Sunday, January 16, 2011

Adaptive Action Sports “Learn to Ride and Race Camps"

Are you a disabled veteran? Do you have a competitive edge? Do you love snowboarding or have you always wanted to learn? This winter, AAS is offering Pipeline Learn to Ride and Race Snowboard Camps for military personnel and veterans who have been permanently disabled in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The first of these programs will be held at Sierra at Tahoe, a world renowned snowboard destination in South Lake Tahoe, CA, from February 24th to the 26th, 2011.

AAS has provided adaptive snowboard camps since 2005, leading the way for disabled athletes everywhere. Based on our unparalleled past achievements, these 2011 camps initiate AAS’ new and exciting Pipeline concept that provides a pathway to competitive snowboarding for any level rider. The 2011 camps will provide in-depth instruction by a Certified Snowboard Instructor on a USASA-sanctioned course for two days preceding an official USASA Regional race. Experienced AAS staff and volunteers, working under the direction of the Certified Instructor, will provide coaching. AAS volunteers and USASA “Adaptive” Gold Medalists Evan Strong and Amy Purdy will be on hand to offer advice. On the third day of camp, AAS campers will compete among themselves and will be encouraged, but not required, to participate in the “adaptive” division of the coinciding USASA competition. All competitions are intended to provide fun for, and build confidence in, Pipeline campers.

AAS Learn to Ride and Race Camps 2011

Program 1:
Feb 24-26, Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort, South Lake Tahoe (travel on 23 & 27) Boarder X

Program 2:
April 1-8, Copper Mountain Colorado, USASA Nationals

Please contact us for additional information regarding sign up and grant opportunities.

Pipeline Camps -

AAS is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generous support of individuals and sponsorships. To learn more about the AAS mission, its incredible athletes, one of a kind programs and how you can help, please visit or For general questions, please contact us at or call 619-770-0240. For sponsorship or media inquiries, please contact AAS Development Director, Amy Purdy, at

Photo courtesy of Aaron Shultz