National Ability Center gearing up for first ski season in new McGrath Mountain Center

PARK CITY, Utah — With ski season right around the corner, the National Ability Center (NAC) is gearing up to serve recreators of all abilities out of the McGrath Mountain Center for the first time.

According to Meeche White, co-founder of the NAC, the new 9,400-square-foot ADA-accessible facility nestled at the base of Park City Mountain will enable the center to more comfortably provide the services that they’ve already been offering to participants for years.

“We’ve been operating out of a 2,000 square foot double wide trailer for 25 years,” White said. “It just was so tight in that little trailer we couldn’t really serve our participants in the fashion that we’d like to… our programs may increase a bit, but it’s more just having the space to provide the services that we’ve been providing in comfort.”

Although the center was initially slated to be completed this summer, White said that the building is now expected to be finished by September 6.

“Then you go through and find little things that need to be repaired and stuff, but it will definitely be ready by winter,” White said.

Workers are currently putting the finishing touches on the building, including exterior siding and interior flooring.

“It’s the final details, but all the utilities are in, and we’ll be paving the entryway here pretty soon,” White said. “So there’s a lot to be done, but the big things are done.”

The public is invited to come tour the completed McGrath Mountain Center at a Community Open House on October 7, from 2-4 p.m.

“We want to thank the community for their 35 years of support, because we wouldn’t be having this amazing building and this amazing center without this supportive community, and they’ve taken us all the way,” White said.

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