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Michigan skier hits slopes, wins bronze at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

March 17, 2018

He skied for the first time when he was 3 years old and he continued, even after having part of his leg amputated when he was 6.

National Sports Center for the Disabled

March 16, 2018

The National Sports Center for the Disabled is one of the largest therapeutic recreation agencies in the world, based in Winter Park, Colorado.  They offer a variety of year-round sports and recreational adventures for participants with physical, cognitive and behavioral disabilities, helping them realise the depth of their abilities while improving overall health and well-being. Participants improve endurance, coordination and competitive skills, as well as build self-esteem and confidence. They become empowered.

Craig Hospital and the National Sports Center for the Disabled have a new partnership.

March 9, 2018

These organizations are pairing up to make dreams come true. Many of the athletes competing in the Paralympics right now had their start in Colorado.

Wells Fargo Ski Cup: A front row seat to the power of ‘yes’

February 28, 2018

Kim Easton said she has a pretty good idea why the Wells Fargo Ski Cup in Winter Park, Colorado, has become the country’s longest running professional ski race.

Colorado native to compete in Paralympic Games

February 26, 2018

Nordic skier Joy Rondeau, from Granby, qualified for the Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. This will be the first time Rondeau has competed in the Paralympic Games. Rondeau says she was shocked when she found out she qualified for the games. “I think I was more nervous than excited than anything,” Rondeau said.

At Camelback Resort, a ski program helps produce two Paralympians

February 25, 2018

Before taking a group of kids on a run at Camelback Mountain Resort, Tyler Carter reflected about his first time on skis. He was 8 years old, wearing a prosthetic leg, nudged into an adaptive skiing program by his parents — mostly to get him out of the house, he suspects now.

Wells Fargo Cup Aims To Inspire Paralympic Athletes

February 23, 2018

Before many Paralympians head off to South Korea for the Paralympics, they’re competing in the Wells Fargo Cup at Winter Park this weekend.

Craig Hospital and National Sports Center for the Disabled Partner to Provide Adaptive Sport Opportunities

February 23, 2018

Craig Hospital and the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) have joined forces to offer a variety of resources for individuals with disabilities to participate in sports and recreation opportunities.

Q&A: Erik Petersen on the Wells Fargo Ski Cup

February 22, 2018

The best athletes in the world aren’t only competing in the XXIII Winter Olympics this weekend. Take an up-close-and-personal seat to more great slope skills at the 43rd annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup, the longest running professional ski race in the country, this weekend in Winter Park. Running Feb. 23-25, the race is hosted by the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), an organization that’s been helping children and adults with disabilities learn about themselves and grow as athletes since 1970.

Winter Park Express is Discounting Tickets for 24 Hours

February 21, 2018

In addition to discounted tickets, Winter Park is also hosting the National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Wells Fargo Ski Cup this weekend. The event will give guests a chance to watch some of the best Paralympics from around the world compete before they head to Pyeongchang for the Paralympic games on March 8.

Wells Fargo Ski Cup

February 21, 2018

If your Olympic buzz is still going strong, head to this showcase to keep up the excitement. The National Sports Center for the Disabled coordinates the weekend, which features a kids’ race, a corporate team challenge, and a skiing invitational for disabled athletes. Keep your eyes peeled at the latter for some of the world’s top adaptive athletes, including 2018 Team USA Paralympians Alana Nichols and Tyler Carter.

Wells Fargo Ski Cup at Winter Park

February 20, 2018

This weekend, Winter Park will turn into a racing venue for the Wells Fargo Ski Cup.

43rd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup – Nat’l Sports Center for the Disabled

February 19, 2018

2018 commemorates the 43rd consecutive year for Wells Fargo’s support of this event! The Wells Fargo Ski Cup boasts the longest running professional ski race in the country and serves as a signature fundraiser for the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD).

Wells Fargo Ski Cup At Winter Park Resort

February 19, 2018

Learn more about the 43rd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup benefiting the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD).

Paralympic skier nears the summit

February 9, 2018

On Feb. 20, Katrina Schaber will find out if she’s made the U.S. alpine skiing team for next month’s 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea.

