Welcome to Wasatch Adaptive Sports

Wasatch Adaptive Sports believes in the development of ability, independence and active living through recreation. We provide entry-level through advanced instruction of winter and summer recreational pursuits for individuals with adaptive needs and their families. Through personalized assessments and instruction, along with adaptive equipment, we work together to achieve your goals and experience the outdoors without limitations. Wasatch Adaptive Sports programs focus on increasing independence and mobility in a social environment.

If you are interested in participating in any of our summer or winter programs, click below:

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Click below to hear what getting back on the slopes has meant to some of our students.

Our Events

Adaptive Yoga

21st Yoga Studio
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Practice yoga with WAS!

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Winter Lessons!

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter is around the corner!

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Number of Lessons in 2016-17

Number of Lessons on Scholarship in 2016-17

Miles Biked in Summer 2016

Laps Skied in Winter 2016-17

Our News

Peter Mandler: The Founder’s History of WAS

Wasatch Adaptive Sports was created in November 1977. At that time, there were very few programs and activities for people with disabilities in Utah. We realized a family with a child with a disability or an adult with a disability had very little funding if any for recreational sports programs or equipment due to being on …

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Tyler Schilhabel: The WAS Difference

The plain and simple fact is that I came to WAS with the hope of becoming an independent skier, but I have received so much more than that. I am more independent in all aspects of my life and most importantly I am a happier person because WAS allows me to leave my disability behind …

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Martina Huntington: Back (Monoskiing) on the Slopes

There’s no greater feeling than breathing in the fresh winter air and flying freely down the mountains again. It brought back the freedom and exhilaration I’ve missed for so long. I know we’re months into summer, and I’m excited for all the fun stuff to do with our little family, but a little part of …

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Tim Gamble: Staying Active After A Stroke At 26

Without the programs, instructors and support Wasatch Adaptive Sports has provided me, I would likely have not ever been able to participate in sports again. On Easter morning 2013, at the age of 26, I suffered a massive stroke caused by a blood clot that lodged in my right carotid artery.  As a result, the …

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Eileen Finn: My Journey to Becoming a Rec Therapist and WAS Instructor

I see, on a daily basis, individuals setting, working toward, and achieving their goals in sport and recreation, but also because I see how that process builds confidence, self-efficacy, and improved quality of life beyond the hour or two they are skiing, biking, or participating with us. It’s been a long, windy road that led …

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Rachel Mendelsohn, DPT, PT on Adaptive Recreation

When the instructors at WAS present the option to try new skills in a safe environment with the assumption that anything is possible,  I have seen a huge improvement in participants’ self-confidence and their willingness to try other tasks.   For my day job, I work as a pediatric physical therapist for Primary Children’s Hospital. …

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Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy to Students

Wasatch Adaptive Sports does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and athletic and other administered programs.


Wasatch Adaptive Sports
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
9385 S, Snowbird Center Dr.
Snowbird, Utah, 84092-9000

Phone: (801) 933-2188

Fax: (801) 935-8338


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