Park City, Utah Gears Up for Ability Snow Challenge

Skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to challenge themselves on some of Park City’s fastest mountain courses at the Ability Snow Challenge on March 23, 2013. An annual fundraiser for the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah, the Ability Snow Challenge offers fun team and solo competitions for skiing and boarding enthusiasts with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities and their friends and families. Local skiing legends lend their support and expertise, joining mixed-ability teams for an unforgettable day on the mountain.

Located just a few miles from downtown Park City in the scenic Wasatch Mountains, the National Ability Center is a sports and training center for people with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities of all kinds. Well-known for its alpine skiing and snowboarding training programs, the center offers both one-time and multi-week lessons in cooperation with the world-class Park City Mountain Resort. All instructors are trained in adaptive skiing techniques, including mono-ski, bi-ski, 3-track, 4-track and guided skiing for people with visual impairments. The program’s goal is to promote skill development and mastery so that people with disabilities can enjoy independent skiing or snowboarding with their families and friends. Lessons include the use of adaptive equipment which is also available for daily rental.

A year-round facility, the National Ability Center also offers aquatics, archery, cycling, snowshoe, Nordic skiing, biathlon and equestrian programs. An indoor climbing wall, sled hockey and water sports are also available. Special programs for U.S. Service men and women and their families are offered through the Wounded Warrior Project.

Park City vacation rentals offer a wide variety of comfortable accommodations for families participating in National Ability Center activities. If you want to stay close to winter ski action, book your Park City Mountain Resort vacation rentals on today.