Ski Utah and its partner resorts are committed to increasing the participation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals in winter sports, and Discover Winter aims to foster a life-long love of skiing and snowboarding amongst a more diverse population of adults.
With generous funding through a CARES Act grant from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity and the Larry H. Miller Foundation, Ski Utah is partnering with three organizations throughout the state of Utah to bring more BIPOC to the slopes.
Throughout the months of January, February and March, upwards of 200 participants from Future Scholars of Africa, Weber State University's Diversity Clubs and Latinx members of Mountain Life Church in Park City will have the opportunity to visit a Utah ski resort four times for ski or snowboard lessons. Participating resorts include: Alta Ski Area, Brighton Ski Resort, Snowbird, Snowbasin, Solitude Mountain Resort and Woodward Park City.
In addition to the four complimentary ski or snowboard lessons, Ski Utah will provide, free of charge to the participants, transportation to the resorts provided by Le Bus, ski and snowboard rental equipment and proper clothing for participants to stay warm. Equipment rentals will be provided by ski resorts and Ski 'n' See. Ski jackets and pants, helmets, goggles, gloves and neck gaiters have been generously donated by Ski Utah members and partners including: Rossignol, Brighton Ski Resort, Hestra, Seirus, Smith Optics, Snowbird, Stio, Obermeyer, PSIA, Salomon, AJ Motion Sports, McU Sports, Turbine and Buff as well as individual members of the community.
At the conclusion of the four lessons, participants will receive a Ski Utah Yeti Pass valid at all 15 Utah ski resorts to hone their newfound skills for the remainder of the season. It is Ski Utah's hope that participants will have discovered a lifelong love of skiing and snowboarding and will return to the slopes next season and for years to come.
Discover Winter is fully committed for the 2021-2022 season. For more information about the 2022-2023 season, please check back in Fall 2022.
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