Adaptive Skiing

Cataloochee Snowsports School’s Adaptive program teaches adults and children with disabilities how to ski and enjoy lifetime winter activity. It’s based on the belief that anyone who suffers from a physical or mental disability, can still learn and enjoy the fundamentals of skiing or riding with the proper instruction. Our instructors are certified by PSIA and our goal is to give everyone the opportunity to participate in snow sports regardless of their disabilities. We strive to instill in our students the belief that they too can achieve their goals and dreams without limitation.


Equipment in available for people who have the following disability:

  1. Visual Impairment
  2. Cognitive Disabilities
  3. Developmental Disabilities
  4. Cerebral Palsy
  5. Multiple Sclerosis
  6. Muscular Dystrophy
  7. Traumatic Brain Injury
  8. Spinal Cord Injuries

Adaptive Lessons

We offer full and half day lessons. All lessons are by appointment only. This is to ensure the proper equipment, instructors and volunteers are available for your lesson.


Cost for a half day adaptive program session is $95.00 and  includes lesson, lift ticket and equipment.  A full day program session is $140.00 and includes lesson, lift ticket and equipment.

Our Motto

You too, can succeed if you are willing to try because snow sports are for everyone!

For more information, contact:
Cassie Sweeney, Ski & Ride Center Director
828-926-0285 (Extension: 7323)