National Ability Center

Dan Glasser

The National Ability Center’s Board of Directors has selected a local man with personal ties to the organization to lead the nonprofit. His first day on the job was Thursday.


Dan Glasser has a long history of working in the corporate world, leading small and large teams in the media and technology industries. His new job will tap into his passion for supporting charitable organizations. 


The National Ability Center announced it has appointed Dan Glasser to take the helm as the new Chief Executive Officer for the organization.

Leslie Thatcher talks to Glasser about his new role and what the future holds for the NAC.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(02:01) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(08:49) - Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong recaps Wednesday's meeting.

(25:08) - Summit County Representative Kera Birkeland recaps the Legislative Session

(38:46) - Dan Glasser discusses his new role as the CEO for the National Ability Center. 

National Ability Center's Director of Development Carey Cusimano shares details on the 17th annual Red, White & Snow.

This three-day event, which features vintners and top chefs from across the nation, raises funds in support of the organization's adaptive recreation programs for people of all abilities.


Today on the Local News Hour

(02:54) - Utah Avalanche Forcast Center Report

(08:40) - Ryan Stack, Heber City Council member, talks about the 2021 senate bill allowing for electronic billboards throughout the state.  

(22:29) - Park City Mayor Andy Beerman recaps Thursday's special council meeting.

(40:32) - National Ability Center's Director of Development Carey Cusimano provides a rundown of events for their 17th Annual Red, White & Snow.

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. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:04) Charlie Sturgis with this weeks Mountain Trails Report.

( 02:44) Robert Schmidt from PEG Companies with an update on their plans for the base of Park City Mountain Resort.

( 18:43) Park City Mayor Andy Beerman has a recap of last night's meeting.

( 38:53) National Ability Center Development Director Carey Cusimano has details on those who were named Heroes as part of the NAC's Salute Your Hero event.

National Ability Center

  The National Ability Center has announced that CEO Kevin Stickleman has left the NAC to pursue a new role with Vail Resorts. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.


Kevin Stickleman was with the National Ability Center for five years – two of that as CEO. NAC Board Chairman Bob Chamberlain tells KPW that Stickleman  got an offer he couldn’t refuse.

“He was offered a wonderful opportunity with Vail Corporation. He is going to be the Director of Skier Services at the Breckenridge Resort. So, a fantastic job.”   

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:38 ) National Ability Center VP of Operations Katie Hobert and President of the NAC Board of Directors Bob Chamberlain have details about the leadership changes and plans for the future.

( 19:26) Tom Kelly has details about his second season of the podcast Last Chair featuring individuals who make up the fabric of the ski industry. The season opens up with a conversation with the CEO of Powdr Corp. and former owner of Park City Mountain Resort, John Cumming.

Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has the latest on development projects in the county and how the department is dealing with the COVID-19 restrictions. National Ability Center CEO Kevin Stickleman has an update about how the COVID-198 situation is impacting the NAC community and how they're responding with virtual events and providing lodging for medical professionals and Park City High School teachers Steve Cuttitta and Megan McKenna along with Wasatch High Teacher Carrie Bala talk about what it's like to teach from home since schools were closed three weeks ago.


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

On today'a show host Emily Means talks with Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts and new Transit Manager Kim Fjelsted who give updates on transit and housing for transit drivers; Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber recaps Tuesday’s school board meeting; National Ability Center CEO Kevin Stickleman talks about this year's Annual Luncheon honoring military service members; and Wendy Lavitt, a volunteer with Nuzzles and Co. has details on the upcoming Casino Night fundraiser at Skullcandy on October 25.

Stoke Series Live

Stoke Series Live is a new, adventure storytelling event and fundraiser for the National Ability Center and it’s happening this  week in Park City.

The storytelling event is happening this Friday evening at the Shop yoga studio. It starts with beverages, gourmet small plates, and a preview of new outdoor gear. The storytelling begins at 7.

Paul Tew, the Creative Director at Backcountry, says the partnership with the National Ability works well with Backcountry’s mission.


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.

KPCW Radio

The Outdoor Recreation industry brings in $12.3 billion annually to Utah’s economy. On Friday, industry representatives and state officials met at the Capitol to show support for more than 1,000 outdoor companies in the state. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.