Challenge Mountain

Challenge Mountain

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Do you have information on the Halloween Drive-Thru event?
Hello
Thank you for giving my daughter Abby a wonderful skiing opportunity this weekend with Camp Quality.
We (Challenge Mt.) had a Blast supporting Brian & Jen's family on a Sunny Groomer's Day at Boyne Highlands yesterday!
Our lil man enjoyed his ride!!! Definitely have to get back out there! Don't hear a lot about places like this at all! Thank you!
OMG, could Jacey really go skiing??
Bring back "Nightmare At Challenge Mountain" 😄
Where are the pictures you guys took at the pirate festival?
Cole,Bre, and Matt are having a blast at Spirit day camp. I want to thank everyone that has made this possible for them. Please keep the pictures coming. I love seeing them happy and together. ❤️💜💙

Enrich lives and empower individuals living with disabilities through year-round adaptive recreation. Challenge Mountain will be a destination where all persons – regardless of capability – have the opportunity to play, learn and enrich their lives.

Challenge Mountain is a 501c3 organization.

Established in 1984 as a non-profit organization, Challenge Mountain was the first independent adaptive skiing program in northern Michigan. Today, Challenge Mountain offers a wide variety of opportunities that continue to enrich lives and empower individuals living with disabilities through year-round adaptive recreation. All programming is centered on having fun, making and sustaining friendships, building confidence and independence and most importantly, fostering positive and hopeful expectations for living life with a disability. At Challenge Mountain, participants gain personal fulfillment through a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of acceptance which translates positively into their everyday lives. Challenge Mountain truly recognizes the importance of recreation and leisure in the lives of all community members. We believe that all people, regardless of ability, should have opportunities to experience life and adventure, and in doing so realize their personal value, strengths and abilities. Inclusion of individuals living with disabilities in every aspect of community living helps our communities thrive. Challenge Mountain builds relationships that last a lifetime and fosters communities where differences are diminished, blurred and often erased. Our programs are about more than just the participant experience. They are about the volunteers, staff, family and friends that are part of every experience. At Challenge Mountain, it’s the people who make the difference. Challenge Mountain has an amazing network of programming and resale store volunteers with more than 150 individuals contributing over 15,000 volunteer hours annually. Strong bonds develop between our program staff, volunteers, participants and families and they serve as positive role models and inspiration for one another. Our staff and volunteers take great pride in their role as bridge builders – meaning they not only facilitate recreation activities in a safe environment that encourages social interactions, but also create opportunities where none exist. While we continue to grow our volunteer base year after year, many of our volunteers have been involved with CM since its inception and continue to introduce new, energetic volunteers to the organization through their involvement. Reach for the stars, anything is possible and the sky’s the limit are phrases we all want to hear and believe. At Challenge Mountain these words are put into action and their power is instilled in every participant, staff member, volunteer, family member, and friend. 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 programs are designed to promote each person's potential while cultivating social and emotional well-being. Outdoor recreation programs include:
 Downhill skiing
 Sit-skiing
 Snowboarding
 Snowshoeing
 Equine therapy
 Swimming
 Cycling
 Kayaking
 Challenge course activities

Spirit Day Camp is offered each summer and includes outings that allow individuals living with disabilities the opportunity to stay connected while enjoying community activities with friends. Activities differ from year-to-year and in the past have included:
 Trips to Mackinac Island
 Dinner and a movie
 Festival outings
 A day with the Young Americans
 Biking local trails
 Canoe trips and picnic lunches
 A day of boating, swimming beach time
Program participants
 Local and seasonal residents
 School groups
 Non-profit organizations serving individuals living with disabilities

Since 1984 Challenge Mountain has built relationships that last a lifetime and fostered communities where differences are diminished, blurred and often erased. Today, Challenge Mountain continues to enrich lives and empower individuals living with disabilities through year-round adaptive recreation. For more information about Challenge Mountain please visit challengemtn.org or contact Executive Director, Elizabeth Gertz Looze at [email protected] or 231-582-1186.

05/04/2021

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05/04/2021

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05/04/2021

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Hi *|FIRST_NAME|*, Happy Spring! Read on about Great Things Happening at Challenge Mountain. 04/30/2021

Hi *|FIRST_NAME|*, Happy Spring! Read on about Great Things Happening at Challenge Mountain.

Springtime updates from Challenge Mountain...here's our latest enews. Would you like to be included in our regular enews communications? Just message us your email, and we'll add you to the list.

#challengemountain #adaptiverecreation #greatthingshappentogether Boyne Area Chamber Boyne City Main Street
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Hi *|FIRST_NAME|*, Happy Spring! Read on about Great Things Happening at Challenge Mountain.

