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Challenge Aspen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Snowmass Village, Colorado dedicated to impacting lives by presenting meaningful recreational, educational, and cultural experiences to individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities.

Development Director

Challenge Aspen seeks to hire a compassionate individual with a shared commitment to the organization’s mission to join our team as the Development Director. The ideal candidate has experience in successfully working with a sophisticated donor base, has a proven track record planning and executing successful campaigns and events, and is a strong leader and storyteller with marketing experience to ignite the spirit of our mission in the community and beyond. This role is a steward and advocate for the Challenge Aspen family in our community and responsible for driving fundraising results while ensuring that the donor experience of giving to Challenge Aspen is satisfying and rewarding.

Please find the Development Director job description here.

Please send your cover letter and resume to to apply!

Apprentice Pro for the 2021/2022 Ski Season: This application is closed, please check back for the 2022/2023 Ski Season!

This position is designed for people interested in learning and gaining knowledge in the adaptive snowsports and recreation industries. Apprentice Pros will be trained both on snow and indoors on disabilities, assist with adaptive skiing instruction and become educated on equipment before and during the ski season.

Ideal candidates are those who are looking to develop the skills and knowledge to become adaptive and/or alpine ski instructors or to gain the necessary experience to work in the adaptive recreation, adventure tourism, snowsports and ski resort industries.

Summer Internships: This application is closed, please check back for the 2022 Summer Season!

Challenge Aspen is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization in Snowmass Village, CO dedicated to impacting lives by presenting meaningful recreational, educational and cultural experiences to individuals faced with cognitive and/or physical disabilities.

During the summer, Challenge Aspen hosts REC (Recreational, Educational, and Cultural) camps and CAMO (Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities) retreats. During these outings, participants partake in the various outdoor recreation activities that the Roaring Fork Valley has to offer. These activities include rafting, fishing, biking, sailing, hiking, climbing, archery, equine therapy, swimming and music therapy. Each activity is adapted to meet the individual needs of each participant.

Challenge Aspen will be hiring interns for the 2022 summer season. This internship is designed for people who desire to gain knowledge and experience in the adaptive recreation industry.

Summer interns will assist individuals with disabilities in a variety of recreational, educational, and cultural activities. Interns will be involved in all summer programming but will also assist the REC Director and Coordinator on specific program planning. Summer interns will also have the opportunity to work with our CAMO Program as well as assist with fundraising events and our annual gala.

*Challenge Aspen does have a CTRS on staff, but at this time a Therapeutic Recreation internship is not available for NCTRC credit.

For questions regarding the summer internship, please contact Callie Dickson at or 970-923-0578

You must be 21 by the first day of the internship, no exceptions. You must have a valid driver’s license, current CPR/First Aid certifications, and must be willing and able to pass a background screening. Experience in working with people with disabilities is preferred, but not required.
Please see the Challenge Aspen Website for the specific dates of the internship. Our interns need to be able to commit to the full time frame, as we will not be able to give any extended time off to our summer interns. Dates are typically late-May through mid-August.
Deadline for Summer Internship application is February 21st, 2020.
We are located in Snowmass Village, CO. That is about 10 miles outside of Aspen, CO.

Testimonials from past Adaptive Assistants

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