We hope that you were able to join us for the three Virtual Monoski clinics held in 2021. If not, no worries, you can enjoy the recording for all three, as well as the Power Point presentation for the first one. We will keep adding to this page.
This page also provides other links and resources discussed during the clinics. Hopefully you will find all that you need here. If not, please do not hesitate to reach out to Pascale at [email protected] with questions.
Resources, Recordings and More
Après Monoski Clinic and Chat: Review the description, speakers, and other important facts about the clinic.
To view the recording click here (sorry we missed the first part). You can also view the Power Point presentation in case you want to review some details.
RESOURCES for all of the Virtual Monoski Clinics
We recommend that you visit Move United or your local chapter for resources that will be most relevant to you. Here are a few quick links based on the people who attended the virtual session, and the material covered.
Click HERE for the PDF of “At-Home Exercises and Stretches” from Kathleen Salas.
The events are generously presented by the High Fives Foundation and sponsored by Tessier, DynAccess and Inntopia They are presented by Green Mountain Adaptive Sports, and made possible by the collaboration of Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers, Eastern Adaptive Sports, and the Kelly Brush Foundation. A very special thank you to Stowe Mountain Resort and to Jeff Neagle of Ski Essentials.com for all his time and work on the videos for the Movement Analysis.
If you wish to make a donation to be used toward future events, click here.
If you are interested in sponsoring future events, or want to discuss other collaborations, contact Pascale Savard.
Thanks to our Expert Guest Speakers
Geoff Krill, Director of Eastern Adaptive Sports and PSIA–AASI Adaptive Team Coach. Geoff has been leading and coaching at this event for 9 years. His expertise, knowledge and experience continue to help participants bring their game to the next level.
Chris Young, US Coast Guard (Ret.), World Cup and Paralympic Champion, X Games Champion, and volunteer at the Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers. Chris’s involvement with product development for the U.S. Ski Team makes him a favorite with equipment geeks – and he can also carve a very nice turn!
Greg Durso, Program Director, Kelly Brush Foundation. A fellow KBF grant recipient and big supporter, Greg is now focusing his efforts on helping others in the SCI community get the same opportunities and chances he’s had. As a wheelchair athlete Greg loves the outdoors: skiing, mountain biking, boating and participating in triathlons.
Rémi VALLIN, technician-salesman at TESSIER. For over 16 years, he’s organized and tested equipment with sitskiers, offered advices about choosing the right equipment and the proper options/settings, trained adaptive ski instructors, and participated to the development of TESSIER products. Fond of skiing and mountain sports, Rémi cherishes the opportunity to work at an international level to remain connected with the latest developments in adaptive outdoor sports.
MiKayla Briere, Alpine Coordinator at Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. MiKayla has been monoskiing for 13 years. She is an adaptive instructor since 2007, first joining ASPNC as a volunteer in 2015 and transitioning to the Alpine Program Manager in the Fall of 2019. She’s participated in the Stowe MonoSki Clinic for a few years, literally making heads spin as she rips her favorite turns, railed carves on a short SL ski on some of the most challenging terrain on the mountain. MiKayla is also an accomplished nordic sit-skier, hand cyclist, and sit-waterskier to name a few.
Liam Wagner, Kelly Brush Foundation Ambassador with affiliations to the National Ability Center and Bergers Ski & Snowboard Shop. Liam is new to the world of adaptive skiing but has embraced his new passion with a vengeance. Keep your eyes on this young athlete; he will no doubt make his mark on the world of competition before you know it.
Sincere thanks to all of our valued partners for contributing time, talent, and expertise to make this event possible. Check out the event and past posts on Facebook.
Contact Pascale Savard with questions.
Thanks Again to our Generous Sponsors
High Fives Foundation: We are the safety net of the outdoor sports community. High Fives focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 2009, High Fives has helped countless injured athletes and veterans get back to doing what they love. The Foundation aims to be the leader of education and recovery of life-altering injuries in outdoor action sports. For more information, visit https://highfivesfoundation.org/
TESSIER designs, produces and commercializes the widest range of outdoor adaptive sports equipment with more than 25 years of innovation at the service of sitskiing and sport for everyone. Our products have been developed to give a maximum of pleasure, performance and independence to disabled people. When the equipment allows a sitskier to have the same independence and the same performances as his family or friends who ski with him, the idea of disability disappears and the goal is reached. Some skiers won’t be able to ski alone. For them the goal is to make the mountain access easier and to give them a maximum of pleasure and independence. For more information about all Tessier products: https://youtu.be/CQ4LZv3G6aw
DynAccess Ltd is a monoski manufacturer based in Pennsylvania USA. For over 10 years, President Channy Tokura and her husband Joachim, Chief Engineer, have developed & manufactured five monoski models and other adaptive ski equipment & accessories. They have been demoing with over 300+ potential customers and existing customers to adjust and tune their setups to make sure that they love their monoskis. For more information about the company, visit: https://dynaccessltd.com/