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Through its Operation Rise and Conquer program, the Adaptive Sports Center provides high-quality adventure activities for military service personnel. Operation Rise and Conquer was created in 2013 to empower and inspire wounded soldiers and veterans to regain confidence and trust in themselves and others.

The Adaptive Sports Center is excited to offer active military or veterans with a disability and their families $35.00 full day lessons for the 2016-2017 ski season. The special rate is also available to service members who have a family member or child with a disability. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. Call 866.349.2296 for details.

Adaptive Sports Center instructors and guides are experienced working with severely injured military, both active duty and veterans with permanent physical disabilities. Now in its 29th year, the Adaptive Sports Center has hosted veterans with disabilities since its inception
. During the early 1990s the Adaptive Sports Center was selected to host the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, a program sponsored by The Department of Veterans Affairs to introduce military servicemen and women with disabilities to skiing and snowboarding. Hundreds of military veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, certain neurological conditions and other disabilities came together in Crested Butte for the event.

Last year, the Adaptive Sports Center served 72 military service members and their families, while also providing high-quality adventure programming for groups from Walter Reed National Military Center, Los Angeles VA, Fort Carson, Grand Junction VA Medical Center, Miami VA and James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital – Tampa.

Most recently, injured soldiers participating in the Operation Rise and Conquer initiative visited the valley on a seven-day adventure that included two days of rock climbing, two days of off-road biking and a morning of fly fishing, horseshoes and lunch at Wilder on the Taylor.  

The Adaptive Sports Center always welcomes military service members and their families, as well as organizations and hospitals serving veterans. Call (866) 349-2296 to book your adventure trip. 

Military Appreciation Month

January is Military Appreciation Month in Crested Butte. To honor our veterans, many restaurants/shops on the mountain and in town provide discounts throughout the month. The Grand Lodge Crested Butte hotel is offering a $99.00 per night rate at the Grand Lodge to ASC military participants and their familes - call Crested Butte Vacations at 1-877-794-3307 to book at the special rate. The rate includes resort fees and access to the parking garage. Taxes are not included in the rate. Blackout is New Years and MLK weekend.

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