Dave Spencer Ski Classic

18th Annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic

February 26-28, 2016

The Dave Spencer Ski Classic is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Individuals with and without disabilities ski side-by-side during this weekend of fun as they hit the slopes to raise money and support our mission of making outdoor recreation accessible to everyone. Teams and individuals win prizes for everything from the best costumes to the most money raised and the biggest wipe out. It’s a weekend of snow-packed entertainment that embodies true community spirit.

Published March 1, 2014 in the Durango Herald


Forming Your Team

It’s time to form your team for 2015! Grab your friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers to help us raise money to support Adaptive Sports. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and benefits our winter disability sports programs.

Teams should consist of 5 people for Saturday’s Race or 2-5 people for Sunday’s Mountain Rally. If you’d like to join but need more members or would like to be placed on a team, give us a call at 970-259-0374 or e-mail events@asadurango.com and we’re happy to make arrangements.

Each team must raise a minimum of $750 ($150 per person) and will receive the Classic Package (lift tickets not included). Discounted lift tickets will be available for purchase. Scroll down for registration and pledge forms.

Call or e-mail us for fundraising tips or any other questions about the Dave Spencer Ski Classic (DSSC) at 970-259-0374 or events@asadurango.com.

Coming from out of town? Click HERE for discounted lodging at the Hampton Inn in Durango.


As always, are encouraged and prizes will be given to individuals and teams.  Here’s your chance to be outrageous, but remember this is a family event! Your previous or current Snowdown costume will make the perfect attire!

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Race Highlights- Saturday

Paradise Race Arena will be the venue for those who can predict their race time and “hit it.” Prizes will be awarded for consistency, speed and of course, the best wipe-out!

Mountain Rally- Sunday

Participate in the mountain scavenger hunt and poker run. Prizes will be awarded for the best poker hand, correct trivia answers and other goofy happenings including costumes.

  • Friday: Welcome Reception & Registration- location TBD
  • Saturday & Sunday: Ski events at the Dave Spencer Center at Purgatory Resort
  • Sunday: Awards Party for participants at the DoubleTree Hotel 5:30-8 PM

For more information or registration forms, contact Karen at 970-259-0374, 970-759-5495 or events@asadurango.com.

Participant Forms

Dave Spencer Ski Classic Participant Forms

OR for online registration click HERE

All participants will be required to follow the Adaptive Sports Association’s (ASA) safety policies and procedures, including a policy requiring the use of helmets while at ASA. Additionally, all participants will be required to sign a Participant Assumption of Risks, Acknowledgment of Inherent Risks and Indemnity Agreement in favor of the Adaptive Sports Association upon their arrival. To save time, we ask that you download, print and sign both waivers and turn them in with your registration forms.

  • View a current version of the Adaptive Sports Association/Disabled Sports USA waiver HERE.
  • View a current version of the Purgatory’s participant waiver HERE.

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