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Elizabeth Philbin

  • BA in Kinesiology with a Specialization in Adapted Physical Activity from Michigan State University. Go Green!
  • Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Level 2 PSIA Adaptive Ski Instructor
  • Level 1 AASI Adaptive Snowboard Instructor
  • Level 1 AASI Snowboard Instructor
  • PSIA Children's Specialist 1


“I invented the term YOLO back in 2002.” –Betty Philbin

Where were you born and/or raised?
I was born in Beverly Hills, Michigan outside of Detroit.

How long have you lived in Crested Butte?
I have lived here in CB since 2010. My how time flies!
Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities?
I enjoy working with people with disabilities because they help make every day at my job a little bit different. No two participants are the same. I enjoy the teamwork and problem solving that takes place between participant and instructor to make successful adaptations. I feel fortunate to work with so many unique, determined individuals who traveled all the way to CB to enjoy all the sports we have to offer!  One of my favorite parts of my job is hearing that participants have gone home after their trip and continued participating in the activities learned at the ASC.  Working in the adaptive field is the perfect combination of two things I really enjoy: Working with people and being outside.
How did you come to work with the ASC? How long have you been here?
I began working at the ASC as an intern in college during the Winter of 2008-2009.  I came to the ASC because I was involved in the adaptive recreation world in Michigan and was looking to gain more outdoor experience working with people with disabilities. During my internship, I confirmed that being involved in adaptive recreation was going to be my career. I completed school and returned to the ASC as soon as possible as an instructor for three years.  I was the Logistics Manager for three years where I managed the winter and summer group trips to the ASC and I have been in the role of Assistant Program Director since 2016.


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