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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.

WAS COVID-19 Update 5/5/20

Dear WAS Students, Families, and Volunteers,

As we continue to focus on the health and safety of all our students, families, staff, volunteers, and supporters, we are extending the suspension of all in-person Wasatch Adaptive programs indefinitely. WAS staff will continue to monitor the latest guidance and recommendations from local, state, and national health departments in regards to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and will provide any updates as soon as possible.

While WAS in-person programs remain suspended indefinitely, we are committed to helping students remain active at home.  WAS will be offering a long-term rental program beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2020. See our Rental Program page for more details. You can also find helpful resources to support you and your family during this time via WAS’s social media channels. Learn more about how to get involved virtually with WAS here.

Please reach out to our program director Eileen at 801.574.0659 with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Jahp
Executive Director
Wasatch Adaptive Sports

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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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Joann Spencer: Staying Active at Home with Cole

Cole Spencer started participating in Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) activities when he was 3 years old. Which at first, my husband and I were a little skeptical. We weren’t sure if he was going to be able to do much because of his age. Boy, were we wrong! He fell in love with skiing. He …

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Jared Dangerfield: Eager to Share His Outdoor Enthusiasm with WAS

Jared Dangerfield started working for Wasatch Adaptive Sports in the fall of 2019. He’s a certified EMT, PSIA Adaptive Level 3 Ski Instructor, and brings a great sense of humor to every lesson. With six years of experience in adaptive recreation and a lifetime of playing in the outdoors, we are excited to have him …

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Jeff Page: Riding 2,500 Miles in a Year

Hi, my name is Jeff Page. When I was 55 years old on August 24th, 2015 while on vacation in Steamboat Springs Colorado, I had a mountain biking accident.  Before the accident, all my outdoor recreation revolved around mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and snowboarding. I had been skiing for the previous 40 years and I would …

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Jennifer Ellefsen: Family Fun on the Slopes

Annika first started cycling and skiing with WAS in 2016. Her mom Jennifer shares how the organization has helped Annika and her family ski together at Snowbird. Three years ago Annika‘s therapist at Shriner’s Hospital recommended we look into Wasatch Adaptive Sports. She gave us an invitation for a free introductory skiing class. Annika was …

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Ernie Knox: From WAS Cyclist to Skier

After cycling with WAS in the summer, Ernie decided to try out skiing. Hear about how he came to WAS and what it was like for him to ski for the first time! Before all of the WAS activities, I was in a work-related accident. I was at work when I fell off the back …

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Ryan Relyea: WAS Volunteer and Supporter

Ryan Relyea started volunteering for WAS in 2017. Since then, he’s volunteered or participated in many of WAS events and eventually joined the fundraising committee. WAS is so grateful for Ryan’s dedication and involvement in the organization! I learned about Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) after watching the people at Snowbird in black coats skiing with people …

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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.

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

Phone: (801) 834-0476

Fax: (801) 935-8338

info@wasatchadaptivesports.org

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