FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are a few of the questions we get the most. If you don’t see what’s on your mind, reach out to us anytime by phone or email.
Which disability population do you serve?
HCAS serves a wide range of disabilities including but not limited to individuals with amputations, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinabifida, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual & hearing impairments, autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, and many more.
How much does it cost to register for your programs?
- Kayaking & Rock Climbing: $10 per person. (Price subject to change)
- Adaptive Mountain Biking: $35 per ride for a group ride, and $50 for a private lesson.
- Half-Day Adaptive Ski Lesson: $99 includes lift ticket, 2-hour lesson, rentals and any adaptive equipment.
- Full-day Adaptive Ski Lesson: $175 and includes lift ticket, 4-hour lesson, rentals and any adaptive equipment.
What if I do not have clothes to ski in?
If you do not have ski clothes, there is no worry at all! We have any outer layer clothes you would need to borrow, including pants, gloves, and jackets. For under layers, long sleeve shirts and long, comfortable pants or thermals work well under snowpants. Layers are key!
What does a ski day look like?
For our ski days, you will arrive 30 min before your lesson time to meet your instructor. The instructor will then fit you for any equipment you might need to have a successful and fun day on snow. Then, you either ski for two hours or four hours depending on a full or half day package (time is allotted for lunch during full day lessons, but lunch is not provided). The instructor will help you learn and ski as safely as possible by picking appropriate runs (not too steep to start, for example), and tasks that supplement your knowledge. All is aimed towards having the most fun, safe day on snow as possible!
How do I sign up?
Here are directions to sign-up:
- Click here to request an account and follow the instructions.
- Go to your email and follow the link sent to verify your account.
- Fill out your Profile and sign the waivers on the homepage.
- Schedule yourself for events and programming using the “View and Edit My Schedule” Tab on your homepage.
Can siblings and family members attend and participate?
Summer – We love when siblings and families participate in our programs! However, the extent of their participation will be limited for certain events and activities depending on equipment and staffing availability.
Winter – This is determined on a case-by-case basis and depends on the difference in age and skill level of family members. Please email us to make a plan. If anyone is in need of a non-adaptive lesson, please refer to the Arizona Snowbowl Ski and Ride School at https://www.snowbowl.ski/plan-your-trip/do-i-need-a-lesson.
How old do you need to be to participate in your programs?
We have participants as young as four years old all the way up to 80 years young.
Do I have to own any adaptive equipment to participate?
Not at all. We provide all equipment to participate in our programming. If an individual is interested in a particular sport or wants a piece of equipment, HCAS has resources to apply for grants and scholarships to obtain equipment.
I don’t have a disability. Can I still participate?
We primarily serve individuals with intellectual, cognitive, or physical disabilities. However, you can volunteer for our many programs and events.
I want to volunteer. How can I get involved?
Email email@example.com for more information on volunteer opportunities.
How do you fund your programs?
All of our programs and events are funded by generous donations from our community members as well as grants and fundraisers. Our big fundraiser, The Top Gun Shootout is held in June to help fund many of our programs and events.
I want to donate. Who can I make a check out to?
Donations can be made online and by check. Learn more about donating to High Country Adaptive Sports here.