Adaptive Sports Partners
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Choose Your Adventure

Whether you are an individual, group, school, friends, or family, we have an adaptive adventure for you!

Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

Cannon Mountain, Jay Peak Resort, Burke Mountain

Adaptive Mountain Biking

Kingdom Trails (VT), FA NEMBA (NH)

Hiking

Various trails throughout the North Country of NH and the Northeast Kingdom of VT

Biking

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, Learn to Bike, Ammonoosuc Rail Trail, Newport Rail Trail

Nordic Skiing

Franconia Inn

Rock Climbing

Indoor (North Country Climbing Center), and outdoor at various crags in the North Country

Swimming

St. Johnsbury Academy, Evergreen Sports Center, Power's Park

Garden Buddies

Franconia Community Center

Bocce and Boccia

DOW Park and Franconia Town Hall

Golf

Sunset Hill Country Club (Sugar Hill, NH)

Disc Golf

Dow Park (Franconia, NH)

Bowling

Gold Crown Lanes (St. Johnsbury, VT)

Kayaking

Various lakes, ponds, resevoirs, and rivers in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and North Country of New Hampshire

Fly Fishing

Franconia State Park

Sailing

Tetra Craft

Explore Our Equipment

We have a variety of adaptive equipment, in every activity and season, to ensure everyone can access recreation in the North Country and Northeast Kingdom.  We even have trailers for our equipment so we can bring activities to your school, neighborhood, or event!

Adaptive Ski Equipment

Adaptive Sports Partners provides a diverse range of adaptive ski and snowboard equipment, including bi-skis, monoskis, snow sliders, tandem skis, Snow Karts, and outriggers. One notable addition is the TetraSki, developed at the University of Utah, designed for individuals with complex physical injuries or illnesses. The TetraSki allows skiers to independently control turn size and shape using a joystick or sip-and-puff interface, with an instructor providing safety through a tether and remote control override. Additionally, the organization offers accessories like hula hoops, tethers, toe clips, edgie wedgies, and more to make learning two-track skiing and riding enjoyable and accessible for everyone.

Adaptive Bike Equipment

Adaptive Sports Partners provides a diverse range of biking equipment, catering to individuals with different needs and abilities to ensure inclusive access to trails, roadways, and bike paths. The selection includes adaptive mountain bikes like ReActive Adaptations’ Bomber, Nuke, and Stinger, as well as various options such as handcycles, trikes, recumbents, tandem upright, and tandem recumbents for an inclusive biking experience.

Adaptive Hike Equipment

Embarking on the trails amidst nature, whether observing breathtaking landscapes during a hike or savoring the crisp mountain air, becomes an inclusive and accessible experience for individuals with disabilities, all thanks to our amazing adaptive hiking equipment. The Joëlette is an all-terrain wheelchair with a single wheel, which allows any person with a disability to go hiking with the help of at least two guides. The Trail Rider is a specially designed wilderness access vehicle.  It is essentially a a modified wheelchair with the ability to travel on hiking trails through the woods and up and down hills and mountains with the support of volunteers. 

Other Adaptive Equipment

Adaptive Sports Partners offers a diverse range of adaptive equipment to facilitate inclusive participation in various sports. For kayaking, they provide outriggers, specialized seats, and paddles, ensuring accessibility to water activities. The organization also creates adaptive opportunities in golf, disc golf, gardening, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, fly fishing, and bocce, equipped with both the necessary gear and skilled instructors to make these activities accessible to all.

Sunrise Ascent Athlete Registration is OPEN!

kerry@adaptivesportspartners.org

 

Kerry earned her B.S. in Recreation Management and Policy, with a concentration in recreation therapy from the University of New Hampshire. She has spent 10+ years working in the field with kids, teens and adults. She has previously worked for Easter Seals in NH as a recreation therapist, and most recently was the Program Manager for a small inclusion department based out of the Springfield Jewish Community Center in western Massachusetts.
Kerry has personal experience with mono-skiing, having taken lessons around Vermont and Maine, and is excited to share that experience with others! She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and disc golf! She is excited to help build an amazing adaptive program for all, and to call the NEK home!

sarah@adaptivesportspartners.org

My name is Sarah Lemay and I started as the Administrative Assistant for Adaptive early in the summer of 2023! I’m the human to a very energetic black lab named Lucy, who occasionally helps me with paperwork at the office. Winter is my favorite season and I enjoy hiking and skiing.

natasha@adaptivesportspartners.org

Natasha has a long history of volunteerism in the adaptive sports, beginning as a shadow, and eventually becoming a volunteer as a teenager, into her adult years. After graduating from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor of Biology degree, she served in AmeriCorps at the Epilepsy Foundation of New England for two years and was hosted at Adaptive Sports Partners, growing an even deeper passion for the adaptive community, and gaining experience with many possible ways to create opportunities for inclusion in recreation. Natasha is overjoyed to be joining the team in this new role as Program Manager for the 2023-2024 winter season, and is looking forward to continuing her support of ASP’s mission. In her free time, Natasha loves to get outside; her favorite activities include snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing with friends. You can also find her baking at home. 

nate@adaptivesportspartners.org

Nate joined the Adaptive Sports Partners’ team as a volunteer in October of 2013. Through his volunteerism, he found that he was extremely passionate about helping people of all abilities to enjoy the outdoors and participate in recreational activities. He is CARSS Level 2 certified, a certified TetraSki Trainer/Instructor, a TetraCraft instructor, a certified CPR and first aid instructor, level 1 bowling coach, and looks forward to continuing to advance his education in adaptive sports.

Nate graduated from Lakes Region Community College with degrees in Fire Science, Fire Investigation, and Fire Protection System. Nate worked as a Firefighter and Paramedic for 10 years prior to joining ASP full-time.  Nate is an avid skier, rock climber, kayaker and enjoys being outdoors. He lives in Sugar Hill with his wife who volunteers, two kids and mother.

judy@adaptivesportspartners.org

Judith Farrell Northrop (she/her) hails from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, grew up outside of Philadelphia, and graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in English. She studied at Lancaster Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity. Ordained by the United Church of Christ, she served as a pastor and associate pastor for children, youth, and adults in Vermont and Texas. In other eclectic occupations, Judy has taught preschool, SKIwee, elementary art, worked at organic gardens/farms, and studied at Glassell School of Art in Houston.  Judy is married to John Northrop, and they have two awesome teens.  For fun, Judy skis, runs, hikes, gardens, and chills out with art, yoga, beach time and books. Adding spirit to family life are two rescue doggers, Ellie, a who-knows-what mix with some shepherd, and Honey, a count-me-in poodle-terrier.

kelly@adaptivesportspartners.org

Kelly is a highly qualified professional with a background in adaptive sports and over 10 years of experience. She holds a Master’s degree in Recreational Therapy and is certified as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Level 1 Adaptive SUP Instructor, and PSIA Level 1 Adaptive Ski Instructor. Kelly resides in Lyndonville with her husband, 4 kiddos, 3 dogs, and 1 cat. In addition to her professional achievements, she is an avid skier, ultrarunner, Ironman finisher, and outdoor enthusiast.