Carrig Challenge Goal: Met!

Campaign Total: $37,267.80
2022 Year Total: $49,638

NSAA is thrilled to announce the end-of-year campaign met it's goal of $15,000 worth of contributions. NSAA would like to thank every donor for supporting the Mountain Foundation and the future of the ski industry, and extend a special thanks to the Carrigs for their generous donation of $15,000.

How it all got started

In 2018, NSAA board of directors discussed how the industry could get more ski industry staff to attend valuable education events. That vision became reality in 2019 when NSAA founded the Mountain Foundation 501(c)3. A very generous donation from Blaise and Leslie Carrig gave the foundation a strong start.

Where we are today

Since its inception, NSAA has receive over $200,000 in donations and awarded $50,000 to applicants to attend education events, free of charge.

$200,000 is a fantastic start and we are thrilled with the generosity of our snowsports industry, especially with very little active fundraising on our part. However, as we head into our fifth season we are seeing a slowdown in donations and are now putting a long term plan into action to make the Mountain Foundation sustainable for decades to come.

What's next?

Our goal over the next five years is to raise and award up to $50,000 in grants annually. We know this is ambitious and expect it will take a couple of years to achieve this level of stability. For the 2022-23 our goal is to raise $25,000 and award $40,000 in grants To do this, we need your support. Your donation is an investment in the future of the ski industry and an opportunity to “pay it forward” to the next generation of leaders.


Please consider giving today. Whether it's $5 or $5,000, all contributions are vital to reaching this goal.

Why should I donate?

Well, we'll let Blaise tell you...

Blaise and Leslie Carrig"Chances are, like me, you got your start in the industry through someone who saw a spark in you. My career was enhanced and accelerated by the connections I made at NSAA conferences. I would like to see other up and coming managers have the same opportunities for these type of encounters. This is our chance to ignite those sparks in others and leave a legacy for the next wave of ski industry professionals."

The Carrig Challenge - Goal Met!

Thank you to all who donated to our end-of-year matching challenge. Because of your generosity, we met Blaise and Leslie Carrig's $15,000 matching grant threshold, with the campaign netting a total of $37,267.80!

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