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Private Lessons

Unlock your full potential with personalized guidance from the National Sports Center for the Disabled! Our private lessons offer tailored instruction in a variety of experiences and activities, ensuring individualized attention to enhance skills and confidence. Whether you’re a beginner seeking to master the basics or aiming to refine your technique, our experienced instructors are… read more

Adaptive Ski School: Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski Bike and Nordic Ski

The NSCD adaptive ski school offers a variety of private and group lessons in adaptive alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski biking, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Click on the title of the activity you are interested in below to view more detailed information. Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance…. read more

Posted in Mountain Programs |

Camping

Experience the magic of camping! Camp under a star-filled sky, roast marshmallows over a campfire and enjoy our accessible campground at the foot of majestic James Peak. Camping is free, but a reservation is required with the NSCD for the Jim Creek Campground. Permit area is located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest. Jim Creek Campground… read more

Posted in Mountain Programs |

Day Camps

Join the NSCD for our adventurous camps in Colorado’s Front Range or the beautiful Rocky Mountains to experience a wide variety of sports and recreation including horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, rock climbing and more, all while making new friends. One of the main purposes of the NSCD camps is to have fun participating in… read more

Posted in Metro Programs, Mountain Programs |

Competition Programs: Alpine and Nordic

NSCD Competition Center The NSCD Competition Center has training programs for racers of all abilities. For athletes wanting to learn how to race at the elite level, the NSCD trains athletes aspiring to reach the Paralympic Games. Whether you are interested in alpine, snowboard cross or Nordic ski/biathlon, the NSCD has a program that will… read more

Posted in Mountain Programs |

Custom Group Activities

Have a group? Need a program? Let us help! The NSCD can help you create your own experience from a variety of activities. The NSCD will customize our adaptive recreation programs and activities for families and groups. See our pricing chart below for a full breakdown. Questions regarding Custom Group Activities? Give us a call… read more

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Military Programs 

Military members, active or Veteran, are welcome at all NSCD programs. Below are programs specifically designed for veterans or programs that have special pricing for military. Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance. Military IDs are required at check-in for all of our programs.  For some of our… read more

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Mountain Biking

The NSCD is launching a new adaptive biking program beginning in April 2024. Try our mountain bike or road cycling programs! Join us on the trail as we seek adventure on a wide variety of cross country and paved trails! Our adaptive biking program is for people of all ages and all abilities. Mountain Biking… read more

Posted in Metro Programs, Mountain Programs |

River Rafting

Experience the thrill of rafting with your family, friends or group. Learn the basics of raft and water safety. Enjoy a trip down the river in rafts or duckies. Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance. We offer a variety of adaptive equipment to make these trips safe,… read more

Posted in Mountain Programs |

Rock Climbing

The NSCD climbing program has something for everyone at every ability level. Our staff provides a peak therapeutic experience while passing along the skills instrumental to being a successful climber. Staff performs an on-site assessment that complements the participant information provided prior to arrival and designs a custom curriculum in one of our three learning… read more

Posted in Metro Programs, Mountain Programs |

Sailing

Join us for an introduction to sailing on Grand Lake, Colorado’s largest natural lake!  Learn the basics of water and sailboat safety and enjoy a relaxing float with our volunteer sailing instructors.  Enjoy stunning views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the historic town of Grand Lake. The NSCD will provide a personal flotation device… read more

Posted in Mountain Programs |

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Therapeutic riding involves teaching riding skills to riders with disabilities, with adaptations as needed. The primary goal of therapeutic riding is to learn riding and horsemanship skills. However, as the movement of the horse is inherently therapeutic, riders frequently enjoy secondary benefits such as increased postural control, balance, strength and speech. Participants must be independent… read more

Posted in Mountain Programs |

Shooting Sports: Air Gun with Precision Air Riffle and Archery

Air Gun with Precision Air Riffle Get on target with our top-of-the-line air rifles. The NSCD Metro program team provides fun, safe, educational, and adaptive 10m air rifle experience for athletes of any ability. Athletes will have the chance to shoot Olympic grade air rifles at a local area indoor range.  This program is modular and… read more

Posted in Metro Programs |

Water Sports: Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Board

The NSCD paddle sports program is dedicated to providing an educational, therapeutic and fun experience for everyone. We have customized canoe, kayak and paddle board progressions for all ability levels. Our instructors review key participant information prior to the start of class and conduct an on-site assessment to place the participant in one of our… read more

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