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New YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch General Manager Looks to Build on Nonprofit’s Mission

August 31st, 2022

Ski-Hi News

Joshua Huggett, the new general manager at the YMCA of the Rockies in Granby, started at Snow Mountain Ranch at the end of May. The former Disneyland operations manager said his first few months have been busy, but he would not have it any other way.

Rocky Mountain National Park hosts fishing event along Colorado River

August 19th, 2022

Loveland Reporter-Herold

The “Fly Fishing in the Rockies” event hosted by Rocky Mountain National Park in partnership with NSCD gave participants the opportunity to learn from volunteers and park staff about the basics of fly fishing, including learning about the fish species that live in the park, how to read the water, and how to cast.

Estes Park’s Quinn Brett is a Champion for Adaptive Sports and Backcountry Access

August 18th, 2022


Adventurer Quinn Brett, who is paralyzed from the waist down, thinks Colorado can do better when it comes to adaptive sports and recreational opportunities—and she’s helping to make that happen.

Rocky Mountain National Park and NSCD Fishing

August 8th, 2022

Daily Camera

In coordination with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), Rocky Mountain National Park will host the event “Fly Fishing in the Rockies” on Aug. 16.

Rocky Mountain National Park Fishing Clinic

August 8th, 2022

Estes Park Trail Gazette

In coordination with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), Rocky Mountain National Park is hosting the event “Fly Fishing in the Rockies” on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

Passion Meets Nonprofit

May 27,2022

Denver Business Journal

Kim Easton, CEO & President of the NSCD sat down with Denver Business Journal’s Kate Tracy to reflect on her early career and current leadership of the NSCD.

Armed Forces Para-skiers Compete in Grand County

April 1st, 2022

Ski-Hi News

Last week, 50 para-alpine, snowboard and Nordic skiers from the UK’s Armed Forces Para Snowsport Team came to Snow Mountain Ranch (SMR) to log K’s at SMR’s Nordic center and tear down slopes at Winter Park Resort in their various disciplines under the brilliant spring sun.

Q&A with Kim Easton | A lifeline to people with disabilities

March 28th, 2022

Colorado Politics

In this Q&A, Easton, who joined NSCD in 2017 and leads the group amidst the most challenging global health crisis of the new century, underscored the importance of offering a lifeline to individuals, particularly to those who oscillate between despair and the will to live. It’s that kind of commitment that has allowed the NSCD to persevere and regroup after canceling its biggest event last year.

Sheina Vaspi Shines, But Does Not Compromise, At The Paralympics

March 12th, 2022

Global Circulate

She took to the slopes like a native Vermont ski bird, exhibiting enough promise that she convinced the Erez Foundation volunteers, like Pezaro, to invest in her potential. They loved that Vaspi wanted to be on the mountain no matter how miserable the conditions were — and they noticed something else.

Allie Johnson uses ‘ski like a girl’ motto as motivation for first Paralympics

March 10th, 2022


“Ski like a girl.” It’s the four-word motto that serves as both motivation and mantra for Paralympic alpine racer Allie Johnson, who’s making her debut for Team USA at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing.

Adaptive Outdoors

Avid Lifestyle

With the Winter Paralympic Games coming up, Avid Lifestyle sat down with NSCD CEO and President, Kim Easton.

Meet Colorado’s Paralympians

March 4th, 2022


Colorado has more athletes competing in the Paralympics this month than any other state

Paralympic Skier Helping Improve Adaptive Sports on CU’s Campus

March 6th, 2022


Kyle Taulman is in a class all of his own, as one of the best sitting skiers in the world. But when he’s on campus at the University of Colorado, Taulman just wants to fit in.

Freeport Native Goes to Paralympic Games

March 4th, 2022


Kyle Taulman, a Freeport, Illinois native, is set to represent the USA at the Paralympic Games

Meet 10 Colorado Athletes Headed to the Paralympic Games

March 4th, 2022

Axios Denver

Ten Colorado athletes will compete in the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, kicking off with an Opening Ceremony tonight in Beijing.

NSCD Athletes Head to Paralympics

March 4th, 2022

SkiHi News

After just three years of ski racing, Fraser resident and para alpine skier Allie Johnson is taking her skills on the slopes to Beijing for the 2022 Paralympics.

Paralympic Games Kick Off in Beijing

March 4th, 2022

The World

Paralympians from around the world are finally getting their turn to compete at this year’s Winter Games. The World’s Bianca Hillier introduces us to some of the athletes and updates us on international affairs as the Games begin.

Spencer Wood Heads to the Paralympic Games

March 2nd, 2022

Mountain Times

Pittsfield native readies for Paralympics

Colorado Paralympians Headed to Beijing

February 28th, 2022


Nine athletes who regularly train in Colorado through the National Sports Center for the Disabled will compete for Team USA in this year’s Paralympics, which run from March 4 to March 13 in Beijing.

