“Some of the great benefits of this program is that it lifts the kids confidence… To see them up on the mountain, you can’t tell that they have special needs of any kind.”

— Paraprofessional from Durango School District

At Adaptive Sports Association, we have over 300 local volunteers who make our ski and snowboarding lessons possible. We train intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders to teach adaptive snow sports, so no previous experience with ski/snowboard instruction or with disabilities is necessary.

The benefits of volunteering are significant, including:

  • FREE ski improvement clinics
  • Improved skills to help people with disabilities enjoy the experience of winter snow sports
  • Discounted skiing at Purgatory Resort
  • Generous discounts at a number of local businesses
  • Pro (discounted) deals on ski equipment including ExpertVoice

Winter volunteer orientations are usually held in early November. For the Winter 2020-2021 season, contact us directly for info on volunteering. We have different procedures this year for COVID-19 safety.

Interested in Volunteering?

    Get Started

    To get started with ASA, fill out the contact form above, email us, or call to make sure we have you marked as interested. We’ll send you updates on any news or dates you need to know to volunteer!

    Next, you’ll need to complete our Volunteer Forms and online training pieces. Once we have your paperwork, you can sign up for two training clinics and shadow two lessons. Then you’ll be off to teaching!

    For COVID-19 Information

    Please click to visit our COVID-19 Information Page with ASA’s operating updates and links to La Plata County’s current rating on the Colorado dial.

    Volunteering Today?

    If you are participating, volunteering, or a support individual with ASA today, please complete our required symptom screening. Please don’t fill out more than 3 hrs. prior to your arrival.