Adaptive Ski Lessons | New Hartford, CT | Ski Sundown

Ski Sundown for Every Body.

Summit Adaptive LogoSummit Adaptive Sports (a nonprofit adaptive skiing and recreation organization) provides ski and snowboard lessons to individuals of all ages with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities. Our Adaptive volunteers are PSIA-trained and will assess, equip and teach individuals with special needs, one-on-one, to meet their specific goals, abilities and learning styles. We welcome individuals of all abilities!

Lesson categories include: Hearing and visual impairments or blind; all types of developmental disabilities; three and four track for mobility impairments, and sit, mono, and bi-skiing. Lessons are taken by advance reservation only, and are available on weekends and specific weekdays.

For participation in our Adaptive SPORTS Program

  1. Visit and click “How To Participate” to complete your registration form and waiver.
  2. Once your registration form has been processed and approved by Summit, call the Ski Sundown Welcome Center at (860) 379-7669 ext. 211 to make an adaptive lesson reservation. All reservations are charged in full when booked. A full refund will be issued if cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the reservation. Reschedules made within 48 hours are subject to a $25 fee.

Financial assistance through Summit Adaptive Sports helps families in need of financial assistance to fully participate in Ski Sundown Adaptive activities. To learn more about sponsorships for the Summit Adaptive Sports program, email

Private Lesson Refund Policy

Private Adaptive Lesson

Lesson Package includes:

  • 2 ½ hours of private instruction (includes time for equipment fitting)
  • Adaptive and/or standard ski or snowboard equipment
  • Lift ticket
  • Handicap parking is available on the left and right of the main footbridge entrance.

You can also purchase a lift ticket for one person accompanying adaptive lesson participant.


Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 3PM, 5:30PM
Weekends/Holidays*: 9:30AM, 1PM

*Holidays: Dec. 26-27, 30-31, 2024; Jan. 1, 20; Feb. 17-18, 2025.

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Lesson Prices

Package Type
Weekday Prices
Weekend Prices
Private Lesson Pkg - 2 1/2 hours
For ages 4+, any skill level. Includes 2 1/2 hour private lesson, adaptive and/or standard ski or snowboard equipment, and lift ticket. Handicap parking is available.
Accompanying Participant Ticket
Valid for all lifts when accompanying lesson. Limited to one participant.

Adaptive Programs

Offered Weekdays & Weekends

  • 2½ hour semi-private lesson scheduled over 5 weeks for approved Summit Adaptive Sports students.
  • For ages 4+, skiers and snowboarders. Includes rental equipment, if needed.
  • Students will enjoy learning and skiing in a more independent setting, guided by adaptive instructors.

Looking for Private Lessons?

Club Summit Weekday Program

Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3
3PM-5:30PM or 5:30PM-8PM
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5
3PM-5:30PM or 5:30PM-8PM
Feb. 10, 17, 24; Mar. 3, 10
3PM-5:30PM or 5:30PM-8PM
Feb. 12, 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12

Summit EXPLORERS Weekend Program

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1
9:30AM-12PM or 1PM-3:30PM
Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2
9:30AM-12PM or 1PM-3:30PM
Feb. 8, 15, 22; Mar. 1, 8
9:30AM-12PM or 1PM-3:30PM
Feb. 9, 16, 23; Mar. 2, 9
9:30AM-12PM or 1PM-3:30PM


Program Prices

Program Type
Prices (5x)
Club Summit - 4 hour Lift Pass & Lesson
Club Summit - *Passholder Lesson
Summit Explorers - 4 hour Lift Pass & Lesson
Summit Explorers - *Passholder Lesson

For Veterans and Active Military

Free Adaptive Lesson!

Veterans and active members of the Armed Services who have permanent disabilities are elegible for participation in the VA Adaptive Sports Grant Program.  This program offers participants a free skiing or snowboarding lesson with adaptive equipment and coaching. Sponsorship is provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Move United. For more information, visit

*Season Passholder or Midweek 12-Pack Passholder