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January 8-12 Challenge Aspen Hosted 25 Mono-Skiers on Snowmass Mountain

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Challenge Aspen hosted their largest Mono-Ski Camp in 11 years January 8-12, with over 25 skiers with disabilities on the snow at Snowmass Mountain,…

Challenge Aspen hosted their largest Mono-Ski Camp in 11 years January 8-12, with over 25 skiers with disabilities on the snow at Snowmass Mountain, following a specialized seating clinic on January 7.

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“We are so excited to welcome participants to Snowmass from all over the world for this 11th Annual Mono-Ski Camp. We’re particularly delighted to welcome a group of newly injured soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom to this years’ camp,” says Sarah Williams, Challenge Aspen Managing Program Director.

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With such incredible participants, coupled with the best instructors and skiing conditions in the world … this was one to remember!Photo courtesy of…

With such incredible participants, coupled with the best instructors and skiing conditions in the world … this was one to remember!

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This years' Mono-Ski Camp featured video analysis, a BBQ lunch on the mountain, a celebration banquet and discounted dining thanks to the generous…

This years’ Mono-Ski Camp featured video analysis, a BBQ lunch on the mountain, a celebration banquet and discounted dining thanks to the generous hospitality of the Margarita Grill, Illpogio, Village Steakhouse, Goodfellow’s Pizza, Paradise Bakery and Zane’s.

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The Silvertree Hotel and The Mountain Chalet graciously provided housing and conference services this year.Photo courtesy of Challenge Aspen

The Silvertree Hotel and The Mountain Chalet graciously provided housing and conference services this year.

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Participants in the Mono-Ski Camp were also invited to try their new skills in the Challenge Aspen Level 1 Race, January 11, on the NASTAR course at…

Participants in the Mono-Ski Camp were also invited to try their new skills in the Challenge Aspen Level 1 Race, January 11, on the NASTAR course at Snowmass.

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The Level 1 Race Series is a new activity for Challenge Aspen, allowing all skiers with disabilities to explore the fun of ski racing. Photo courtesy…

The Level 1 Race Series is a new activity for Challenge Aspen, allowing all skiers with disabilities to explore the fun of ski racing.

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Locals, visitors and Mono-Ski Camp participants were encouraged to join three of the world's best, Laurie Stephens, Chris Devlin Young and Nick…

Locals, visitors and Mono-Ski Camp participants were encouraged to join three of the world’s best, Laurie Stephens, Chris Devlin Young and Nick Catanzarite, in the all day clinic on January 11.

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A Mono-Ski is designed for skiers with good upper-body strength and stability.Photo courtesy of Challenge Aspen

A Mono-Ski is designed for skiers with good upper-body strength and stability.

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The skier is seated in a fiberglass or hard plastic bucket seat, which is mounted on one ski.Photo courtesy of Challenge Aspen

The skier is seated in a fiberglass or hard plastic bucket seat, which is mounted on one ski.

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The skier turns, guides and steers across the mountain using short crutches with ski tips called

The skier turns, guides and steers across the mountain using short crutches with ski tips called “outriggers.

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The Mono-Ski offers sit-skiers of all abilities a safe, exhilarating ride and the thrill of direct contact with the snow.Photo courtesy of Challenge…

The Mono-Ski offers sit-skiers of all abilities a safe, exhilarating ride and the thrill of direct contact with the snow.

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For more information about the Mono-Ski Camp and other Challenge Aspen programs, visit challengeaspen.com.Photo courtesy of Challenge Aspen

For more information about the Mono-Ski Camp and other Challenge Aspen programs, visit challengeaspen.com.

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