Lessons
Eligibility

  • Anyone with a permanent physical and/or cognitive impairment is eligible for the program. SAAS has the most up-to-date equipment enabling anyone to ski.

Lesson and Lift Ticket Info

  • Lessons are one-on-one and tailored to the individual.  All-day lessons or half-day lessons which meet either morning or afternoon are available for skiing and snowboarding.
  • Reservations are required and may be made by calling the office at (575) 464-3193 or by e-mail: saadaptive@gmail.com
  • Walk-ins are taken as time and instructors permit.
  • Ski Apache Ski Resort offers discounted lift tickets for people with disabilities.  Skiers or snowboarders 18 years old and over are eligible for a half price full-day lift ticket; under 18 are eligible for a complimentary lift ticket.  Vouchers are issued through the SAAS office.
  • Scholarships and a sliding fee schedule are also available.  Call for more information (575) 464-3193.
  • Group rates are adjusted on an individual basis through the SAAS Office (575) 464-3193.
  • If you are eligible and ski independently, come by the SAAS Office for a half price voucher.
    • If you have a helper, he/she can also ski for half price (courtesy of Ski Apache).

Daily Cost and Schedule
Lessons and Equipment Rates

All-day Lesson is from 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $90.00
Half-day Lesson is from 10:00 to 12:00 or 1:00 to 3:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $80.00

Lessons include:

  • Coach(es)/volunteer(s)
  • Youth/17 years and younger - Complimentary
  • Adult/18 years and older - Half Price
  • Accessories: sun block, ski clothing, sunglasses/goggles, helmets
  • Special equipment: sit ski, ski-walkers, ski-bike; padding, shims, braces, outriggers etc.

Equipment:

  • Skis, boots and snowboards can be rented for a discount or complimentary depending on the time of season at:
    • Wild West Ski Shop 
      1408 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88355
      (888) 395-3131
    • Rocky Mountain Sports Shop 
      1103 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso
      (575) 258-3224

Lessons Quote

It really helps us to understand our student’s ability and any medical needs before they arrive, so we can be ready. Please fill out the forms below.


The Release Form is a General Liability Release and a release to allow images that may be used by the media and SAAS to promote adaptive skiing and our program.


Note: Each student must submit both forms.