Team Ellie!

Do you remember hearing the incredible story of Ellie and her family in Colorado? Our friends at Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center crafted a beautiful blog post to capture how truly magical her journey on the mountain has been. We were thrilled to be connected to one small part of her story here at Outdoors for All and to have our Executive Director, Ed Bronsdon be…

We are Family!

We are still not over this winter season and couldn’t be happier with all the amazing experiences we got to witness. One inspiring story was from Rhys and his incredibly supportive family. Rhys came to ski with us for his first time ever this winter and had a private lesson with Program Coordinator Tisha Achorn. He and his family came all the way from Yakima…

1,000 Miles!!!!

Remember Sofi and Tracey? We have been following their journey of cycling throughout the past couple years. They began cycling with Outdoors for All at our Adaptive Cycling Center. When their journey first began, cycling was not something Sofi was interested in and it proved to be very challenging. Since then, she has become an independent cyclist and her and her Mom Tracey have been…

Covid 19- Vaccination Policy

As part of Outdoors for All’s continuing efforts to provide safe work and recreation environments during this evolving public healthcare crisis, effective October 1, 2021, Outdoors for All will require that all staff, volunteers and participants who are eligible to be vaccinated must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and complete a COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation form prior to participation in our program activities. All Outdoors for…

E.D.spiration

Cycling Clinic Lead by Ed Such a wonderful couple of days working with UW grad students at our Adaptive Cycling Center. We held 4 clinics lead by Executive Director Ed Bronsdon and were able to connect with roughly 60 aspiring teachers. Together we explored the wide world of adaptive equipment and the ins and outs of better serving our community. Thank you to Lori Dunn,…

The Adaptive Cycling Center is back open for business!

As some of you may know, our Adaptive Cycling Center (ACC) provides free adaptive cycle rentals for people of all abilities thanks to our partnership with SDOT. We are so happy to have this program back after a brief hold last year due to Covid. The ACC is back and booming since our reopening May 1st. We are thrilled to be featured on the Seattle…

Volunteer Spotlight: May

Meet Elise Sivilay! This is Elise’s second year volunteering with Outdoors for All as an instructor up at our Stevens Pass program. Elise loves to teach and help participants reach their goals while embracing who they are.When asked why Elise likes volunteering she responded “it is inspiring when you connect with the person you are helping – someone who is willing to learn and put…

E.D.spiration – Disrupted times, we’re all in this together

For the past 25 years it has been the professional honor of my life to lead the Outdoors for All Foundation as its executive director. During that time, our organization has been faced with our share of challenges. Running a nonprofit during the Great Recession…the “winter” of 2005 when effectively there was no snow in the Pacific Northwest until March…and now? Well, now we’re all…

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike and Carson Vache

Mike and Carson Vache have been selected as this month’s Volunteer Spotlight for their unparalleled dedication and advocacy to Outdoors for All and our Friday Night ski program. It all started with Mike’s oldest son Conor catching rides up with our very own Jim Prostka over six years ago to volunteer on Friday nights, once Carson became old enough to volunteer he, Conor, and their…