YES is thrilled to have recently received support from Vail Epic Promise, Share Winter Foundation, and the Killington World Cup Foundation to support the Operations SnowSports (OS) Program for the 2022-2023 season.
Vail Epic Promise is a new partner and supporter of YES. They generously donated 880 lift tickets for YES to utilize at Sunapee Resort; their gift has an in-kind value of $88,000. The lift tickets will be used to underwrite two cohorts of youth participating in the YETTI Program (Youth Excel Through Tailored Instruction).
The Share Winter Foundation awarded YES a generous $50,000 grant to help fund the YETTI and Cross-Country Ski programs. This generous donation of lift tickets will help YES to continue its plan to scale up the YETTI program over the next 3- 5 years. Additionally, the Killington World Cup Foundation (KWCF) generously renewed its support of YES with a $10,000 grant. Funds will support the YETTI program. Both KWCF and Share Winter are long-time supporters of YES.
This winter at YES, over 500 Boston youth will have the opportunity to experience the outdoors, develop confidence on the slopes, and build leadership skills though downhill skiing, snowboard, and cross-country skiing. The YETTI program gives youth the opportunity to develop and deepen their downhill skiing and snowboarding skills while growing in strength and stamina by engaging in four on-the-snow sessions throughout the season. In the program, youth have the same volunteer instructor and learn with the same classmates which allows them to build positive relationships with their volunteer instructor and develop friendships with peers learning at the same ability level.
The YES Cross-Country Ski program introduces youth to the sport of cross-country skiing while building their strength and stamina through a progressively challenging youth development curriculum. The six-week program takes place at Weston Ski Track in Weston, MA.
About the Share Winter Foundation: As a grantmaking organization, Share Winter is working to improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter sports. The foundation works closely with organizations across the country to build efficient, effective, and sustainable winter sports programs. Learn more at www.sharewinterfoundation.org.
About Vail Epic Promise: This mission is to bring together the mountains, communities, employees and guests to ignite a passion for the outdoors, conserve the natural environment and support local communities for a bright, sustainable future. Annually they give more than $8.6M to more than 250 nonprofit partners focusing on youth programs and environmental initiatives.
About the Killington World Cup Foundation: The Killington World Cup Foundation (KWCF) was created to benefit local and regional youth development programs, and to support the Women’s World Cup at Killington. KWCF provides grants to support the winter sports infrastructure and access to winter sports in the northeast, with the goal of creating lifelong participants of the sport.