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Adaptive lessons

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports – STARS is an exclusive partner with the Steamboat Ski Area and provides adaptive ski and snowboard lessons for clients with disabilities on the mountain. STARS serves youth and adults with autism, cognitive and physical disabilities, Injured Veterans and their families. Trained staff and volunteers provide personalized instruction to help each individual reach their highest potential. STARS uses adaptive techniques and specialized equipment to help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate.

STARS Recognized As Top Adaptive Winter Sports Program
USA Today ranked the top 10 Adaptive Winter Sports Programs and STARS is honored to be recognized as one of the leading adaptive ski and ride programs in the country. The STARS team is highly energized to provide life-changing, fun opportunities for clients and families this winter in Steamboat.

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Daily Lessons for age 5 & up
STARS offers private ski and snowboard lessons daily from November 25th through April 13th for clients no matter the disability. STARS uses adaptive techniques and specialized equipment to help each client achieve their goals. Lessons are available by reservation only and advanced booking is the only way to guarantee availability. Equipment and lift tickets are included in each lesson with STARS. To book a lesson please call STARS at (888) 330-1454 or for more information visit the STARS website.

Group Lesson Program for youth skiers with a disability: available for ages 1st grade to 15 years (must be a level 4 or above)
Steamboat's Inclusion Program is designed for children with special needs, ages first grade to age 15 who are ready to join regular group lessons. STARS provides a specially trained skiers aide to assist the Steamboat Ski School instructor. STARS evaluates each child first to determine whether the child is ready to participate in a group lesson format or if they need to remain in STARS private lesson program. Please call STARS at (888) 330-1454 to arrange an inclusion lesson. Please note that STARS cannot always provide an aide during peak times.

STARS can provide a customized group experience for groups that cater to people with disabilities. For more information please call Brett Maul with STARS at (888) 330-1454.

For skiers with a disability
Lift tickets for Adaptive Skiers are available as well as Companion tickets if an adaptive assistant is necessary. For those who ski/ride frequently, Steamboat offers an Adaptive Adult Season Pass. Passes and individual tickets for adaptive skiers can be purchased at the STARS office across from the gondola. All adaptive passes must be purchased in person. First time purchasers please download the Adaptive Ski Pass Guidelines and Application below.

Download the Adaptive Ski Pass Guidelines and Application
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