Military Veterans Programs
Ski and Snowboard Program for Military Veterans
Winter Paralympic Experience
Ed McMillan Veterans’ Rocky Mountain Adventure
NSCD Paddling Club sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation
No Boundaries Program
This activity is for military veterans of any age who have a disability and want to learn or improve ski or snowboard skills.
Alpine ski session:
Location: Winter Park Resort
Dates: Sunday – Monday during ski season
Includes: One all-day alpine or snowboard lesson, lift ticket and equipment
Rates: First lesson is free, subsequent lessons are 50% of published rate*
Join fellow military veterans with medical diagnoses for a one-of-a-kind Paralympic experience that includes an introduction to curling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, Nordic biathlon and sled hockey.
Location: YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch, Tabernash, CO
Meet At: 1055 Clermont St, # 3 Denver, CO 80220 by 6:45 a.m.
The bus will leave the VA at 7:15 a.m. please arrive no later than 6:45 a.m. Activities will begin at the YMCA of the Rockies at 9:30 a.m. and go to 3:00 p.m. The bus will arrive back the VA at 5:30 p.m.
Date: January 10, 2018
Includes: Instruction, equipment, lunch and transportation
Rates: Thanks to a generous grant for this program, there is no charge for veterans.
Imagine connecting with other veterans who share your desire to get out there and discover the freedom of the slopes. Join the NSCD for three nights of lodging, meals, 2 days of skiing or riding (including equipment rental, lift tickets and lessons) and evening activities. Transportation will be provided during the weekend between the lodge and resort. Free to qualifying veterans with disabilities. Must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care giver for assistance.
Dates: January 12 – 15, 2018, Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend
Location: Winter Park Resort and YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, CO
Price: Free to military Veterans with a disability. Space is limited by total number and types of accessibility needs.
Make new friends, hone your paddling chops and get instruction from our staff all year round. Canoe, kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). Get your feet wet! Try out one of our kayaks or Stand up Paddle boards (SUPs). Seasoned kayaker? Hone your freestyle skills and learn from our experienced instructors. Join our club-style atmosphere to meet new friends. Open to all abilities.
Paddlesport Progressions – click to view
Dates: Year-Round, Mondays
Times: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Carmody Recreation Center | 2200 S. Kipling St. Lakewood, CO 80227
Price: Free to military Veterans with a disability
The No Boundaries program promotes self-esteem, pride and a sense of accomplishment for combat wounded service men and women as they expand their independence and overcome challenges once thought insurmountable. Our wounded veterans do this by experiencing a variety of challenging activities at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, Colorado. The challenges and accomplishments on these trips help wounded veterans understand that their disabilities may not be as limiting as they once thought when participating in many of life’s available activities. Living together under one roof for 6 days, these heroes also benefit from group socialization, comradery, teamwork and new life-long friendships with fellow veterans who are in the same situation and experience the same challenges in life.
The No Boundaries program is fully sponsored by caring and appreciative supporters, friends, missions and Federal Information Technology (IT) organizations – all who want to “give back”. No Boundaries has its own account at the NSCD, a 501(c)3 non-profit. There are no salaries or overhead and 100% of each donation goes to support the wounded veterans on these trips. Our goal is to sponsor one summer trip and one winter trip for 10 veterans each year.
The NSCD has a trained staff and the facilities to host and accommodate 10 combat wounded veterans in Winter Park, CO. Each 6 day trip is full of challenging and exciting summer or winter activities. Typical sport activities in the summer include rafting, zip lining, ropes courses, kayaking, rock climbing, downhill mountain biking and fly fishing. Winter trips include adaptive skiing, snowmobiling and tubing. All adaptive sporting activities at the NSCD are tailored specifically for the veteran’s needs and are supervised by trained staff. Participants depart from their local airports and arrive at Denver International Airport where we rendezvous in the USO-Metro Lounge. All meals, lodging, transportation and daily program activities are coordinated by the NSCD and are included – expense free – for the combat wounded veterans.
Location: Winter Park, CO
Date: March 6-11, 2018
Price: No charge thanks to the generous donations No Boundaries receives
Who to Contact about “No Boundaries”:
Contact Mike and Molly Raymond at email to inquire
How to donate:
The NSCD is a 501(c)3 non-profit and provides tax-deductible receipts for all donations. To donate, click here. On the NSCD donation site (uses Colorado Gives), enter the “No Boundaries Program” in the Special instructions or comments for non-profit block at the bottom to direct your donation to our account. You generous donation is very much appreciated!
A special thanks to some of our top donors for the March 2016 trip:
|Raventek*||The McCarthy Family Charitable Foundation*|
|Burke Community Church & Missions*||A10 Networks, Inc.|
|Army Global, a General Dynamics Company||Arnold Mills United Methodist Church|
|Dave & Gabby Ayoub||Terry Daniel|
|Ray Douaire||Bill & Robin Hartwell|
|Phillip Houston||Susan & Mike Keys|
|Brian McClosky||Rebecca Porter|
|Mike & Molly Raymond||Mike Riodan|
|Mike Torres||Frank Watson|