Adapted Skiing Programs Scheduled 2011

December 21, 2010

This winter, Belleayre Mountain in Highmount, New York and Helen Hayes Hospital will be hosting a series of Adaptive Skiing Workshops. The events, which are open to individuals with disabilities, are being held in conjunction with Helen Hayes Hospital’s Adapted Sports and Recreation Program and are free of charge.

Adaptive Skiing Workshops are scheduled on Sundays on the following dates:
January 9 & 23
February 6, 20 & 27
March 6

Two sessions will be offered each day from 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The February 27 program is also Adaptive Awareness Day at Belleayre and will feature several fundraising events on the mountain for the adapted skiing program.

Instructors specializing in adaptive skiing will offer beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons. First time students will receive an overview of the equipment and fittings prior to getting out on the snow. Adaptive equipment will be available for skiers with disabilities. Participants should come attired in appropriate in winter/snow clothing.

Helen Hayes Hospital, the region’s leader in specialty physical rehabilitation services, is committed to enabling individuals of all abilities to pursue competitive and recreational sports and activities. These activities speed the recovery process, improve and maintain health and conditioning and foster socialization and camaraderie. The Adapted Sports & Recreation Program makes activities such as kayaking, yoga, sailing, softball, basketball and gardening available to individuals of all abilities.

The workshops are free of charge but pre-registration is required. For additional information on the Adapted Sports & Recreation Program or the downhill skiing programs at Belleayre Mountain, or to register for one or more of the workshops, contact: Matthew Castelluccio, Adapted Sports Coordinator, 845-786-4950 OR