Challenge Alaska Building
Keil Center for Adaptive Sports and Recreation
426 Crystal Mountain Rd (at the top), Girdwood, Alaska | 907.783.2925 Fax: 907.783.3207
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Challenge Alaska Adaptive Ski and Snowboard School was established at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska in 1995. A beautiful, 4,500 square foot accessible facility was built on the slope side of the beginner hill and is the same building used today for the Challenge Alaska ski school.
The ski school back door literally opens right onto the ski area, with splendid views of the Chugach Mountains and Turnagain Arm. Inside there is a full kitchen, comfortable great room with couches and fireplace, and a full service rental shop.
Challenge Alaska can schedule morning, afternoon, or all day lessons nearly every day that the resort operates. The ski school maintains a full service rental shop including all the very latest in·adaptive, alpine and snowboard equipment. This includes:
- Sit Skis: mono, dual, & bi
- Ski Equipment
Teaching techniques are adapted to suit individual needs.
No matter what your ability might be, Challenge Alaska Ski School has the knowledge and/or equipment to get you on the slopes. Students are guaranteed the very best care and instruction with every visit to our ski and snowboard school. Staff, instructors, and adaptive equipment are prepared for the challenge and success of each and every lesson.
From the beginning, Alyeska Resort has been a generous donor and supportive partner, helping Challenge develop into one of the nation’s top adaptive ski schools. Without this continuing partnership Challenge Alaska could not deliver the high caliber of services for people with disabilities. Please visit the resort website for more info about this terrific ski area and the services they offer.
The Challenge Alaska Ski School operates with the help of over 100 volunteer instructors. Challenge Alaska is a Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) chapter and a Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) member school. Instructors are trained by PSIA certified clinicians and held to a high standard for their teaching ability and disability awareness. Training is provided starting in mid November and December, and is ongoing throughout the season. Volunteers enjoy flexible schedules and earn credit towards discount lift·tickets for each lesson or clinic they participate in.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer instructor, please visit the volunteer instructor page for more information.