Sunday, January 22, 2023, 8-4pm
We are stoked to see everyone again this year at one of our favorite events, the 11th Annual Monoski Day at Stowe Mountain Resort. The event is always a blast, thanks to the collaboration of our friends from Vail, Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers, Eastern Adaptive Sports, Adaptive Sports Partners, and the Kelly Brush Foundation.
Annually, GMAS welcomes twenty monoskiers of all ages and abilities from near and far eager to ski at Stowe Mountain Resort, to share knowledge with each other, to receive top-notch ski instruction from our experts, AND to rip down the mountain. This event puts a spotlight on adaptive skiing, gives the athletes a chance to trade stories, learn from each other, and hopefully introduce some members of the general public to monoskiing. Plus, skiing at Stowe is pretty sweet!
This year, all monoskiers will be led in intermediate and expert clinics, or beginner private lessons by PSIA-AASI certified monoskiers, and assisted by able bodied trained ski instructors from Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Adaptive Sports Partners.
Some of this year’s lead coaches:
- Geoff Krill, Resiliency specialist and motivational/public speaker, Chief Facilitator of Fun at Eastern Adaptive Sports, Adaptive Examiner for the PSIA-AASI Eastern Division, Training Manager for the Loon Ski and Snowboard School.
- Chris Young, US Coast Guard (Ret.), World Cup and Paralympic Champion, X Games Champion, and volunteer at the Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers.
- MiKayla Briere, Program Manager and Director of Events and Development at Adaptive Sports Partners at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. MiKayla has been monoskiing for 15 years, and has been an adaptive instructor since 2007, first joining ASP as a volunteer in 2015 and transitioning to the Alpine Program Manager in the Fall of 2019.
- Chris Collin, T5 paraplegic as of 2008 from a motorcycle accident. Chris has been involved with skiing since the winter after his injury. He started slow but is now PSIA certified. His home mountain is Sunday River. Chris enjoys equipment and sharing knowledge, not only about skiing but wheelchairs too, as he is a representative for a wheelchair manufacturer. He’s always looking forward to meeting new participants and seeing the smile that skiing can put on their faces – “It reminds me of when I first started and if it’s any percentage of the joy that I get from it then I know it can be life changing to get that fulfillment.”
- and others soon to be added.
Here is the video recap from 2022, produced by Will Casela, Eight8Creative. Enjoy!
Six beginner athletes will receive one-on-one lessons with adaptive ski instructors from the Level One Certified Monoskier instructors and abled body instructors from the Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers. Space is limited, register EARLY to secure your spot at this event!
- We recently received a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation through Move United so there is no cost to participate this year. Donations are appreciated and will help us cover other expenses not covered by the grant.
- Pre-registration is necessary. No day-of registration accepted.
- Registration includes either 1) an Expert and Intermediate group clinic (all-day), or 2) a two-hour morning one-on-one ski lesson for four or five beginners.
- One lift ticket if you don’t have an Epic Pass.
- Registration also includes a generous breakfast at the mountain, coaching from our expert clinicians, and a whole lot of skiing.
- Contact Pascale with questions.
Thanks to our valued sponsors
More than ever, and with limited parking at Spruce Peak, we need A LOT of volunteers to pull this off!
- Volunteers wishing to help on snow need to be intermediate to advanced skiers and be willing to help carry gear and help with various tasks on and off the hill throughout the day. This is super fun, please join us!
- A few spots for volunteers to help at registration are available.
- We need a lot of volunteers to welcome athletes in the parking lot and help move gear to and/or from the hill at the end of the day. These positions do not require you to stay all day and do not include a lift ticket. Reach out to discuss your availability.
- On-snow volunteers who have an Epic pass will be selected first, and non-pass holders will be provided with a lift ticket free of charge. Quantities are limited.
Thank you so much for helping us out. This is an experience that may become one of your favorite days of the winter. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. High School students are welcome, community service hours will be awarded. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.
Click on the links to view 2023 photo galleries from Caitlin Kelly Photography, and Jeb Wallace-Brodeur.
Here is a past Monoski Event by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur, click here.
Sincere thanks to Move United, to our partners The Kelly Brush Foundation and Spaulding Adaptive Sports Center, to our sponsors High Fives Foundation, Inntopia, DynAccess, SnoYak, to the Green Mountain Inn for housing our coaches, and to Destination Hotels for providing the athletes with parking at Spruce Peak. Many more thanks to our valued partners for contributing time, talent, expertise, adaptive equipment, and volunteers to make this event a perennial favorite.
Contact Pascale Savard.
ALL participants (including volunteers) need to complete the registration form below.
Here is the photo gallery from the 2022 event. Photo Credit: Mike Hitelman