Hakuna Matata

Hakuna Matata. Even if your favorite Disney animated feature is Cars, Toy Story, or perhaps the old masterpiece Fantasia, you’re probably still familiar with this famous maxim. It means no worries. For one young man with whom I had the pleasure to ski recently, there was no comparison to the movie that originated this proverb, […]

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Accessibility and Inclusion in our Community

As the new Community Relations Coordinator for Challenge Aspen, I have been working to improve accessibility and inclusion throughout Aspen and Snowmass. Most recently I created a pilot program at the Aspen Recreation Center that provides adaptive aids for people with disabilities, so they can fully participate in a class. It is our hope that […]

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Lauren Breaux – Winter Intern Post

Once notified that I had been selected as one of the seven Challenge Aspen interns for the 2013-14 winter season, I was filled with a variety of emotions: excitement, nervousness, and gratitude for such a unique opportunity. Now, six weeks later, I realize I could not have ever imagined how the world of adaptive sports […]

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REC Department Updates

Winter Report: We’re off to a phenomenal start to the season. The snow has been great so far but we can always use more…so THINK SNOW! In camp news, the Tennessee School for the Blind brought out their senior class in early December to ski with Challenge Aspen for the 15th consecutive year. After 3 […]

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Volunteering with Challenge Aspen

New Training Dates Coming Soon! Volunteers are a critical part of Challenge Aspen, and we, as an organization, cannot operate without the dedication of those who willing give there time to our mission. Our volunteers foster, support and accommodate the physical and emotional needs of our disabled guests and safely assist in the operation of […]

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Social Media for Non-Profit & Small Business

You know who’s a fan of social media for non-profits and small businesses? This girl, right here. Having worked with several non-profits and small businesses throughout my working career has taught me to become very budget and trend savvy. It is vital for non-profits to take advantage of the resources right at their fingertips! But, […]

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2013 Chris Bove Memorial Uphill Challenge

This year’s Chris Bove Memorial Uphill Challenge on Buttermilk Mountain is set for Sunday, March 3, 2013, with a start time at 7:30 a.m. The beneficiaries of this family-friendly event will be Challenge Aspen’s local scholarship program, for participants from the valley with disabilities, and the Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program of Denver (CHIP). The race […]

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Challenge Aspen Athlete Featured in Aspen Daily News

Check out Challenge Aspen’s very own Rodger Erlandson featured in the Aspen Daily News. Rodger is one of our long-time athletes and was shadowed for a day for an article about Challenge Aspen’s new program Challenge Autism. Challenge Autism is a program whose mission is to provide individuals on the Autism Spectrum with opportunities to improve […]

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Challenge Aspen seeks adaptive sports interns for Winter Season

Outgoing interns with an intermediate to advanced skiing ability are now being hired for the winter season to help achieve Challenge Aspen’s goals. Eight On-Hill Interns will primarily spend their time skiing and inspiring participants. Responsibilities include: Assisting an instructor on a lesson Being a buddy for the day Skiing in a group setting during camp Some […]

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