Ikon Pass has partnered with Natives Outdoors and SheJumps to help grow participation in skiing and snowboarding among Native communities and women of color across North America. As part of this partnership, Ikon Pass will award scholarships to 20 members of the SheJumps and Natives Outdoors communities. Each organization will receive 10 Ikon Passes, 10 ski or snowboard lesson at an Alterra Mountain Company destination, and additional gear provided by 686 and Smith for scholarship recipients of their choice. Individuals can apply for a scholarship directly through the organizations and recipients will be selected in mid November.
A Native American-owned outdoor apparel and media company, Natives Outdoors works to empower indigenous communities through products and storytelling that support a sustainable world. Earlier this year, Ikon Pass collaborated with Natives Outdoors on My Ikon: My Connection, a short film that encourages the ski and snowboard community to connect, respect, and appreciate the land, while also welcoming Native people into the conversation. This latest partnership will continue the mission of building inclusion and diversity in the ski industry while increasing access and representation of underserved communities.
SheJumps is dedicated to creating dynamic and educational experiences that increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities. This inclusive organization welcomes all women and girls, transgender and cisgender, and non-binary people who identify with the female community. The 21/22 season marks the second year that Ikon Pass has partnered with SheJumps to offer scholarships to BIPOC women across North America.
Scholarship applications are now being accepted through October 31, 2021 (by 11:59pm PST). Submit an application for the SheJumps scholarship.