Pushing Boundaries in the Backcountry

Pursuit / Glacier Park Collection

DREAM Adaptive’s mission is “outdoor recreation for all”—and they mean it.

Based right here in Whitefish, MTDREAM Adaptive Recreation Inc. provides adaptive lessons and recreational opportunities to individuals living with disabilities in the Glacier Region.

DREAM (Disabled Recreation Environmental Access Movement) is best known for their adaptive ski lessons at Whitefish Mountain Resort. With cooperation from the ski hill, DREAM has worked to get hundreds of skiers of all abilities out recreating on the slopes of Big Mountain.

And four years ago, they took their mission out-of-bounds. To keep pace with the growing backcountry riding culture in Whitefish, they set up their first “Powder Camp”. Based north of Whitefish in deep snow country, and using the accessible guest rooms at Grouse Mountain Lodge as the basecamp for the adventure, the week-long program aims to provide adaptive backcountry riding skills to advanced skiers and snowboarders. With a little help from the Great Northern Powder Guides and staff-volunteers, DREAM will kick the program off once again this February.

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