National Sports Center for the Disabled – Ski Cup

February 9, 2018

The Wells Fargo Ski Cup is the longest running professional ski race in the country. Save the date for February 23rd through 25th at Winter Park to see some of the best skiing and snowboarding for a good cause. Learn more online at “,” or call 970.726.1518.

February 8, 2018

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will host the 43rd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup (WFSC) on Feb. 23 – 25 at Winter Park Resort. This event is the largest fundraiser for the NSCD, bringing in more than $250,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. This year more than 10 NSCD competition athletes, who will compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the U.S. Winter Paralympic team, will compete at the WFSC including: Alana Nichols, Jasmin Bamber and Tyler Carter.

Skiing Levels the Playing Field for a Paralyzed Steamboat Springs Teen

February 2018

As a toddler, Kyle Taulman fought cancer and lost movement in the lower half of his body. Today, the 16-year-old has his sights set on the 2022 Paralympics.

Steamboat athletes head to South Korea for 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

January 26, 2018

With a little more than a month left before the start of the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games, two Steamboat Springs athletes are busy preparing for a trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea.


12 Things to Know About Danelle Umstead, Team USA’s Blind Alpine Skiier

January 23, 2018

Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, get to know Team USA’s best athletes.

Winter Park’s NSCD to host 6th Annual Paralympic Experience for Military Veterans

January 9, 2018

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will welcome more than 50 Colorado veterans to participate in the 6th Annual NSCD Paralympic Experience for Veterans on Wednesday. The event is meant to encourage disabled veterans to retain sports and recreation as part of their daily lifestyles, in addition to rehabilitation and recovery.

Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame names 2018 inductees

January 8, 2018

A veteran hotelier, a retired ski resort chief, a civic advocate of tourism and a former slave who was a pioneer of 1800s Colorado hospitality make up the latest class of inductees to the Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame, announced Monday.

Paralyzed from the waist down, Jasmin Bambur of Granby preps for third Paralympic Games

January 5, 2018

Jasmin Bambur’s dream came true in 2010. He rolled alone into the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, in front of thousands of screaming fans, clutching the red, white and blue Serbian flag. It was a day he’d been thinking about since he watched his father on television years earlier as a coach in the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. It was also a dream he wasn’t sure he’d ever accomplish.

NSCD founder Hal O’Leary named Pioneer of the Year for 2017 by Winter Park and Fraser Chamber of Commerce

November 16, 2017

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 2017 Pioneer Award and the 2017 Citizen of the Year at the Chamber Annual Dinner on Nov. 10.

Arrow Electronics

November 16, 2017

Six inspiring stories of athletes with disabilities finding courage through sports

At&T Connect to Good Blog

November 8, 2017

Thanking our heroes today and everyday.

Denver Post

November 3, 2017

Veterans with disabilities take to the ice for an ability clinic for sled hockey and curling.


November 3, 2017

National Sports Center for the Disabled offers free clinic to veterans

Castle Pines Connection

John Elway Dealership

August 23, 2017

Colorado Rockies Ability Clinic. Giving people with disabilities the chance to play sports.

Dining Out Magazine

August 15, 2017

Dining Out Denver & Boulder share’s the NSCD’s 11th Annual Corks & Forks event.


August 15, 2017

The NSCD’s 11th Annual Corks & Forks makes Westword’s “21 Best Events in Denver, August 15 -21.”

Colorado’s Best KWGN

August 14, 2017

The 11th Annual Corks & Forks helps raise funds for the National Sports Center for the Disabled.

ColoradoBiz Magazine

August 8, 2017

Identifying and empowering key organizational tools. Kim Easton, CEO of the National Sports Center for the Disabled shares leadership ideas, such as discovering the why.

Colorado & Company

August 2, 2017

The NSCD 11th Annual Cork & Forks event promoted on Colorado & Company.

Castle Rock News Sentinel

July 27, 2017

Castle Rock ultra marathoner runs for a cause. Son with cerebral palsy found new opportunities through National Sports Center for the Disabled.

9News KUSA

July 26, 2017

TaRhonda Thomas talks with people who have varying disabilities to answer the difficult question, “What is it like living with a disability?”


