CAMO 2014 Wrap-up!

In it’s eighth season, Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities continued to develop and implement recreational and wellness programming for active duty and retired military personnel injured while serving their country. Winter Programs CAMO programs take place mostly in Snowmass, CO.  Why do people come to Snowmass?  The SNOW!  The 2013/2014 saw some fabulous snow and our […]

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REC Updates!

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve written a blog post – I figured I’d take some time to update you on the highlights from our programs department! We’ve got 48 days left in the 2013-14 ski season. The snow has been amazing, and we are on track to break the Challenge Aspen record […]

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Perks of Being an Intern

There are many perks of being an intern at Challenge Aspen. The two that I am recently grateful for are: Operation X C.A.M.O. (Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities) Camp that provided us with an amazing time at the X Games and the 20+ inches of fresh pow pow! The Operation X C.A.M.O. Camp was a men’s […]

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You Can’t Triple Stamp a Double Stamp

At the end of last summer, I ventured on a road trip from Chicago with some friends to explore the Great West. After barely having enough service in Rocky Mountain National Park for a phone interview and pretending to be in an airplane in a parking lot in San Francisco during my video interview, I […]

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Fire Department Safety Training

Challenge Aspen and the Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Department recently hosted a training on evacuation plans for people with disabilities. We are helping hotels and businesses throughout the area come up with individualized evacuation plans that address how to safely evacuate someone with a disability. Check out the powerpoint below to learn more and make sure your […]

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A New Way to Ride

Rich and I met puzzled stares from passersby with strained smiles as we carried the heavier-than-usual snowboard down the Snowmass Mall towards Fanny Hill. As we walked, I wondered exactly how much less a newer titanium version would weigh. Before we reached the snow, D saw us and jumped up to say hi. She’s super […]

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Physics of Skiing

To understand how to teach skiing, one must first understand how a ski/snowboard/tool interacts with the snow. There are many factors to this that include the design of the ski/snowboard, how it might be tuned, how the rider is setup on this tool, snow conditions, and many other factors. One thing remains the same though: […]

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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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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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