The National Ability Center / Bronfman Family Ranch Recreation & Education Center
In 1996 an anonymous donor provided the National Ability Center with 26-acres of pristine land minutes from three world-class ski resorts and Main Street in Park City. As the culmination of our founders’ life-long vision, the National Ability Center is a place where there are no boundaries — a place for self-discovery, and a place where everyone can challenge their abilities to achieve their personal best.
Richard E. Marriott Program Services Building
The Richard E. Marriott Program Services Building is state-of-the-art and features: a 32-foot indoor rock climbing wall; a 400-square-foot reception area; a 1,200-square-foot multi-purpose room that can be divided into three separate 400-square-foot meeting spaces; a 20-person conference room; administrative office and meeting space. Reception and meeting spaces can be rented by groups and individuals for programs, trainings, events and receptions.
The National Ability Center is a proud partner of Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue SkySM renewable energy program. With the support of Blue Sky customers, a 30.1-kilowatt solar array was installed on the roof of the National Ability Center’s program services building in 2013. This photovoltaic system — made up of 118 solar panels measuring 3×5-feet each — harnesses energy by converting light into an estimated 43,819 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. Online Solar Monitoring
Questar Sun Shelter
The outdoor Questar Sun Shelter can accommodate groups for picnics and barbecues. Grills, picnic tables and a beautiful outdoor setting provide all the amenities you need to have the perfect group gathering.
Peery Scowcroft Equestrian Center
The Bronfman Family Ranch Recreation & Education Center is home to a diverse herd of horses. The Equestrian Program utilizes six pastures, eleven stalls, a tack room and indoor and outdoor riding arenas. The facility can be utilized for events and fundraisers and is equipped with lighting and heating for winter and evening events.
The lodge is a two-story facility approximately 7,500-square-feet in size. It includes 25 double occupancy rooms with private baths. The building features a lobby and common gathering area as well as a kitchen and dining area. Outside vendors are available for catering services.
Easton Family Archery Pavillion
The Easton Family Archery Pavillion was completed in the fall of 2012. Archery is a popular and growing recreational and Paralympic sport, and the range is used by groups, families, individuals and camps. The shooting area is covered by a shady pavilion, and targets can be placed anywhere from 10 to 70 meters. In the winter, the area is maintained and groomed and is often used as a staging area for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and biathlon.
Our flagship facility, dating back nearly 20 years, is home to the origins of The National Ability Center. The 1,800 square foot facility continues to house our winter ski and snowboard programs at the base of Park City Mountain. The facility has a robust winter program schedule supported by more than 60 mission-minded, full-/part- time staff and volunteers. Recent renovations have allowed the facility to be more accommodating, with improved interior flow, technology upgrades and a spacious 500-square-foot exterior deck with new ADA accessible ramps.
Jordanelle State Park & Reservoir
Jordanelle State Park surrounds a reservoir in Wasatch County, just south of Park City and the National Ability Center Ranch. The reservoir at this state park is very popular for boating, water sports and fishing. The National Ability Center utilizes its recreation popularity to operate Water Sports programs including water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding.
The National Ability Center offers aquatics programs year-round. To host our lessons, we utilize local aquatics centers such as the Park City MARC and Ecker Hill Aquatics Center, as well as the Heber Aquatics Center in Heber City.
Park City Ice Arena
The Park City Ice Arena is an indoor, year-round facility. The Olympic-size ice sheet offers a variety of activities including open skate sessions, private lessons, group rates, corporate outings and children’s camps. The National Ability Center uses the arena to host recreational and competitive sled hockey activities.
Park City & Round Valley
Park City, Utah is far more than a ski resort town. Here, you’ll find a scenic mountain community filled with year-round activities and an action-packed calendar of events that extend far beyond skiing and snowboarding. Our three top-rated resorts – Deer Valley Resort, Canyons Resort and Park City Mountain – will keep your schedule filled with everything you could ever want for your next vacation, whether it be summer or winter. In fact, all three of these incredible resorts were recognized in SKI Magazine’s Top 10 Ski Resorts Reader Survey.
The National Ability Center is situated in Round Valley, just minutes from Park City’s main street. Round Valley contains more than 690-acres of contiguous recreational open space and is considered by many locals as Park City’s playground. The area boasts over 30 miles of high desert trails, which provide spring through fall recreational opportunities. Moreover, during the winter months, approximately 15 kilometers of groomed trails are made available for snowshoe and cross-country ski enthusiasts. Also located in the Quinn’s Junction/Round Valley area are National Ability Center recreation and wellness program partners: Park City Medical Center, Summit Pediatrics, People’s Health Clinic, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Park City Municipal Ice Arena and Park City Sports Complex.
Additional Community Locations
Aside from our own campus and regular activity locations, we partner with additional community facility resources, including: Acord Ice Center in West Valley City, Utah Olympic Park, Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, White Pine Touring, Soldier Hollow Resort and the Uinta National Forest.