Our Mission

The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities by providing educational and recreational opportunities that develop life skills, encourage personal growth, and promote independence. TASP offers adaptive skiing, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, cycling clinics and a whole host of other activities that allow students to participate on an equal level with their family and friends in a safe, fun, outdoor environment. These challenging activities catalyze our students’ ability to become more active, productive members of their communities.

Current Program & Activities

TASP is highly recognized for our successful adaptive ski program which has been in operation as an independent non-profit organization since 1996. Our team of professional ski and snowboard instructors and trained volunteers provide lessons, ski buddies, and guiding services seven days a week from late November through early April at the Telluride Ski Area. TASP also offers a variety of summer activities including adaptive cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, overnights, and 4WD tours. TASP is a leader in providing results-oriented adaptive recreational activities. At TASP, people with disabilities take on the challenges of demanding outdoor activities and achieve amazing success. We are thrilled to share some of our recent accomplishments.

Winter Season Graphs of our participant population.

During the 2015 Summer & 2015-2016 Winter Season, TASP has…

*Please note that the number in parenthesis was the 14-15 number for comparison.

  • Served just over 400 (407) individual students in 2,806 (2,867) adaptive activities.
  • Provided over $100,000 ($91,000) in scholarships and program subsidies to low-income participants.
  • Recruited and trained 210 (174) volunteers who gave an incredible 8583.25 (7,634) hours of service! TASP provided 54 (52) different winter and summer training clinics for a total of 2,176 (1,927) hours of volunteer and instructor training.
  • Trained 21 (19) athletes for the Special OlympicsTeam San Juan sent 10 (6) athletes to the Regional Alpine Winter Games at Ski Cooper Ski Resort, 9 (2) athletes to the State Alpine Winter Games at Copper Mountain Ski Resort, and 4 (5) athletes to the Regional Bocce Ball Summer Games in Grand Junction.
  • Coordinated with over 20 (23) public school special needs and education classes to reach students from throughout the expanded rural region.
  • Hosted the 12th annual Disability Awareness Project, successfully reaching and educating 101 (136) fifth and sixth graders from two local schools as well as two groups of college students on an Alternative Spring Break.
  • Hosted the 16th annual Expand Your Horizons! Ski Camp for 13 (17)  intermediate and advanced adaptive skiers and their guests. The event included race development and practice and “hike-to” terrain for all of the participants, even the sit-down skiers.
  • Hosted the annual Winter Disabled Veterans Ski Adventure Camp for 15 (13) recently injured service members with some guests.
  • Hosted the 3rd weeklong camp for Florida’s Veterans Adaptive Sports Group, hosting 21 (15) Disabled Veterans as well as the 2nd weeklong camp for 5 (10) Veterans from the Warrior’s Transition Battalion in Colorado Springs.
  • Hosted the annual Summer Veterans Adventure Week for 13 (10) recently injured service members with some guests.
  • Hosted an additional 4 (14) Veterans in activities including Moab Mania!, Expand Your Horizons, and general TASP activities
  • Hosted 14 (8) participants and their guests in 6th annual Moab Mania! and 1st annual Moab Reunion offroad handcycle camps.
  • Continued to offer a great summer program.  TASP hosted 14 (15) regional participants as well as 31 (15) Family Members in 94 (73) activity days during our 9 (8) Friday Regional Activity Days. Activities included rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, a lake day, fishing and Frisbee golf.