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.

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Our Events

Winter Lessons

Wasatch Adaptive Sports, Snowbird Resort
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come ski or snowboard with WAS this winter!

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Our News

Executive Director Elizabeth Jahp: The WAS Potential

“Right…left…right…left,” cheered Cole, age three and Alex, his instructor, as they swung their arms in unison, linking turns down Chickadee. What may have appeared as a choreographed and much-needed snow dance from the chairlift was, in fact, Cole learning to initiate his first-ever turns in the bi-ski. This past weekend, three new students from the …

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Dr. K: Hope, Healing and Harmony for Veterans One Activity At A Time

Please allow me to introduce myself.  I am Dr. William R. Klinger better known as DrK and I am employed as a Recreation Therapist at the Salt Lake City VA.  Like every other participant, instructor and staff member of WAS my journey in life has been full of triumphs and tragedies, accomplishments and disappointments, and …

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Jason Malczyk: My Adventures with the Adaptive Community

Jason started working with WAS in July 2019, coming in with an extensive background in adaptive recreation, specifically in winter sports. He is a PSIA Adaptive Division and Education Clinic Leader and the Adaptive Discipline Manager for the Intermountain Region. With 18 years of experience working at a variety of adaptive programs, we are eager …

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Matt Bambrough: Adaptive Sports Change Lives

There is nothing like the beauty of sport that can change your outcome on life forever!  I have always been an active person. I had a love for the outdoors from the beginning. Learning new things and experiencing new adventures outdoors seemed to always be something I loved. That is why at the age of …

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Wisem Torbay: Athlete and Activist

The WAS team has been changing and improving many lives in different and incredible ways, including mine. My name is Wisem (Sam) Torbay, I am 21 years old and I am also a WAS (Wasatch Adaptive Sports) student since 2018. I am originally from Venezuela, located in the north of South America. I moved to …

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Miguel Rovira: Snowbird Ski Instructor to WAS Board Chair

As I take the position of board chair on Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) Board of Directors, I want to thank and congratulate Scott Beck for his leadership and commitment to our organization during his tenure as board chair. Scott and I will continue to work with our board and staff to continue growing our organization. …

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Laura Benson: Reflecting on My Time at WAS

I have been a member of the Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) community and team since the winter of 2016. Along with my day-to-day duties as a ski instructor for the Snowbird Mountain School, I assisted WAS's Special Event Manager, Robin Cecil. Robin and I were the team behind the scenes putting together the Steve Young ...

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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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