Special Needs Travel

Annie’s House Offers Adaptive Ski Program for Children with Sensory, Learning or Mobility Challenges

Last updated 11th May 2018

Set in the beautiful Turtle Mountains at Winter Park in Bottineau, North Dakota, Annie’s House offers a unique program. In partnership with the Anne Carlson Center, their adaptive skill facility and program helps children and adults with sensory, learning and/or mobility challenges enjoy outdoor sports and reach all their adventure goals.

In the winter, the mountain offers adaptive programs for everything from ski and snowboard lessons to snowshoeing and even ice fishing. Families who partake in the program have access to adaptive equipment and trained instructors in a non-judgmental environment. The park’s instructors evaluate strengths on a personal level and provide the best equipment for the individual to be successful. Best of all, thanks to grants and donations, all activities for people with disabilities, as well as veterans, are free.

This year, Annie’s House will also be hosting the inspirational State Special Olympics Winter Games. The games feature approximately 80 athletes from the state competing in Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Alpine Skiing.

In the warmer months, Annie’s House has plenty of outdoor fun to enjoy too. Fishing, canoeing, paddleboats, hiking, biking and horseback riding are all offered. In order to participate, families just need to contact Annie’s House at least one week prior to their planned arrival date to get set up.