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Alpine Ski & Snowboard

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2015 Season – for ages 6 to adult

Get one-to-one instruction in adaptive skiing techniques that accommodate people with a variety of physical disabilities and visual impairments. Downhill skiing and snowboarding lessons are available for beginning to advanced skiers. We also offer a Developmental Race Program.

PLEASE NOTE: No participant will be turned away due to financial hardships. Cost sharing and scholarships are available. Contact the program coordinator for more information.

Eight-lesson program: Designed for the participant with the insatiable thirst for snow and desire to continually improve. Call for availability of a one-lesson option: 612-775-2280.

Locations and class listings - Registration opens October 10, 2014.

Registrations for all lessons will be first come, first served, based on the date you register. All lesson programs include a lift ticket, equipment and instruction.

New for 2015: If we have to cancel three or more lessons during the regular season due to weather, a make-up lesson will be offered the week of March 11-14 depending on volunteer and ski area availability. No refunds available for missed lessons or weather cancellations. There will be no lessons February 15-18 (President's Day week).


Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute requires the use of appropriate ski helmets by both participants and volunteers. There is a 200 pound weight limit for all skiers and snowboarders due to equipment manufacturer specifications and ski instructor safety.

Volunteers Needed: Share Your Love of the Slopes

Introduce someone with a disability to the world of snow sports. Experienced skiers and boarders are needed as volunteer instructors. All volunteers receive instruction on adaptive equipment and techniques. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. To volunteer for Twin Cities metro area sites: contact Sue at or 612 775-2724. To volunteer for Duluth area sites, send an e-mail to



Megan Ihlenfeld

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In June 2013, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, was created by the merger of Courage Center and Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.



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