About The Hartford Ski Spectacular
The Hartford Ski Spectacular 2020 – Important Update 8/17/2020
With heavy hearts we must share that for the health and safety of everyone involved, we have made the difficult decision not to host Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge in December for the first time in 33 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has created conditions that will not allow us to host the 800+ person event with the high safety standards we require.
At Move United, we know the transformational impact Ski Spectacular has on the lives of participants. We know the power this event has had the past 32 years. For this reason, we are moving some Ski Spectacular components online. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s virtual Ski Spectacular and the various activities that will take place.
Without a doubt, we will even be more excited and resolved to return to Breck in December 2021. Our friends at The Hartford, Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge Ski Resort and Breckendridge Outdoor Education Center look forward to our triumphant return.
Until then, look for an email soon regarding the schedule of our virtual Ski Spectacular!
Hosted by Move United at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, The Hartford Ski Spectacular is one of the nation’s largest winter sports festivals for people with disabilities, with more than 800 registered participants annually! This year’s event will be virtual due to COVID-19.
The programs offered during this week-long event include learn to ski and snowboard lessons, a week-long race camp, Level I Race (Ski Spec Challenge Race), nordic skiing, free clinics (in nordic skiing, biathlon, curling, and sled hockey), PSIA National Adaptive Academy for Instructors, banquets, and other social/networking events. The title sponsor of the event is The Hartford Financial Services Group and our host chapter is Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.
The Hartford Ski Spectacular strengthens and expands adaptive snow sports programs in communities throughout the U.S. and helps identify and train youth, wounded warriors, and others with disabilities who strive to be winter Paralympians. A week of ski and snowboard race training prepares athletes for national and international competitions.