Israel’s first winter Paralympian to ski in Beijing on one leg

February 27th, 2022

The Times of Israel

Sheina Vaspi, a Hasidic woman from northern Israel, skis at speeds up to 55 mph; hopes to inspire next generation of Paralympic athletes

Colorado Sends 10 Athletes to the Paralympic Games

February 21st, 2022

Denver 7

Colorado Paralympians are ready to make a splash of their own in the wake of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Nine NSCD competitive athletes earn spots on the U.S. Winter Paralympic Team

February 17th, 2022

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), one of the nation’s
leading providers of adaptive outdoor recreation, is thrilled to announce nine of its athletes training
through their competitive program were named to the U.S. Winter Paralympic team earlier today and
will compete in the Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing, China starting March 4 – 13, 2022.

Colorado Paralympians prepare for Beijing Games

February 17th, 2022


When two-time Paralympic medalist Andrew Kurka walked into the interview room, he was immediately concerned that the Rocky Mountain PBS journalists filming his story wouldn’t be able to keep up with him on the slopes as he trained for the 2022 Beijing Paralympics — and slowing down, even for the cameras, has never been an option.

The Wells Fargo Ski Cup is looking for the public to get involved

February 16th, 2022

Fox 31 Denver

Kim Easton, President and CEO of the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) and Heather Hunt Ruddy, Head of National Sales, Wealth & Investment Management with Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management shares about the upcoming 46th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup and how the public can get involved.

46th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup returns to Winter Park Resort

February 15th, 2022

Out There Colorado

After a year complicated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) has announced that they will be hosting the 46th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup at Winter Park Resort.

Listen to Kim Easton on Front Range Focus

Front Range Focus

February 20th, 2022

The National Sports Center for the Disabled’s President and CEO, Kim Easton, joins Front Range Focus to discuss the 46th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup.

NSCD Hosts 46th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup at End of the Month

Sky-Hi News

February 5th, 2022

The National Sports Center for the Disabled will host their 46th annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup on Feb. 25-27 at Winter Park Resort.

46th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup

Muscular Dystrophy News Today

January 7th, 2022

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), one of the nation’s leading providers of adaptive outdoor recreation, is pleased to host their 46th annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup on Feb. 25-27 at Winter Park Resort. It is the signature fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in nearly $200,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults living with physical, intellectual, emotional and behavioral disabilities.

What I’ve Learned About Adaptive Skiing and Duchenne

Muscular Distrophy News

January 7th, 2022

Learning to ski with the NSCD.

The Broncos 7k Brings 2,000 Racers Over the Finish Line

Fox 31 News

September 5, 2021

After a year going virtual, the Broncos 7K is back raising money for the National Sports Center for the Disabled.

What to do in Denver for Labor Day Weekend

Yahoo News

September 3, 2021

Summer may be coming to an end, but the fun certainly isn’t. This is a list of the best things to do in Denver for the Labor Day weekend.

Broncos 7k at Mile High Stadium

Denver Broncos News

September 3, 2021

The Denver Broncos, along with partners UCHealth, King Soopers, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Cigna,OtterBox and KDVR, will host the eighth annual Broncos 7K on Sunday 9/5 at Empower Field at Mile High.

Denver Broncos Host Race with Ending at 50 Yard Line


September 1, 2021

If you’ve ever dreamed about running through the Denver Broncos entrance tunnel and charging out to the 50-yard line of Empower Field at Mile High, this weekend is your chance.

Run to the 50 Yard Line

99.1 Country

September 1, 2021

The Denver Broncos are hosting their Fit 7K Run/Walk this Sunday, September 5 at Empower Field which will also feature a kids run that will end up with a finish on the 50-yard line as well.

Broncos Fit 7k at Empower Field This Sunday

Out There Colorado

September 1, 2021

Dash across the 50-yard line at the Denver Broncos’ Stadium in a 4.4-mile race set to take place this Labor Day Weekend.

From the Ski Slopes to the Tennis Court: How an Aspiring Paralympian Balances it all


August 11, 2021

NSCD Competition Center athlete, Kyle Taulman trains in tennis while also being a prospect to represent Team USA at the 2022 Winter Paralympics.

Celebration of Life for NSCD Founder Hal O’Leary

Colorado Politics

July 21, 2021

Celebration of life for adaptive ski pioneer Hal O’Leary to take place on Friday, July 23rd.

Special Stars Game in Denver

July 11, 2021

The National Sports Center for the Disabled and the Special Olympics came together to play in the MLB’s Special Stars game. Athletes from both teams were all smiles the whole time.

MLB All-Star Game and NSCD

July 9, 2021

The National Sports Center for the Disabled is pleased to announce they will be participating in the MLB’s Youth All-Star game against the Special Olympics on Sunday, July 11 at 11 am at the Colorado Convention Center

Broncos Fit 7K Returns to Empower Field to Benefit NSCD

Denver Broncos

June 30, 2021

Denver Broncos are bringing back the in-person Fit 7K in September. Proceeds will benefit the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Register today to reserve your spot!

Hal O’Leary Remembered as Adaptive Skiing Pioneer

Ski-Hi News

June 4, 2021

A look into NSCD founder’s legacy as an adaptive skiing pioneer and his impact on adaptive sports.

