Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) Snow Sports Alliance Program Returns in Summit County
Breckenridge-based nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to expanding the
potential of young people with disabilities and special needs, finds its Snow
Sports Alliance Program back on track due to funding help and the active
involvement of Alpine Bank.
As part of the program, in conjunction with
Summit County Mountain Mentors, each student receives 10 small group ski or
snowboard lessons from BOEC instructors, transportation to and from the ski
resort and center, seasonal rentals and a season pass.
The idea for
the program came from Bob Redman, a merchant, snowboard enthusiast and a BOEC
instructor, who launched it in 1997. Tragically, that winter Redman was killed
in an on-mountain collision while instructing his first group of Mountain
Mentor children. However, since then BOEC and Mountain Mentors staff have
worked diligently to make Bob’s vision a reality for countless kids.
The program enables any young person,
regardless of their socio-economic situation, the opportunity to enjoy skiing,
where they may not have otherwise been able to have this experience. The BOEC
mission clearly states that one of their objectives is to provide participants
with the opportunity to learn new skills, experience pristine natural areas and
To discover more about the wonderful things happening at the BOEC, and the Mountain Mentor’s program in particular, visit their website at boec.org.