United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC)
In 1989, the United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) established the first full-time on-site adaptive ski school in Southern California at Bear Mountain. The unique program works with schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and park and recreation departments to offer an incredible opportunity for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities to ski and snowboard.
Using the best adaptive equipment (Mono-skis, bi-skis and outriggers) and teaching techniques available, participants experience the freedom of gliding down the mountain and recreating with their families and friends. These experiences often result in increased self-confidence and greater success in academic, professional and personal life challenges.
The USARC has earned a national and international reputation as a model program in adaptive outdoor recreation, and its exceptional team has served in training programs throughout the United States and around the world.
As a member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, the USARC maintains high standards of service and safety. Each student is individually assessed by an instructor, outfitted with appropriate adaptive equipment and led through the lesson at a safe, yet challenging pace. The half-day or full-day lesson includes private instruction, lift ticket and equipment. For details visit the USARC website.