PSIA-AASI Adaptive Academy Returns to Breckenridge

Scheduled for Breckenridge, Colorado, December 2-9, the Hartford Ski Spectacular is the best place to clinic and network with the nation’s top adaptive instructors.

Along with the PSIA-AASI National Adaptive Academy for Instructors, the 25th anniversary of this special event will include learn to ski and snowboard lessons, a week-long race camp, races, free clinics, banquets and other social networking events.

PSIA-AASI Adaptive Team member Geoff Krill will be on the slope to lead clinics, as will PSIA Alpine Team member and freestyle specialist David Oliver, and former Adaptive Team Coach Bill Bowness.

Put on by DSUSA (Disabled Sports USA), the event annually draws more than 850 participants. And each year, the Hartford Ski Spectacular welcomes a special group of individuals that have sustained a recent life changing disability. This year, in recognition of the large numbers of armed services members returning from overseas with permanent disabilities, Warfighter Sports, a program of DUSA, will be welcomed.

Another group of special guests are the National Race Festival Youth Scholarship recipients. According to DSUSA, these young racers are given the opportunity to attend a full week of the Race Camp to learn from the best disabled skiers and coaches in the country.

For instructors and instructor trainees, PSIA-AASI certified examiners and clinicians will teach the latest in adaptive teaching methods. Programs are offered in all disciplines and levels of adaptive instruction.

Members can get 3 continuing-education credits for attending a half-day clinics. Each half day clinic is $35. No onsite registration will be available; you’ll have to register beforehand here. Lift tickets and equipment are not included in clinic fee.

Clinics include: “Defining Movements,” “Shed the Wedge,” “Everyone Likes to be Included,”  “Solving the Mystery of Carving Your Skis” and “Mono/Bi Ski Review.”

More information is available on the website.

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