Aspen Snowmass has made it a priority to make its four mountain as adaptive-friendly as possible. Our belief is that the mountains belong to all of us, and that every opportunity for enjoyment should be provided to guests of all abilities.

The following section details resources available to adaptive skiers about our mountains, and specialized adaptive services available in the area.

If you have specific questions about our resort and its adaptive programs and ADA accessibility, please call guest services at 800-525-6200. See below for our policy on other power-driven mobility devices (PDMD) and service animals.

Challenge Aspen

Formed in December 1995, Challenge Aspen has evolved into a year-round program offering access for anyone with a disability to a variety of sports, recreational and cultural activities. In the winter, the program offers all levels of recreational skiing and snowboarding instruction for individuals ages 4 and up who have a physical or cognitive disability. Participants receive specialized private instruction through Challenge Aspen's PSIA-certified adaptive instructors, and adaptive equipment is provided to accommodate all needs.Private lesson rates with Challenge Aspen include one-on-one instruction. If you simply need a "buddy" for the day, trained volunteers are also available for a minimal fee. Reservations are required.
Challenge Aspen
970-923-0578
http://challengeaspen.org
info@challengeaspen.org

Ascendigo

Ascendigo provides specialized ski and snowboard instruction and support services for adults and children with autism. Ascendigo ski pros have been trained by BCBAs and OTs in evidence-based autism specific techniques including facilitating social communication and reducing inferring behaviors to create positive on- and off-mountain experiences. Ascendigo ski pros have expertise in one on one instruction to those all across the autism spectrum, whether a non-verbal communicator or an Aspie. Ascendigo also offers skills trainers with the same autism specific training, who support our guests with ASD whether in private or group lessons. Besides winter lessons and camps, Ascendigo offers adventure sports programs including overnight camps in the summer.
Ascendigo
970-927-3143
ascendigo.org
info@ascendigo.org