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

Giving the students a chance to focus their whole body and mind on a new nature based challenge, outside of their every day realities.

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 plan to expand to include Bend, OR in 2021.

Release

Giving the students a chance to focus their whole body and mind on a new nature based challenge, outside of their lived realities.

Camaraderie

Friendships strengthened because they are successful together.

Confidence

Exercise improves well-being and positive outlook by impacting serotonin levels. In addition, it can even be as effective as antidepressants.

Resiliency

There is a connection between increased self-esteem and long-term self-efficacy and reduced 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.