Our winter and summer programming promotes cultural and economic integration into the greater Jackson community by providing opportunities for children to participate in the activities that define the mountain town of Jackson Wyoming.


Who is Eligible

Our programs are for children (ages 4-13) who live below the poverty line. Any child enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program at his or her school is eligible for our programming. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.


Winter Programming

Alpine Skiing Programs

Winter 2018/19 Applications are now OPEN! All new and returning Coombs participants must fill out an application to enroll in winter programs.

NEW THIS YEAR! Now you can fill out and submit your application online. Go to to setup your account and enroll in our programs. Take a look at our Online Application Instructions (instrucciones para la aplicación en línea) for help regarding the online application.

Winter is our favorite season here at the Doug Coombs Foundation! Through our diverse programming we provide opportunities for children to learn to ski when they are just six years old. All participants are enrolled in the Snow King Mountain Sports School where they ski all season. 


What We Provide

  • Enrollment in the Snow King Mountain Sports School
  • Lift Tickets to Snow King and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • Marmot Ski Jacket
  • Smith Goggles and Helmet
  • K2 Skis / Boots / Poles Rentals through Snow King

Snow King Mountain Sports School

We enroll children in Snow King Mountain Sport School’s winter long ‘local’s’ ski instruction program where they will ski every Saturday for the entire season.

Snow King Mountain Sports School Rafferty Racers

Returning skiers who show dedication and skill are invited to join the Rafferty Racers at Snow King Mountain.

Coombs Club

Children in 3rd grade and above are invited to ski at Snow King after school with Emily Coombs and the Snow King Ski Instructors throughout the ski season.

Arapaho Ski Program

Youth from Arapahoe, Wyoming on the Wind River Indian Reservation are enrolled in ski lessons with the Snow King Sports School

Ski Racing with the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club

Skiers who demonstrate the dedication required to pursue advanced skiing are invited to join our Bridge Program with the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club.

Ski Apprentice Program

Dedicated graduates of our ski program are invited to become Ski Instructor Apprentices with the Snow King Mountain Sports School.

Parents Learn to Ski

The Doug Coombs Foundation provides financial support to parents of participants who are interested in learning how to ski.

Marmot Coombs Classic

Every year, at the end of the winter season, all participants age seven and over and their parents are invited to the Marmot Coombs Classic at Teton Village. Lift tickets and ski lessons are generously donated to the families during this event by the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Colter Elementary School Alpine Skiing Program

We supply ski equipment and a Marmot jacket for the Colter Elementary School Alpine Skiing Program.

The Doug Coombs Foundation: Keeping The Legendary Skier’s Legacy Alive

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Spring – Summer – Fall Programming

While skiing is our main focus, we encourage all of our kids to remain active and engaged throughout the non skiing months. Our Spring, Summer and Fall programming is dedicated to getting kids into the great outdoors, where they can play outside and cultivate new friendships with their peers in school.

Community Soccer Camp

5 week summer soccer camp/soccer league from June 19th – July 23rd, 2017 for all players ages 10-14.

Forest Friends (Hiking Program for Grades 1-5)

Forest Friends is currently in it’s third season and has quickly become the Coombs Foundation’s most popular summer option. The goal of Forest Friends is to provide youth with introductory outdoor experiences that build the foundation for increasing self-confidence, inciting wonder in the outdoors, and creating joy within each participant. We meet on a weekly…

Jackson Hole Youth Soccer

The Doug Coombs Foundation has partnered with the Jackson Hole Youth Soccer Foundation to provide scholarships for children who wish to join the Youth Soccer League.

Be REAL (Outdoor Group Mentoring for Middle and High Schoolers)

In collaboration with Exum Mountain Guides, the Doug Coombs Foundation offers our children the opportunity to rock climb in Grand Teton National Park with the highly skilled Exum Mountain Guides, truly the experience of a lifetime.

Grandiosos (Coombs Kids Climb the Grand Teton)

The Doug Coombs Foundation has partnered with the Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club to provide scholarships for children who wish to join the Youth Lacrosse League.