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Making Possibilities for People with Disabilities

Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives by presenting meaningful recreational, educational and cultural experiences to individuals faced with cognitive or physical challenges.

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Challenge Aspen Chris Bove Memorial Uphill – This uphill event honors the memory of Chris Bove, a former ski instructor and supporter of Challenge Aspen, who passed away on the eve of the event in 2007. The uphill raises money for a scholarship in Chris’ name so that local participants have the opportunity to ski for a… Read More



Dear Challenge Aspen,I am writing to thank you for giving me back something that had been stolen from me. When I had gotten so sick that the ability to ski was impossible I thought I would never again be able to feel the snow under my skis, the sun in ...

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Dear Challenge Aspen:Re: Crystal NewtonCrystal has been a ski instructor and a camp buddy for JR for about 15 years. She knows him well as a unique person with disabilities. She always managed to challenge him to do more, to do his best. The years have been delightful as we ...

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I am Jennifer Arkin. I have cerebral palsy and I am legally blind. I have been skiing since 1977, when I learned to ski in the Colorado mountains. I have been skiing ever since.

Now, I am 45 years old. I have skied with the Challenge Aspen ...

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"The C.A.M.O. program allows individuals the chance to overcome adversity and do things they may think was no longer possible. This program is truly amazing and so are the individuals that keep it up and running." — Michael Boucher
"Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before... He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way." — Kurt Vonnegut

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