This winter, over 500 Boston youth will get active and outdoors with YES through the Operation SnowSports program. Since January, young people experienced winter snowsports – including downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing – developed self-confidence, and gained new skills on the slopes and trails.
The season kicked off on Monday, January 17 at the annual MLK Diversity Day celebration at Pats Peak in Henniker, New Hampshire. YES was thrilled to be back celebrating this day once again after it was not held last year due to COVID-19. Young people had a great day on the slopes celebrating diversity in winter sports.
This winter, YES is partnering with a total of eight Strategic Partners. Partners include Tenants Development Corporation, Mildred C. Hailey Youth Center, Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, King K-8 School, McKay School, Josiah Quincy Upper School, Nazzaro Community Center, and Tech Boston Academy. Youth from each partnering school or agency will have the opportunity to experience downhill skiing or snowboarding with YES.
Young people in the YES Cross-Country Ski Program at Weston Ski Track have been active on the trails and having fun this winter! Youth have the opportunity to attend six sessions of cross-country where they will learn the basics of the sport and practice their skills, as well as play games on their skis including freeze tag and ski “soccer”.
The Operation SnowSports season will wrap up in late March. Thank you to our partners this winter season: Weston Ski Track (Weston, MA), Pats Peak Ski Area (Henniker, NH), Mt. Sunapee (Newbury, NH), Jiminy Peak (Hancock, MA), Whaleback Mountain (Enfield, NH), and Wachusett Mountain (Princeton, MA).
Thank you to the Share Winter Foundation for their tremendous support this winter season! Read more about their support here.