Higher Ground

General Information

At Higher Ground Sun Valley (HG), we enhance quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities.The Higher Ground winter program primarily focuses on alpine skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, and Nordic skiing. The goal of this 5-month program is to provide individual instruction that increases the participant’s ability to a level where he or she can enjoy snow sports at the highest-possible integrated setting. Participants learn physical and communication skills to apply at home and school; snow sport goals are also set for individuals in order to track progress throughout the season.

HG serves children, teens, and adults with all types of physical and cognitive disabilities. The program staff of certified recreational therapists and highly qualified ski/snowboard instructors works closely with the Blaine
 County School District and Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind to incorporate structured lessons as a beneficial recreational activity into their school days. In partnership with Sun Valley Company and other local businesses, HG is able to offer all Blaine Country residents with disabilities a ski/snowboard lease package, a season’s mountain pass, and personalized instruction all free of charge.

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