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Adaptive Skiing

The Adaptive Sports Center's expert instructors specialize in helping individuals with disabilities push themselves on the slopes of Mt. Crested Butte. Whether you've never skied in your life or you're an expert, we can tailor an experience that helps you grow as a skier. We offer the following equipment for our participants, and will help you decide what's best for your abilities. 


Past Adaptive Sports Center participants have found that monoskiing pushed them to use their muscles in ways they never thought possible. In addition to a physical challenge, monoskiing requires mental focus to overcome fear and perceived limitations.

With our extensive fleet of monoskis, our instructors can teach you how to maximize your independence and achieve your goals as a skier.

Whether you choose to tackle some of the steepest terrain in North America or novice slopes, Mt. Crested Butte’s legendary snow is for everyone.


A bi-ski is an adaptive skiing method that uses two skis for more stability than a monoski, all while still providing access to most of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

The Adaptive Sports Center boasts state-of-the-art equipment to ensure a safe and secure fit-up for a wide range of individuals. Our instructors will also make sure every skier is provided the knowledge they need to accomplish their goals.

Lessons cover everything from loading the biski onto a chairlift to the balance and strength techniques needed to glide down the mountain.


Skiing offers both a physical and mental challenge while improving balance, strength, agility and endurance. The Adaptive Sports Center aims to optimize independence and help others reach their skiing goals with friends and family.

With a large fleet of standard alpine skis in our arsenal of equipment, the Adaptive Sports Center also has a variety of adaptive equipment at the ready to make the sport accessible to as many participants as possible.

Instructors begin each lesson by determining what equipment and learning style is best for you. They’ll pace the day and help you reach your goals.

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Private Lesson

Private lessons are for individuals with disabilities/special needs, or family members who want one-on-one instruction. Lesson rate includes lift ticket and equipment rental.
Private Full Day Rate: $210
Private Half Day Rate: $135

Group Lesson

Group lessons are for individuals who do not need private or adaptive instruction and are of similar ski or snowboard ability. Group lessons are subject to availability and scheduled at the discretion of the ASC. Lesson rate includes lift ticket and equipment rental.

Full Day

$180 each - two people
$155 each - three people
$125 each - with a ski buddy, at discretion of the ASC

Half Day

$125 each - two people
$115 each - three people
$85 each - with a ski buddy, at discretion of the ASC

Ski assistants are not instructors but volunteer ski companions who will help you find you the best runs on Mt. Crested Butte. Participants must be at least intermediate and independent monoskiers and are responsible for their terrain selection and decision making. Assistant skiing is at the discretion of Adaptive Sports Center.

Monoski Guide Rate

$125 Full Day
$84 Half Day


This year we will run our programs in two shifts to allow for more physical distancing and adhere to building capacity regulations.

Full Day 

Shift A: 9:00 am – 11:30 am AND 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Shift B: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm AND 1:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Lunch not included or supervised. In an effort to adhere to building capacity, please show up at lesson time.

Half Day

Shift A: 9:00 am – 11:30 am OR 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Shift B: 10:00 am – 12:30 am OR 1:15 pm – 3:45 pm
In an effort to adhere to building capacity, please show up at lesson time.