Teton Kids Adaptive Skiing Program 2020/2021
The Teton Kids program is celebrating its 16th year! For all of those years Teton County School District students with disabilities from Colter Elementary and Teton County Middle and High Schools have skied with TAS volunteers and JHMR staff at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) for eight weeks of fun and learning, two more weeks than any other year. After skiing in the Teton Kids Program local kids are eligible to participate in Special Olympics Area games and State Championships.
Highlights of the 2020/2021 Teton Kids Ski Season:
One sit skier, two Slider skiers and 26 kids with cognitive disabilities using hula hoops, bamboo poles, learning games, practice running gates and tree trails skied for 8 weeks this year! We were able to compete in the virtual regional and State Special Olympic races with four racers moving up a level from the previous year!
Also, we had more skiers on the upper mountain than ever before. Jonah skied Casper and said, “this is the best day skiing I’ve ever had!” to his ski buddy, Amy Godfrey. Amy was one of six volunteers who came out two days per week to make sure we had the kids all covered. Of course our star volunteer Julie Vaneenenaam was out every day of the season!
Teton Kids Population 2020/2021
- Students (29) 38.2% 38.2%
- Volunteers (31) 40.8% 40.8%
- Teachers, Paraprofessionals, & Caregivers (10) 13.2% 13.2%
- JHMR Staff (4) 5.3% 5.3%
- TAS Board (1) 1.3% 1.3%
- TAS Staff (1) 1.3% 1.3%
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“This is the best day of skiing I’ve ever had!”
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Our mission is to promote, support and develop outdoor sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities living in and visiting the Greater Teton Area.