Parent and Caregiver Ski and Ride Class

Please join us February 25, 2018 for a clinic for parents and caregivers of children with cognitive/developmental disabilities who want to ski and ride together as a family.

Please let us know if you are interested in signing up. Contact the scheduler at or phone at 303-908-1551 with any questions or suggestions you may have for classes like this.

Clinic Highlights

  1. A review of your skiing abilities as it relates to adaptive requirements.
  2. How terrain choice can affect a positive experience for your child.
  3. A review of lift loading and unloading procedures.
  4. Boundaries: Ski down or call Ski Patrol?
  5. Explore adaptive equipment options.
  6. Learn about safety concerns at ski resorts.
  7. How to have a great day with your child on the hill.


This clinic will be led by three Ignite instructors with over 50 years of adaptive instruction.

Jacque CarbonneJacque Carbone has been with Ignite for over 30 years and holds a PSIA Adaptive Certification Level II. Jacque is also a Nurse Practitioner and has raised her own adaptive skiing family.

John LoPorto originally learned to ski on the ice of New England before moving to Colorado full time in 2001 and never wants to go back.

Keith JimmersonKeith Jimmerson started instructing adaptive skiing in 1980 with cross country skiers. He guided one blind racer in the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. This is Keith’s sixth year with Ignite instructing alpine and cross country skiing.

Additional individualized guidance will be provided by other members of Ignite senior staff.

Clinic Details

Does not include lift ticket.
Lift tickets will need to be purchased at the Eldora ticket office.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (the morning lesson is for parents and caregivers only, the afternoon lesson is with students)
Ignite World Headquarters at Eldora Mountain Resort
The clinic is limited to 10 participants


To register, please send an email to

We look forward to helping your family be independent on the mountain.

Please call 303-506-8007 or email with any questions you may have.

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