Volunteer Resources

The resources provided below are intended for existing, registered volunteer participants within DASA’s Gateway Disabled Ski Program. In order to actively participate, individuals MUST be properly registered.

If you have any questions in regards to registration, please contact joen@dasasports.org.

Camp & Clinic Sign-up

Volunteers are needed to help instruct kids and adults at our special camps and clinics scheduled throughout the season.

Veteran Clinics - Volunteer RSVP

Scheduled on select Thursday afternoons throughout the season, these clinics are specifically designed for veterans and active duty service members with disabilities. Each clinic typically expects anywhere from 10-25 individuals of varying skills and functional ability levels, and therefore requires extensive help from our volunteer base. Volunteers have the option to register for one or several available clinics.

Saturday Ski Camps - Volunteer RSVP

DASA works with local organizations supporting individuals with disabilities to provide one-day camps for kids and adults with disabilities. Organizations have included Lift Disability Network, Delta Gamma Center, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, and more. These clinics provide the thrill and experience of skiing to individuals unable to benefit from our weekly programming. DASA typically requires the help of 10-20 current GDSP volunteers to provide a successful experience to our guests. Passes are provided to volunteers with DASA Passes (only valid Monday-Thursday).

Educational Materials

The following resources are provided to any GDSP volunteers wishing to expand their knowledge base on the subject of adaptive alpine skiing. The list will be updated as regularly as possible – check back for more in the future!

Dry-Land Refresher - Presentation Notes

It’s important for all volunteers to (re)familiarize themselves with policies, procedures, and the basic elements of our program. Everyone volunteering with GDSP is strongly encouraged to attend an on-site version of this orientation, but anyone unable to join due to scheduling constraints is encouraged to review this presentation in lieu of the real deal.

2016-17 GDSP Training Manual

This comprehensive manual put together by our lead instructor Pamela Weber provides a great overview of our program. Topics include expectations, fundamentals, lesson progression, equipment, and other important subjects.

Chairlift Advisory

All volunteer instructors should be familiar with our Chairlift Advisory prior to taking any athletes on a chairlift at Hidden Valley.

Additional Sport Resources

*Note: DASA GDSP Volunteers will not be certified or affiliated with PSIA-AASI or Hidden Valley’s Ski School by simply participating within this program. Those seeking membership and/or certification should contact Hidden Valley.

Have a Suggestion to Add to Our Resource Page?

Email us at joen@dasasports.org.