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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.

SEWASP provides lessons for participants with all types of disabilities including:

  • motor and physical (spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), spina bifida, etc.)
  • cognitive (brain injury, mental retardation, etc.)
  • sensory (blindness and other visual impairments, deafness and other hearing impairments, etc.)

Bi-skier kicking up snow on a turnThe program provides adaptive ski equipment and equipment fitting.  Equipment provided includes bi-skis and mono-skis for participants who may sit down when they ski.  Some skiers have their own equipment.  

SEWASP is a community effort of Our Participants, Dedicated Volunteers, and Generous Sponsors. SEWASP is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and member of Community Health Charities of Wisconsin .

 

Lesson Status

Newsflash

Looking for participant information for adaptive skiing and snowboarding lessons?  Please visit the Participant page for more information on reservations and sample schedule.  More info about 2017-2018 dates will be posted in the fall.


 

Please remember that reservations are always required for SEWASP lessons.

 

Supported in part by

CMSC - Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council