Links to ski charities and non-profit organizations. Please contact us with the URL of your ski charity or non-profit.
Also see our article on Disabled Para-Alpine Skiing.
Charities and nonprofit organizations hold a tax exempt status so more of the money they collect goes to the causes they support. While tax laws vary from country to country, the intent is the same. They must file for and get approval for their status as well as submit financial filings annually to prove that they are legally maintaining their status.
The directory listing below is of charities and nonprofit organizations related to skiing and snowboarding who support the industry or those less fortunate. This is only a partial list. We have also attempted to provide a link to verify its legal status as a charity or nonprofit organization.
|SkiDuck.org||An entirely volunteer based non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of disadvantaged and financially underprivileged youth by teaching and sharing the joys of skiing and snowboarding.
Based in Lake Tahoe
|Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico||Since 1985, the Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico has offered therapeutic recreational activities to children and adults with disabilities. Today, ASPNM proudly offers a wide variety of adaptive sports year round, including skiing, snowboarding, watersports, river rafting, yoga, rock climbing and more.||Guidestar|
|STARS of Steamboat||STARS mission is to empower and enrich lives through adaptive recreational activities. STARS was formed in 2007 by a group of parents, ski instructors, and management from Steamboat Ski Corporation to help provide improved winter recreational opportunities for people with disabilities.||Guidestar|
|National Sports Center for the Disabled||The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), a non-profit based in Denver and Winter Park Resort who provides adaptive lessons for individuals living with a disability in a variety of action sports, adventure sports and competitive programs||Guidestar|
|Move United||Move United's mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, competition, recreation, high performance sport and educational programs.||Guidestar|
|SKI 4 ALL||Ski4AllUSA||Our mission is to bring the joy and excitement of skiing combined with healthy outdoor winter exercise to kids who are experiencing a tough time.||Guidestar|
|Shaw Cancer Center: Vail Health Foundation: Pink Vail||Pink Vail donations and registration fees benefit all patients at Shaw Cancer Center through enhancements to patient care and patient programming. All Shaw patients, whether male or female, no matter their cancer diagnosis, have the opportunity to benefit from Pink Vail funds throughout their cancer treatment experience and beyond. These unique services can dramatically impact a patient’s quality of life, but are not typically covered by insurance.||Guidestar|
|Ski4Cancer||Opportunities for people living with cancer to spend some quality time with their families, away from the stresses of living with cancer. Based in UK||UK Registered Charity No. 1090133|
|Supporting Wounded Vetrans||A UK based charity that supports veterans who were physically wounded or injured during their time in service, or suffered PTSD as a result of their service. Our veterans are battling with both physical and mental injuries that have proved life-changing and, in many cases, shattering. We help our veterans rebuild their futures through a unique, specially designed, ski-based development program..||UK Registered Charity No. 1149727|
|National Ski Patrol (US)||Mission: To help keep people safe on the mountain and during other outdoor activities||Guidestar|
|PSIA-AASI||Professional Ski Instructors of America-American Association of snowboard Instructors: nonprofit corporation focused on providing valuable resources and training for professional instructors and volunteers who teach the skiing and snowboarding public; particularly, those who teach people with disabilities. We support our members as part of the ski and snowboard industry to develop personally and professionally and to create positive learning experiences while having fun.||Guidestar|
|AIARE: American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Inc||Mission: Saving Lives Through Avalanche Education.||Guidestar|
|USSA: US Ski and Snowboard foundation||The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation is the non-profit fundraising arm of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Incorporated in 1964 as a 501(c)3, the Foundation raises money to support year-round athlete training, development, competition and educational needs. Mission to make the United States the "Best in the World" in Olympic skiing and snowboarding.||Guidestar: foundation: 84-6030639|
|Ascutney||Ascutney Outdoors offers a remarkable four-season venue for outdoor activities and nature lovers within the beautiful and diverse ecosystem of Mount Ascutney. Community members and visitors enjoy public access to trails, forests and fields for walking and hiking, mountain biking, trail running, alpine skiing and snow tubing, and back-country skiing and snowshoeing.
|Antelope Butte||Antelope Butte will be a year-round mountain recreation area. With a strong 60-year history of skiing and snowboarding, snowsports will remain a dominant focus of Antelope Butte.
Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area is in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains. The 500 acre facility includes a lodge, 2 chairlifts, and 23 ski trails.
|Mt Ashland||Since 1992, Mt. Ashland has been owned and operated by the nonprofit Mt. Ashland Association. For nearly 25 years, the organization has been dedicated to providing an outstanding – and affordable – experience in our alpine environment.
|Bridger Bowl||Bridger Bowl, located outside Bozeman, Montana, has been operated by the non-profit Bridger Bowl Association since the mid-1950s.
|Bogus Basin||Bogus Basin engages the community to provide accessible, affordable and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Bogus Basin was created by the Boise community in 1942, and operating under an all-volunteer Board of Directors and Association. A professional staff manages all day-to-day operations.
|Ski Cooper Hill Ski Area||Cooper is a Colorado ski resort located in the heart of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains, with incredible views of some of Colorado’s highest peaks, including Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert. Cooper is just a quick drive from Summit County and the Eagle County / Vail areas, and is only a few miles from Leadville.
|In 1998, Cochran’s Ski Area became a non-profit organization with a mission “to provide area youth and families with affordable skiing and snowboarding, lessons and race training, in the Cochran tradition.” Cochran’s is the nation’s first IRS 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt ski area.
|Mt Holiday|| The mission of Mt. Holiday is to provide four seasons of outdoor recreation, build strong minds and bodies in a safe, clean and healthy environment for people of all ages, with a continuing focus on disadvantaged youth.
|Saddleback Mountain||Located in the beautiful High Peaks and Lakes district of western Maine, Saddleback Mountain was founded in 1960 and has grown its reputation for exceptional snow, some of the best skiing terrain in the East and a friendly, laid- back culture. At 4,120 feet of elevation and 2,000 feet of vertical, Saddleback is Maine’s third biggest mountain, and its base elevation of 2,100 feet is Maine’s highest. Just below the mountain is the iconic village of Rangeley, which is the gateway to Rangeley Lake, Mooselookmeguntic and Richardson Lakes.
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