to use CK Active
Trouble logging in or registering?
or call 612-775-2306.
Ski and Snowboard program brochure
Sponsor the Courage Kenny Cup
Additional adaptive ski programs offered in Minnesota
Disabled Sports USA alpine skiing