Winter Park, CO, Donates $69,000 to Three Snow Safety Non-Profits

Brent Thomas | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Last year the resort donated $40,000. Credit:

Earlier this month, Winter Park Resort donated a total of $69,000 to three different non-profit organizations. The money for the donations came from Winter Park’s Uphill Program.

Two seasons ago, as uphill users increased dramatically, the resort required anyone traveling uphill to purchase a $25 armband pass and agree to their uphill policy. This was to create safer uphill and downhill travel for all guests at the resort. Before the policy, anyone could travel uphill whenever and wherever they wanted. Now there are designated routes along with other policies.

The armbands assure users acknowledge the uphill policy for safety. Credit:

Grand County Search & Rescue, Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment, and Friends of Berthoud Pass all received funds. All three organizations promote safety in backcountry snow sports, which fits well with uphill snow travel. The money was divided in a needs-based manner to have the most impact.

100% of the proceeds from the armband sales were donated, which shows how much these organizations are appreciated.

“We are grateful for all these organizations do to help those who choose to explore in our local community and are excited to offer support to these organizations. We are proud to support locally-based organizations that are providing resources for search and rescue and winter mountain education.” – Winter Park Resort

Grand County Search & Rescue helps people who are lost or injured in the mountain terrain. Credit:
Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment exists to cultivate, inspire, and produce dog teams for successful avalanche search and rescue in the mountains of Colorado. Credit:
Friends of Berthoud Pass offers avalanche awareness courses. Credit:

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