Program Director

William Bredenberg

Lesson Coordinator

Assistant Director

Sue Whistler

Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program

6557 Holiday Valley Road

P.O. Box 370

Ellicottville, NY 14731

716-699-3504 (ski season only)


December 26th - March 19th weather permitting.

We begin accepting lesson requests on November 15th.  All requests will be processed in the order they are received. 



We offer morning (9:30 – 11:30) and afternoon (1:00 – 3:00) lessons daily.


Age Requirement:

Students must be at least 5 years of age. 


Weight Limit:

There is a weight limit of 180 pounds for students requiring a sit-ski unless they are independent mono-skiers who are self-loading on the chair lift.



A two hour lesson is $100 and includes a lift ticket and all necessary equipment.  Group rates available for $40 per person. Scholarships available.


Lessons are by reservation only and must be made by emailing us at  

Please include the name of the skier, address, phone number, a brief description of the skier’s disability and the requested dates and times. 


Understand that all of our instructors are volunteers and our instructor roster is limited.  In an effort to give as many students as possible an opportunity for lessons we must initially limit each student to 4 lessons per season and one lesson per day.  Any students who wish to schedule more lessons will be placed on a “wait list” to be contacted as space becomes available.  


We will not be scheduling lessons on the following dates: 

  • February 7- Disabled Veterans Ski Day 

  • February 26th - Penguin Paddle.  Save the date.  It’s a wonderful event and fun for the entire family!  

"Social Story" is a primer for new students, particularly those who struggle with autism, who would like to know what to expect prior to their first lesson.



We understand that illness and bad weather can derail even the best laid plans.  If you wake up with the sniffles or get stranded in a snow bank on the way to the slopes please email and call us ASAP at and call (716) 699-3504 to ensure we receive the message.


Many of our instructors travel a long way for lessons.  Please give us as much notice as possible if you need to cancel.  We promise to do our very best to reschedule your lesson but please understand that our lesson schedule fills up very quickly and this is not always possible. 

*Instructors will use their discretion to cancel a lesson if the weather or snow conditions are dangerous to the student.