Ski Utah, in concert with its partner resorts, is committed to making skiing and snowboarding more inclusive. Through its Discover Winter program, Ski Utah aims to foster a life-long love of skiing and snowboarding amongst Utah's ethnically diverse community.
What is Discover Winter and who can apply? Any person of color is welcome to apply for this program. The program's goal is to have the state of Utah be more inclusive and welcoming through winter snow sports. Participants of the program receive four ski or snowboard lessons at participating resorts* during the months of January and February:
*Alta Ski Area, Brighton Ski Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Snowbird, Snowbasin, Solitude Mountain Resort, Sundance Mountain Resort and Woodward Park City. In addition to the four complimentary ski or snowboard lessons, Ski Utah will provide ski and snowboard rental equipment and proper clothing for participants to stay warm as well as transportation to the resorts.
At the conclusion of the four lessons, participants will receive a Ski Utah Yeti Pass. This pass provides one day of skiing/snowboarding at each of Utah's 15 resorts allowing participants the opportunity to practice their newfound skills. It is Ski Utah's hope that participants will have discovered a lifelong love of skiing and snowboarding and will return to the slopes for years to come.
The 2023–24 application opened November 1, 2023. After applications are received, applicants will be notified by December 1, 2023 whether or not they have been selected to participate in the program.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023–24 Discover Winter program. Thank you for your interest.
Thanks to the generous funding from Morgan Stanley, the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation, Gregory Mountain Products, World Cup Supply, Delta Airlines, and others, Ski Utah is partnering with several organizations throughout the state of Utah to bring more diversity to the ski slopes.
About this video: Andy Koffi lived in Ivory Coast Africa until 2019 when he moved to the United States. After never seeing snow in his life, this winer he participated in Ski Utah's Discover Winter program and he fell in love with snowboarding.
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