Welcome Our New Development Director, Grace Nims!

Challenge Aspen, a non-profit organization located in Snowmass Village, Colorado, with the mission of “Making possibilities for people with disabilities,” is excited to announce that Grace Nims has joined the organization as Development Director, effective April 24, 2017. Nims was formally the Development Director at the Aspen Art Museum. During her eleven years there she […]

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A Letter from an Apprentice Pro

After making the 2,000 mile trek out here to Aspen from my home state of Connecticut, I arrived feeling a whole mix of emotions; both excited and anxious to being working as an Apprentice Pro at Challenge Aspen. Coming from a background in special education and working with children and young adults with special needs […]

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Enthusiasm for Life

Each participant brings something different, and Rico brought his enthusiasm for life. It was my very first CAMO retreat and I was a little nervous. Growing up in France, I had never been around war veterans, didn’t know what to expect and was intimated by the the unfamiliar situation. Timmer and I were going to […]

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Challenge Aspen Top Ten of 2016

Another year is in the books at Challenge Aspen, and we can’t believe how fast it’s gone! We’ve accomplished so much in the last year and we owe it all to our volunteers, participants, staff members, donors, and anyone else involved. From skiing to rafting and everything in between, 2016 has been a blast at […]

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1,000 Miles for Challenge Aspen

Kevin Roberts, a long time supporter of Challenge Aspen and Owner and Creative Director of The Myers Roberts Collective, is running 1,000 to raise money to support Challenge Aspen. He is attempting to run 1,000 miles (or more!) in a single calendar year starting 12/1/16. Kevin has been along time advocate for Challenge Aspen. His […]

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Meet Jim Mallouk, a Challenge Aspen Volunteer

Jim Mallouk has been volunteering with Challenge Aspen for four years. When volunteering for Challenge Aspen, Jim helps us document the programs by taking gorgeous photos and teaching participants to ski. Prior to joining Challenge Aspen, Jim lived in Breckenridge. He operated a retail business in Breckenridge from 1981-2008 called Alpine Audio-Video and Camera. After […]

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Happy Scripts

Written by Summer Intern, Marie Dohm This week was the first REC camp of the summer. I never expected to love it so much. I was paired with a 10-year-old boy with autism. The week was certainly not without its challenges, but my heart was melted by this amazing boy. The boy I worked with […]

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Spreading the Stokes

Written by Winter Intern, Claire After two months of working with Challenge Aspen, I can’t say that I’ve ever had a dull day at work.  Every lesson is new; every participant brings new stories and a new experience. Out of the many people I’ve had the opportunity to work with I’ve never had two of the […]

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Halfway There

Written by Winter Intern, Maret Jessen It is halfway through the winter season and I could not be happier with my internship at Challenge Aspen. I was not sure what to expect when I signed on for the job, but the people I have met along the way have made this experience so rewarding. First, there […]

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Bursting Through Boundaries and Expectations

Written by Winter Intern, Janice After graduating from University Of Colorado almost three years ago with a degree in mechanical engineering, I never expected to be working with people with disabilities. It seemed like a field so distant my path would never cross it. Many of my friends had pursued the disabilities field, and I […]

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