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Frequently Asked Questions 

Skiing and Riding at Ski Sundown

Q. How do I schedule a lesson? 

A. Once you have completed the Participant Registration Form you can call Ski Sundown Welcome Center at (860) 379-7669 x211 to make adaptive lesson reservations.  Five week packages are highly recommended this season. All reservations are charged in full when booked.  A full refund will be issued if cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the reservation. Reschedules made within 48 hours are subject to a $25 fee.  Sorry but we cannot offer on-the-spot lessons. When booking a lesson please indicate if skiing, snowboarding, sit-skiing AND if rental equipment is needed.

Q. How should I dress?  

A. Clothing: warm jacket, snow pants, well-fitting waterproof gloves or mittens, wool or synthetic blend socks (not cotton), long underwear, goggles/sunglasses, Helmets: REQUIRED ski helmet (we can lend for free) 

Q. What should I bring for me or my child: 

  • Water and Snack 

  • Reinforcers: For the student to perform new or difficult tasks, please give or inform the coach of these incentives at the beginning of the lesson. 

  • Visual Behavioral Supports: Simple behavioral supports such as token boards and choice boards.

  • Communication Supports: Augmentative communication devices.

  • Ski or snowboard equipment: Rentals are included in the lesson package.  Notify the Welcome Center when scheduling the lesson if rentals are needed.  If personal equipment is preferred, be certain it is tuned and fitted properly.

Q. ARRIVAL for your lesson

  • Parking: Please allow for ample time on busy weekends.  Lot attendants will guide you to accessible spaces.

  • Where to Meet Your Coach: You will be greeted at the Summit Adaptive Sports shed located the beginner area.  We recommend you meet the coach 10 minutes before lesson starts. 

  • Anything new? Please notify the coach of any changes they should be aware of.

  • Lift Tickets/Companion Tickets: The coach will hand out the lift ticket(s) or badges.

  • Planning for Breaks and end of Lesson: Just before heading onto the snow - A meeting plan will be made for breaks and the end of the lesson. 

Q. End of your lesson

  • Athlete: Will meet back at the Summit Shed unless an alternate plan is made with the coach.  

  • Rentals: Need to be returned

  • 4 Hour ticket: If you want to continue skiing - both the lesson and companion tickets are good for a total of 4 hours from the lesson start time.  The lift attendant will let you know how much time is left.

Q. What if there is bad weather?

A. Check Summit Adaptive Website for information on lesson cancellation information if there is bad weather.  If we need to cancel lessons because of bad weather every effort will be made to reschedule with you. 

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