Great Talks Podcast with Kim Easton

Great Talks

June 25, 2021

Learn about how the National Sports Center for the Disabled is expanding adaptive sports with Kim Easton

NSCD Exceeding Boundaries 2021

9 News

June 16, 2021

NSCD’s Exceeding Boundaries fundraiser is a virtual happy hour happening on June 23 from 4 to 5:30PM. Learn more and register at

NSCD to host the U.S Paralympic Alpine Skiing Nationals

Fox-31 News
March 31, 2021

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), one of the nation’s leading providers of adaptive outdoor recreation, is pleased to hose the US Paralympic Alpine Skiing Nationals and Nor Ams taking from from Saturday, March 27 – Wednesday, March 31 at Winter Park Resort.

Meet Kim Easton: CEO of the National Sports Center for the Disabled

Shoutout Colorado
February 2, 2021

Learn about Kim Easton as she connects with Shoutout Colorado.

NSCD Challenge: How many vertical feet can you ski in a day?

Sky-Hi News
February 2, 2021

National Sports Center for the Disabled rethinks fundraising challenge during COVID-19.

NSCD – Vertical Feet Challenge

Colorado & Company KUSA-TV on 9NEWS
January 27, 2021

Tally your vertical feet for a cause from Feb. 1 through the 25th. Get all the details at

RethinkAbility Ski Challenge Hosted by NSCD

January 25, 2021

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), one of the nation’s leading providers of adaptive outdoor recreation, is pleased to announce their RethinkAbility Ski Challenge at Winter Park Resort which kicks off on Feb. 1, 2021.

National Sports Center for the Disabled Adapts to New Season

Sky-Hi News
December 9, 2020

Organization embraces new branding, logo while holding true to its original mission.

National Sports Center for the Disabled Celebrates 50 Years

Colorado Parent Magazine
December 7, 2020

The Colorado-based organization shares their ideas for keeping families active this winter and their vision for the future.

After Fifty Years, the NSCD is Still Ready, Willing and Able to Help

November 26, 2020

This has been a tough year for anniversary celebrations. The National Sports Center for the Disabled turned fifty in 2020, but the NSCD wasn’t able to have a big bash — even if this anniversary is really something to celebrate.

Feel Good Friday

Visit Denver
November 13, 2020

As a much welcomed ski season approaches, the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is happy to announce it will re-launch its in-person ski programming at Winter Park Resort after COVID forced the organization to pause all of its popular offerings for the disabled community including summer overnight camps and therapeutic horseback programs.

Girl Scouts of Colorado Ad Campaign

Girl Scouts of Colorado
October 2020

Girl Scouts of Colorado campaign featuring NSCD CEO, Kim Easton.

Dine For NSCD

Colorado & Company KUSA-TV
October 12, 2020

CEO Kim Easton and Chef Jennifer Jasinski speak with Colorado & Company about the NSCD’s upcoming event, Dine for NSCD. 10% of your bill at Rioja, Ultreia, Stoic or Bistro Vendome will go towards the NSCD. Make your reservation today!

Is Northwest Colorado ahead of the curve in providing opportunities to those with disabilities?

Steamboat Pilot & Today
October 6, 2020

STARS has provided people with disabilities with athletic opportunities for more than a decade and isn’t alone in its efforts, as there are many similar nonprofits or programs throughout the country, including the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park.

What’s In Good Taste in October

In Good Taste
October 2, 2020

Dated events that are In Good Taste in October. The National Sports Center for the Disabled is hosting Dine for NSCD. Participate with an In-Home Experience with Chef Jennifer Jasinski (cooking alongside her, virtually). The deadline to purchase this part is Oct. 8. You can also do the Dine-Out Experience on Oct. 14 with dinner at Jasinski’s restaurants: RiojaBistro VendomeUltreia at Union Station; or Stoic & Genuine. All of Chef Jasinski’s locations below will donate 10% of your entire bill back to the NSCD.

Changing the Game

Warren Miller Entertainment
June 17, 2020

15 organizations working to make skiing and snowboarding more inclusive.

Paul DiBello Leaves Behind Legacy of Influence in U.S Para Skiing

Team USA
May 20, 2020

DiBello leaves behind a remarkable legacy, not just as an athlete, but also as a force in the world of Para Alpine Skiing who helped shape the U.S program and influenced many others along the way.

Founder of NSCD Competition Program Leaves Long Legacy as Coach, Captain

Sky-Hi News
May 15, 2020

The founder of the competition program at the National Sports Center for the Disabled was known for his gruff exterior, adventurous spirit and warm heart that led to a long career coaching athletes with disabilities. Paul DiBello died on April 29 in Aurora of COVID-19. He was 69 years old and left behind a life full of adventure and love for the outdoors, along with his legacy at the NSCD.

National Sports Center for the Disabled Hosts Virtual Birthday Party

Ultra 5280
May 11, 2020

On Wednesday, May 27th, the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will be hosting a virtual birthday party celebrating 50 years of providing sports and recreation to more than 150,000 people living with disabilities.

Investee Spotlight: National Sports Center for the Disabled 

SVP Denver
March 19, 2020

In 2019, SVP Denver and the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation (DA 20-30) worked on a year-long capacity-building engagement with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD).

NSCD Celebrates  50 Years of Innovation and Adaptability

ColoradoBiz Magazine
March 16, 2020

The organization (NSCD) was founded to increase access to the outdoors for all Coloradans, ensuring that no one would ever feel limited.

