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SouthEastern Wisconsin Adaptive Ski Program
Reservations start Monday November 2 for 2015-2016 Season

Looking for participant information for adaptive skiing and snowboarding lessons?  Please visit the Participant page for more information on reservations and schedule.

2015-2016 Season Changes and Announcements

IndependenceFirst recently sent a letter to its consumers announcing changes in their Sports and Recreation Program. SEWASP and IndependenceFirst have shared a mutually beneficial collaboration for almost 20 years, and we greatly appreciate the program coordination support provided by IndependenceFirst through those years. 

Please watch your email and post mail in early October for our announcement of the 2015-2016 season, which will include an updated phone number and mailing address. We will continue to provide the same valuable service to youth and adults with disabilities. Currently, the best way to contact us is through our web contact form.

Although we are saddened to close the chapter with IndependenceFirst, we are excited to begin another exhilarating season and a new chapter for the SEWASP family. SEWASP is committed to providing quality adaptive ski and snowboard lessons as we always have, and we look forward to serving our skiers and snowboarders now and in the future.

Volunteer with youth in bi-ski after a night lessonSEWASP (pronounced "see-wasp") provides adaptive alpine skiing and snowboard lessons for people with disabilities in southeastern Wisconsin and surrounding areas.  "Adaptive" refers to the modified equipment and teaching techniques used to enable skiers and snowboarders to participate safely and as independently as possible.  Instruction is generally provided at Alpine Valley Ski Resort near East Troy, Wisconsin (southwest of Milwaukee on I-43), on Thursday evenings from January through mid-March.
Donate through Workplace Giving and Community Health Charities of Wisconsin

SEWASP is a member of Community Health Charities of Wisconsin (CHCWI).  Watch for SEWASP in your Wisconsin workplace giving campaign (usually the fall of each year).  Help us get the word out to family, friends, and coworkers working in Wisconsin that they too can likely donate through their workplace (a.k.a "combined compaign").  These campaigns make giving easy with the option of payroll deduction.  Please take a moment to think about who you could call or email to let them know that SEWASP is a great organization to support.

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers gathered around a participant in a bi-ski
SEWASP is recruiting instructors and other volunteers for this year's 2015-2016 ski and snow-board season. Dry-land clinics will be  held Thursdays in October/November. On-snow clinics will be held in December. Lessons begin the first or second Thursday after New Years (January 7, 2016). Please contact us if you are interested.

For application & training dates, please click the "read more" link below.

SEWASP on Milwaukee TV News

SEWASP, its participants, and its volunteers were featured February 26, 2014 in a five minute video segment on Fox 6 News Milwaukee.

Fox 6 News page with video and story


Lesson Status


Looking for participant information for adaptive skiing and snowboarding lessons?  Please visit the Participant page for more information on reservations and schedule.


Please remember that reservations are always required for SEWASP lessons.


Snow Conditions

Alpine Valley Resort

Supported in part by

CMSC - Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council