Oregon Adaptive Sports is one of over 80 chapters of Disabled Sports USA, a non-profit organization that serves over 60,000 people nationwide. Being the largest adaptive ski program in the state of Oregon, OAS is committed to providing safe and affordable recreation experiences for people with disabilities.
“OAS provides teaching for a variety of skiing disciplines including two track, three track, four track, mono-skiing, bi-skiing, nordic skiing, and snowboarding. Our specialized and innovative equipment and techniques provide an opportunity for anyone with a disability to learn how to ski. Our adaptive skiing programs help our skiers build self-esteem and confidence, improve their fitness levels, make new friends, and have fun. The individuals taking advantage of our services have a range of disabilities including visual and hearing impairments, amputations, cerebral palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, developmental disabilities, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and many more.
Individuals with a permanent or long-term physical or neurological disability who require use of adaptive ski equipment and/or adaptive teaching techniques are eligible for participation.”
Check out local photographer Paul Clark’s Red and Black Photography blog for some amazing pictures of Oregon Adaptive Athlete Gabe Rousseau ripping up the slops on Mt. Bachelor.