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2008 Winter Sports Clinic A Big Hit!

The Challenge Alaska Adaptive Ski and Snowboard School in Girdwood played host to the 2008 Winter Sports Clinic on Saturday March 8 and Sunday March 9, 2008. Nine people with physical disabilities and their families came together with 20 instructors to develop and improve their skiing skills out on the slopes. Allthough the weather was less than ideal it did not deter these hardy souls from making the most of the weekend and challenging themselves to reach new goals.

Winter Sport Clinic


This clinic featured two days of one-on-one lessons with trained instructors who kept spirits high while creating a fun environment to learn in. “Our instructors are among the best in the country. They are willing to go the extra mile to make sure that each student reaches their personal goals.” said Snow Marks, Challenge Alaska Adaptive Ski & Snowboard School Staff Member.




“I can’t imagine a better place to be this weekend” said Jeff Dick, clinic coordinator. “The level of excitement and willingness of the students to push themselves is inspiring. Each person out here made remarkable improvement in a very short period of time. I feel honored to be able to share this weekend with each of these athletes.”




The 2008 Winter Sports Clinic is an annual part of the BlazeSports Alaska Program, one of the programs offered by Challenge Alaska. The Clinic was co-sponsored by AIG Insurance and Disabled Sports USA. Challenge Alaska would like to thank the family members of the participants who provided ongoing support for their loved ones to achieve excellence, the ski instructors who volunteered their time and expertise, the staff at the Adaptive Ski & Snowboard School, Walt King and Don Peters for sharing of themselves with the group, Dave Poulin for his committment to this program, and to Courtney and Barbara who gave their time to cook and provide meals throughout the weekend.