Through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, Ski Utah has designed a program that will introduce skiing/snowboarding to upwards of 200 individuals of diverse backgrounds from the Future Scholars of Africa, the Park City Christian Youth Group, and the diversity club at Weber State University.
The program includes four lessons, the equipment they will need for the lessons and transportation to the resorts for each participant. The program begins January 8, 2022 and continues through mid-February. At the end of the program, participants will receive a bounce-back offer to hone their skills and continue skiing/riding for the remainder of the season.
The resorts providing the lessons are Alta, Snowbird, Woodward Park City, Brighton and Snowbasin. Ski Utah hopes that this program will help bring a new, diverse audience to our mountains.
EDCUtah is reaching out on behalf of Ski Utah to see if you can donate any new or gently used adult (all sizes) ski jackets, pants, gloves, helmets and goggles for this program. Ski Utah is in need of at least 100 of each of these items to outfit the participants, most of whom have recently come to Utah from Africa and have never seen snow (they also need 10 teen sizes for ages 10-14).
If you can donate before the program orientation on December 11, 2021, that would be greatly appreciated (items can be accepted up to January 7, 2022).
Donated items should be delivered or shipped to the Ski Utah office at 2749 E. Parleys Way, Suite 310, Salt Lake City UT 84109. Ski Utah can also pick up items in or near Salt Lake City.