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

DENVER — 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

Photo courtesy of Fentress Architects

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