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The first step to join the SOS Outreach Family is Registration. For nearly 30 years SOS Outreach has committed to providing youth with adult mentorship, outdoor adventures, and core values and community service.

Learn To Ride/Ski

To participate in our Learn To Ride/Ski Program youth need to be in 3rd grade or higher and have 10 days or less experience skiing or snowboarding. We love never-evers! 

Mentor Program

To participate in our Mentor Program youth need to complete the Learn to Ride Program OR be able to reliably stop and turn on skis or a snowboard.

To complete registrations you will need a specific session number for the program. If you do not know your session number, please speak with your local SOS Program Manager or the youth agency that you are participating with. 


We partner with local youth-serving organizations (schools, after-school programs, etc.) who work with kids in the area that will benefit most from our programs. Together with those organizations, we identify youth, register them, and work together to support them in our program and beyond. Having the volunteers from those organizations involved in our programs reinforces the positive relationships youth already have, and provides a supportive network while we expose them to new peers, positive adults, and experiences. If a child wants to participate from a school or group that we do not already partner with, please reach out to our local Program Manager and we can discuss eligibility. 


Here at SOS, we prioritize the safety of your child. All volunteers who work with our youth are background checked and receive extensive training before they begin to work with our kids. Throughout our programs, we partner with mountain staff and our dedicated volunteers to ensure your child is with a trusted adult at all times. 

Program Payment

SOS Outreach believes that every child deserves the opportunity to participate in the program. If cost is prohibitive to participation, please speak with your local Program Manager about scholarship opportunities.

Eagle County, CO

Summit County, CO

Denver, CO

Leadville, CO

Steamboat, CO

North Lake Tahoe, CA

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Seattle, WA

Yakima, WA






Eagle County, Colorado (Edwards)
450 Miller Ranch Road,
Edwards, CO 81632 

Contact our Eagle County office


Summit County, Colorado (Frisco)
110 3rd Avenue South
Frisco, CO 80443

Contact our Summit County office


Denver, Colorado
3532 Franklin St., Suite J
Denver, CO 80205 

Contact our Denver office


North Lake Tahoe, NV
948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451

Contact our North Lake Tahoe office


South Lake Tahoe, CA
3053 Harrison Ave. Unit #204
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Contact our South Lake Tahoe office


Park City, UT
1283 Deer Valley Dr.
Park City, UT 84060

Contact our Park City office

How old must a child be to participate in SOS Outreach?

SOS works with youth in 4th grade and up.

How can I get my group or child involved in a summer or winter program with SOS Outreach?

Contact the SOS location closest to you! SOS currently has programs throughout the US with full-time office locations in Denver, CO; Frisco, CO; Edwards, CO; Park City, UT; North Lake Tahoe, NV, and South Lake Tahoe, CA as well as part-time offices in Seattle, WA; Yakima, WA; Portland, OR; Durango, CO; Steamboat Springs, CO; Leadville, CO; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN. For more information, contact us by email or call us at 970.926.9292.

My child doesn’t have any winter sports or outdoor gear. Can my child still participate?

Absolutely! SOS has a large inventory of jackets, snow pants, goggles, and gloves, for winter programs, as well as everything necessary for hiking and camping including tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and backpacks. In our introductory program, all equipment and winter clothing is provided should your child need it.  As youth progress to the mentoring program, we are still able to provide all of the winter clothing and there are options in many locations to purchase ski/snowboard equipment at a very discounted rate.

Is there any cost for students to participate?

There is a fee for service in order to participate in SOS’s programs. The fee covers a portion of program expenses and with support from our corporate sponsors and generous donors, SOS Outreach covers the remainder of the necessary expenses. Please contact your local program contact for pricing.

What does “underserved” really mean?

The kids we help are at a disadvantage because of things like their address and socioeconomic status, not their spirit. In fact, our kids are optimistic, resilient and ready to work hard. They simply don’t have the same access to resources and information that many of us did, which prepared us for life as an adult. Risk factors we look at include – among others – poor attendance in school, low grades, speaking English as a second language, exposure to drugs and alcohol, involvement with the court system, and low household income. In general, we recruit participants who are dealing with at least two of our risk factors. View our Inventory of Strengths and Needs to see if your child could benefit from our programs.

Still have questions?

Please feel free to call us at 970.926.9292 or email us at