Q&A: Grand County Rep. Neguse talks housing, funding 

Sky-Hi News
February 28, 2020

Rep. Joe Neguse visited Grand County last week and sat down with the Sky-Hi News to talk about what he learned and his efforts in Congress. He also received a tour from the National Sports Center for the Disabled.

50 Years of the National Sports Center for the Disabled 

Sky-Hi News
February 21, 2020

Group’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Wells Fargo Ski Cup, runs this weekend at Winter Park Resort.

45th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup: The Spirit of Competition Grows Stronger Each Year

Winter Park Times
February 20, 2020

This weekend, the NSCD’s competition program takes the stage in a series of races that bring our the competitive nature of the human spirit.

Support Your Local Skiers

KUSA NBC Colorado & Company
February 20, 2020

The Wells Fargo Ski Cup raises money for the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Check out the full schedule of events at

Todd Maul (Elway Dealers) on the NSCD Wells Fargo Ski Cup (Winter Park)

TalkRadio 630 KHOW
February 20, 2020

Front Range Focus Interview with Robbyn Hart

Front Range Focus with iHeart Radio
February 20, 2020

Robbyn Heart speaks with Kim Easton, CEO of the National Sports Center for the Disabled, about the upcoming 45th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup.

KOA Radio Interview with Kim Easton for Wells Fargo Ski Cup 

KOA 850 AM
February 17, 2020

Kim Easton, CEO of the National Sports Center for the Disabled, gives a preview of the 45th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup.

NSCD Fundraiser Features Three Days of Ski Races

Sky-Hi News
February 13, 2020

The National Sports Center for the Disabled will begin its 50th year celebrations with three days of races next weekend, all of which support a good cause.

Wells Fargo Ski Cup

Fox31 News
February 5, 2020

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (the NSCD) is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and they are kicking it off with the 45th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup in Winter Park, CO.

Top Ten States for Adaptive Sports

Disabled Sports USA
November 6, 2019

Over the summer, Disabled Sports USA sought out nominations for the top adaptive states in the nation. After a few hundred responses and a survey of our (DSUSA) constituents, the list has been whittled down to the top ten. Here is what you said.

NSCD raises $116K for adaptive sports, therapeutic rec

Sky-Hi News
May 21, 2019

The National Sports Center for the Disabled, which is headquartered in Winter Park, hosted the 7th Annual Exceeding Boundaries Breakfast May 8 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

PHOTOS: Whitewater training with the National Sports Center for the Disabled

Denver Post
May 16, 2019

After losing leg in motorcycle accident, Granby man sets sights on next Paralympics

April 5, 2019

George Kellogg had a choice. He could easily have let his injury get the best of him, part of a string of unlucky and self-inflicted issues he was dealing with. Instead, he decided to climb that mountain – at times, literally – and make the most of his situation.

Back-Breaking Crash Not Slowing Colorado Skier With Thirst For More

CBS Denver
February 19, 2019

When Trevor Kennison launched himself off of Corbet’s Couloir at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, he never knew the impact it would have. CBS4’s Jeff Todd caught up with him in Winter Park.

Monoskier Trevor Kennison Is Racing Toward the 2022 Paralympics

January 15, 2019

Trevor Kennison, a former snowboarder who was paralyzed from the waist down in a 2014 backcountry accident, is an aspiring Paralympic monoskier based in Colorado. At the National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Competition Center at Winter Park Ski Resort, Trevor and a diverse group of other elite adaptive alpine skiers are already training intensively for the 2022 Paralympic Games, three years away.

Colorado Honors Veterans and Active Service Members with Programs, Events, Historic Sites and More

September 27, 2018

Military veterans are welcome to participate in all National Sports Center for the Disabled programs, and there are several programs specifically designed for veterans, including an adaptive airgun team, paddling club and archery clinic.

Steamboat’s Kyle Taulman spreads the good word on adaptive sports during Paralympic Games

Steamboat Pilot & Today
April 7, 2018

Taulman, a Steamboat Springs sophomore, lost the use of his legs when he was just two years old after a tumor caused a spinal cord injury. There have been people along the way to help him learn to master a wheelchair, learn to hop off a curb and even learn to race on a sit ski.

Leveling the Playing Field 

Colorado Parent
April, 2018

Each year, the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) partners with Colorado’s professional sports teams for a series of free Ability Clinics—a chance for individuals with any kind of disability to learn about, and try, a sport.

Grand County athletes return home as Paralympic Games conclude; part-time local resident captures gold in men’s slalom

Sky-Hi News
March 20, 2018

Two full-time Grand County residents have landed back on American soil after a fierce competition throughout most of the month at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Michigan skier hits slopes, wins bronze at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Click On Detroit
March 17, 2018

He skied for the first time when he was 3 years old and he continued, even after having part of his leg amputated when he was 6.

National Sports Center for the Disabled

March 16, 2018

The National Sports Center for the Disabled is one of the largest therapeutic recreation agencies in the world, based in Winter Park, Colorado.  They offer a variety of year-round sports and recreational adventures for participants with physical, cognitive and behavioral disabilities, helping them realize the depth of their abilities while improving overall health and well-being. Participants improve endurance, coordination and competitive skills, as well as build self-esteem and confidence. They become empowered.

