2016/17 General Application Cycle is Closed

2017 year end application cycles opens March 1st, 2017

The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF) believes that snow sports offer opportunities for personal accomplishments and growth, and ultimately, enrich young adults’ daily lives. With that in mind, accessibility and inclusiveness to snow sports are at the heart of the Foundation’s mission and reason for being. The scholarships that CBSF awards allow for engagement in snow sports for athletes of varying economic and athletic backgrounds.

Our scholarships, both need and merit based, are made possible by generous gifts from our donors, sponsors, members, revenue collected from fundraising events, and 100% board participation.

Need and merit based scholarships are available from the Foundation to support program fees and/or equipment for student athletes participating in snow sports in Crested Butte or Gunnison. Athletes must ski or snowboard with one of our partner programs (Crested Butte Nordic Team, Gunnison Nordic Team, Crested Butte Mountain Resort Mountain Sports Team), or participate individually.

Details About Our Applications:

  • Simple Scholarship Application: Families may request funding amounts between $100-$500 by providing limited information.
  • Need Scholarship Application: Families may request larger funding amounts based on more detailed financial information.
  • Merit Scholarship Application: Families may request funding amounts based on more detailed athlete competition information.


Scholarship applications must be submitted electronically and cannot be submitted on paper – they will not be accepted.

If you wish to go back to work on your application at another time before final submission, please note, the completed information is available only when the form is accessed from the same browser on the same computer. Please do not close the browser or clear the history if you want you work to remain. Otherwise, your work will be lost.

Please find links to each scholarship application below. Each application has a specific set of directions available at the top of the application. Please make sure to follow directions and attach all requested documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notifying you that the application has been received. If you do not receive an email, please reach out to Kate King at or (970) 348-2830 to confirm receipt.

Families will be notified by email regarding scholarship decisions approximately one week after the deadline.

Should you have any questions, please call or email the Foundation’s Executive Director, Kate King at (970) 348-2830 or