Author: constance

Gearing Up to Share Winter

In 2021, Share Winter distributed over $250,000 worth of in-kind donations from partners, acting as an invaluable logistics liaison between the national winter sports industry and youth learn to ski and snowboard programs across the US.

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Finding My Edge

Washington’s Elaine Nguyen didn’t let a rough first go at snowboarding stop her from falling in love with the sport. Join her as she spends her third year on the slopes with the Service Board.

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A Warm Winter Welcome

During winter 2021, two Share Winter grantees, Crystal Community Ski Club (CCSC) and the YMCA of Greater Flint, collaborated to provide an opportunity for youth to share their mutual love of skiing and learn from each other. This outstanding collaboration demonstrates how leaders can share winter to create a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming winter sports community.

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Learning with Lauren

Simultaneously learning to ski and leading a youth nordic ski league? For Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club’s Lauren Serafin, it’s all in a day’s work. Learn more about her commitment to creating a more inclusive ski community in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Skiing Through Minneapolis

Operating from Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, the Loppet Foundation’s ski programs show youth don’t need to travel outside of city limits to experience the joy of winter sports.

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Starting From Scratch

Regardless of the lackluster initial welcome Erin Key received to winter sports, she is back on the slopes learning as an adult. Her tips for starting to ski are great not only for beginners but for anyone looking for motivation to keep improving their skills.

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Why My Kids Ski

Annie Kao built a successful career within the outdoor industry and taught her children the love of skiing. It all started with a pair of pink, polyester snow pants and an after school ski program.

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Welcome to SHRED Sunday

How do you not only introduce snowboarding but also create snowboarders? SHRED Foundation founder Danny Hairston explores just that as he takes us on a roadtrip to the Catskills for SHRED Sunday.

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