Craig Hospital and the National Sports Center for the Disabled have a new partnership.

9News KUSA
March 9, 2018

These organizations are pairing up to make dreams come true. Many of the athletes competing in the Paralympics right now had their start in Colorado.

Wells Fargo Ski Cup: A front row seat to the power of ‘yes’

Wells Fargo
February 28, 2018

Kim Easton said she has a pretty good idea why the Wells Fargo Ski Cup in Winter Park, Colorado, has become the country’s longest-running professional ski race.

Colorado native to compete in Paralympic Games

9News KUSA
February 26, 2018

Nordic skier Joy Rondeau, from Granby, qualified for the Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. This will be the first time Rondeau has competed in the Paralympic Games. Rondeau says she was shocked when she found out she qualified for the games. “I think I was more nervous than excited than anything,” Rondeau said.

At Camelback Resort, a ski program helps produce two Paralympians

The Morning Call
February 25, 2018

Before taking a group of kids on a run at Camelback Mountain Resort, Tyler Carter reflected about his first time on skis. He was 8 years old, wearing a prosthetic leg, nudged into an adaptive skiing program by his parents — mostly to get him out of the house, he suspects now.

Wells Fargo Cup Aims To Inspire Paralympic Athletes

CBS Denver
February 23, 2018

Before many Paralympians head off to South Korea for the Paralympics, they’re competing in the Wells Fargo Cup at Winter Park this weekend.

Craig Hospital and National Sports Center for the Disabled Partner to Provide Adaptive Sport Opportunities

February 23, 2018

Craig Hospital and the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) have joined forces to offer a variety of resources for individuals with disabilities to participate in sports and recreation opportunities.

Q&A: Erik Petersen on the Wells Fargo Ski Cup

denver life
February 22, 2018

The best athletes in the world aren’t only competing in the XXIII Winter Olympics this weekend. Take an up-close-and-personal seat to more great slope skills at the 43rd annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup, the longest running professional ski race in the country, this weekend in Winter Park. Running Feb. 23-25, the race is hosted by the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), an organization that’s been helping children and adults with disabilities learn about themselves and grow as athletes since 1970.

Winter Park Express is Discounting Tickets for 24 Hours

303 Magazine
February 21, 2018

In addition to discounted tickets, Winter Park is also hosting the National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Wells Fargo Ski Cup this weekend. The event will give guests a chance to watch some of the best Paralympics from around the world compete before they head to Pyeongchang for the Paralympic games on March 8.

Wells Fargo Ski Cup

February 21, 2018

If your Olympic buzz is still going strong, head to this showcase to keep up the excitement. The National Sports Center for the Disabled coordinates the weekend, which features a kids’ race, a corporate team challenge, and a skiing invitational for disabled athletes. Keep your eyes peeled at the latter for some of the world’s top adaptive athletes, including 2018 Team USA Paralympians Alana Nichols and Tyler Carter.

Wells Fargo Ski Cup at Winter Park

9News KUSA
February 20, 2018

This weekend, Winter Park will turn into a racing venue for the Wells Fargo Ski Cup.

43rd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup – Nat’l Sports Center for the Disabled

FOX 31
February 19, 2018

2018 commemorates the 43rd consecutive year for Wells Fargo’s support of this event! The Wells Fargo Ski Cup boasts the longest running professional ski race in the country and serves as a signature fundraiser for the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD).

Wells Fargo Ski Cup At Winter Park Resort

FOX 31
February 19, 2018

Learn more about the 43rd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup benefiting the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD).

Paralympic skier nears the summit

The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 9, 2018

On Feb. 20, Katrina Schaber will find out if she’s made the U.S. alpine skiing team for next month’s 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea.

National Sports Center for the Disabled – Ski Cup

Colorado and Company KUSA-TV
February 9, 2018

The Wells Fargo Ski Cup is the longest running professional ski race in the country. Save the date for February 23rd through 25th at Winter Park to see some of the best skiing and snowboarding for a good cause. Learn more online at “,” or call 970.726.1518.

Colorado Ski Country USA
February 8, 2018

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host the 43rd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 23 – 25 at Winter Park Resort. This event is the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in more than $250,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. This year more than 10 NSCD competition athletes, who will compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the U.S. Winter Paralympic team, will compete at the WFSC including Alana Nichols, Jasmin Bamber and Tyler Carter.

Skiing Levels the Playing Field for a Paralyzed Steamboat Springs Teen

Colorado Parent
February 2018

As a toddler, Kyle Taulman fought cancer and lost movement in the lower half of his body. Today, the 16-year-old has his sights set on the 2022 Paralympics.

Steamboat athletes head to South Korea for 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

Steamboat Pilot & Today
January 26, 2018

With a little more than a month left before the start of the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games, two Steamboat Springs athletes are busy preparing for a trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea.

12 Things to Know About Danelle Umstead, Team USA’s Blind Alpine Skiier

January 23, 2018

Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, get to know Team USA’s best athletes.

