Adaptive Sports Foundation Announces Support from Mt. Ogden 50K/100K

The Mt Ogden 50K/100k is proud to support the Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation!  $5 of each entry fee this year will be donated to the Foundation to support their mission. 

Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation (SASEF) is a non-profit organization that provides support for adaptive snow sports programs held at Snowbasin resort.  Our program offers winter recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities to share with their family and friends in a world-class alpine environment. 

We began our program in 2009 and just finished our third season in 2010-2011.  This year we offered over 500 hours of adaptive instruction, with almost 200 of those hours being provided through scholarships.  For the 2011-2012 season, our primary goal will be to expand our scholarship program, and purchase additional equipment.  An $85 scholarship provides 3 hours of instruction, equipment rental and lift ticket for our clients.

Our instructors are passionate about improving the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation.  Our mission is to support a quality sports experience for those who otherwise could not access the beauty of the mountain.  Our trained and certified adaptive instructors use the latest equipment and techniques to meet the variety of needs of our students. 

This year our instructors have worked with children age 4 to seniors age 88.  Their disabilities range from cognitive to paralysis to blindness to degenerative illness like MS.  The thing they all have in common is the thrill they get from being outdoors.  As one parent put it, “another piece of the world has been opened up for my daughter, and I can’t express what that means to us.”

The Foundation is a federally recognized 501(c) 3 non-profit.  We are supported by, but separate from Snowbasin Corporation.  If you know someone who might be interested in Adaptive lessons, please visit our website www.snowbasinadaptive.org.

Thanks to all the participants of the Mt. Ogden 100k for your support.  We’ll see you on the slopes!

2nd Annual Adaptive Sports Winter Carnival

Come to Snowbasin on Saturday March 19th for the 2nd annual Snowbasin Adaptive Foundation Carnival and Demo Day.  If you were here for the Carnival last year, you know how much fun was had by all.  This year the Foundation is committed to raising $5000 to purchase a mono-ski.  We will have fun booths for the kids, prize giveaways, hot dogs and cotton candy, music and more.

We are also very fortunate to have the generous support of many of our local ski industry partners who are sponsoring a Demo Day.  For a $10 donation you will be able demo equipment from at least 8 different companies.  All of the proceeds from the Carnival and Demo will benefit the Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Educational Foundation to help people with disabilities have an on snow experience.

More Info on the Adaptive Program:

Have you seen the bi-ski on the hill and wondered about our adaptive program?  The Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Educational Foundation was started in 2009 to provide an on snow experience for people of all ages with disabilities.  Since 2009 we have grown our program, purchased specialized equipment, and provided lessons and scholarships to over 150 people in Northern Utah.

The Foundation is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit.  We are supported by, but separate from Snowbasin Corporation.  If you know someone who might be interested in Adaptive lessons, please call our Snowsports department at 801-620-1015, or visit the website www.snowbasinadaptive.org

Look for our Adaptive Instructors and students on the hill, you always see them smiling!