Programs

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.

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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 dougcoombsfoundation.skiclubpro.com 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.

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.

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.

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.

Grandiosos–Summit the Grand Teton

Coombs Kids prepare during the summer to summit the Grand Teton in the Fall with Exum Mountain Guides.

Community Soccer Camp

Through soccer, create a community of friendship, love and passion for all youth with a focus on providing athletic, educational, and experiential opportunities to underserved populations. Our 2019 season begins on June 24! Registration will be held at the Coombs Foundation office on Sunday, June 9 at 3pm. See you all there!

Be REAL–Outdoor Mentoring for Middle and High Schoolers

The Coombs Foundation uses a group-mentoring model to facilitate a deeper learning of leadership skills through meaningful role-model relationships in the outdoors. The Be REAL Mentor Program is a wonderful opportunity for Coombs Participants in middle and high school to experience the outdoors with local volunteer Mentors. The program will meet for one activity day per week throughout the summer.

Forest Friends

Forest Friends provides 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 basis throughout the summer for a full day of fun in either Grand Teton National Park or the Bridger-Teton National Forest.