At Maine Adaptive we believe that having access to and participating in recreational sports is integral to a well-rounded life for every person.

Founded in 1982, Maine Adaptive is now the largest year-round adaptive recreation program in the state of Maine for adults and children with disabilities. Over 400 volunteers assist our athletes in appreciating the joys and challenges of sports participation.

Maine Adaptive provides over 3,500 lessons winter and summer thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses, corporations, and foundations that sustain our program every year.



Alpine skiing and snowboarding


Nordic skiing and snowshoeing







Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation is a chapter of Disabled Sports/USA, a non profit organization offering nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability.


Maine Adaptive is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, a non profit organization dedicated to reaching the highest levels of performance within the snow sports industry. Many Maine Adaptive volunteers have taken PSIA certifications in skiing, snowboarding, and adaptive skiing.


Maine Adaptive is a Bronze Level Paralympic Sport Club of US Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee.  Paralympic Sport Clubs are community-based programs developed to involve youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level.