Do you have limited mobility or know someone who does? Adaptive nordic skiing is a magical way to enjoy the winter months with friends and family on the groomed ski trails, and whether you have a long-term physical limitation, or you are recovering from a knee or hip replacement, adaptive nordic skiing is here for you.
Thanks to a grant from the Methow Fund, Methow Trails now has two adult “sit skis” available for use in Winthrop and Mazama. Go with a friend or volunteer who can help you along. With advanced notice, we can provide volunteer support as well.
Learn to serve as a volunteer guide for local and visiting skiers with limited mobility. December 27th training at the Winthrop Town Trailhead 10:00am-12:00pm. Bring your skis and warm layers.
Equipment – Sit skis are low to the ground frames that have bindings and skis at the base. Adaptive skiers can pole themselves, or be pushed or pulled by a trained aid. Sit skis are available for loan on a daily basis at the Methow Valley Ski School in Mazama and Winthrop Mountain Sports. Plan to ski with someone who can assist you as needed.
Accessible Trailheads – We recommend accessing the ski trails at the Ice Rink parking lot in Winthrop, or the Mazama Corral Trailhead, both offering ADA parking and easy entry to flat and beautiful terrain. For information on other ADA access points, email Methow Trails at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers/Trail Guides – Although sit skis are low to the ground and relatively stable, skiing with a friend or volunteer who can assist you is highly recommended. Methow Trails has a small but growing group of sit ski volunteers that would love to help you experience the trails on a sit ski.
For more information or to volunteer, call or email Danica, Program Manager, 509-996-3287 email@example.com