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Higher Ground Adaptive Sports – Ketchum ID
The Higher Ground Winter Programs primarily focuses on alpine skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, and Nordic skiing. The goal of this 5-month program is to provide individual instruction that increases the participant’s ability to a level where he or she can enjoy snow sports at the highest-possible integrated setting.
Participants learn physical and communication skills to apply at home and school; snow sports goals are also set for individuals in order to track progress throughout the season. HG serves children, teens, and adults with all types of physical and cognitive disabilities. The program staff of certified recreational therapists and highly qualified ski/snowboard instructors works closely with the Blaine County School District and Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind to incorporate structured lessons as a beneficial recreational activity into their school days.
In partnership with Sun Valley Company and other local businesses, HG is able to offer all Blaine Country residents with disabilities a ski/snowboard lease package, a season’s mountain pass, and personalized instruction all at a discounted rate.
After School Program – Higher Ground offers a six-week after school program in the spring and fall for Blaine County 2nd – 5th grade students for children with physical or intellectual disabilities. Activities include swimming, indoor rock climbing, and gymnastics, to track and field.