EMPOWERING YOUTH THROUGH SNOWBOARDING

We provide mentors of deserving young people a motivating tool which engages students through the challenge of snowboarding and empowers them to apply this physical and mental success in their everyday lives and define themselves with a new story.

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Students in 2020
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Cost per student in 2020

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Volunteer coaches

ENGAGE PARTICIPANTS BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY

A day on the hill helps the brain develop new pathways to manage challenges. This success broadens horizons, changes perspective and engages their ability to take on life’s hurdles.

About us

Snowdays is a 501(c)(3) organization that is 100% volunteer run by those involved in the snowboard industry or passionate about the benefits of snowboarding.

Founded one snow day in 2004 by professional snowboarder Travis Parker and his cousin, teacher Patrick Edwards in Portland.

Entering our seventeenth year, we have grown to offer twelve trips per season in Portland and hope to expand to include Bend, OR in 2021.

Release

Being in the outdoors and engaging in physical activity improves well-being and positive outlook.

Camaraderie

Student and mentor relationships are formed and strengthened because they are successful together.

Confidence

When the students overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles it teaches them to see challenges as opportunities.

Resiliency

Increasing self-esteem and long-term self-efficacy reduces problem behaviors for the group as a whole.

One of the best experiences i've had with our youth.

By working through challenges on the mountain, students gain self-confidence, strengthen relationships with mentors, and gain a deeper appreciation for the mountain.