Ski Utah Program Brings Diversity To The Slopes (Watch)

Ski Utah Program Brings Diversity To The Slopes (Watch)

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Ski Utah Program Brings Diversity To The Slopes (Watch)


Discover Winter - Ski Utah

Ski Utah’s Discover Winter’ program aims to bring Utah’s ethnically diverse and LGBTQ+ community to the slopes.

The program grants 150 members of the local community up to 4 days of skiing and snowboarding lessons at resorts across the Wasatch.

KSL News was on site to cover the first day of ‘Discover Winter’.

Check out their video below:

Here’s more information about ‘Discover Winter’:

Ski Utah, in concert with its partner resorts, is committed to making skiing and snowboarding more inclusive. Through its Discover Winter program, Ski Utah aims to foster a life-long love of skiing and snowboarding amongst Utah’s ethnically diverse and LGBTQ+ community.

With generous funding from Morgan Stanley, the Larry H. Miller Foundation and others, Ski Utah is partnering with several organizations throughout the state of Utah to bring more people of color to the slopes.

This season, upwards of 150 participants from Future Scholars of AfricaWeber State University’s Diversity Clubs, Morgan Stanley, Outdoor Afro and other organizations will have the opportunity to visit a Utah ski resort four times for ski or snowboard lessons. Participating resorts include: Alta Ski AreaBrighton Ski ResortDeer Valley ResortSnowbirdSnowbasin and Solitude Mountain Resort.

Dates for the program are January 21, 28, February 4 and 11, 2023.

In addition to the four complimentary ski or snowboard lessons, Ski Utah will provide transportation to the resorts provided by Le Bus, ski and snowboard rental equipment and proper clothing for participants to stay warm.

At the conclusion of the four lessons, participants will receive a Ski Utah Yeti Pass. This pass provides one day of skiing/snowboarding at each of Utah’s 15 resorts allowing participants the opportunity to hone their newfound skills. It is Ski Utah’s hope that participants will have discovered a lifelong love of skiing and snowboarding and will return to the slopes for years to come.

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