July 20, 2017

Empowering Vets Through Summer Adaptive Sports

Paralympic News

July 20, 2017

World Para Alpine Skiing and World Para Snowboard have made two new appointments on their Sport Technical Committee (STC). NSCD Competition Center coach Erik Petersen is among the new appointed.

Denver Post Your Hub

July 13, 2017

Ultra marathoner, Dave Coles raises money for the NSCD to give others the same opportunity to participate in sports as his son, who is an NSCD participant.

9News KUSA

July 6, 2017

Denver Broncos Ability Clinic at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Giving people with disabilities the chance to play sports.

Denver Business Journal

July 3, 2017

Erik Petersen, competition center director for the National Sports Center for the Disabled, was appointed to serve as the chair on the Sport Technical Committee for World Para Alpine Skiing and World Para Snowboard.

FOX 31 Denver

April 13, 2017

Rodeo All-Star Weekend


Woodward News

April 13, 2017

Meeting needs of developmentally disabled a challenge


Holyoke Enterprise

April 12, 2017


Denver Post

March 29, 2017

U.S. government gives injured Botswana hoops star award; Denver’s Craig Hospital gives wheelchair


Denver Post

March 20, 2017

Gary DeFrange stepping down from Winter Park ski area after 20 years


KUSA 9 News (NBC)

February 24, 2017

NSCD hosts annual fundraiser for disabled athletes


February 23, 2017

National Sports Center for the Disabled inspiring others on the slopes

Wells Fargo Stories 

February 22, 2017

Kismet on the slopes

KWGN Channel 2 Daybreak

February 21, 2017

42nd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup

KWGN Channel 2 Colorado’s Best 

February 20, 2017

The 42nd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup is Coming to Winter Park

Ski Hi News

February 19, 2017

Grand County vets fellowship with 21st century soldiers at Warrior Bonfire Program (NSCD Ski Program mention)

Ski Hi News

February 2, 2017

From Russia, with a mission for change

ABC National News

January 30, 2017

Pakistani Teen Who Lost a Leg in Earthquake Now a Skiing Competitor

Denver Business Journal

January 30, 2017

Winter Park chief to step down after nearly 20 years

Orange Coast Magazine

January 24, 2017

Travel: It’s peak season at snowy Colorado’s Winter Park playground (Wells Fargo Ski Cup mention)

Sky Hi News

January 24, 2017

Elite athletes training to achieve highest paralympic level

Sky Hi News

January 12, 2017

Veterans trying new sports at Snow Mountain Ranch

Yahoo! News 

January 12, 2017

6 Ski Trends to Watch in 2017

Colorado & Company 

January 10, 2017

42nd Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup

Denver Post

January 10, 2017

Winter Park ski train offers 9-year-old with disability the ability to “Go faster! Higher!”

Sky Hi News

January 6, 2017

Winter Park Open hosted by NSCD

OutThere Colorado Magazine 

January 6, 2017

How Adaptive Snow Sports Inspired a Generation

KUSA Channel 9 (NBC)

January 6, 2017

Winter Park Ski Train tradition returns, featuring NSCD Family

KUSA Channel 9 (NBC)

January 6, 2017

Ski Train & Kick off party to benefit NSCD

OutThere Colorado Magazine

December 30, 2016

When One Ski Is Better Than Two

Reading Eagle 

December 18, 2016

In Colorado, train to slopes running again

The Providence Journal

December 15, 2016

Colorado Ski Train Chugs Back Into Service

FOX News 

December 8, 2016

9 wacky ways to see Santa Claus this year

KMGH Channel 7 (ABC)

December 6, 2016

Colorado Gives Day

CBS 4 Denver

December 5, 2016

Interview with Becky Zimmermann about the NSCD funding and Colorado Gives Day

MetroWest Daily News

December 5, 2016

Colorado: Ski train chugs back

Summit Daily News

November 26, 2016

The Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge provides therapy for veterans, survivors

Denver Westword

November 23, 2016

Winter Park is Open: Here’s What’s New in 2016


November 22, 2016

Disabled Sports USA to Host U.S. Paralympians, Wounded Warriors and Boston Marathon Survivors at the Hartford Ski Spectacular

