Our family moved to Crested Butte from Dallas in June 2015. We have three kids 8, 10, and 12 years old that have spent their entire life in Dallas, so this move was a significant transition for them. Snow skiing has been, and continues to be, their favorite individual sport and they arrived in Crested Butte with much hope and equal amount of angst whether they would be able to ski on the CB Mountain Sports Team. As ski season approached, we learned about the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation jackets and this quickly became a priority for my wife and I, in addition to the kids. As it turned out the Foundation had jackets extra jackets from the previous year for two of our kids, but not a size for our third. The two jackets that we purchased for an amazing price of $50 each were great quality jackets and most importantly to our kids, they got a jacket with patches and the Mountain Sports Team logo. Our oldest said, "I feel sponsored." They wore their jackets everywhere the entire season and into April, because that jacket connected them to Crested Butte, to their peers, to skiing success, etc. A family that had purchased a jacket the year before and was not skiing in 2015 blessed our third child it; we purchased their jacket and felt lucky to get it.
The swagger that our kids got from the jacket was worth 10 times and we were able to buy them at a reduced price thanks to the Snowsports Foundation!
Thank you for everything the Foundation does for our kids.
Thank you so much for the generous donation that supported our Alpine Ski Program at Gunnison Community School. Your donation offset fees to parents by 25%, making this opportunity much more accessible to our students. As a result, we had 97% of our 4th, 5th and 6th graders participate!
We appreciate your assistance to help make skiing for our kids as good as it can be. Thank you so much! It’s especially meaningful for us to receive these funds from a local organization that supports all youth sports here in the Valley. We recognize the difference you are making and it is a good thing. Thanks for all you do, not only for CB Nordic athletes and youth, but for all the youth in the Valley.
"As a parent, we so appreciate the program. Sitting down to do the year end
re-cap with her was so enlightening, in the day to day of the ski season I think
we can all forget what she is learning and getting from the program but
hearing her talk about not only her skill development but things like teamwork,
trying again, doing things even though they were hard and scary... it was
awesome. Thanks for all that you do!"