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GDSP Volunteers

Welcome New & Returning Volunteers!

We're excited to be working alongside you for another fantastic season with the Gateway Disabled Ski Program.  Please take a moment to review the information provided below before beginning the registration process.

New to the Program?

DASA GDSP VolunteersVolunteers are essential to the success of athletes participating with the Gateway Disabled Ski Program.  They assist and lead lessons, help with fittings and modifications, coach racers, and fulfill many other needs of our athletes and the program.   Our program provides a rewarding opportunity to bring the fun and excitement of alpine skiing and snowboarding into the lives of athletes, regardless of ages and ability levels, while also giving volunteers a unique opportunity to enhance personal skiing and boarding skills.

We are always looking for new potential members to join our team.  Need to fulfill community service hours?  Volunteering with us can satisfy anywhere from 16-40 hours!  Although prior skiing/snowboarding experience is preferred, there are several opportunities to contribute off the hill, too - and the chance to learn how to ski yourself!  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Weekly Program Schedule (Begins Jan. 2019)

3 Nights Available to Volunteer with DASA GDSP...

Our Evening Sessions provide (up to) an 8-week season to our athletes.  Each night is assigned to a specific group of athletes in order to effectively assign and train volunteers based on the very specific needs and equipment that are required for specific disciplines of adaptive skiing. 

6:30PM to 8:30PM
Physical Disabilities, Cardiac
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Visual Impairments
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Hearing Impairments, Developmental & Cognitive Disabilities, PTSD, Brain Injury

Projected start of the season will be the first FULL week of January 2019.

Other Opportunities to Volunteer

GDSP also provides group clinics to disabled veterans, as well as partnering organizations from around the St. Louis Area.  Additional information can be provided upon request.

Thursday Afternoons*
2:30PM to 5:00PM
Veteran ClinicsJanuary 10th & 24th
February 7th & 21st
Saturday Mornings*^
8:30AM to 12:30PM

Group Clinics January 5th & 26th
February 2nd & 9th

*Not all Thursdays and Saturdays will have special clinics (see 'DATES' above).
^Volunteers without FULL-SEASON PASS will be provided a lift ticket - sign up with [email protected]

Season Pass


Hidden Valley offers a discounted pass specifically for our athletes and volunteers.

Valid Mon.-Thurs. throughout the 2019 Season

Lift Pass$75
Lift Pass
w/ Rental*

*Rental option MUST be selected at the time of purchase - cannot be added to a regular lift pass after the sale is final.

Instructions on how to purchase your DASA Pass will be sent via email after completion of registration with DASA.

Volunteer Orientation

Dry-Land Refresher:


On-Hill Training:

Wednesday, January 2nd
-or- Thursday, January 3rd

All volunteers are expected to participate in 1 Dry-Land and 1 On-Hill clinic. Please contact [email protected] if a scheduling conflict occurs.

Pass Reimbursement Eligibility

Volunteers with attendance of 80% or more during the season will be eligible to receive a $50 reimbursement for their DASA Pass purchase.  Those volunteers will also have the option to donate their reimbursement back to the program as a tax deductible donation.  For more information, contact the program coordinator at [email protected].

Other Resources

DASA GDSP Volunteer Manual
by Pam Weber

Understanding PTSD
by Disabled Sports USA (Video)


Disabled Athlete Sports Association
1236 Jungermann Rd., Suite A
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Phone: 636-477-0716
Email: [email protected]

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