Summer Newsletter

June 7th, 2014

Get inspired by the story of an Ignite student who went from a sit-ski to the alpine slider to skiing on his own, check out our superstar volunteers from the 2013-2014 season, and view a special thank you video we made for the great folks at Eldora Mountain Resort. Find all this and more in our summer newsletter.

Eric progresses to the alpine slider


Kicking Off 2013-2014 Season Lessons

November 20th, 2013

Title: Kicking Off 2013-2014 Season Lessons
Description: We’re looking forward to starting our season with lessons on Friday, January 3. The season will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday through March 23. Learn more about registering for adaptive downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing lessons by visiting the Students page.
Date: 2014-01-03

Donate for Colorado Gives Day – 12.10.13

November 20th, 2013

Title: Donate for Colorado Gives Day – 12.10.13
Description: If you’ve been thinking about making a donation to Ignite, now’s the time to do so! We are participating in Colorado Gives Day on December 10, 2013. Any donation given that day, or pre-scheduled today, will be increased by the First Bank Incentive Fund. Stretch your dollars by making a contribution today. (Learn more here about making a donation.)

Ignite Interview on Colorado Public Radio

November 14th, 2013

Ignite Adaptive Sports was on Colorado Public Radio on Monday, November 11, 2013. Thank you to Marie Rotter, who has experience as an Ignite volunteer and is a mother of a student with autism, for sharing her story of Ignite and the positive impact of the program on her family and our community. Listen to the interview here.

Back on the Mountain! Channel 9 News Coverage of Demonstration

November 1st, 2013


It’s great to be back home at Eldora Mountain Resort! Check out this great coverage from Nelson Garcia on Channel 9 News. Our Executive Director Finn Murphy and Ignite Student/Board Member Stan Slater did a fantastic job representing our program. Many thanks to all the students and volunteers who came out to support Ignite and to Eldora Mountain Resort.

Eldora announces deal with Ignite adaptive ski program for 2013-14 season

November 1st, 2013


Eldora announces deal with Ignite adaptive ski program for 2013-14 season
By Charlie Brennan, Camera Staff Writer
Daily Camera and Denver Post

Our Program is Back On!

November 1st, 2013

Our program is back on for the 2013-2014 season!!!! Thanks to our volunteers and students for all of your support and to Eldora Mountain Resort. Lessons to run January 3 – March 23, on Fri, Sat and Sun. Stay tuned for more details and registration information.

Eldora Not Renewing Lease for 2013-2014 Season

September 13th, 2013

As you are making your plans for the upcoming ski season, please be aware that Eldora Mountain Resort has informed us that they will not be renewing our lease for the 2013-2014 season. We are currently working on options to continue to provide affordable services and to maintain our mission: to provide integrated recreational opportunities for people with disabilities that will foster independence through the acquisition of lifetime skills.

We will continue to communicate updates to our volunteer and student community and will also post information on our website as developments unfold.

A meeting for volunteers will be held on October to discuss the 2013-2014 season.

Read More About the 2013-2014 Season Under About Us
Learn About Ignite
Watch a Video of Students on the Slopes
Check out Images of Volunteers and Students
See more stories and photos in the 2013 Newsletter

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