Adaptive Sports Equipment

RESNA Standards Committee on Adaptive Sports Equipment (ASE) 

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Next Meeting

Adaptive Sports Equipment is planning to meet on December 12, 2019, 5:30pm-7:00pm Mountain Time in conjunction with the Hartford Ski Spectacular hosted by the Disabled Sports USA at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado ( The meeting is open to observers. Each standards committee is required to maintain a balance in membership. Anyone is welcome to join the committee, and we are especially looking for consumers, government representatives, and ski industry representatives.  Please contact  Joel BachPeter Axelson, or Yvonne Meding for information on how to participate. 


Chair:  Joel Bach
Colorado School of Mines

Vice Chair: Chris Witte
Enabling Technologies LLC

Secretary: Peter Axelson
Beneficial Designs, Inc.

These standards affect users and organizations representing the technical needs of persons with mobility impairments including, Adaptive Sports Equipment Suppliers, Adaptive Ski Programs, Assistive Technology Practitioners, manufacturers of Sit-skis, Mono-skis and Bi-skis (SMBs), and researchers, designers and test laboratories of SMBs.

Work Program

RESNA ASE-1 Adaptive Sports Equipment Volume 1: Winter Sports Equipment

This standard includes requirements and test methods for adaptive winter sports equipment (sit-skis, mono-skis and bi-skis). A new section of the standard will include requirements and test methods for restraint systems for use on chairlifts. Additional sections pertaining to other types of winter adaptive sports equipment will be developed and incorporated with future revisions.

-       Section 1: Sit-skis, Mono-skis, and Bi-skis
-       Section 2: Skier Restraint System

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