Boulder Nordic Junior Racing provides experiences for 950 kids to have fun and learn how to ski fast in Colorado. They stress the importance of nordic skiing as a means of physical fitness and a way to establish friendships. Boulder Nordic Junior Racing participates in “Nordic Rocks,” in which children can experience cross country skiing through their schools with their classmates and teachers.
The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of North Lake Tahoe
The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of North Lake Tahoe, operates at Northstar, Squaw, and Boreal Mountains in California. The Club serves 107 kids with education in alpine skiing and snowboarding. Their mission is to “inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
The Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) Nordic Rocks
The Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) Nordic Rocks program shares winter with 18,000 youth in 10 Midwest states. As an organization, CXC strives to create opportunities for a diverse array of athletes and coaches to learn and excel in cross country skiing.
The Chill Foundation
The Chill Foundation provides snowboarding experience to 800 kids in Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Colorado, and New York. The foundation empowers youth to reach their full potential, no matter their background, through their mantra: “Ride. Inspire. Lead.”
The Loppet Foundation
The Loppet Foundation, operating out of Minnesota, bases their programs on the values of adventure, excellence, stewardship, integrity, and inclusiveness. Working with 1,200 youth through nordic skiing, the Loppet Foundation focuses on the shared universal passion of the outdoors.
Mt. Ashland educates 1,100 kids in alpine skiing and snowboarding in Oregon. Their programs geared toward youth, Snow Scooters and Ridge Runners, operate on a sustainable mountain to “provide and promote a quality experience in an alpine environment.”
The National Winter Activity Center (NWAC)
The National Winter Activity Center (NWAC) helps 1,428 kids develop lifelong health and exercise habits through nordic skiing, alpine skiing, and snowboarding. Operating out of New Jersey, NWAC has the objectives to “increase and retain lifetime participants, provide a pathway to competition, broaden the base and grow the winter sports community, and better health and fitness through activity.”
The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA)
The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) supports 1,560 cross-country skiers in the Nordic Rocks program. NENSA works to “implement educational, recreational, and competitive programs at all levels to sustain a vital and active cross-country skiing community in New England.”
Pico Mountain partners with twelve schools in Vermont to teach alpine skiing and snowboarding to approximately 400 youth. The program stresses the importance of “safety, teamwork, personal responsibility and the participant’s role as a steward for winter recreation.”
Snow Motion at Richmond Elementary School
Snow Motion at Richmond Elementary School focuses on alpine skiing and snowboarding in Vermont. Winter sports are intertwined with their school curriculum and physical education program. Snow Motion supports 489 kids in learning about how winter sports can positively impact their lives now and in the future.
The Salt Lake County Department of Recreation
The Salt Lake County Department of Recreation provides learn to ski and snowboard lessons to 1,600 kids. Their winter sports programs in Utah are for all ages and skill levels as the organization reaches for their goal of “improving lives through people, parks and play.”
The SHRED Foundation
The SHRED Foundation implements skills in 50 kids in New York with self-efficacy, career pathing, and building culture and community. SHRED introduces snowboarding into the lives of underprivileged youth through the three major pillars of “Fear, Fail, Flow.”
SOS Outreach offers at-risk and underserved students experiences in the outdoors along with mentorship, personal development, leadership, and service opportunities. With 2,401 kids in Colorado, Nevada, California, Utah, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington, SOS Outreach believes in supporting and educating students to prepare them for a bright future.
Sky Tavern is best known for their Junior Ski Program that is voluntarily staffed in Nevada. The program operates on winter weekends with parents of the participants volunteering for a few hours. Sky Tavern serves around 1,800 kids with alpine skiing and snowboarding as they work to provide “exceptional summer and winter outdoor sports training, recreation, competitions and events, accessible to all.”
Youth Enrichment Services (YES)
Youth Enrichment Services (YES) works to “inspire and challenge youth with physical and mental activities that foster lifelong respect for self, others, and the environment.” YES supports 45 youth in nordic skiing, and 156 in alpine skiing and snowboarding through their YETTI program, which allows participants to grow and learn with the same instructors and peers at the same skill level.