AEC Firms Challenge You to a Race to Support the Wells Fargo Ski Cup benefitting the NSCD

Denver, CO, USA—January 4, 2019

The snow is falling and ski season is here, which means that it’s almost time for National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) 44th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup. New this year, the first annual AEC Challenge is comprised of architects, engineers and contractors racing to claim industry bragging rights and a special trophy deemed “The Outrigger Cup” to commemorate the winning team for its victory.

Fentress Architects, Galloway, Hensel Phelps, Martin/Martin, Saunders, Waner Construction, and JHL Constructors challenge the AEC community to a race February 22-24, 2019 at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colorado. Which firm will make it down the slope first and take home “The Outrigger Cup”?

About the Wells Fargo Ski Cup

The weekend is more than a competition. It’s an opportunity to support the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD)—one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports agencies in the world. The Wells Fargo Skip Cup is the longest running professional ski race in the country and is the largest fundraiser for NSCD, bringing in more than $250,000 to support therapeutic recreation summer and winter programs for children and adults with any disability.

Money raised at the Wells Fargo Ski Cup allows the NSCD to offer year-round sports experiences to more than 3,750 children and adults each year. NSCD participants enjoy a wide range of sports, including alpine skiing, kayaking, rock climbing, camping, horseback riding, and archery.

The three-day weekend will be comprised of four races:

  • AEC Challenge: New this year, is the first annual AEC Challenge on Friday, featuring architects, engineers and contractors racing to claim industry bragging rights.
  • Corporate Challenge: On Saturday, skiers and snowboarders from corporate teams race against each other for prizes. An NSCD Competition Center athlete races on each team to win a cash prize to help them finance their training for the 2022 Paralympics.
  • Kids Snowplow Sprint: On Sunday, kids of Wells Fargo Ski Cup guests, ages 5-12, race the same course as the professionals and are joined by mascots from Winter Park and Colorado sports teams. 
  • World Disabled Invitational: Capping off the weekend on Sunday, professional athletes from around the world compete for cash prizes in a race unlike any other.

Other weekend events include a two-day silent auction, Wells Fargo hospitality tent, ice sculptures and more.

How to Enter the Race

To learn more about how to participate in 44th Annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup and to register for the AEC Challenge, visit

About NSCD

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports agencies in the world, based out of Winter Park Resort and Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Colorado. The NSCD began in 1970 providing ski lessons for children with amputations for the Children’s Hospital of Denver. Each year more than 3,700 children and adults with disabilities participate in our programs to learn more about sports and themselves. With specially trained staff and volunteers, and its own adaptive equipment lab, the NSCD teaches a variety of year-round sports and activities to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral diagnosis.

About Fentress Architects

Fentress Architects is a global design firm that passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic architecture. Together with its clients, Fentress creates inspired design to improve the human environment. Founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, the firm has designed $42 billion of architectural projects worldwide, visited by more than 550 million people each year. Fentress is a dynamic learning organization, driven to grow its ability to design, innovate and exceed client expectations. The firm has been honored with more than 550 distinctions for design excellence and innovation.

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