Skiers of all abilities are welcome Feb. 2 at Powderhorn Mountain Resort for the 17th annual Vertical Ski Challenge to support Colorado Discover Ability’s adaptive ski programs. So grab your ski and snowboard buddies and sign up as a team of four or individually to compete for prizes and bragging rights in the race to ski as many vertical feet as you can on that Saturday.
Families, company teams and skiers of abilities are welcome. Prizes will be given for the best costume and the most vertical feet in a variety of classes, including adaptive, alpine, telemark, snowboard, oldest and youngest. There also will be a post-race gathering and silent auction, with great gear donated by Never Summer, Whitewater West, REI, Gene Taylor’s, LOKI, Best Buy and Board and Board and Buckle. Major items are a new SL 155 snowboard from Never Summer and two kayaks (a Master TG Lite and a Feather Lite 9.5) from Whitewater West.
Registration costs $60 with an all-day lift ticket or $30 for entrants who already have a pass. Registration includes a lunch voucher and post-race awards. Enter by calling Colorado Discover Ability at 257-1222, through our website at www.coloradodiscoverability.org or before 9 a.m. at Powderhorn on Feb. 2, the day of the event.
This year’s Ski Challenge is sponsored by Turnkey Consulting, Chevron, Grand Valley Bank, Rocky Mountain Orthopaedics, Cummins Rocky Mountain, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Grand Junction Subaru and Williams, Turner & Holmes. Colorado Discover Ability designs and provides adaptive outdoor recreation to children, adults and veterans with disabilities in the Grand Valley and beyond.