Ability Snow Challenge PR


Contact: Christa Graff
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Ability Snow Challenge Takes Flight at Park City Mountain Resort
National Ability Center’s Fun-Filled Competition Celebrates All Ability Levels

PARK CITY, UT (March 23, 2016) – For the 28th year, the National Ability Center is teaming with Park City Mountain Resort to provide a lively day of friendly competition with the Ability Snow Challenge. Held Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Park City Mountain Resort’s base area, Ability Snow Challenge brings skiers, snowboarders and snow enthusiasts of all ages and abilities together in support of the adaptive recreational programs offered by the NAC.

The general public is encouraged to form five-person teams and each team will be paired with a local legend, Olympian, Paralympian, local talent or public figures or NAC athlete to claim category titles for racing down the Eagle Race Arena Course. For groups not wanting to race in the morning, the Ability Snow Challenge has added new snow challenges this year that will take place immediately following the race. Teams can choose at least one or several challenges to complete before 2pm. Challenges range from very easy to moderate and there are some options that do not require a lift ticket to participate. Each team will be paired with a Mountain Guide who will keep track of challenges completed.

Held on Autism Awareness Day, this year’s Ability Snow Challenge theme is Light It Up Blue. Teams can express their creativity by dressing up in any manner of blue desired, with prizes awarded for best dressed team, best dressed individual and best dressed volunteer. A highlight of the event is the Participant Demo Race, featuring NAC participants who have been working hard all winter to hone their skills. Guest get to see firsthand the specialized adaptive equipment used in NAC programs and the NAC Team Flyers will demo their skills in the Ability Cup. The day ends with an amazing raffle and an After Party, held from 3-5pm, with live music by Muddpuddle, a beer garden and food (for purchase).

“The Ability Snow Challenge is such a highly anticipated community event each year,” said Gail Loveland, National Ability Center’s executive director. “It is a great excuse for people of all ability levels to come together for fun, adventure and support. It is also an amazing opportunity for the NAC to showcase its programs that benefit the lives of so many. Witnessing such inspiring displays as a blind skier racing down the slopes is something people don’t soon forget.”

For a full schedule of Ability Snow Challenge events or to register, visit For more information on the event or the National Ability Center, please contact Christa Graff with Graff Public Relations, LLC, at 435.640.7921 or Additional information about the National Ability Center is available at

About the National Ability Center
The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Located in Park City, Utah, it is one of the leading community programs in the country that provides sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The National Ability Center is recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a US Paralympic Sports Club. World-class facilities and program excellence have also elevated the National Ability Center to be a premier provider and partner in the delivery of programs directly supported by the Wounded Warrior Project and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. The National Ability Center provides more than 28,000 experiences each year. For more information, visit