Squaw Valley enables disadvantaged kids to enjoy skiing, snowboarding
Squaw Valley USA, will host nearly 60 disadvantaged children from Reno Sunday for their first visit to a ski resort, where they will learn to ski or snowboard free of charge. The program is the second of six on-slope Squaw Valley events with SkiDUCK, a new nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of disabled and underprivileged children by sharing the joys of skiing and snowboarding.
“Without their support, most of these kids would never have the opportunity to learn the sport that many of us grew up with and have grown to love,” SkiDUCK founder Clint Lunde said. “We're so lucky to live in one of the most beautiful areas in the country. It's important that we give children who may not have access to the mountains the chance to learn and appreciate all they have to offer.”
SkiDUCK is partnering with youth service organizations like Big Brother Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Clubs from western Nevada to the San Francisco Bay Area to provide skiing and snowboarding for the rest of the season. www.SkiDUCK.org; 775-287-6464. Up-to-date resort conditions, operation schedules, events and live mountain cams are available on www.squaw.com.