Invest in education.
Invest in the future of the ski industry.

The Mountain Foundation is a 501c3 scholarship fund founded in 2019 by the National Ski Areas Association. NSAA believes in growing and diversifying the ski and outdoor recreation industries, and in preparing the next generation of leaders for the challenges ahead. This scholarship fund will give our best and brightest ski industry employees increased access to education with the goal of taking their ski careers to the next level.

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Take the Carrig Challenge!

Donate to the Mountain Foundation before December 31, 2022, and see your donation doubled with a matching gift from Blaise and Leslie Carrig.

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Ways to Donate

Donate Online

Submit a secure donation on our fundraising site.

Donate Online

Donate by Mail

Send your donation to the Mountain Foundation:

1) Complete a Mountain Foundation Contribution Form

2) Send a check made out to the Mountain Foundation to the following address:

Mountain Foundation
133 S. Van Gordon St.
Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80228

Donate by Text

Start the donation process by texting GIVE to 720-571-8721 to make a donation to the Mountain Foundation.

Apply for a Scholarship

Qualifying employees of NSAA ski areas, affiliate and associated members can apply to receive a grant to attend select educational ski industry events across the country. Take the time to complete the form for the event you want to attend. Only complete forms will be reviewed. The more information you can provide, the better. Send to

Winter Conference and Tradeshow (East or West)

Application deadline: December 1, 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions

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