USA Paralympic Approved

University of Utah Health Care Rehabilitation Center - TRAILS - Paralympic Sport Club Salt Lake City

50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Organization Description

Threapeutic Recreation and Independent Lifestyles (TRAILS) is a spinal cord injury (SCI) outreach program based at the University of Utah Health Care Rehabilitation Center. TRAILS is designed to prepare individuals with SCI to engage in active living through sports and exercise programs, recreational experiences and education. Providing year round programming, TRAILS offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to develop an active lifestyle. These programs and resources serve as an important extension to hospital based rehabilitation and facilitates lifelong activity and wellness.

TRAILS offers the following sports and recreation programs: cross country skiing, downhill skiing, handcycling, kayaking, sailing, swimming and wheelchair tennis. Programs provide adaptive equipment and assistance with all sports. The activities take place in multiple locations in the SLC area. Activities are staffed by volunteers and professionals who specialize in SCI rehabilitation.

Sports Offered

Summer Paralympic Sports

  • Cycling
  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Winter Paralympic Sports

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Cross Country Skiing

Non-Paralympic Sports

    Disability Groups Served

      • Wheelchair Users

    Organization Type

    • Sport Program
    • Paralympic Sport Club

    Programs Open To

    • Adults
    • Youth
    • Veterans/Active Duty Military Personnel

    Specific Age Range

    • No

    Programs Specific to Military Personnel & Veterans

    • Yes

    Military Description

    Operation Ski For All provides skiing opportunities throughout Utah Wasatch front mountain range by developing working relationships with all Wasatch Front alpine and Nordic sites. Operation Ski-For-All aims to eliminate all barriers to participation by covering the full costs associated with tickets, lessons, equipment, clothing, food, and transportation.  An adaptive ski specialist commands a self-contained, mobile adaptive sports program that follows participants on the adventure of their choice. Clinics focusing on complex physical disability are designed to increase the knowledge of skiers, instructors, volunteers, resort staff, caregivers and ski-buddies.

    Programs Types Offered

    • Recreational
    • Competitive


    Tanja Kari
    Program Manager