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Kenosha area students celebrate accomplishments made on and off the slopes with SOS Outreach


Kids and teens from Kenosha and Chicago recently completed a winter season of growth and accomplishments with SOS Outreach at Wilmot Mountain.

SOS, a youth development nonprofit, uses skiing and snowboarding in tandem with positive adult mentorship to help young people gain leadership skills, learn social-emotional skills and develop a sense of belonging.


Brass Community School teacher helps give local students an opportunity to learn downhill skiing


Deleting junk email without giving it a second thought is a common occurrence for many people. Thankfully, Terri McGuire was intrigued by a too-good-to-be-true email she received during winter break last year. A fourth and fifth grade teacher at Brass Community School in Kenosha’s Uptown neighborhood, McGuire responded to the email sent by Tarah Waters, the National Program Operations Coordinator for SOS Outreach in Vail, Colo.

SOS Outreach announces appointment of new members to board of directors


SOS Outreach, a Colorado-based charity that aims to make snowsports more accessible to all youth, has added six new members to its board of directors, according to a news release from the charity. The new members include Gerilyn Davis of Inclusion on the Slopes, Rebecca Houck of GERBER, Charlotte Moats of Wasatch Peaks Ranch, Damon Morris of Elevate Outdoor Collective, Anne Wiper of Smartwool and Travis Tafoya of Vail Resorts.

Mentoring in the Mountains – An Impactful Approach to Positive Youth Development


Since its inception in 1993 at Vail Mountain, SOS Outreach, a national positive youth development organization, has evolved from humble roots of providing youth access to skiing and snowboarding to now offering a robust multi-year group mentoring curriculum across 24 mountain resorts in 9 states.

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SOS Outreach & Christy Sports | Exclusive Skis


This limited-edition ski is available in sizes 162, 168, 174, 180, 186, and 194 cm and is available only through Christy Sports.

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Christy sports releases exclusive nordica unleashed outreach ski to Help Underrepresented Kids Step Outside


Christy Sports, the premier outdoor retailer helping people #stepoutside, in partnership with Nordica and SOS Outreach, today announces the release of the limited-edition Nordica Unleashed Outreach Ski.

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Truckee’s Quintero designs custom Nordica skis to raise money for youth


Local teenager, Frida Quintero, received an opportunity that would make even a professional graphic designer green with envy: to design a custom limited-edition ski in partnership with Nordica.

Nonprofits Give Metro Detroit High Schoolers Chance to Visit Northern Michigan, Learn How to Ski


Nonprofits across the state have teamed up to give high school students from Metro Detroit a chance to hit the slopes here in Northern Michigan. The Crystal Community Ski Club has teamed up with SOS Outreach, Share Winter Foundation and the YMCA to bring students from Hamtramck High School up to Crystal Mountain. Many of the students that visited have never had the opportunity to ski or visit Northern Michigan all together. One student, Mohamad Dagena, says he’s had a blast on the trip.

SOS Outreach celebrates its biggest season of impact in Eagle County


Community supporters gathered at Vail Mountain’s Sarge’s Shelter for a luncheon to celebrate the local youth development nonprofit, SOS Outreach, for its most successful season of impact in Eagle County. This season over 490 youth, from Gypsum to Red Cliff, enrolled in SOS programs, which use a combination of mountain sports and mentorship to deliver a multi-year curriculum focused on social-emotional learning, service to the community, and developing a sense of belonging.

SOS Outreach alumnae design limited edition Nordica skis to support organization’s mission


Combining life skills, a love for the outdoors and big ambitions, four SOS Outreach alumnae recently got the opportunity to design a pair of skis for Nordica.

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Kenosha Unified fourth-graders hit the slopes with Jockey and SOS Outreach at Wilmot Mountain


Kenosha Unified students hit the slopes Monday afternoon at Wilmot Mountain for the first of many ski lessons as part of the “Learn to Ride” ski and mentor program.

Park City college student designs custom limited-edition ski with Nordica


Park City college student Heidy Hernandez recently had an opportunity some can only dream of, to design a custom limited-edition ski in partnership with Nordica.

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Philanthropic Community Gathers in Silverton to Raise Money for Youth in SOS Outreach


Over MLK weekend, change-makers from across the outdoor industry gathered in Silverton to rally support and raise funds for over 3,000 young people across the country in SOS Outreach programs.

Custom Ski Collaboration Benefits Youth


A speaking engagement at a golf outing brought Seth Ehrlich, Executive Director of SOS Outreach, and the CEO of Christy Sports together to discuss the SOS Outreach mission.



Nordica, one of our favorite ski brands at SPL, just partnered with SOS Outreach and Christy Sports to bring $$$ to underrepresented kids and get them outside.

SOS Outreach named US Ski and Snowboard’s DEI Champion


SOS Outreach, a sport outreach and mentorship program serving 15 communities and 24 mountain resorts nationwide, was awarded U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Award.

Nordica, SOS Outreach, Christy Sports Release Ski for Under-represented Kids


Nordica, SOS Outreach and Christy Sports have released a limited-edition Nordica Unleashed Outreach Ski.

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Nordica, Christy Sports, SOS Outreach Aim to Raise $50,000 With 50 Pairs of Skis


Social, societal, and economic barriers often prevent underrepresented kids from getting to participate in the outdoors. There’s a lot of expensive gear involved, knowledge that people need, and often, accessing the wilderness itself can be a challenge.

SOS Outreach prepares for winter with new programs manager


SOS Outreach is looking forward to starting the winter season with new mentoring programs feeding into the organization’s continued efforts to bridge gaps for underserved youth.