Whiteface Adaptive Snow Sports Program Gears Up for Another Season

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 10 2007 - 12:02 PM

WILMINGTON, New York — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announced Monday that Whiteface will offer two days of adaptive ski clinics for anyone interested in teaching the visually challenged.

These free clinics are slated for December 15-16. Attendees will learn how to teach the blind and visually-impaired how to ski as well as using sit-down equipment to ski, according to Don Dew, Director of the Adaptive Snow Sports Program at Whiteface Mountain.

“Our goal is to increase the volunteer base to work with the disabled population,” said Dew.

Participants will meet at the Adaptive Office, in the Upper Tunnel of the Whiteface Base Lodge, at 9:00 a.m. for registration each day. Daily on-snow instruction is set for 10 ??“ 12 pm and 1 – 3 p.m.

Whiteface Mountain PSIA-certified staff members will conduct the clinics. Upon successful conclusion, volunteers will receive a certificate of participation.

Anyone interested may call the Adaptive Office at 518-946-2223 x 367, or email [email]adaptive@whiteface.com[/email]. Advance registration is greatly appreciated.

For more information on skiing and riding at Whiteface Mountain, including conditions, pricing and web cam, please log on to www.whiteface.com.