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Alpine Ski & Snowboard

Adaptive skier with volunteers

Ski and Snowboard Banquet

The 2014 season is coming to an end. It's time to RSVP for the Courage Kenny Ski and Snowboard banquet. Find more information and RSVP online at

2014 Season

Downhill skiing and snowboarding lessons are available for beginning to advanced skiers. Get one-to-one instruction in adaptive skiing techniques that accommodate people with a variety of physical disabilities and visual impairments. There is a 200 pound weight limit for all skiers and snowboarders due to equipment manufacturer specifications and ski instructor safety.

Our ski and snowboard program offers a choice of eight lessons, four lessons or one lesson, as well as a Developmental Race Program. Ski areas used are Hyland Hills, Trollhaugen and Welch Village.  (Programs at northeastern Minnesota locations will be published on the Duluth Sports Schedule page.) All lesson programs include a lift ticket, equipment and instruction.  Due to ski area availability there are no make-up sessions or refunds available for missed lessons or weather cancellations. 

Eight-lesson program: Designed for the participant with the insatiable thirst for snow and desire to continually improve.

Hyland Hills
Cost: $350 ($290 early bird before Nov. 1 )
Location: Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area, Bloomington, Minn.
Sundays, Jan. 12–March 9, 9-10:30 a.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2A to register. 
Sundays, Jan. 12–March 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Use class code GV-AS-2B to register. 
Mondays, Jan. 13–March 10, 6-8 p.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2C to register. 
Wednesdays, Jan. 15–March 12, 6-8 p.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2D to register. 
(No skiing Feb 16- 19:  Presidents’ Weekend)

Cost: $290
Location: Trollhaugen, Dresser, Wis.
Days/Times: Sundays, Jan. 12–March 9, 12:30-3.30 p.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2F to register. 
(No skiing Feb 16 - Presidents’ weekend)

Welch Village
Cost: $290
Location: Welch Village, Hastings, Minn.
Days/Times: Sundays, Jan. 12–March 9, 9 a.m.-noon  Use class code GV-AS-2E to register. 
(No skiing Feb. 16 - Presidents’ weekend)

Four-lesson program: Designed with the first-time participant in mind. 

Hyland Hills
Cost: $180; ($160 early bird before Nov. 1)
Location: Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area, Bloomington, Minn.
Sundays, Jan. 12–Feb.2, 9-10:30 a.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2A1 to register. 
Sundays, Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2B1 to register.
Sundays, Feb. 9-March 9, 9-10:30 a.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2A2 to register. 
Sundays, Feb. 9-March 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2B2 to register. 
Mondays, Jan. 13–Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2C1 to register.  
Mondays, Feb. 10-March 10, 6-8 p.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2C2 to register. 
Wednesdays, Jan. 15–Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m./  Use class code GV-AS-2D1 to register.  
Wednesdays, Feb. 12- March 12, 6-8.p.m.  Use class code GV-AS-2D2 to register. 

Call for availability of one-lesson option: 763-520-0480.

Developmental Race Team - Youth & Adults
From future Paralympians to weekend warriors, the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Developmental Race Team is designed for independent skiers with disabilities interested in instruction in Alpine racing. USSA-trained coaches will provide you with sound coaching while you push the limits and gain your competitive edge. Skiers must be able to load and unload from the chairlift, and turn and stop independently at an intermediate or advanced level. Cost: $290
Contacts: Lisa Gacek, 651-351-2337 or  
Location: Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area, Bloomington, Minn.
Days/times: Mondays, Jan. 13-March 10, 6-8 p.m.
Use class code GV-AS-2G to register.