Aspen Winter Games

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The Aspen Winter Games Program is an 8 day adaptive snowboard and ski recreation program held every year for over 300 participants, including children, their medical team, instructors, and volunteers. Children living with cancer or another life threatening illness are taken to the slopes in Aspen and given everything they need to ski or ride, including lift tickets, gear, lodging, meals, transportation, and one-on-one adaptive lessons. Kids also enjoy dance parties, music lessons, movie nights, swimming, campfires, snowmobiling, yoga, crafts, and games.

Most children served have a disability, including muscle weakness, paralysis, and amputation. Over 80% of participants are on active treatment for their illness. The emphasis of the week is on empowering each child and giving them a sense of hope, by pushing them to accomplish things on the mountain that they never thought possible. Activities also bond children with one another, giving them life-long relationships through which they gain strength and support for the journey ahead. Each child learns to focus on all that they can do, rather than their limitations.

Thank you to our 2017 Winter Games Major sponsors! 

For a more complete list of foundation sponsors, click here!

Winter Games Videos

Aspen Winter Games 2017

Aspen Winter Games 2016

Video produced by Barry Stevenson of Outdoor Adventure Media, Inc.

Aspen Winter Games 2015

Aspen Winter Games 2014

Aspen Winter Games 2013

Aspen Winter Games 2012

My life has been changed. I have hope and that makes a huge difference in how I feel when I wake up each morning. Now I want to live all day, every day.
— Shining Star Evan