Winter Park’s NSCD to host 6th Annual Paralympic Experience for Military Veterans

Sky-Hi News
January 9, 2018

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will welcome more than 50 Colorado veterans to participate in the 6th Annual NSCD Paralympic Experience for Veterans on Wednesday. The event is meant to encourage disabled veterans to retain sports and recreation as part of their daily lifestyles, in addition to rehabilitation and recovery.

Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame names 2018 inductees

Denver Business Journal
January 8, 2018

A veteran hotelier, a retired ski resort chief, a civic advocate of tourism and a former slave who was a pioneer of 1800s Colorado hospitality make up the latest class of inductees to the Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame, announced Monday.

Paralyzed from the waist down, Jasmin Bambur of Granby preps for third Paralympic Games

Sky-Hi News
January 5, 2018

Jasmin Bambur’s dream came true in 2010. He rolled alone into the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, in front of thousands of screaming fans, clutching the red, white and blue Serbian flag. It was a day he’d been thinking about since he watched his father on television years earlier as a coach in the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. It was also a dream he wasn’t sure he’d ever accomplish.

NSCD founder Hal O’Leary named Pioneer of the Year for 2017 by Winter Park and Fraser Chamber of Commerce

Sky-Hi News
November 16, 2017

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 2017 Pioneer Award and the 2017 Citizen of the Year at the Chamber Annual Dinner on Nov. 10.

Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics
November 16, 2017

Six inspiring stories of athletes with disabilities finding courage through sports

AT&T Connect to Good Blog

November 8, 2017

Thanking our heroes today and every day.

Denver Post

November 3, 2017

Veterans with disabilities take to the ice for an ability clinic for sled hockey and curling.


November 3, 2017

National Sports Center for the Disabled offers free clinic to veterans

Castle Pines Connection

John Elway Dealership

August 23, 2017

Colorado Rockies Ability Clinic. Giving people with disabilities the chance to play sports.

Dining Out Magazine

August 15, 2017

Dining Out Denver & Boulder share’s the NSCD’s 11th Annual Corks & Forks event.


August 15, 2017

The NSCD’s 11th Annual Corks & Forks makes Westword’s “21 Best Events in Denver, August 15 -21.”

Colorado’s Best KWGN

August 14, 2017

The 11th Annual Corks & Forks helps raise funds for the National Sports Center for the Disabled.

ColoradoBiz Magazine

August 8, 2017

Identifying and empowering key organizational tools. Kim Easton, CEO of the National Sports Center for the Disabled shares leadership ideas, such as discovering the why.

Colorado & Company

August 2, 2017

The NSCD 11th Annual Cork & Forks event promoted on Colorado & Company.

Castle Rock News Sentinel

July 27, 2017

Castle Rock ultra marathoner runs for a cause. Son with cerebral palsy found new opportunities through National Sports Center for the Disabled.

9News KUSA

July 26, 2017

TaRhonda Thomas talks with people who have varying disabilities to answer the difficult question, “What is it like living with a disability?”


July 20, 2017

Empowering Vets Through Summer Adaptive Sports

Paralympic News

July 20, 2017

World Para Alpine Skiing and World Para Snowboard have made two new appointments on their Sport Technical Committee (STC). NSCD Competition Center coach Erik Petersen is among the newly appointed.

Denver Post Your Hub

July 13, 2017

Ultra marathoner, Dave Coles raises money for the NSCD to give others the same opportunity to participate in sports as his son, who is an NSCD participant.

9News KUSA

July 6, 2017

Denver Broncos Ability Clinic at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Giving people with disabilities the chance to play sports.

Denver Business Journal

July 3, 2017

Erik Petersen, competition center director for the National Sports Center for the Disabled, was appointed to serve as the chair on the Sport Technical Committee for World Para Alpine Skiing and World Para Snowboard.

FOX 31 Denver

April 13, 2017

Rodeo All-Star Weekend


Woodward News

April 13, 2017

Meeting needs of developmentally disabled a challenge


Holyoke Enterprise

April 12, 2017


Denver Post

March 29, 2017

U.S. government gives injured Botswana hoops star award; Denver’s Craig Hospital gives wheelchair


Denver Post

March 20, 2017

Gary DeFrange stepping down from Winter Park ski area after 20 years


KUSA 9 News (NBC)

February 24, 2017

NSCD hosts annual fundraiser for disabled athletes


February 23, 2017

National Sports Center for the Disabled inspiring others on the slopes

Wells Fargo Stories 

February 22, 2017

Kismet on the slopes

KWGN Channel 2 Daybreak

February 21, 2017

42nd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup

KWGN Channel 2 Colorado’s Best 

February 20, 2017

The 42nd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup is Coming to Winter Park

Ski-Hi News

February 19, 2017

Grand County vets fellowship with 21st century soldiers at Warrior Bonfire Program (NSCD Ski Program mention)

Ski Hi News

February 2, 2017

From Russia, with a mission for change

ABC National News

January 30, 2017

Pakistani Teen Who Lost a Leg in Earthquake Now a Skiing Competitor

Denver Business Journal

January 30, 2017

Winter Park chief to step down after nearly 20 years

Orange Coast Magazine

January 24, 2017

Travel: It’s peak season at snowy Colorado’s Winter Park playground (Wells Fargo Ski Cup mention)

Sky Hi News

January 24, 2017

Elite athletes training to achieve highest paralympic level

Sky Hi News

January 12, 2017

Veterans trying new sports at Snow Mountain Ranch

Yahoo! News 

January 12, 2017

6 Ski Trends to Watch in 2017

Colorado & Company 

January 10, 2017

42nd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup

Denver Post

January 10, 2017

Winter Park ski train offers 9-year-old with disability the ability to “Go faster! Higher!”

