The mono-ski was developed for individuals who ski in a sitting position. A mono-skier should have good upper body strength, balance and some trunk mobility. The mono-skier sits in a molded shell mounted above a single ski and uses two hand-held outriggers.
The outriggers have short ski tips at the end and are used for balance and turn initiation. The design of the mono-ski allows the skier to use the ski dynamically. The mono-ski can be self-loading onto the chairlift and provides the opportunity for an independent ski experience.
Individuals with double lower extremity amputations, spina bifida, or with a spinal cord injury are good candidates for the mono-ski.
All lessons include lift ticket, equipment, and private instruction with a minimum of two instructors. We have a staff of over 100 highly trained volunteer instructors. Over two-thirds of these are certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America or the American Association of Snowboard Instructors.
The Wintergreen Adaptive Sports skiing and snowboarding program makes it possible for anyone to feel the wind in their face and the thrill of a speedy ride down the slopes. Our focus is on safety, fun, and learning, and our goal is for you to attain independence as an adaptive skier or snowboarder. Our snow sports program operates seven days a week from mid-December through mid-March, with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.