According to Summit Daily, Copper Mountain has donated uphill access to High County Veterans Adventures (HCVA). The donation will allow veterans who lack backcountry experience to join along on the organizations backcountry therapy sessions. Through the donation, HCVA is able to offer four intro backcountry sessions to veterans throughout the winter, using Copper’s avalanche mitigated-terrain.
High County Veterans Adventures, founded in 2016, offers a multitude of outdoor experiences to veterans for no charge, covering the price of rental gear as well. In addition to intro backcountry sessions, the organization offers cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, and, of course, experienced backcountry sessions.
“We recognize that not all wounds are visible and we have found a great way for Veterans to enjoy some time off, reconnect with nature, and socialize with fellow Veterans. Our initial goal is to provide the Veteran a tailored outdoor adventure at no cost.” – High County Veterans Adventures
Getting into the backcountry can be very hard for beginners, so it’s great to see an organization offering that opportunity for free to veterans, and it’s great to see one of my favorite Colorado ski resorts supporting the cause. In my mind, if there’s one group of people who should be able to take advantage of nature, it’s veterans. If you’re interested in supporting HVCA, you can head over to their ‘Get Involved’ page, and, if you’re a veteran looking to join one of the events, head over to their ‘Events‘ page.
Image Credit: High County Veterans Association via Facebook