Sky Hi News

January 6, 2017

Winter Park Open hosted by NSCD

OutThere Colorado Magazine 

January 6, 2017

How Adaptive Snow Sports Inspired a Generation

KUSA Channel 9 (NBC)

January 6, 2017

Winter Park Ski Train tradition returns, featuring NSCD Family

KUSA Channel 9 (NBC)

January 6, 2017

Ski Train & Kick off party to benefit NSCD

OutThere Colorado Magazine

December 30, 2016

When One Ski Is Better Than Two

Reading Eagle 

December 18, 2016

In Colorado, train to slopes running again

The Providence Journal

December 15, 2016

Colorado Ski Train Chugs Back Into Service

FOX News 

December 8, 2016

9 wacky ways to see Santa Claus this year

KMGH Channel 7 (ABC)

December 6, 2016

Colorado Gives Day

CBS 4 Denver

December 5, 2016

Interview with Becky Zimmermann about the NSCD funding and Colorado Gives Day

MetroWest Daily News

December 5, 2016

Colorado: Ski train chugs back

Summit Daily News

November 26, 2016

The Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge provides therapy for veterans, survivors

Denver Westword

November 23, 2016

Winter Park is Open: Here’s What’s New in 2016


November 22, 2016

Disabled Sports USA to Host U.S. Paralympians, Wounded Warriors and Boston Marathon Survivors at the Hartford Ski Spectacular

Allentown Morning Call

November 16, 2016

Colorado skiers eagerly await return of train to the slopes

Middletown Press 

November 15, 2016

Colorado skiers eagerly await return of train to the slopes

The Seattle Times 

November 15, 2016

Colorado skiers eagerly await return of train to the slopes

The Telegraph (UK)

October 24, 2016

Why Winter Park Ski Resort is on the right track this season

The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

October 20, 2016

NSCD Overview

Union Pacific – Inside Track

October 7, 2016

Blind Ambition: Colorado Center Builds Confidence in Disabled

Denver Westword

October 1, 2016

Tin Soldiers Denver Movie Premier Benefiting NSCD

5280 Magazine 

October 1, 2016

No Pain, No Games – Joy Rondeau

New York Times

September 13, 2016

A Paralympian Goes for Another Gold, in a Third Sport

Physicians Money Digest 

September 12, 2016

Hit the Slopes with These Family Ski and Snowboard Resorts

KMGH Channel 7

September 12, 2016

Vets using adaptive airgun program to overcome PTSD and physical abilities

Denver Post

September 6, 2016

For eight Paralympic Games, Colorado’s Allison Jones has been flying the flag for Team USA

Denver Broncos

August 31, 2016

Broncos Health & Wellness Expo on Sunday, Sept. 4 to feature free, family-friendly activities

Denver Post

August 23, 2016

Name games and charity at Corks & Forks

Denver Westword

August 22, 2016

Photos: Good Food, Good Cause, Great Views at Corks & Forks

SPARK, Anythink Libraries 

August 20, 2016

From disability to professional athlete The NSCD takes sporting recreation to a whole new level

Denver Westword

August 19, 2016

Corks and Forks Brought Great Food and Great Views

5280 Magazine

August 17, 2016

Best Bets: Corks & Forks

KHOW 630AM Talk Radio

August 17, 2016

Corks & Forks

Denver Eater

August 15, 2016

Corks & Forks

Denver Broncos 

July 13, 2016

NSCD Ability Clinic takes over Mile High

Denver Outlaws 

July 6, 2016

NSCD & Denver Outlaw Lacrosse Clinic

60 Minutes 

June 28, 2016

Alana Nichols – 60 Minutes Sports Full Segment

Denver Broncos Blog 

June 28, 2016

Broncos to host annual Back to Football 7K on Sept. 4

Summit Daily News

June 22, 2016

Granby’s Joy Rondeau named to U.S Paralympics Nordic development team

Sky Hi News

June 16, 2016

Joy Rondeau named to U.S. Paralympics team

CBS 4 Denver 

May 20, 2016

Interview with Becky Zimmerman about the liquidation of Sports Authority and the impact left on the NSCD

KUSA 9 News (NBC)

February 27, 2016

Boy joins NSCD to chase Paralympic dream

Sky Hi News

February 26, 2016

Full-page story highlighting Wells Fargo Ski Cup weekend

5280- Get Involved

February 22, 2016

Overview of Wells Fargo Ski Cup event


February 19, 2016

Colorado and Company interview with Becky Zimmermann and Mike Mathews about the Wells Fargo Ski Cup

Freeskier Magazine

February 18, 2016

Overview of event – Wells Fargo Ski Cup

Denver Business Journal 

February 18, 2016

Interview with Becky Zimmermann about Wells Fargo Ski Cup


February 18, 2016

Denver Business Journal Interview with Becky Zimmermann posted to Channel 9 website

