Enabling the human spirit through therapeutic sports and recreation.
The NSCD offers adaptive lessons for individuals and groups of people with disabilities in a variety of action sports, adventure sports and competitive programs. Athletes with any physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral diagnosis can participate in sports and recreation programs year-round in Colorado’s Front Range and mountains.
The NSCD’s recreational athletes build self-confidence and improve overall health in programs such as skiing, rock climbing, paddle sports and therapeutic horseback riding. The NSCD’s competition program offers a way for independent athletes to compete at an elite level in international alpine and Nordic competitions and to thrive in the camaraderie of the NSCD team environment.
The NSCD is one of the largest therapeutic recreation and competitive adaptive sports agencies in the world, based out of Winter Park Resort and the Denver Broncos Stadium at Empower Field at Mile High in Colorado. With specially trained staff and volunteers, as well as its own adaptive equipment lab, the NSCD teaches over 52,000 lesson hours to athletes each year with a variety of diagnoses.