People of all ability levels should be able to enjoy the mountains just like everybody else. That is exactly what the National Ability Center (NAC) strives for.
Now, after more than seven years of preparation, the NAC has broken ground on a new mountain center at the base of Park City Mountain, UT.
The two-story, 9,400-square-foot facility, will be a major upgrade from the double-wide trailer (also at the base of Park City) that currently houses the non-profit organization. The new building should be finished by next summer.
The new ADA-accessible building will be called the McGrath Family Mountain Center and will operate all the organization’s adaptive ski and snowboard programs. The cost for the building is estimated to be $6.5 million and will allow the organization to consolidate all of its equipment in one place. It will also have office space, a reception area, and include locker rooms for athletes and coaches.
The mission of the NAC is to empower individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence, and lifetime skills through sports, recreation, and educational programs. Activities covered do not just include skiing and snowboarding, but also mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting, water sports, and others.