The SWAG program collects and distributes retired winter resort uniforms to people in overseas countries who desperately need something warm to wear during the cold winter months. SWAG has distributed 344,490 pieces of winter clothing to communities in over 30 countries since 2000.

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We connect ski areas with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure the warmth and comfort of our global neighbors. We've reached 338,823, and can't wait to keep going!


How to participate

The 2023-24 SWAG donation period is over - donations will resume in the fall of 2024. Please read our FAQs to ensure that your donation follows the program guidelines. Here are the steps to participate:

  1. Download and fill out the participation form (the 2024/25 participation form will be posted this fall)
  2. Email completed form to Bailey Lloyd (
  3. SWAG/NSAA will get in touch with you regarding packing and shipping instructions

Since 2000, SWAG has donated to over 30 countries:

 Afghanistan  Albania  Armenia  Burma (Myanmar) China/Tibet 
 Estonia Ethiopia Georgia Germany Ghana
Greece Israel Jordan Kazakhstan Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania Malawi Moldova
Mongolia Nepal Nigeria North Korea Peru
Poland Romania Russia Slovakia Syria
Tajikistan Tanzania Uganda Ukraine  

In the 2022/23 ski season, fifteen different countries received donations:

Moldova | Ukraine | Poland | Belarus | Hungary | Estonia | Lithuania | Romania | Latvia | Bulgaria | Serbia | Czech Republic | Mongolia | Sweden | Central Asia