STARS mission is to empower and enrich lives through adaptive recreational sports
STARS mission is to empower and enrich lives through adaptive recreational sports. STARS was formed in 2007 by parents and management from Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation to help provide improved winter recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. In 2010 STARS became the exclusive operator of all winter adaptive programs for the Steamboat Ski area. STARS now offers year-round programming on and off the mountain. Beginning Fall 2019, STARS will open The STARS Ranch - A Place for Hope and Healing. The ranch is a 27 bed, fully accessible lodge that will provide warm and welcoming spaces for groups that want to experience adaptive recreation in a beautiful mountain setting.
"STARS made it possible for my special needs child to feel included by doing very similar things his other siblings were doing on the mountain such as biking."
" My son has been attending STARS for two summers and thoroughly enjoys it. From horseback riding and hand-cycling to various water sports, he loves the independence and interactions he received from playing with his peers."
"What a blessing trips like this are for so many veterans. It is a great experience to see veterans from different places come together and share their experiences -- their lives. To do this in such a grand outdoor setting makes it even better -- helps more than all the meetings, counseling and prescription drugs!" R. Sautter
"I've been thinking non-stop about my trip to steamboat and truly can't tell you thank you enough. You were right about that campsite-- it was definitely healing. From the kayaking to the fishing all the way to hanging at the camp fire with everyone, my girls and I had an amazing time… I've been healing for a while now. Almost ten years to be exact. People like you and your team have been a huge part of that in a very short time. I truly appreciate it" Randall
"I want to thank you so much for inviting me on this trip. This adventure has taken me out of the world of PTSD, out of my nightmares and day-mares. The beauty of Mother Nature is so awesome that it makes me want to stay… Again, thank you for taking me out of my world of hell and into the world of beauty. I wish this could last forever. "S.