Volunteer for Adaptive Skiing / Snowboarding

Give your edge a purpose by volunteering in adaptive skiing or snowboarding! Volunteers in our ski programs serve as ski and snowboard instructors during an 8-week lesson series.

Adaptive ski and snowboard volunteers provide a safe, fun, and positive learning experience for Adaptive Sports Connection’s program participants. As a volunteer, you will be paired with an experienced instructor and will use lesson plans and outlines to help participants improve their skills on the snow, complete regular progress reports to track their successes, and comply with all program safety regulations.

Ski Volunteers 2-2012

Lessons are offered at Mad River Mountain and Snow Trails Resort every Saturday in January and February.

  • Minimum age to volunteer is 15.
  • Volunteers of any skiing or boarding ability are welcome and will be matched with lead instructors and adaptive participants based on their skills.
  • Volunteers receive free lift ticket and rentals if needed on the day they volunteer. Registration for free tickets and rentals closes Friday at noon each week.
  • In addition to the 8-week series, we also offer special Friday or Sunday veteran events up to 2 times per season.

Skiing Volunteer Registration & Sign Up

During the registration process, new volunteers will be asked to create an account, and and returning volunteers are requested to keep their Volunteer Profile up-to-date. This will allow us to communicate upcoming events, special events, last minute cancellations, or venue changes. If you have any questions, please contact


Ski and board volunteers are required to attend one dryland training (typically offered in October and November) and up to two days of on-hill training (weekends in December as soon as the hills are open). Training requirements decrease with volunteer experience.


Upcoming On Hill On Snow Volunteer Training

Session availability is weather dependent. All volunteers are encouraged to attend this session. Volunteers will be broken up to into groups based on skiing ability and adaptive discipline interest. Each group will work with an instructor to go through a basic ski progression and to learn what a typical Adaptive Sports Connection lesson is like. New skiers will work to improve their personal skiing skills with an instructor. All equipment is provided for this session.

Trainings @ Snow Trails

  • December 28
  • December 31 - BONUS! Volunteer Appreciation Free Ski Day
  • January 8 - Mid Season Student Assessment and Beginner Stand Up
  • January 26 - Mid Season Basic Bi Ski Clinic and Beginner Stand Up
  • February 19 - Mid Season Student Assessment and Improve Personal Skiing
  • February 23 - Mid Season Standup Tethering and Improve Personal Skiing

Trainings @ Mad River

  • December 28
  • December 31 - BONUS! Volunteer Appreciation Free Ski Day
  • January 12 - Mid Season Stand up Tethering and Beginner Stand Up
  • January 22 - Mid Season Basic Cognitive / VI and Beginner Stand Up
  • February 5 - Mid Season Bi Ski Tethering and Basic Snowboarding
  • February 9 - Mid Season Basic Mono Ski and Improve Personal Skiing