Physical requirements for participation in SnowSports School group lesson products for kids programs, 1st grade to 15 years old and adult programs, 16 and up.

STUDENT IS ABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TASKS:
  • Properly put on and take off equipment (this skill is taught in beginner lessons, and participants should be able to learn how to do this independently following a reasonable amount of instruction, with the exception of young children in the KVC programs)
  • Load, ride and unload lifts safely as stated in the NSAA 'Your Responsibility Code' independently (this skill is taught in beginner lessons, and participants should be able to learn how to safely do this independently following a reasonable amount of instruction, with the exception of young children in the KVC programs)
  • Ability to get up after falling and re-adjust equipment as necessary in a reasonable amount of time independently
  • Attend lunch and manage all personal care independently
  • Perform all functions of the lesson within a reasonable time frame while adapting to the flow of the group which includes functions such as stopping, starting and lift line routines
  • Continue with the group throughout the day without causing detours in terrain selection, additional breaks or other changes in the normal course of the lesson plan as designed for the entire group
  • Ability to follow 'Your Responsibility Code'
  • The inclusion of a student with disabilities into a group lesson is most successful when the individual is at a Level 4 / advanced beginner ability level and above. Guests requiring reasonable accommodations who are level 1-3 skiers and riders, and those who cannot meet the requirements above, should take advantage of our renowned adaptive learning programs through STARS as listed below.

S.T.A.R.S.

STARS and Steamboat are proud to offer nationally recognized adaptive programs for SnowSports participants. There are two primary programs available. These programs and their physical requirement are listed below.

ADAPTIVE PRIVATE LESSONS
Qualified professionals are available to teach adaptive guests. Lessons are available by reservation only and advanced booking is required. Equipment and special lift tickets available during lesson only. Reservations required. Physical Requirements for Basic Participation in Adaptive Private Lessons
  • 1st grade and up
  • All on-snow ski and ride ability levels accepted
  • Some physical limitations apply. Please contact a STARS representative for more details and to reserve your private SnowSports experience at 888-330-1454
Please contact STARS to inquire about the rental of adaptive ski and snowboard equipment.

ADAPTIVE INCLUSION PROGRAM (COMPANION ASSISTANCE)
Steamboat's Inclusion Program allows special needs children, age’s 1st grade to age 15, to join regular group lessons with a specially trained instructor. We then work with the child's parent or guardian to determine whether the child is ready to participate in a group lesson format, or needs to remain with our private program as described above. Must call for reservations and have taken a private lesson first. Physical Requirements for Basic Participation in Adaptive Inclusion Program
  • 1st grade up to 15 years of age
  • Level 4 / advanced beginner ability level and above. Not available in beginner (level 1-3) lessons

PERSONAL COMPANION GUIDELINES

A guest may have a companion or guide that assists them with their SnowSports experience. Typically a companion is someone who knows the individual personally and has assisted in other experiences ranging from everyday living to travel or other sports. Within a lesson setting companions can be an important part of the SnowSports experience but they also can be a detriment. It is important to remember the following guidelines when participating in a lesson with both the STARS and Steamboat SnowSports School programs.
  • The instructor is the primary decision maker for the student
  • Companions that are not specifically trained or are not a part of the STARS program are allowed to participate at the discretion of the Instructor
  • Companion must have the adequate skiing ability to ski or ride with the group. (Generally skill level 6/intermediate and above)
  • If a Companion joins a lesson from the student perspective as well, fees may apply

Steamboat offers both companion pass and adaptive pass special pricing for those who qualify. Please contact the Ticket Office for more information, 970-871-5252.