Volunteer Appreciation is Every Day at Challenge Mountain - Challenge Mountain 04/27/2021

Volunteer Appreciation is Every Day at Challenge Mountain - Challenge Mountain

April may be National Volunteer Appreciation Month, but at Challenge Mountain, we celebrate volunteers “every single day,” shares Executive Director Elizabeth Looze. Annually, 56 Resale Store volunteers donate over 11,955 hours of time. READ the full article below.

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Join the Challenge Mountain Team - Challenge Mountain 04/09/2021

Join the Challenge Mountain Team - Challenge Mountain

Are you a jack of all trades? Do you know someone looking for a great place to work? Challenge Mountain has a great opportunity for a reliable, organized and self-motivated individual.

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Join the Challenge Mountain Team - Challenge Mountain Challenge Mountain Resale Store is looking for a jack of all trades. This Maintenance-Janitorial position is responsible for repairs and cleaning the store so it is well maintained and functional. Being reliable, organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented are essential.

03/24/2021

Happy Spring! Stay tuned for programming updates.

Happy Spring! Stay tuned for programming updates.

Winter Happenings Update Video - Challenge Mountain 02/09/2021

Winter Happenings Update Video - Challenge Mountain

Snowshoeing, anyone? Sledding, perhaps? Watch a short video from Program Director Linda Armstrong about winter programming...

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Winter Happenings Update Video - Challenge Mountain New February winter updates! Watch our announcement to learn more about our winter happenings.

01/01/2021

Happy 2021 from all of us at Challenge Mountain. May your New Year be filled with laughter and good health.

Happy 2021 from all of us at Challenge Mountain. May your New Year be filled with laughter and good health.

Happy Holidays from Challenge Mountain 12/29/2020

Happy Holidays from Challenge Mountain

Thank you Boyne Area Chamber for sharing information about the CARES Act tax deduction incentive for 2020 charitable giving...
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Happy Holidays from Challenge Mountain Year-end Giving $300 Charitable Tax Deduction: CARES Act Donation Opportunity The CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions made in 2020. Previously, charitable contributions could only b

12/24/2020

In a year of many uncertainties, we, at Challenge Mountain, can be certain that your generosity, support and well-wishes
really do MAKE GREAT THINGS HAPPEN TOGETHER.

Whether volunteer, donor, participant, board member, colleague or kindred spirit, thank you for all that you do!

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and happy new year!

challengemtn.org 12/23/2020

Winter Happenings Update - Challenge Mountain

Program Director Linda Armstrong shares a video holiday greeting and winter program update.
#challengemountain #adaptiverecreation #CARESAct #boynetough Boyne Area Chamber

challengemtn.org Happy Holidays! Watch our announcement to learn more about our winter happenings.

12/22/2020

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IT'S GIVING TUESDAY -- BE PART OF SOMETHING GREAT

Tuesday, December 1 is GIVING TUESDAY.

Did you know:
A $25 DONATION allows a Challenge Mountain participant to experience peer support and a sense of adventure through a day of low and high ropes course challenges.

A $50 DONATION builds the confidence, self-worth and independence of a child participating in a day of Equine Therapy.

A $300 DONATION provides a full day of skiing experiences for a special needs school group.

EVERY SINGLE dollar donated directly supports adaptive recreational programs for individuals living with disabilities. Thank you to all who make Great Things Happen Together!
#givingtuesday2020 #challengemountain #greatthingshappentogether Boyne Area Chamber #givingtuesday #adaptiverecreation

challengemtn.networkforgood.com Help us in our effort to impact community, build confidence, change lives and make a difference The beauty of northern Michigan’s changing seasons surrounds us. We all want to experience the abundance of our woods, waters and communities through outdoor activities — whether skiing or biking, hik...

11/30/2020

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11/27/2020

Challenge Mountain's cover photo

11/27/2020

GIVING TUESDAY has become an international day of holiday giving. After you finish your Black Friday shopping, mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 1. Gifts to Challenge Mountain support year-round recreational opportunities for individuals living with disabilities.

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11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Challenge Mountain. Thank you for Making Great Things Happen Together!

11/02/2020

One of our creepy guests at Spooktacular event 🎃

11/02/2020

We had a great Spooktacular Drive-Thru Halloween event on Friday! Thanks to ALL the volunteers who came out to make this event possible!!!

10/30/2020

Check out these pictures from our October equine events! Big thanks to Northern Michigan Equine Therapy owner Courtney and her awesome volunteers!!

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Hi *|FIRST_NAME|*, Happy Autumn from Challenge Mountain.

Autumn news from Challenge Mountain...fall biking, shopping, safety...

challengemtn.dm.networkforgood.com Just as participation in many Challenge Mountain outdoor activities require adaptive equipment, adapting has been necessary during these unprecedented times. From expanded sanitation practices within the Resale Store to providing individual biking experiences, Challenge Mountain is adapting. We know...

10/02/2020

A big thank you to Nubs for their recent donation!

