Winter Program

The Higher Ground Winter Programs primarily focuses on alpine skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, and Nordic skiing. The goal of this 5-month program is to provide individual instruction that increases the participant’s ability to a level where he or she can enjoy snow sports at the highest-possible integrated setting. Participants learn physical and communication skills to apply at home and school; snow sports goals are also set for individuals in order to track progress throughout the season.

HG serves children, teens, and adults with all types of physical and cognitive disabilities. The program staff of certified recreational therapists and highly qualified ski/snowboard instructors works closely with the Blaine County School District and Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind to incorporate structured lessons as a beneficial recreational activity into their school days. In partnership with Sun Valley Company and other local businesses, HG is able to offer all Blaine Country residents with disabilities a ski/snowboard lease package, a season’s mountain pass, and personalized instruction all at a discounted rate.



WINTER RECREATION PROGRAMS 2017

SIGN UPS AND ADVANCED PAYMENT FOR HG WINTER PROGRAMS BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Pay your HG membership fee and choose one of the following:

1. HG HOLIDAY CAMP (see dates & times)
2. INDIVIDUAL SESSION (3 lessons throughout the course of 3 weeks)
3. SPECIAL OLYMPICS (Alpine, Nordic or Snowshoe/Ages 8+)

NEW THIS YEAR
HG 3-DAY HOLIDAY CAMP
Come ski with HG on your winter break!
Dates: December 18th-20th Times: 10am – 4pm

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
Schedule 3 lessons within 1 Session’s 3-week time frame.

SESSION 1
•Week 1 – December 9th – 15th
•Week 2 – December 16th – 22nd
•Week 3 – January 12th – 19th

SESSION 2
•Week 1 – January 27th – 2nd
•Week 2 – February 3rd – 9th
•Week 3 – February 10th – 16th

SESSION 3
•Week 1 – February 24th – 2nd
•Week 2 – March 3rd – 9th
•Week 3 – March 10th – 16th

NEW THIS YEAR

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING
 If your child is an independent Baldy skier or snowboarder we are offering group ski days on Saturdays and Sundays. We will be meeting on the following days:

Ski Team Dates:
• December 9, 16
• January 6, 27
• February 3, 10, 24
• March 3, 10

Ski/Snowboard Club Dates:
• December 10, 17
• January 7, 28
• February 4, 11, 25
• March 4, 11

SEASON PASS/EQUIPMENT SEASON LEASE DAY
Pick up lease equipment at Sturtevants (Main Street in Ketchum) and season pass at River Run Lodge on one
of the dates below*:

• Friday: November 17th (2pm – 6pm)
• Saturday: November 18th (9:30am – 1:30pm)
• Friday: December 8th (2pm – 6pm)
• Tuesday: January 9th (2pm – 6pm)

* These will be the only 4 dates that will be offered – No makeups.

Call or Email our Recreation Department
to Sign Up for Winter Programs:
(208)726-9298
recreation@highergroundsv.org

I am writing to let you know how much I appreciate your program. I saw a major change in my son, Joey, this year as his skiing improved. His limitations make life very challenging and sports even more challenging. But it is apparent to me that your program and Jerry Mitchell have created a skier in my child. His confidence level has changed dramatically and he feels like he “fits in” on the mountain. I cannot thank you enough. It means the world to us to have you so dedicated to helping others and we are so thankful for the work you do in this valley.

Parent of Participant