Established in 2005 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the 49 Degrees North Winter Sports Foundation is dedicated to the development and support of competitive alpine and recreational cross country skiing. The foundations guiding philosophy is to encourage academic achievements, and promote the positive values of sportsmanship, self discipline, character building, goal setting and healthy lifetime activities. The main objective of the Foundation is to assist athletes in achieving their goals. Funding depends entirely upon fundraising activities and donations from our supporters and sponsors. All of our programs are organized following the guidelines established by USSA for skier development.
FAST - the 49 Alpine Ski Team (FAST) is comprised of Youth Ski League (YSL) racers and Junior racers in the US Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA.) Our race program focuses on athlete development while providing a solid foundation of skiing and racing skills. YSL and USSA racing is the foundation of a young athlete’s progress toward higher levels of competition.
Nordic Skiing - With 16km of trails and a cozy yurt located at the main trail head, the 49 Degrees North Nordic Center offers a fun variety of winter activities for all ages.