Since Skinny Skis opened its doors in 1974 we’ve been 100% committed to engaging with our community---particularly the non-profit groups that help make Jackson Hole a distinctive, vibrant place to live.
The majority of us here at the shop work closely with a variety of organizations---whether their focus is helping protect our environment, youth engagement, the health of our citizens or the activities we enjoy.
There are over 250 non-profit groups that call Jackson Hole home! Of these we work particularly close with the following:
The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club was founded in 1938 and is Jackson's oldest non-profit. Annually serving over 500 young athletes; the Alpine, Nordic, Freeride and Snowboard programs bring affordable snow sports to our local youth.
Our Support: Our roots run deep with the Ski Club. Both Jeff and Scott are former head Nordic coaches. Phil’s daughter, Ellery, is a current coach. Skinny Skis works very closely with the Club in a variety of capacities---from funding to helping secure performance gear economically---to volunteer work on race days!
Learn More: https://jhskiclub.org/
The Grand Teton National Park Foundation mission is to fund projects that enhance Grand Teton National Park’s cultural, historic, and natural resources and to help others learn about and protect all that is special in the park.
Our Support: Skinny Skis works closely with the Foundation especially on their initiatives with the Youth Trail Crew. Skinny Skis has helped secure multiple grants via the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance. In addition we help provide hiking footwear on an annual basis.
Learn More: http://www.gtnpf.org/
Friends of Pathways is the community advocate for a complete pathways system, partnering with government agencies for construction support and ongoing education and encouragement programs.
Our Support: In addition to Phil’s work on their Board of Directors, Skinny Skis works closely with Friends of Pathways on multiple fronts. Recently we secured a $5000 grant via Columbia and the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance. Our annual 4th of July 10km race is a fundraiser for the organization.
Learn More: http://www.friendsofpathways.org/
The St. John’s Hospital Foundation's mission is to broaden the community’s understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical Center and to inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community.
Our Support: Our annual Run N Ride for the Cure in early June helps provide funding for the Cancer Patient Support Fund. Over $200,000 has been generated via this event over the past 15 years---all of it directed to people in our community!
Learn More: http://www.stjohnshospitalfoundation.org/
The Bridger Teton Avalanche Center provides daily backcountry avalanche hazard and weather forecasts for the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Our Support: For many years Skinny Skis has presented Avalanche Awareness Night. Held annually in early December, the event brings together many organizations and equipment manufacturers for a dynamic, informative evening. The raffle has generated tens of thousands of dollars for the Avy Center and their Avalanche Hotline.
Learn More: http://www.jhavalanche.org/index.php
Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) was started in 1993 by the Teton County Sheriff's Department to provide vital emergency search and rescue services for Teton County and surrounding areas to those in need.
Our Support: In addition to the fundraising with our annual Avy Night, Skinny Skis works closely with TCSAR on a number of initiatives—generally revolving around avalanche safety.
Learn More: http://www.tetoncountysar.org/
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance: Since 1979, the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has worked to protect the wildlife, wild places, and community character of Jackson Hole.
Our Support: Skinny Skis is supporting the Alliance's efforts to protect our wildlife and our families by building safe wildlife crossings in Jackson Hole.
Learn More: jhalliance.org
Most of the events we sponsor rely on funding and outside support to function. We hope you’ll learn more about these wonderful organizations and join us in supporting their missions!
We're proud to be a member of the RRR business leaders. This coalition of businesses are working towards a healthy, sustainable economic bottom line while contributing to the health of our community and environment.
The mission statement of the RRR business leaders is: "Reduce Jackson Hole’s consumption of resources and landfill bound waste through a creative educational and awareness-raising media campaign targeting residents and businesses alike, aiming for a less wasteful and more sustainable community."