- spinal cord injury;
- spina bifida;
- cerebral palsy;
- debilitating muscular disease;
- visual impairment;
- rare disorders, such as Hunter or Hurler syndromes, that could impede mobility or balance;
- autism spectrum disorder;
- developmental delay; or
- seizure disorder (requires harnessing for chairlift).
What is Adaptive Skiing and Sports
An overview of different types of adaptive skiing.
Adaptive Skiing Equipment (Uphill Skiing)
Pictures of adaptive skiing equipment from the Uphill Ski Club of Great Britain.
Adaptive Exam Guide
An official guide, with detailed information, for adaptive ski instructors. Appendix #4 contains descriptions of equipment.
Adaptive Skiing: More Available for People with Disabilities
News article from Disaboom about adaptive skiing with definitions and tips.
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Snow skiing for the physically disabled.
Mayo Clin Proc. 1991;66(2):160-72. PubMed abstract
An overview of the origin and benefits of adaptive skiing.
Barbin JM, Ninot G.
Outcomes of a skiing program on level and stability of self-esteem and physical self in adults with spinal cord injury.
Int J Rehabil Res. 2008;31(1):59-64. PubMed abstract
Improved self-esteem and self-worth in participants in adaptive skiing program.
Adaptive downhill skiing in children with cerebral palsy: effect on gross motor function.
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2006;18(4):289-96. PubMed abstract
Improved motor function after a 10-week skiing intervention.
Nasuti G, Temple VA.
The risks and benefits of snow sports for people with disabilities: a review of the literature.
Int J Rehabil Res. 2010;33(3):193-8. PubMed abstract
The benefits of physical activity for youth with developmental disabilities: a systematic review.
Am J Health Promot. 2009;23(3):157-67. PubMed abstract
|Author:||Lynn Foxx Pease - 3/2011|
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