Dave Spencer Ski Classic

21st Annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic

February 22- 24, 2019

For registration forms, scroll to the bottom of the page.

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 2019! 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.

Team fees:

  • General Registration – $750 ($150 per person)
  • Active Winter Volunteers – $500
  • Active Winter Participants – $500
  • Kids (18 and under) – $300

Each team will receive entry into all weekend events and discounted lift tickets will be available for purchase. Scroll to the bottom of this page 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 970-385-2163 or events@asadurango.com 

Coming from out of town? We have access to discounted rooms at the Hampton Inn. Give us a call at 970-385-2163 or email events@asadurango.com and we are happy to help make arrangements.


As always, family friendly costumes 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 current Snowdown costume will make for the perfect attire.

Events Schedule

  • Friday: Welcome Reception & Registration 5-7 PM, hosted at TBK Bank across from the Post Office
  • 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
    • Reservations requested by Monday February, 18th! Call us to reserve, 970-259-0374.

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.

For more information or questions, contact us at 970-259-0374 or events@asadurango.com.

Participant Forms – Sign up now!

For team members and individual ski racers:

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.

Support a Team!

Make a donation to support a team! Click the donate button below, and include the team name that you’d like to support. You can also call the office at 970-259-0374 to pay over the phone, or mail a check to PO Box 1884, Durango, CO 81302.

 Sign up to receive our e-newsletter