Over 32,000 Youth on Snow in 2018/19
Share Winter Foundation’s 2018-2019 Grantees took approximately 32,000 youth skiing and snowboarding this winter. Meet our grantees and learn more about how they share winter.
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, 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 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 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, 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) 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) 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 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.