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Our goal is for everyone to be active year round!

WINTER 2020 - 2021 INFO


This winter DSES is offering in-person alpine skiing and snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, as well as Nordic skiing and snowshoeing at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center. We will be operating outdoors and providing modified lesson opportunities to ensure everyone can enjoy safe, fun outdoor experiences in the Eastern Sierra.

Advanced reservations are required. Please call 760.934.0791 or email for more information and to make reservations.

DSES provides private instruction in a variety of winter and summer sports. Advanced reservations are required.

Please call 760.934.0791 for more information and to make reservations.

Winter Sports

In winter, DSES’s professional staff and volunteers teach alpine skiing, cross country skiing, biathlon, and snowboarding. We specialize in working with students of all ages and abilities using advanced adaptive techniques and equipment to help athletes achieve their goals. Our fleet of adaptive equipment includes mono skis, bi skis, snow sliders, and more. Teaching techniques are tailored to the abilities and goals of each student emphasizing safety and fun.

Lessons are offered as 2.5 hour or 1.5 hour sessions. Half day (2.5 hour) sessions runs from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm daily. The 1.5 hour session is offered from 10:30am to 12:00 noon daily. Each 2.5 hour session costs $105; 1.5 hour sessions cost $75. All lessons includes private instruction, equipment, and lift tickets. Scholarships are available. Please note that there is a one hour break between the morning and afternoon lessons. Instructors are not available during this time.

Summer Sports

In summer, Mammoth Mountain, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, and the surrounding area offer a wealth of recreational activities. DSES offers lessons in flat water kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, hiking, road cycling, and mountain biking using state-of-the-art adaptive equipment and specialized teaching techniques. We also provide skilled guides to help guests participate in the Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center (link) activities including the climbing wall, zip line, bungee, and ropes course.

DSES operates from our base in the Panorama Gondola/Mammoth Kids/ Adventure Center building at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s Main Lodge. Accessible parking is available nearby. Directions and Map here.


Make your reservations today: call 760.934.0791 for details.

“Our main purpose is to open the doors and make everything accessible for people with special needs,” said Kathy Copeland, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Executive Director. “We want everyone to enjoy the experience of being active.”

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