Monday, October 7, 2013

AAS Winter Programs!

We have three amazing programs for you to choose from! Find the one that fits you.


Early Season Gate Training

Adaptive Action Sports will host two intermediate/ expert level race training sessions at Copper Mountain from October 30th to November 1st and November 7th to the 10th. These training sessions will offer 3 to 4 days of GS and SL gates. Camp will be augmented with video analysis and optional Woodward at Copper evening sessions. Get on the snow early with Adaptive Action Sports!

Ages: All Ages
Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert
Location: Copper Mountain, Colorado
Duration: 3 - 4 Action-Packed Days
Dates: October 30 - November 1, 2013
November 7 - November 10, 2013
Cost: $35 per day
Gear: $10 per day
Meal (Lunch) Ticket: $12 per day ($15 Value)
Accommodation: $40 per night. Space is limited.
Lift Ticket: Special Season Pass - $100

 Teens Velocity Snowboard Camps

Why us?
If you have never snowboarded before or want to bring your skills to the next level AAS has you covered. AAS will teach you the fundamentals and have you riding before you leave. And you’re guaranteed to have an awesome time. We will help you set goals and train you to the next level.

Ages: 13 - 19
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: Copper Mountain, Colorado
Duration: 3 Action-Packed Days
Dates: December 16 - 18, 2013
January 30 - February 1, 2014
February 20 - 22, 2014
Cost:Early Bird Rate - $500.00 if booked 40 days out Regular Rate - $605.00
Gear: $10 per day
Accommodation: $65 per night Space is limited.  Lift Ticket: Special Season Pass - $100

Kids Blizzard Snowboard Camps

Specifically Designed for Adaptive Kids

What’s Up? Never snowboarded before?
Adaptive Action Sports can have your kid snowboarding in just 3 days. Our expert instructors, certified to teach adaptive snowboarding, work on a low 3:1 ratio with your kids to safely teach the fundamentals of snowboarding. Everyone has LOTS of FUN!

Our camp graduates leave knowing they have accomplished something that makes them feel great, something valued by their peers! Our students gain confidence & increase their view that “Life is Fun.” More subtly, our riders learn that they are not limited by their perceived boundaries.

Ages: 7 - 12
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: Copper Mountain, Colorado
Duration: 3 Fun-Filled Days
Dates: December 16 - 18, 2013
January 30 - February 1, 2014
February 20 - 22, 2014
Cost: Early Bird Rate - $500.00
if booked 40 days in advance
Regular Rate - $605.00
Gear: $10 per day
Accommodation: $65 per night Space is limited.
Lift Ticket: Special Season Pass - $100

To Register: Call 760-846-1076 or visit 
HURRY! Space is limited.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

USASA Summer Summit

Thanks for having me out to the USASA Summer Summit. Vegas baby!!

Adaptive Action Sports is truly grateful for everything that USASA has done for us over the years. Because of your compassion and dedication to the adaptive snowboard community we are now on our way to the Paralympic Games.

We are looking forward to many more years to come.

Please follow this link to find the closest DSUSA Chapter to You!

Thank you!


Daniel Gale
Executive Director/Co-Founder
Adaptive Action Sports

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Adaptive Moto X at the LA X Games 2013

X Games LA 2013

Adaptive Action Sports, X Games Sport Organizers/Founders of Adaptive Moto X, partnered with the ESPN and EPCN Productions this year to bring the world’s top seven adaptive moto riders to compete for gold in LA at X Games 2013. 

Staples Center was filled to the brim.  In the pits leading up to the race, tension was thick and nerves tight as the riders prepared to race. During three practice rounds, it was hard to determine how the race would play out.   Off of his second place finish at the Extremity Games, newcomer Max Gomez was looking fast.  Event veterans Chris Ridgway, X Games gold medalist, and Todd Thompson both rode strong and were poised to give Mike Shultz, favored to win, a run for his money.  Unfortunately, Jim Wazny, a single above knee amputee and veteran to X Games Moto and Snocross, lost his front brake coming off the 65 foot ramp jump resulting in a crash that took him out of the main event.

The Adaptive Moto X was the first race of the evening. Six riders lined up to start: Chris Ridgway (single bk amputee), Mike Shultz (single ak amputee), Todd Thompson (single bk amputee), Max Gomez (single bk amputee), Steve Howe (single right arm amputee) and Dave Turner (single bk amputee).

Engines fired, lights and music came up and the announcer called “Are you ready,  Staples Center….!!?” The crowd erupted just as the gates dropped and the racers cut loose. Ridgway and Shultz broke the fastest but it was Ridgway who took the hole shot with Shultz and Thompson just on his wheel. 

Todd Thompson passing Ridgway
Ridgway led the race for the first four of a 12 lap race before being overtaken by Shultz in a dramatic pass. Thompson would also pass Ridgway for second place but not before Ridgway defended his line with fierce conviction. Shultz, Thompson and Ridgway led the race in that order and crossed the line the same way.  Max Gomez raced a strong race and finished fourth followed by Howe. Turner had a brake cable malfunction mid-race that kept him from the checkered flag.

Mike Shultz final lap/Photo courtesy RedBull Media
The race was a phenomenal success and a truly amazing show. We are looking forward to X Games Austin in 2014 for another year of amazing adaptive racing.

Images by Oscar Loreto and Daniel Gale. Words by Daniel Gale

Adaptive Action Sports is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating action sports camps, events and clinics for youth, young adults and Veterans living with permanent physical disabilities. Action Sports, AAS believes, encourage individuality and creativity while building independence and self-confidence.

Max Gomez awaits practice
Mike Shultz - course inspection

Left to Right Silver, Gold, Bronze - Todd Thompson, Mike Shultz and Chris Ridgway

For more information on AAS and X Games, visit and

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Snowboard Lessons and Coaching

Adaptive Action Sports offers the best Para-Snowboard training programs you can find today. We have a full staff of PSIA Certified Snowboard Instructors and USASA Certified Coaches. Through our partnerships with Woodward at Copper, Burton Snowboards, Donek Snowboards, and Copper Mountain itself we offer the most comprehensive and complete training around. Between spending time on the Woodward trampolines gaining “air-awareness” and practicing your “pull-starts” on our state of the art competition gate, you will not only learn to ride faster but also smarter. Our dedicated coaches will identify your strengths and weaknesses to ultimately create you an ITP or Individual Training Program. Your ITP will be tailored to your specific needs and is guaranteed to improve your personal skill set. With the most podium finishes and gold medal wins out of any US training facility, our track record speaks for itself. Come spend a few days with us and find out for yourself! We also provide recreational snowboard training for beginners and intermediate adaptive riders. Email or phone 760-846-1076 to book.

½ Day - $75                                                                                                                          
1 Day - $150                                                                                                 
3 Day - $300 - $150 DISCOUNT FOR 3 DAY SESSION
Gear - $10 PER DAY MAINTENANCE FEE - availability limited - advanced notice only