Watch the video to see the progression and fun on-hill this year!
Our last trip of the season brought a snowboard legend to the slopes of Summit! Russell Winfield came with us for his first turns with Hacienda. This trip brought out a few repeat participants who were able to get on the lift quickly.
Our first trip with our new partner! We had an awesome day up at Summit with fresh snow and clear skies! Imani was able to bring her (almost) 5 year old and he brought a fun younger energy to the mix and fell super hard for snowboarding.
Ziobur came to the US from Malaysia in November, the first time that he saw snow was in Portland earlier this year. He speaks very little English and his native language is Rohingya. We don’t really know why Ziobur came to the states, but the Rohingya people in Malaysia have experienced a lot of persecution. […]
Our trip with Centennial Middle School was a blast with some extra good weather. Andrew and Zelyna led the group lesson and we were skating around pretty quickly. Jacob and Austin joined us for the first time and did great with a group of students who were ready to ride before lunch. Ellie is 14 […]
For our second trip with Open School, we had a split of returning and new students.
Hacienda students had great attitudes and were great on a snowy day. They learned fast and wanted to keep riding until 3:30. Most students made it up on the lift. A few for the first time ever!
Stephanie and Andrew kicked off the season with our new partner, Open School. They are a rigorous college-prep program for amazing kids who need something different than traditional school. We know which kids are most likely to drop out. We find them and surround them with what they need to graduate and get ahead: academics, equity and […]
This season we took on eleven trips, one more than ever before, to include the Portland Parks & Rec Teen Force program. We thought their organization seemed like such a good fit! They did not disappoint! After everyone was geared up we hit the road to Summit. We arrived with all our gear laid out […]
I Have A Dream (IHAD) Foundation was my last trip of the season and it was a blast! These kids had ridden with us a few times so most were ready to get up and go. New volunteer Ian built a little jump with Dale and a bunch of dreamers. We were also thankful for […]