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Challenge Alaska

I spent the last week or so in Anchorage. The kids were going skiing so I thought I'd give it a shot. I took lessons with Challenge Alaska.

Challenge Alaska built and operates the International Sports, Recreation and Education center in Girdwood, Alaska.

Girdwood is also the location of Alyeska Ski Resort, one of Alaska's premier downhill ski slopes. One of Girdwood's most famous products is former Olympic skiing champion Tommy Moe.

Challenge Alaska is a non-profit organization that provides sports and therapeutic recreation opportunities for those with disabilities. Challenge Alaska believes that everyone, regardless of physical ability, should have an equal chance at recreational opportunities.

Exhilarating physical recreation is crucial aspect of early rehabilitation and life-long well-being. It is an important track to improved mobility, increased self-confidence, and development of specific skills. We hope to give our participants the skills and confidence needed to eventually partake in these activities independently.

I had a great time, the instructors were great, but I think downhill skiing is off my list of things I can do. Oh well...

More here.

January 3, 2004 in about me, accessability, alaska, exercise | Permalink