What we do.
Ignite Adaptive Sports’ mission is to provide integrated recreational opportunities for people with disabilities that will foster independence through the acquisition of lifetime skills. Ignite is a member organization of Disabled Sports USA, Professional Ski Instructors of America Rocky Mountain Division (PSIA-RM) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI-RM).
Since 1975, Ignite Adaptive Sports has proudly facilitated therapeutic recreation opportunities for people with special needs to help enhance their quality of life. We provide a safe environment to conduct adaptive lessons in Alpine and Nordic skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing, while enriching our participant’s experience by helping them to develop a sense of freedom while enjoying the outdoors.
Who we serve.
The students who take advantage of Ignite have special needs that cannot be met by traditional teaching methods. The students not only enjoy all the wondrous thrills of skiing, but also feel the pride and satisfaction of accomplishment, and acquire an alliance with fellow athletes and volunteers. Their lives are enhanced physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Skiers of all ages and abilities take part in the many winter sports activities offered by Ignite. We provide the full student ski instruction program each weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in January, February and March.
Ignite also operates a very successful Veteran’s Program. The number of disabled and military veterans has greatly increased due to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Many members of the military return from active duty with paralysis, traumatic brain injuries and amputations due to injuries sustained in combat. These veterans seek to improve their quality of life and participate in outdoor activities with their family and friends, despite their disability.
For more information please contact the scheduler via email or phone at 303-506-0927 or 303-506-6738.