Photos by Berin Klawiter, provided by The National Ability Center
This winter season, we would like to take the opportunity to recognize one of our favorite non-profit organizations here in Park City, The National Ability Center. They inspire athletes to do extraordinary things every day. Through more than a dozen adaptive recreational and educational programs offered year round, they foster self-esteem, confidence, and lifelong skills for every participant. From Paralympic gold medalists to those seeking to spend quality time with family and friends, The National Ability Center offers a safe place for everyone who is willing to challenge themselves in the great outdoors.
This season, The National Ability Center is offering events where family and friends of those with a “can do” attitude are encouraged to participate. Additionally, members of the Armed Forces and Veterans from every era are invited to participate in any program free of charge, and have special events for them and their families. A number of ongoing Nordic skiing, fat biking, and indoor climbing sessions are available throughout the season. Below are the upcoming friends and family events for the rest of the winter season.
· 2/23: Friends & Family Fat Biking
Spend your Sunday with family and friends as we take you adaptive fat tire biking on the beautiful snow packed trails of Round Valley.
· 3/1: Friends & Family Nordic Skiing or Snowshoeing
Spend your Sunday with family and friends as we take you adaptive Nordic skiing or snowshoeing on the beautiful trails of Round Valley.
· 3/14: Military Backcountry Snowshoe Day in Daly Canyon
Military Service members and their families are invited to join a guided backcountry snowshoe trip in Daly Canyon. Hot Chocolate and transportation from the NAC is included.
· 3/15: Friends & Family Nordic Skiing
Spend your Sunday with family and friends as we take you adaptive Nordic skiing on the beautiful trails of Round Valley.
· 3/29: Friends & Family Snowshoe in Daly Canyon
Spend your Sunday with family and friends as we take you on a guided backcountry snowshoe trip in Daly Canyon.
· 4/5-4/9: Military Paralympic Experience Camp
A winter Paralympic sport sampler for Veterans of all abilities. This camp offers high-altitude training and hands-on instruction from world-class staff to help Veterans discover their next level of competition. Includes skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, Nordic skiing and biathlon.
In order to provide a low cost for participants in various activities throughout the year, The National Ability Center holds an annual fundraiser every winter: Red, White, & Snow. This year marks their 16th year of holding this fundraiser. The event is from March 4-7th with events scattered all around Park City. Join us on March 5th at our sister property, Stein Eriksen Lodge, for an intimate evening tasting of over 30 vintners’ favorite wines and hors d’oeuvres. For a full schedule of events, please visit Red, White, & Snow’s website here.
To learn more about how you can participate with The National Ability Center, visit their website and explore their volunteer or donation options. We are incredibly lucky to have such an amazing organization here in Park City.
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