Share Winter is working to improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter sports.
Share Winter Foundation works with 26 partner organizations who are the recipients of their 2019/2020 grant cycle, and with whom they are getting 45,000 children onto the snow this winter. Together, the foundation and grantees are working to improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter sports.
Through a rigorous grant process, Share Winter worked to find and vet the best winter sports programs in the United States. This season’s grantee partner organizations operate nationwide, in both urban and rural areas, and range from programs in public schools to US Ski and Snowboard Clubs, to non-profit ski areas and departments of recreation. @sharewinterfoundationThis year’s grantees are: Antelope Butte Foundation, Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project, Boulder Nordic, Boys & Girls Club North Lake Tahoe, Bridger Ski Foundation, Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC), Chill Foundation, Coombs Outdoors, Crystal Community Ski Club, Loppet Foundation, Minnesota Youth Ski League (MYSL), Mt. Ashland, National Winter Activity Center (NWAC), New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA), Payette Lakes Ski Club, SHRED Foundation, Sky Tavern, Snow Motion, SOS Outreach, South Lake County Parks & Recreation, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, The Service Board, Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation / Whaleback, YMCA of Northern Utah, and Youth Enrichment Services (YES).@sharewinterfoundationIn addition to these inspiring organizations, Share Winter launched its Mountain Partnership program, funding local school programs attending Learn to Ski and Ride programs at the following mountains: Powder Mountain (UT), Pico Mountain (VT), Belleayre Mountain (NY), Liberty Mountain (PA), Blue Mountain Resort (PA), Seven Springs (PA), Mount Pleasant of Edinboro (PA), and Round Top Mountain Resort (PA). Constance Beverley, Share Winter’s CEO shared, “At Share Winter Foundation, we believe that winter is for everyone. We are so pleased to be increasing the number of children engaging in snow sports education and that our grantee partners are bringing us closer to achieving our goal of 100,000 kids on the snow by 2028. Congratulations to our grantees! We look forward to working with you to Share Winter.”Each organization offers “learn to ski” and/or “learn to snowboard” programs for children ages 5-18. Programs take place at over 60 resorts nationwide. Together with these partners, Share Winter is happy to support tens of thousands of kids enjoying the snow in cross country and alpine skiing and snowboarding lessons.The 2019/2020 grantees and Share Winter are building lifelong lovers of the sport, diversifying and democratizing access to skiing and snowboarding, and providing strategic and long-term support to partners who are doing incredible work building snow programs nationwide.