09/03/2020

We had some awesome bikers these past 2 weeks!
Saw some nature too!!

08/28/2020

Individual adaptive biking last week😊

[08/15/20]   Our adaptive biking sessions are filling up fast! We have only a few slots left open in August and September 1st and 3rd are currently free for the time being. If you are interested in participating, please make a reservation by calling 231-497-4060 ASAP.

[08/08/20]   Challenge Mountain: PROGRAM UPDATE
We are excited to announce individual in-person
adaptive biking! This activity will be on Tuesday's and Thursday's starting Aug. 18th - Sept. 3rd.

Call to check availability and make a reservation.

Each bike session will last 1 1/2 hrs.
Sessions
* 10am - 11:30am

* 1pm - 2:30pm

Location/Drop off & Pick up
* Spring Lake Park on hwy M-119

Requirements
* Mask or other face covering
* Advanced Registration
* On site temperature
* Completed & signed CDC questionnaire & waiver
* Water or other beverage
* If participant is unable to consistently wear a face covering, follow social distancing guidelines, or take care of their own personal hygiene, they will be required to be accompanied by an adult.

This activity is subject to change due to poor weather conditions or an increase in COVID-19 cases.

For the safety of everyone, we will be following strict sanitizing and social distancing guidelines.

Linda Armstrong Challenge Mt. Program Director 231-497-4060

LET'S GO BIKING !

06/30/2020

We want to recognize these 2 awesome people, Tim & Sara, owners of Create Art Studio. Last week they donated art supplies & equipment to the Challenge MT art room! We are so fortunate to have such great people in our community!
Many thanks 😊

05/28/2020

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challengemtn.networkforgood.com 05/06/2020

#GivingTuesdayNow Support adaptive recreation for individuals living with disabilities.

Thank you to all who donated during #GivingTuesdayNow in support of individuals living with disabilities and Good Neighbors Food Pantry. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of so many. (And, we are excited to announce that we reached our matching grant!)

Our drive continues today, and we plan to share our success details later this week.

challengemtn.networkforgood.com In the spirit of generosity, 10% of all funds raised on Giving Tuesday Now will be donated to Good Neighbors Food Pantry. We are currently stuck at home, beyond our personal control. We don't have any choice in this decision. We are not able to enjoy the recreational and cultural activities we might...

05/05/2020

Challenge Mountain's cover photo

challengemtn.networkforgood.com 05/05/2020

It's #GivingTuesdayNow — Support adaptive recreation for individuals living with disabilities.

challengemtn.networkforgood.com In the spirit of generosity, 10% of all funds raised on Giving Tuesday to Good Neighbors Food Pantry. We are currently stuck at home, beyond our personal control. We don't have any choice in this decision. We are not able to enjoy the recreational and cultural activities we might normally do at this...

05/04/2020

Getting ready for #GivingTuesdayNow

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Support Adaptive Recreation for Individuals Living with Disabilities

As organizations throughout the country realize the economic fall-out of the COVID-19 virus, May 5, 2020 was designated #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity.

In addition to raising funds to support individuals living with disabilities, Challenge Mountain will GIVE BACK by donating 10% of dollars raised on Giving Tuesday to Good Neighbors Food Pantry in Boyne City. Join us in promoting generosity.

challengemtn.networkforgood.com Giving Tuesday Now -- May 5 We are currently stuck at home, beyond our personal control. We don't have any choice in this decision. We are not able to enjoy the recreational and cultural activities we might normally do at this time of the year. But, we know it is temporary. ...

Videos (show all)

Challenge Mountain Spirit Day Camp at Boyne Highlands Resort
Chloe with Bill & Hugh getting on a chair lift at Boyne Mountain.  This was Tuesday, 3/24.  We had a great time with Aid...
Eric is not giving up, he's just getting started.
We went biking Tuesday at Spring Lake Park in Petoskey. This was Erics first attempt at riding a bike.
Absolutely gorgeous day at CM.  Here's some video of a few of today's visitors.
DB Central visited Challenge Mountain Saturday.  A variety of adaptive equipment was used to help them enjoy their visit...
New visitors to Challenge Mountain, Julie and Frankie Coe, spent Valentine's Day with us.  Frankie took rides in the Bik...
What a beautiful day at Challenge Mountain, and another chance for our buddy Kevin to practice his skiing with the "ski ...
Video of several of our friends with the National Camp for the Blind skiing at Challenge Mountain.
Short video from DS UpNorth's visit today.
Five Challenge Mountain volunteers traveled to Apple Mountain in Freeland, MI to help with the Area 22 Special Olympics....

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2205 North Springbrook Rd
Boyne Falls, MI
49713

General information

Challenge Mountain offers year-round adaptive recreation instruction and equipment for a variety of programs including skiing, snowboarding, wilderness camping, sailing, swimming, Summer Games, and more. Activities are offered at no cost for individuals and families.
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