The National Ability Center
The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.
As a global leader, the National Ability Center provides more than a dozen adaptive recreational programs specifically designed for participants with varied limitations and supported within a nationally-recognized and fully-accessible facility. We are committed to meeting the current and emerging needs of our local community, state and nation.
Founded in 1985, The National Ability Center is a non-profit, tax exempt organization that has united around a collective vision to inspire individual achievement and create a global impact for people of all abilities. A fundamental aspiration of the National Ability Center is to provide high-quality, inclusive programs to individuals and families of all abilities and backgrounds, including those in need. Thanks to the generous support of individual donors, private and corporate grands and our community, we have successfully provided scholarships to 100% of those who made a request and continue to keep program fees affordable.
The National Ability Center offers a wide variety of programs both seasonally and year-round. Activities include alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, horseback riding, hippotherapy, indoor rock climbing, swimming, archery, sled hockey, cycling, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and challenge course activities.
The variety and quality of programs offered by the National Ability Center are complimented by a world-class facility and location designed to support the success of individuals of all abilities. The Bronfman Recreational Center and Ranch, a 26-acre campus in Park City, Utah includes a comprehensive equestrian facility with outdoor and heated indoor arenas, fully-accessible 26-room guest lodge, indoor climbing wall, challenge course, conference meeting rooms and administrative offices. This property is adjacent to 700 acres of protected space, including 30 miles of public trails maintained for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Throughout the winter, the National Ability Center supports adaptive ski and snowboard programs at nearby resorts: Deer Valley, Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort, which is home to the National Ability Center’s Mountain Center. In addition to our campus, guests and families visiting the National Ability Center have access to various Olympic and Paralympic training centers, four aquatics pools and 300 additional miles of trails in the mountains and valleys surrounding Park City.