Skiing Park City with Physical Limitations

Are you a ski enthusiast with physical limitations? Then Park City’s National Ability Center has your name all over it.

The National Ability Center, Mountain Center – try saying that after a few mulled wines – calls Park City Mountain Resort home. With an eye to empowering individuals of all abilities, the organisation has tasked itself with building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programmes.

The National Ability Center offers both seasonal and year-round programmes. If you’re Utah-bound this winter, there’s alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing to be had on the slopes.

Whether you’re travelling solo or with a posse in tow, the Center offers both lessons and outings to fit the bill. In fact, over the past three years folks from all walks of life have participated in some 19,000 organised events tailored to the needs of orthopaedic, spinal cord, neuromuscular, visual and hearing impairments, and cognitive and developmental disabilities.

The Center’s alpine skiing and snowboarding programmes take place at Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Brighton. The exceptional instructors are all specially-trained in adaptive techniques for 3-Track, 4-Track, Mono-Ski, Bi-Ski and guiding skiers who are blind. What’s more, they are able to teach individuals with intellectual disabilities and those who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Both beginners and experts are catered to in the Center’s Nordic skiing programmes that take place on groomed trails. Dependent on individual needs, the Center provides both sit and stand equipment, while the stunning views are all thanks to Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort.