Colorado Discover Ability hits a record high this year for bringing folks to Powderhorn slopes all for a good cause.
Colorado Discover Ability held it's 17th annual Vertical Ski Challenge where they competed to get the most vertical feet in hopes to win $500.
The adaptive ski program with CDA gives those with cognitive and physical disabilities the chance to participate in outdoor activity.
"We have a lot of specialized equipment that gives us the opportunity to adapt those special needs of those individuals," said Uschi Hall, volunteer.
Uschi Hall is a volunteer who was paralyzed from the waist down after a hang gliding accident 18 years ago in Austria. Hall says since then she's joined the CDA program to stay active.
"They taught me how to ski independently and they taught my family to help me if I need any help. Now we are able to go on our own, and we ski as a family," said Hall.
Whether volunteers assisted ski and snowboarders, or gave them a ride down the hill, all participants experienced a full day of outdoor activity.
"I can leave the wheelchair behind, I can leave those limitations behind," said Hall.
"Without these coaches, I wouldn't have gone on to be a better, faster skier without them, so I thank them," said one participant.
"I hope that I can aspire by being active; I can aspire others to seek out the things they like to do," said Hall www.coloradodiscoverability.org