New TAS Ski Bike

ski bikeThe most recent edition to the adaptive equipment resources is an ISKIBIKE. This ski bike is specifically designed and manufactured with the adaptive athlete in mind. It bridges the gap for stand up skiers with strength, balance, and coordination concerns and sit skiers who are struggling to become independent. It serves a variety of physical situations, has a relatively quick learning curve, and is alot of fun to ride. The bike currently resides at JHMR Adaptive, but is available for use at Grand Targhee as well.

TAS Apre Soiree a Great Success!

The 1st TAS Apre Soiree was a great party and thanks to raffle ticket and silent auction purchasers, approximately $24,000 was raised for the TAS Kit Hughes Scholarship Fund. Nearly  200 people of all ages attended to support the effort. TAS thanks our Hosts, Hotel Terra, our generous donors and purchasers, DJ Simotaneous, and the individuals on the Soiree’ Committee that put many hours into planning and executing the event. We are already making plans for next years party – thanks to all!

7th Annual TAS Benefit Raffle/ Party at Hotel Terra

Teton Adaptive Sports Raffle Event

Grand Prizes include: Custom Igneous Skis/ Snowboard, 10-Day Pass at JHMR, Full day lesson for 1-5 people at JHMSS, Arcteryx Jacket, Atomic Access Skis, Dinner for 2 at Calico ~ plus other prizes from retailers and restaurants who support adaptive sports.

.All proceeds go to TAS Winter Sports Scholarship Fund.

Need not be present to Win! Help our local adaptive skiers get on the hill

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Order Tickets here: Eventbrite

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Cold Smoke Winter Film Tour

Cold Smoke iconThe Cold Smoke Winter Film Tour is coming to Jackson Hole this Saturday, December 13 at the Pink Garter Theater. Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. The tour is a collection of short exciting, inspiring films that define the winter mountain culture. Check out this trailer                                   http://vimeo.com/8843089 There will be a raffle at this event with all proceeds going to Teton Adaptive Sports. Come out to see some great films and support TAS!

Adaptive Ski Lessons Underway!

Cherene, Malea slider 2Thanks to some great early season snowstorms, both Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee Resorts are up and running, with all lifts operating. The Adaptive Ski Programs at both mountains offer lessons in all adaptive disciplines and have been rolling since opening day. For more information and to schedule lessons, contact Jason Malczyk at Jackson Hole Adaptive at 307-690-3554, jason.malczyk@jacksonhole.com and at Grand Targhee contact Tara Sanders at 1-800-targhee, adaptive@grandtarghee.com. Don’t hesitate- the skiing is great!

Watershed Gala benefits Teton Adaptive Sports

Watershed Jackson will host it’s inaugural annual Gayla Fundraiser on November 22 at The Rose in Jackson WY. This first year, all proceeds will go to Teton Adaptive Sports. Watershed Jackson is a local organization founded by physical therapy professionals for the benefit of individuals with, and organizations serving those who have experienced traumatic brain injury(TBI) and/or spinal cord injury(SCI). Kevin Pearce, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics, will share his story of his ongoing rehabilitation. Several local athletes will be on hand to share their stories as well. Appetizers, drinks, and silent auction from 6-8pm, dinner, speakers, music and dancing from 8-11pm. Tickets are $120/person and are all inclusive. Tickets can be purchased at www.watershedjackson.org, at Peak Physical Therapy in Wilson, or by emailing watershedjackson@gmail.com. Tickets are limited. Please come out to learn about the challenges of TBI and SCI and support the efforts of TAS to provide the valuable sports opportunities that aid in the process of recovery.

 

 

Enter the TrailRider!

Thanks to a partnership with Porter and Ann-Toy Broughton, Teton Adaptive Sports now has access to a TrailRider, a Canadian engineered piece of equipment that is designed to help people with limited mobility explore backcountry single track trails. With the aid of 2 “sherpas”, the TrailRider can get you to places no off road wheelchair or hand cycle can. Check out http://www.kawak.ca/. Here’s Porter on a recent trip to Two Oceans Lake in Grand Teton National Park- “as an avid back country enthusiast, (hiker, skier, trekker, camper) I am delighted to once again get back out there after being in a chair for 8 years…good attitude, good friends, and determination are what makes the possibilities endless.” The TrailRider is available for borrowing. Contact Kurt Henry at 307-699-3554 or tetonadaptive@aol.com.DPort by lakePort approaching bridge