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Our Mission

To foster a healthy lifestyle through outdoor sports for individuals with disabilities in a fun, accessible, and inclusive environment.

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Our Vision

Our Values

Summit provides opportunities for athletes with disabilities to participate in outdoor sport programs for health, wellness and lifestyle enhancement.
 

Under our carefully trained volunteers, athletes will have access to programs that provide skills training, social experiences, and confidence. 
 

Maintaining a welcoming environment for athletes, families and volunteers that fosters camaraderie, teamwork and the human spirit through dignity and respect for all is our top priority. 
 

Making friends, increasing self-esteem, developing life skills, and providing positive experiences are a few of the benefits of our programs.
 

Independence, to the greatest extent possible, is always the goal as individuals gain experience in outdoor sports.
 

Together we are committed to coaching individuals to reach their fullest potential.

To provide a world class outdoor adaptive program in Connecticut.

Years adaptive snow sports have been available at   

Ski Sundown 

17

150+

Participants served

 during the winter season each year

450

Number of ski and snowboard lessons provided in the winter season 

80%

Retention rate of adaptive snow sport volunteers 

65%

Volunteer coaches that are PSIA-AASI certified

WELCOME TO SUMMIT ADAPTIVE SPORTS

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Participating in sports provides lifelong opportunities for physical and mental development as well as opportunities for individual accomplishment and inclusive family activities.  Summit Adaptive Sports is a non profit organization that provides access and instruction in outdoor sports including alpine skiing and snowboarding to individuals with acquired or developmental disabilities. 

Based in the rolling hills of Northwest Connecticut we are approximately 40 miles from Hartford, CT. We are excited to be offering our ski and snowboard program with Ski Sundown in New Hartford, CT.  Our team of volunteer coaches have many years of coaching experience, and the majority are PSIA-AASI certified.   

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Bi Skier Tethered by Adaptive Coach

Our outdoor sport offerings currently include Alpine Skiing and Snowboard Riding, and will soon include Disc Golf, Hiking, Mountain Biking/Trail Riding, Nordic Skiing (Cross Country and Telemark Skiing), and more.  

"I wanted to let you know how terrific Dawson & Ava were with my son today.  He had the hugest smile all day and had so much fun!  I'm so grateful for this program and the super special volunteers."
Kerry,  January 2021 
"My son had the most amazing time tonight!!! My Heart is so full.  There are so few things that he likes and this was a hit!"
 
Sonia, February 2022
“I had a great time skiing with Caprice & Paul.  I learned a lot and the videos my coach took of my skiing helped give me great feedback!"
 
 Florence, March 2022 
“We would like to thank you for the wonderful season of skiing.  My son learned a lot and had a great time.  We are truly grateful for the work you and the team do to let our children be successful and enjoy themselves."
 
Melissa, March 2022 

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