LEAVING A TRACE IN THE SKI INDUSTRY
Leave a Trace Ski and Ride Foundation has been established to encourage skiers and snowboarders to leave a trace of their love of riding by sharing it with less-advantaged mountain communities. By providing gear and instruction we can help grow snow sports, inspire economic development, promote environmental stewardship and promote good health. Whether you are a ski/snowboard tourist or a pro athlete in an exotic locale, consider leaving gear with the host community when you depart. If you are a snow rider with gear that you no longer need please consider donating it to our organization and we will work to get that gear to people who do not have access to quality equipment. By doing this we can make a difference by Leaving our Trace in a joyful, life changing way.
Connecting gear and instruction with marginalized snow riders around the globe.
At Leave a Trace Ski and Ride Foundation, we are dedicated to changing the way the snow sports industry interacts with marganilized communities that do not have access to quality gear.
Provide professional development to the host community's snow sports instructors.
BRINGING NEW VOICES TO THE SKI INDUSTRY
Examine the snow sports industry through a different lens by giving voice to lesser heard populations. In doing this we hope to create a new dialogue that is
less about profit and more about inclusion, heath, and stewardship.
In February 2020 we successfully delivered and distributed six pair of big free-ride skis to instructors and Berber youth at Oukaimeden ski village in Morocco. We are also donating Gore-Tex pants donated by Jackson HMR to the Lummi Tribe in Washington to help gain support for their newly created ski and ride club. These are initial examples of a vast range of possibilities.
We encourage folks in the ski/ride industry to donate their gear after a movie shooting we encourage them to donate their gear to the host ski area. when your overseas - Leave your gear.
On a larger scale we would love it if the film makers would leave their gear on the location the film. Donation or such equipment can change lives. need to persuade film-makers to give more back to the locales and people they sometimes seem to treat only as exotic props for their movies. The same goes for manufacturers who like to have beautiful places in their photo shoots and are in positions to leave clothing, paychecks and good will behind.
CONTACT LEAVE A TRACE SKI AND RIDE FOUNDATION
Get in touch with Leave a Trace Ski and Ride Foundation to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
PO Box 4754 Bend OR 97707 USA