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.

Employees of NSAA ski area, associate and affiliate members can apply to receive funds to attend select educational opportunities.

Events and Deadlines

Due to the fact that we will be doing a virtual Winter Conference and Trade Show instead of an in-person show this year, we will be accepting applications to receive a COMPLIMENTARY login for the event, versus reimbursing attendance fees. Please see below for an application form.  Deadline for submittal is January 15, 2021.

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. Deadline is January 15, 2021.

Grant Application Form

To Apply: complete the application form and send to

Frequently Asked Questions

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.