With the help of several ski resorts around Lake Tahoe, SkiDuck (Skiing and snowboarding for Disabled and Underprivileged Children and older Kids) will play host to over 200 youth from Northern Nevada and California for a free ski day on Sunday, April 1. The spring storms came just in time for the kids to arrive.
Squaw Valley, Kirkwood, Tahoe Donner and Mt. Rose generously donated lift tickets, rentals and lessons for the youth, who would otherwise not get the opportunity to hit the slopes and enjoy the sport many of us love so much.
SkiDUCK is a non-profit organization that partners with youth groups such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Title 1 schools and more at-risk youth programs. In their third season, they are proud to host over 1,500 free ski and snowboard visits for the disadvantaged kids and teens from 30 clubs at 14 resorts across the country.
“This weekend is our big Spring Splash at Squaw Valley, where we’ll have as many as 175 kids and 50 volunteers enjoying Tahoe’s amazing spring skiing & riding” SkiDUCK Founder Clint Lunde said. “Kirkwood and Tahoe Donner are also hosting 40 kids each."
“While most people don’t think about skiing or snowboarding as life-changing activities, our programs are having a real impact in many kids’ lives” Lunde said. “…there’s magic in the mountains. Being able to share that magic with these amazing kids is a beautiful thing.”
For more information about donating or volunteering, visit skiDUCK.org or call 775-287-6464