Our Program

All Season Adaptive Sports is the second oldest adaptive ski program in the country. We offer learn-to-ski programs for students of all ages with a variety of disabilities in alpine and snowboarding disciplines. Starting in the spring of 2024, we will be offering summer activities. Beginning with adaptive mountain biking, Fishing and Hiking A family-oriented program, All Season Adaptive Sports includes Spanish-speaking instructors and group programs for schools and rehabilitation centers.

Our program is a not-for-profit organization registered as a charitable 501(c)3 organization in the state of New Mexico.

We are a community funded organization and are grateful for their support.

It’s All About the Skier!

We are dedicated to developing the abilities of each student.

We have designed our program to provide the fun and freedom of adaptive sports through the use of adaptive equipment, safety, and specially-trained coaches.

We turn no willing student down due to severity of impairment or financial constraints!

If you qualify but ski independently, come by for a discounted lift ticket. If you have a helper, he/she can also ski for a discount (courtesy of Ski Apache).

One-on-One Instruction
Our students receive one-on-one instruction with one or two of our qualified staff. We have 35 coaches and volunteers all trained and many certified by the Professional Ski Instructors Association – Adaptive Program.

We stress safety and make ongoing dynamic assessments and adjustments during the students’ day to accommodate for their learning and enjoyment. Lessons are tailored to the individual. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call the All Season Adaptive Sports office at 575-937-6954

The Right Equipment
Skiing can be for everyone; sometimes all it takes is a little adaptive equipment and an organization that has what it takes to give people access!

  • Skiing with attached tip brace assists stability and stance.
  • Tethers attached to the tip brace aid in speed control and assist in forming turn shape.
  • Riding a sit-ski and using outriggers to control speed gives mountain access to a person using a wheelchair.
  • A slider can be used for extra balance and support while standing.
  • Specialized adaptive bikes can give the freedom of the tail to anyone.
  • A well-trained, creative, and compassionate coach is the best equipment of all!

Skis, boots, poles, and snowboards are available at the rental shops in Ruidoso or the Ski Apache Rental Shop. Complimentary equipment can be picked up with a prior reservation at Wild West Ski Shop (575-258-3131) any day except the busiest days during Christmas and spring breaks. Ski Apache Rental Shop provides equipment for our weekly group programs.

Group Programs who ski with SAAS regularly include:

  • NMSBVI (New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired), Alamogordo, NM
  • Tobosa Developmental Center for Adults, Roswell, NM
  • Esperanza Developmental Center for Adults, Roswell, NM
  • Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell, Special Services Program, NM
  • Howard College for the Deaf, Big Springs, TX.
  • Kinetic Kids, San Antonio, TX.
  • Fort Bliss Warrior Resiliency Center, El Paso, TX.
  • Warrior Transition Battalion
  • NM Commission for the Blind