Friday, January 19, 2007

Adaptive All Mountain Ski Camp Beams Success!

January 12-16, 2007, Steamboat Springs, CO

Another successful winter ski camp has passed thanks in part to our huge sponsors, wonderful volunteers, inspiring participants, and as usual, great weather! The Steamboat All Mountain Ski Camp is part of the Adaptive Adventures All Mountain Series, bringing world-class instruction to adaptive skiers of intermediate and advanced abilities. This is Steamboat's second year supporting this series, and thanks to the wonderfully supportive town we call home, it's well on its way to becoming the top in the series.

Made unique by the amazing backcountry day with co-sponsors Steamboat PowderCats in deep untracked powder, Steamboat's version of the All Mountain camp is already drawing a loyal returning group of participants. We will undoubtedly have to begin a waiting list for the future of this camp because of its growing popularity. Dozens of food, lodging, and activity donations have made this camp a top-knotch event, while keeping the cost of the camp very low for the participants.

The 2007 camp welcomed over 35 skiers with disabilities and a total of over 75 participants, volunteers, coaches, instructors, and organizers. Because of Adaptive Adventure's affiliation with Disabled Sports USA and the Wounded Warrior Project, the camp has a special focus on recently wounded veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan and others serving over seas. Of the 35 skiers with disabilities, over half of those are veteran. One main goal for this All Mountain camp is to give our wounded soldiers a new outlook on life, adventure, travel and sports despite ability or disability.

See our February newsletter for more highlights, photos, and testimonials from this year's Vectra Bank Steamboat All Mountain Ski Camp!

A special thanks must go out to all our sponsors for the amazing success of the 2007 camp:

Steamboat Ski Area, Steamboat PowderCats, Adaptive Adventures, Vectra Bank, Shively Construction, Snow Country Construction, AXS Vail Valley, Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Resorts, Mountain Resorts, Bear Berry Cottages, Resort Quest Steamboat, Steamboat Grand Resort, JK Wall Designers, Greg Smith Catering, Colorado Bagel CO, Creekside Cafe, Freshies, Egg & I, Mahogany Ridge Brewery, the Rio Grande, Steamboat Smokehouse, Double ZZ, Blimpee Subs, Slopeside Grill, Subway, Colorado Embroidery, Hemp Essentials, Smartwool, Life is Good, Christy Sports, Sports Stalker, and Alpine Taxi.

Without our valued sponsors this event and its success would be impossible to acheive, THANK YOU!