The National Ability Center is Holding an "Outspokin’ Ladies Mountain Biking Summit" August 19 from 9:30 am to 8 pm on the NAC’s Park City campus and surrounding trails. Register by August 12 for the summit which will feature an array of seminars led by voices in the mountain biking community and group rides for all levels. Registration begins at 8:45 am with the keynote speaker kicking off the event at 9:30 am and concludes with a send-off dinner and drinks at 6 pm. See the complete program and register at 

On today's Local News Hour:

(05:20) Park City School Board President Erin Grady and Business Administrator Todd Hauber talk about the consent agenda approval of the MOCA contract and plans for a bond initiative for 2021.

(21:34) U. S. Ski and Snowboard Update with Communications Manager Lara Carlton.

(36:29) Tech Executive, Motivational Speaker and Author Chad Foster talks about his day on the slopes of Deer Valley with the National Ability Center and NAC Program/Education Director Tracy Meier has details on the 32nd annual Huntsman Cup. 


Tickets are now on sale for the National Ability Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

The National Ability Center is hosting its 12th Annual Summit Challenge, coming up on August 24th. KPCW spoke with one of the teams in the event—including one rider who is visually-impaired.

Madison Baumann, who hasn’t been on a bike for 14 years, will be taking the 50-mile run in the event along with buddy rider Laura DuSold, who is a staffer at the Ability Center. 

The two met at the NAC last fall and have been training for two months. Still, Madison recognizes that what’s coming up is a challenge.

National Ability Center

The National Ability Center has launched its Adaptive Mountain Bike Rides for Friends and Family.

The program kicked off with an event last weekend. Director Steph Meyers said the next event is on July 17th.


This month The National Ability Center launches the final phase of its capital campaign to raise $15.5 million for a host of projects and improvements to the Quinn’s Junction facility. The NAC provides programming for more than 7200 people.

NAC Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Stickelman says every gift is meaningful, and the objective in this final push is to get as much community involvement as possible. They want to attract 1500 donors.

NAC Advances Interim Leader to CEO

Apr 11, 2019

The Park City based National Ability Center has announced the interim CEO, Kevin Stickelman has been selected to lead the organization.  Stickelman will oversee the building of a new facility at Park City Mountain, current expansion of facilities at the Round Valley Ranch location and work on establishing a permanent presence in Moab which would offer year- round adaptive recreation programs.

On Friday afternoon, KPCW received notice from the National Ability Center that some staff members are victims of a system breach and that certain supporter’s e-mail addresses were abducted and are now being used for a sophisticated “phishing” or “spoof” e-mail scam. 

Equine Course Helps Teens Avoid Trouble

Sep 28, 2017
Equine Assisted Learning-National Abilities Center

  The National Ability Center offers a class targeted at preventing drug and alcohol use in Teenage kids. It’s a chance for 13 to 17 year olds to interact with horses while learning about themselves.  Carolyn Murray has more:

The NAC reported this week that it has signed an unprecedented 50-year land lease with Park City Mountain. According to a press release, the NAC aims to double its current number of lessons at its mountain location with year-round program expansion.