Cold Weather Programs

Alpine Skiing and Riding

Adaptive skiing uses specialized equipment and/or training to allow people with disabilities to experience the benefits of skiing. Skiing and snowboarding provide a sense of freedom that is difficult to duplicate in other sports. Skiing is a fantastic sport for people with physical disabilities or visual impairments in that it helps to develop balance, fitness, confidence, motivation, and social skills. Simply put – Skiing is Skiing!  Participants can compete in Special Olympics Regional and State games.  Contact ASPNC for more information.

Nordic Skiing

Nordic skiing, unlike its downhill equivalent, is accessible to far more athletes and areas of the country as it doesn’t require as much snowfall or mountains. All you need are Nordic skis and a trail map.

For many athletes, Nordic skiing is a recreational sport that involves a more leisurely pace allowing the skier to enjoy the outdoors and chat with friends along the trail. Nordic skiing can also be used as a great cross-training activity for summer sports like running or cycling. No matter why you’re out on the trail, Nordic skiing is a great sport for all!

Snowshoeing/Winter Hiking

A great way to experience the mountains in the winter, snowshoeing and winter hiking are favorites for groups and families to enjoy together. Snowshoes or micro-spikes attach to hiking or snow boots, allowing the participants to walk on either groomed trails or off-trail in the powder New Hampshire is known for. Snowshoeing and winter hiking is available for both stand-up and sit-down participants.

Please check out our calendar for program days and times