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Year-Round Programs

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Year-Round Programs

Free instruction and use of equipment is available to participants and their families, schools, individuals, and organizations that serve people living with disabilities. Each year, Challenge Mountain provides over 1,800 individual experiences to new and returning participants and their families through various programs and outings. Safety is our first priority and all staff and volunteers are trained to assist individuals living with disabilities to participate in recreation activities. Our program director and volunteers are engaging and their interactions with each participant ensure that their experience is meaningful and memorable.

Challenge Mountain adaptive programs are designed to promote each person’s potential while spending time with friends and family, learning new things and having fun! Register for programs by calling 231.535.2141 or emailing linda@challengemtn.org.

Winter Programs

Offered January – March (weather dependent) at the Challenge Mountain Lodge and Ski Area. Programs occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm for groups and classrooms and by appointment on select Saturdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for individuals and families. Special sessions can also be scheduled at local ski resorts upon request. Check the calendar for current events then call or email to schedule a winter adventure.

  • Downhill skiing
  • Sit-skiing (bi-ski and mono-ski)
  • Snowboarding
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Sledding

Spring and Fall Programs

Offered in various locations throughout Northern Michigan. Check the calendar for current events and then call or email to schedule a spring or fall adventure.

  • Equine therapy
  • Ropes adventure course activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking

Summer Programs

Offered in various locations throughout Northern Michigan. Check the calendar for current events and then call or email to schedule a summer adventure.

  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Camping
  • Fishing

Safety Protocols

Just as participation in many Challenge Mountain outdoor activities require adaptive equipment, adapting has been necessary during these unprecedented times.

CLICK to read safety guidelines.

Upcoming Events

PLEASE CONTACT US if you are interested in scheduling a group or family event or would like to visit the lodge.