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Adaptive Winter Sports Program

skier and guide smiling on the mountainThe Double H Ranch Adaptive Winter Sports Program, established in 1998, offers children ages 6-16 dealing with chronic and life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to participate in various winter sports in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains FREE of charge with necessary equipment provided. Our Adaptive Winter Sports Program runs from January through March. Activities include alpine skiing and snowboarding instruction. This unique program is coordinated by Double H staff, and the magic that takes place on the slopes is made possible through the efforts of our volunteer instructors and National Ski Patrol who provide 1:1 support.

Our winter program is aimed at not only teaching children a life-long skill, but also to provide an experience that can be enjoyed by the entire family. In addition to day programming, we host Family Sleepover Weekends, allowing the entire family to experience the great outdoors, together. Participation is based on approval by our Medical or Nursing Director, and availability, as we operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Due to COVID-19, our onsite skiing and snowboarding has been suspended for the 2021 season.

With the guidance of our Medical Advisory Board and input from our Board of Directors, it was determined that the risk is too great to host campers and families onsite at this time. In place of the Adaptive Winter Sports Program this year, our team has created a new and innovative virtual program to engage and support our children throughout the winter months: Snow Days with Double H Ranch!

Snow Days with Double H Ranch