PRIVATE LESSON PACKAGES & BUDDY SUPPORT
Challenge Aspen, in partnership with the Aspen Skiing Company is able to provide those with disabilities private lesson packages at a discounted rate. Our private full and half day lesson packages include a PSIA Adaptive Certified Instructor, all equipment and a lift ticket, and in some cases an adaptive assistant. We also have trained adaptive assistants that can accompany an individual that skis or snowboards at the minimum of a level 7 or above (view levels here), by offering buddy-supported skiing for full or half days. The adaptive assistants are not certified to instruct, but are experienced skiers and snowboarders and possess the training needed to assist those with disabilities.
Reservations are required for both lesson packages and buddies. Though we do take walk-ins, there is no guarantee we will have instructors or buddies available on late notice.
PRIVATE LESSON PACKAGE RATES (one-on-one)
All private lesson package rates include an Aspen Skiing Company adaptive-certified pro, equipment, and lift ticket.
Challenge Aspen has never denied a participant due to financial need. In this spirit, for those that are in need, we have increased our available scholarship (Adventure Awards) funds substantially. The amount of Adventure Award will be based on annual household income, less participants medical expenses. For more information on lesson rates, please visit here to read a letter from the CEO.
Please find the Adventure Awards Program application here.
We anticipate another fantastic season and look forward to seeing you soon!
BUDDY SUPPORT/VI GUIDES (one-on-one)
Buddy support is only for participants that are experienced skiers and snowboarders. In order to qualify for buddy support or visually impaired guiding, the skier or snowboarder MUST be able to prove they are at least an intermediate skier or rider. A lift ticket and rentals are not included in the support or guide rates, but participants are eligible to purchase a discounted lift ticket and discounted rentals.
***Please Note: We have a limited number of adaptive instructors especially during peak season. Please try to make your reservation at least 48 hours prior to your anticipated lesson day. Reservations within 48 hours are difficult to accommodate***