Allentown Morning Call

November 16, 2016

Colorado skiers eagerly await return of train to the slopes

Middletown Press 

November 15, 2016

Colorado skiers eagerly await return of train to the slopes

The Seattle Times 

November 15, 2016

Colorado skiers eagerly await return of train to the slopes

The Telegraph (UK)

October 24, 2016

Why Winter Park Ski Resort is on the right track this season

The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

October 20, 2016

NSCD Overview

Union Pacific – Inside Track

October 7, 2016

Blind Ambition: Colorado Center Builds Confidence in Disabled

Denver Westword

October 1, 2016

Tin Soldiers Denver Movie Premier Benefiting NSCD

5280 Magazine 

October 1, 2016

No Pain, No Games – Joy Rondeau

New York Times

September 13, 2016

A Paralympian Goes for Another Gold, in a Third Sport

Physicians Money Digest 

September 12, 2016

Hit the Slopes with These Family Ski and Snowboard Resorts

KMGH Channel 7

September 12, 2016

Vets using adaptive airgun program to overcome PTSD and physical abilities

Denver Post

September 6, 2016

For eight Paralympic Games, Colorado’s Allison Jones has been flying the flag for Team USA

Denver Broncos

August 31, 2016

Broncos Health & Wellness Expo on Sunday, Sept. 4 to feature free, family-friendly activities

Denver Post

August 23, 2016

Name games and charity at Corks & Forks

Denver Westword

August 22, 2016

Photos: Good Food, Good Cause, Great Views at Corks & Forks

SPARK, Anythink Libraries 

August 20, 2016

From disability to professional athlete The NSCD takes sporting recreation to a whole new level

Denver Westword

August 19, 2016

Corks and Forks Brought Great Food and Great Views

5280 Magazine

August 17, 2016

Best Bets: Corks & Forks

KHOW 630AM Talk Radio

August 17, 2016

Corks & Forks

Denver Eater

August 15, 2016

Corks & Forks

Denver Broncos 

July 13, 2016

NSCD Ability Clinic takes over Mile High

Denver Outlaws 

July 6, 2016

NSCD & Denver Outlaw Lacrosse Clinic

60 Minutes 

June 28, 2016

Alana Nichols – 60 Minutes Sports Full Segment

Denver Broncos Blog 

June 28, 2016

Broncos to host annual Back to Football 7K on Sept. 4

Summit Daily News

June 22, 2016

Granby’s Joy Rondeau named to U.S Paralympics Nordic development team

Sky Hi News

June 16, 2016

Joy Rondeau named to U.S. Paralympics team

CBS 4 Denver 

May 20, 2016

Interview with Becky Zimmerman about the liquidation of Sports Authority and the impact left on the NSCD

KUSA 9 News (NBC)

February 27, 2016

Boy joins NSCD to chase Paralympic dream

Sky Hi News

February 26, 2016

Full-Page story highlighting Wells Fargo Ski Cup weekend

5280- Get Involved

February 22, 2016

Overview of Wells Fargo Ski Cup event


February 19, 2016

Colorado and Company interview with Becky Zimmermann and Mike Mathews about the Wells Fargo Ski Cup

Freeskier Magazine

February 18, 2016

Overview of event- Wells Fargo Ski CUp

Denver Business Journal 

February 18, 2016

Interview with Becky Zimmermann about Wells Fargo Ski Cup


February 18, 2016

Denver Business Journal Interview with Becky Zimmermann posted to Channel 9 website

Colorado Ski Country

February 16, 2016

Overview of Wells Fargo Ski Cup

Ski Hi Daily

January 28, 2016

Robinson: Shining Stars and NSCD

Ski-Hi News

January 21, 2016

Rondeau:  Pushes past pain to compete

Denver Post

January 17, 2016

Kailyn Forsberg returns to slopes for first time since April crash

Ski-Hi News

January 5, 2015

Robinson: Special Olympics are in our Community

Ski-Hi News

Dec. 18, 2015

Robinson: Local Family Skis Together at NSCD

Ski-Hi News

Dec. 17, 2015

Blustery wind and lingering snow made for a patchy and at times icy slalom course Thursday morning, Dec. 17, at the 28th Annual Winter Park Open at Winter Park Resort.

Colorado Ski Country Blog

Dec. 16, 2015

The NSCD will host the 28th Annual Winter Park Open Dec. 16 – 19 at Winter Park Resort.