Colorado Ski Country

February 16, 2016

Overview of Wells Fargo Ski Cup

Ski Hi Daily

January 28, 2016

Robinson: Shining Stars and NSCD

Ski-Hi News

January 21, 2016

Rondeau:  Pushes past pain to compete

Denver Post

January 17, 2016

Kailyn Forsberg returns to slopes for first time since April crash

Ski-Hi News

January 5, 2015

Robinson: Special Olympics are in our Community

Ski-Hi News

Dec. 18, 2015

Robinson: Local Family Skis Together at NSCD

Ski-Hi News

Dec. 17, 2015

Blustery wind and lingering snow made for a patchy and at times icy slalom course Thursday morning, Dec. 17, at the 28th Annual Winter Park Open at Winter Park Resort.

Colorado Ski Country Blog

Dec. 16, 2015

The NSCD will host the 28th Annual Winter Park Open Dec. 16 – 19 at Winter Park Resort.

KUSA Morning Show

Dec. 8, 2015

The NSCD & Colorado Center for the Blind athletes were interviewed throughout the morning show during Colorado Gives Day.

Colorado & Company

Oct. 19, 2015

Becky Zimmermann is on the show to discuss the NSCD’s need for winter volunteers, the 50/50 raffle and Sports Authority’s point of sale promotion.

Colorado & Company

Sept. 4, 2015

Broncos Back to Football 7K

The Denver Post

Aug. 30, 2015

As if there was any question that Cinnamon is the top dog, the golden retriever who is the therapy dog for the National Sports Center for the Disabled was shown lots of love at the organization’s annual summer fundraiser, Corks & Forks.

 Ski-Hi News

Aug. 25, 2015

Most volunteers at the National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Therapeutic Riding Center amass around 50 hours each summer.

 Colorado & Company

June 16, 2015

Becky Zimmermann and Josh Thurmond talk about the NSCD’s metro Denver summer camps and upcoming events.

Columbine Courier

March 18, 2015

A group of military veterans who had geared up in South Jeffco spent last week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park.


March 13, 2015

Wounded Vets Take Advantage of Free Ski Trip to Colorado.

KUSA Channel 9

February 20, 2015

Instructors teach able-bodied people in sit skis.


February 19, 2015

A University of Denver student is taking on the odds in life and on the slopes.

Ski Hi Daily News

February 17, 2015

Aussie sit skier has high hopes for first Wells Fargo Cup race.

Colorado Ski Country

February 9, 2015

NSCD President Becky Zimmermann sees lives changing everyday.

KUSA Channel 9

February 4, 2015

40th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup returns to Winter Park.

Highlands Ranch Herald

January 30, 2015

Man with post-polio syndrome skis again.  In 1992, Severance Kelley hung up his skis and resigned himself to the fact that he would never ski again.

Grand Gazette

January 22, 2015

The NSCD hosted the 27th Annual Winter Park Open earlier this month on Jan. 4- Jan. 6 at Winter Park Resort

NSCD Hosts Paralympic Experience

January 6, 2015

The NSCD will host more than 40 Colorado veteran recreational athletes from Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Student Veterans at Metro State University for the 3rd Annual NSCD Paralympic Experience for Veterans at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby.

Colorado Expressions

December 18, 2014

Non-Profit Profile – The NSCD

Denver Life Magazine

December 3, 2014

Colorado adventure nonprofits help soothe injuries with invigorating outdoor sports for the disabled.

Denver Post

November 24, 2014

Brown Palace aglow as champagne bottles pop to kick off season – benefits the NSCD.

Denver Post

November 18, 2014

Few people would debate that hiking fourteeners is an intense workout, great for your heart and overall health. Matt Martinez’s volunteer crews, however, throw in a little weight training for good measure in the form of moving rocks and boulders, some of which weigh up to 400 pounds.

Denver Post

October 29, 2014

The NSCD is the first to receive a $50,000 Dean Singleton Legacy Grant, an award that is to be given annually by The Denver Post Community Foundation to a Colorado nonprofit organization.


October 8, 2014

Students from the NSCD got a chance to interact with horses that travel the world in the famous Cavalia Odysseo show.

Snowbound Magazine

September 10, 2014

The National Sports Center for the Disabled works to provide opportunities for disabled athletes. Here are the three major winter facilities that help make NSCD’s mission possible.

Denver Post

August 21, 2014 – Corks and Forks inspiration blooms with Botanic Gardens as backdrop

NSCD MediaThe huge crowd at Denver Botanic Gardens the other night wasn’t just there just for the exhibit of Chihuly glass art. A sold-out crowd of 500 had assembled there for Corks and Forks, a food and beverage tasting put on by the Winter Park-based National Sports Center for the Disabled.


Snowbound Magazine

July 16, 2014 – Disabilities Won’t Keep Skiers and Snowboarders off the Slopes

The National Sports Center for the Disabled enables anyone, no matter the disability or condition, to hit the slopes through specialized equipment, programs and trainers. Not to mention 34 of the center’s athletes competed in the Sochi 2014 Paralympics.