Winter Trip

When:

March 6-11, 2018

 

Overview:

The No Boundaries winter trips are 6 days long and full of challenging and exciting Colorado winter activities. Typical winter trips include snowmobiling, tubing, skiing, snowboarding, mono-skiing, ski-biking, and sled hockey, all set in the gorgeous landscape of the Colorado Rockies. 

No Boundaries believes the challenges and accomplishments experienced on these trips help our combat wounded veterans understand that their disabilities may not be as limiting as they once thought when participating in many of life’s available activities. Living together under one roof for 6 days, these heroes also benefit from group socialization, camaraderie, teamwork and new life-long friendships with fellow veterans who are in the same situation and experience the same challenges in life.

 

Qualifications:

Veterans interested in attending a No Boundaries trip must be active duty or retired combat wounded veterans who are independent in their care. Former trip participants are facing challenges such as brain injuries, PTSD, amputations, respiratory issues and others.

 

Cost:

The cost for this incredible trip to each veteran? FREE! Including travel, meals, lodging, activities, and memories. 

 

Lodging:

While in Colorado veterans will live together in a house central to all of the weeks' activities. In the house will also be the No Boundaries founders, Mike and Molly Raymond, as well as a few "hosts" derived from our pool of donors, friends, or former trip participants.

 

Activities:

The above adaptive sporting activities are provided by the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), our partner organization based out of Winter Park, Colorado. NSCD activities are tailored specifically for the veteran’s needs and are supervised by trained staff. 

 

Travel:

Veterans depart from their local airports and arrive at Denver International Airport where we rendezvous in the USO-Metro Lounge. 

 

What to Bring:

  • Warm Casual Wear
  • Socks
  • Everyday Gloves
  • Snow Boots
  • Hat (optional)
  • Personal Medication
  • Sunscreen/ Sunblock, Lip balm, and Sunglasses (optional)
  • Ski Clothing (If you do not have any, let us know)
    • Ski Jacket
    • Ski Pants
    • Layers for under the jacket
    • Ski Gloves
    • Ski Goggles
  • Toiletries
  • Camera(optional)
  • One nice(r) shirt and jeans for dinner out at Devil's Thumb Ranch
  • We will be able to use helmets (required) from NSCD. There will be ski gloves/goggles to borrow also.

  • Mornings are generally COLD (8-10 degrees). Warming up to 20’s during the day so please dress accordingly.

  • Ski equipment (skis, boards, mono skis, bikes, poles, etc) will be provided by NSCD each day. Housing, food, transportation-provided for you.