KUSA Morning Show

Dec. 8, 2015

The NSCD & Colorado Center for the Blind athletes were interviewed throughout the morning show during Colorado Gives Day.

Colorado & Company

Oct. 19, 2015

Becky Zimmermann is on the show to discuss the NSCD’s need for winter volunteers, the 50/50 raffle and Sports Authority’s point of sale promotion.

Colorado & Company

Sept. 4, 2015

Broncos Back to Football 7K

The Denver Post

Aug. 30, 2015

As if there was any question that Cinnamon is the top dog, the golden retriever who is the therapy dog for the National Sports Center for the Disabled was shown lots of love at the organization’s annual summer fundraiser, Corks & Forks.

 Ski-Hi News

Aug. 25, 2015

Most volunteers at the National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Therapeutic Riding Center amass around 50 hours each summer.

 Colorado & Company

June 16, 2015

Becky Zimmermann and Josh Thurmond talk about the NSCD’s metro Denver summer camps and upcoming events.

Columbine Courier

March 18, 2015

A group of military veterans who had geared up in South Jeffco spent last week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park.


March 13, 2015

Wounded Vets Take Advantage of Free Ski Trip to Colorado.

KUSA Channel 9

February 20, 2015

Instructors teach able-bodied people in sit skis.


February 19, 2015

A University of Denver student is taking on the odds in life and on the slopes.

Ski Hi Daily News

February 17, 2015

Aussie sit skier has high hopes for first Wells Fargo Cup race.

Colorado Ski Country

February 9, 2015

NSCD President Becky Zimmermann sees lives changing everyday.

KUSA Channel 9

February 4, 2015

40th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup returns to Winter Park.

Highlands Ranch Herald

January 30, 2015

Man with post-polio syndrome skis again.  In 1992, Severance Kelley hung up his skis and resigned himself to the fact that he would never ski again.

Grand Gazette

January 22, 2015

The NSCD hosted the 27th Annual Winter Park Open earlier this month on Jan. 4- Jan. 6 at Winter Park Resort

NSCD Hosts Paralympic Experience

January 6, 2015

The NSCD will host more than 40 Colorado veteran recreational athletes from Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Student Veterans at Metro State University for the 3rd Annual NSCD Paralympic Experience for Veterans at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby.

Colorado Expressions

December 18, 2014

Non-Profit Profile – The NSCD

Denver Life Magazine

December 3, 2014

Colorado adventure nonprofits help soothe injuries with invigorating outdoor sports for the disabled.

Denver Post

November 24, 2014

Brown Palace aglow as champagne bottles pop to kick off season – benefits the NSCD.

Denver Post

November 18, 2014

Few people would debate that hiking fourteeners is an intense workout, great for your heart and overall health. Matt Martinez’s volunteer crews, however, throw in a little weight training for good measure in the form of moving rocks and boulders, some of which weigh up to 400 pounds.

Denver Post

October 29, 2014

The NSCD is the first to receive a $50,000 Dean Singleton Legacy Grant, an award that is to be given annually by The Denver Post Community Foundation to a Colorado nonprofit organization.


October 8, 2014

Students from the NSCD got a chance to interact with horses that travel the world in the famous Cavalia Odysseo show.

Snowbound Magazine

September 10, 2014

The National Sports Center for the Disabled works to provide opportunities for disabled athletes. Here are the three major winter facilities that help make NSCD’s mission possible.

Denver Post

August 21, 2014 – Corks and Forks inspiration blooms with Botanic Gardens as backdrop

NSCD MediaThe huge crowd at Denver Botanic Gardens the other night wasn’t just there just for the exhibit of Chihuly glass art. A sold-out crowd of 500 had assembled there for Corks and Forks, a food and beverage tasting put on by the Winter Park-based National Sports Center for the Disabled.


Snowbound Magazine

July 16, 2014 – Disabilities Won’t Keep Skiers and Snowboarders off the Slopes

The National Sports Center for the Disabled enables anyone, no matter the disability or condition, to hit the slopes through specialized equipment, programs and trainers. Not to mention 34 of the center’s athletes competed in the Sochi 2014 Paralympics.