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After ATV accident left Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken paralyzed, BOEC helps her learn to love skiing again

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

As Amy Van Dyken rode up the Quicksilver chairlift at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Saturday, she described her mindset in the wake of a 2014 ATV accident that left her paralyzed. And, while relaying her experience, the American Olympic champion swimmer caught herself mid-sentence.

“I kind of felt like I wanted to do everything,” Van Dyken said. “But, at the same time, I knew that I was going to be limited — pardon me — I thought I was going to be limited.”

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Amy Van Dyken skis with BOEC
Photo Courtesy of Antonio Olivero, Summit Daily News

Adaptive Ski Lessons at Copper Mountain

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Copper logoThe Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center provides alpine skiing and snowboarding lessons to people with disabilities and other special needs at Copper Mountain Resort.   Lessons are conducted on a personalized, one-on-one basis, and include all instruction, on-hill guiding and support, specialized equipment and lift ticket.  All disciplines of adaptive skiing are provided, including four-track, visually impaired, three-track, mono-skiing and bi-skiing.

2017-18 Rates Adaptive Ski & Ride Photo

Full Day:   $250
($225 for reservation 14+ days in advance)
Time: 9am – 3:30pm (1 hour off for lunch)
Half Day:   $185
($165 with 14-day advanced reservation)
Time: 9:30am – 12pm OR 1pm – 3:30pm

Prices above are per person. Customized lessons for groups are available upon request.  Payment in full is required to confirm reservations.

To Make a Reservation

Please call (970) 453-5633 or 1-800-383-BOEC to make a reservation. It is recommended that reservations be made as soon as possible, as we have limited capacity and our lesson days tend to fill quickly.

Please also feel free to contact us via email at

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC)
Since 1976, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center has been providing empowering outdoor experiences to people of all abilities. The Center offers adaptive ski programs and adaptive outdoor education camps at a campus in Breckenridge and wilderness programs throughout Summit County and the region.  Activities are available year round and include skiing, snowboarding, ropes course, challenge activities, rock climbing, river rafting, canoeing and many others, all adapted to be accessible to all abilities.

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