Wintergreen Adaptive Sports News & Events


With a successful Dry land training day, held on November 7, the WAS snow sports team is rapidly gearing up for another exciting snow sports season--our 20th as an independent non-profit organization! As always, we teach skiing and snowboarding to all persons with disabilities, of any age and with any type of disability--physical, cognitive, or sensory. Call us or email to set up a half-day or full-day lesson! From mid-December through mid-March, we operate seven days per week, and are closed only on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Many thanks to our friends at Starr Hill Brewery, who selected WAS as the beneficiary of their terrific "Cheers for Charity" promotion during the month of October. For every pint of delicious Starr Hill beer sold at the Crozet Tap Room and Brewery during the month, our friends at Starr Hill donated $1 to Wintergreen Adaptive Sports. Please make a point to visit them often, thank them for their generosity, and support this ongoing program and the other regional charities it benefits.

The Starr Hill Tap Room Hours: W,Th, F: Noon-8pm; Sat: 11am-8pm; Sun: Noon-6pm.  5391 Three Notch'd Rd., Crozet, Virginia.

We're approaching the end of our annual Donovan Foundation Matching campaign, when our longtime friends at the Donovan Foundation will match each two dollar contribution with an additional dollar. For more information, see the WAS Donations webpage.

WAS very much appreciates your tax deductible gifts of any amount and at any time; for more information about our fall Donovan matching funds campaign, how to send a contribution by check, make a secure online donation, donate appreciated stock, or register WAS as a recipient of your Kroger Community Rewards purchases, click here. WAS is also now a participant in the Amazon Smile program; select Wintergreen Adaptive Sports as the beneficiary on the Amazon Smile portal and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us.

WAS loves its Junior Instructors; watch this video to see why...

The WAS Junior Instructors (2008, Daniel Parmelee Productions)

Get Involved

Ski, ride, paddle, volunteer, or give! The Wintergreen Adaptive Sports community is made up of amazing volunteers and awesome athletes.  Get involved, you'll be glad you did!

Watch our PSA below.


About Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports provides outdoor sports and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities, of all ages and with all types of disabilities.  We offer adaptive instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and canoeing. Each summer, we also hold a Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament, which includes a same-day adaptive golf clinic. Prioritizing safety, fun, and learning, Wintergreen Adaptive Sports is an independent 501c3 non-profit based at the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County, Virginia, and it is a Chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a Paralympic sports club.

On January 5, 2014, in the Sunday edition of the Staunton News Leader, writer Nancy Sorrells offered an illuminating portrait of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, with a special focus on one of our favorite instructors and race team members, Seth Whitten. Read Nancy's article here: 

Local PBS Idea Station featured WAS on the Charlottesville Inside Out program.  The episode originally aired in February 2013.  Watch online.