PARK CITY, Utah. – If any organization will make it through a global pandemic it’s the outdoor adaptive recreation non-profits like the National Ability Center (NAC), whose staff adapt recreational sports for a living. Their job is to adapt bike parts, skis, you name it, and coach people with different abilities to set goals and experience their potential in the outdoors. A testament to the #AdaptiveNation’s “I Can” mentality can be seen through the organization’s 2020-21 various winter program offerings, which include nordic skiing, fat tire biking, indoor climbing, family and military camps, alpine skiing, snowboarding and more.
“Programming will look slightly different this year,” Tracy Meier, NAC’s program and education director, said in a press release. “We’ve also implemented new health and safety protocols including outdoor check-in and mask requirements to keep people outside and recreating as we support our families and participants during these times.”
The safety measures and structural adjustments the organization has made to encourage social distancing and a successful winter programming season include installing a new outdoor check-in and check-out area as well as a large tented area on the deck at the Mountain Center at Park City Mountain Resort to space out participants as they prepare for their lessons. In addition, the NAC said a double-layer mask is required by all participants, caregivers and instructors while at the resort.
“We are focused on staying open this season as we understand our programming is needed now more than ever,” Meier said.
For information regarding the NAC’s winter programming, lessons being offered, as well as protocols and requirements for registration, visit the non-profit’s website.