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Higher Ground offers a variety of activities and programs for people of all abilities. HG prides itself on serving participants nationwide of all race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and marital status.

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Adaptive Programs

HG provides opportunities for people with cognitive, physical, and developmental disabilities in Idaho. If you are visiting Sun Valley and interested in an adaptive ski lesson, please request a lesson.


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Veteran Programs

The veteran program, across all HG chapters, provides week-long and day programs for active-duty and veterans pre- and post- 9/11 with "invisible injuries" including TBI,PTSD,MST and polytrauma. The first step is to fill out an application below to be considered.

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PSIA Clinic: Adaptive Alpine Refresher
PSIA Clinic: Adaptive Alpine Refresher @ River Run Lodge (Bald Mountain)
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day
This 2-day clinic is for current PSIA members and is worth 12 CEUs (continuing education units). Schedule: Saturday & Sunday 8:30AM-4:00PM Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership, Adaptive Alpine […]
New Volunteer Off-Snow Orientation (Virtual) 10:00 am
New Volunteer Off-Snow Orientation (Virtual) @ Zoom
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sign up through MindBody Please sign up for this orientation if you are New/Incoming volunteer or you are new to winter programming. The orientation will cover […]
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AASI Clinic: Adaptive Snowboard Refresher
AASI Clinic: Adaptive Snowboard Refresher @ River Run Lodge (Bald Mountain)
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day
This 2-day clinic is for current PSIA members and is worth 12 CEUs (continuing education units). Schedule: Monday & Tuesday 8:30AM-4:00PM Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership Register […]
PSIA Clinic: Adaptive Alpine: Working with people w/ PTSD
PSIA Clinic: Adaptive Alpine: Working with people w/ PTSD @ River Run Lodge (Bald Mountain)
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day
This 2-day clinic is for current PSIA members and is worth 12 CEUs (continuing education units). Schedule: Monday & Tuesday 8:30AM-4:00PM Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership Register […]
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PSIA Clinic: Adaptive Alpine: Working with people w/ PTSD
PSIA Clinic: Adaptive Alpine: Working with people w/ PTSD @ River Run Lodge (Bald Mountain)
Dec 8 – Dec 9 all-day
This 2-day clinic is for current PSIA members and is worth 12 CEUs (continuing education units). Schedule: Wednesday & Thursday 8:30AM-4:00PM Prerequisites: Current PSIA-AASI Membership Register […]
Alpine Training: Personal Skiing & “Teaching Toolbox” 9:00 am
Alpine Training: Personal Skiing & “Teaching Toolbox” @ River Run Lodge (Bald Mountain)
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This training is for all volunteers that want to improve their own skiing and add to their “teaching toolbox” to become better instructors. Groups will be […]
Snowboard Instructor Training 9:00 am
Snowboard Instructor Training @ River Run Lodge (Bald Mountain)
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Snowboard Instructor Training is for returning and new volunteers who are intermediate to advanced level snowboarders. This training sessions is for people who are lead instructors. […]
New Volunteer Off-Snow Orientation (Virtual) 5:30 pm
New Volunteer Off-Snow Orientation (Virtual) @ Zoom
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sign up through MindBody Please sign up for this orientation if you are New/Incoming volunteer or you are new to winter programming. The orientation will cover […]
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Snowboard Instructor Training 9:00 am
Snowboard Instructor Training @ River Run Lodge (Bald Mountain)
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Snowboard Instructor Training is for returning and new volunteers who are intermediate to advanced level snowboarders. This training sessions is for people who are lead instructors. […]
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Volunteer Training: ISDB 8:30 am
Volunteer Training: ISDB @ River Run Lodge (Bald Mountain)
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
This training will be lead by the wonderful Jodie from Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind (ISDB). It will focus on instructing deaf and low […]
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New Volunteer ON-SNOW Training 10:00 am
New Volunteer ON-SNOW Training @ Dollar Mountain (HG Yurt)
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
New Volunteer Instructor Training is geared toward new volunteers who are skiers. This one day training is an introduction to all things adaptive skiing. This includes […]
Pass Lease Day 10:00 am
Pass Lease Day @ River Run and Sturtevant's
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pass/lease day is an opportunity for individuals participating in Higher Ground’s winter ski lessons and programs to receive their season pass and lease of equipment. 1. […]
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Volunteer Training: Equipment Assist AM 9:00 am
Volunteer Training: Equipment Assist AM @ Dollar Mountain (HG Yurt)
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Equipment-Assist is a crash course for volunteers who want to assist lead instructors on lessons that involve equipment such as mono-, bi-ski, and slider. This half-day […]
Volunteer Training: Equipment Assist PM 12:30 pm
Volunteer Training: Equipment Assist PM @ Dollar Mountain (HG Yurt)
Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Equipment-Assist is a crash course for volunteers who want to assist lead instructors on lessons that involve equipment such as mono-, bi-ski, and slider. This half-day […]
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Volunteer Training: Alpine Progression & Cog 9:00 am
Volunteer Training: Alpine Progression & Cog @ Dollar Mountain (HG Yurt)
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This training is for Lead Instructors and all those building skills to become Lead Instructors. We will focus on progressions geared toward beginner and intermediate skiers […]
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Volunteer Training: 3-Track, 4-Track, Slider 9:00 am
Volunteer Training: 3-Track, 4-Track, Slider @ Dollar Mountain (HG Yurt)
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
What is 3-Tracking? 4-Tracking? The number of tracks left in the snow when somebody is skiing with stand-up outriggers. This can include, but isn’t limited to, […]
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Volunteer Training: Mono-ski & Bi-ski 9:00 am
Volunteer Training: Mono-ski & Bi-ski @ Dollar Mountain (HG Yurt)
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ever wanted to try one of our sit-skis? Mono-ski and bi-ski training is prepared for Lead instructors learning sit-ski focused progressions, although all are welcome to […]
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Volunteer Training: Ski-Bike & VI Guiding 9:00 am
Volunteer Training: Ski-Bike & VI Guiding @ Dollar Mountain (HG Yurt)
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This mixed-discipline day is intended for Lead Instructors, but all are welcome to learn. You will learn to guide and instruct skiers who are blind or […]
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New Volunteer ON-SNOW Training 10:00 am
New Volunteer ON-SNOW Training @ Dollar Mountain (HG Yurt)
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
New Volunteer Instructor Training is geared toward new volunteers who are skiers. This one day training is an introduction to all things adaptive skiing. This includes […]
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