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AVSC Strongest Together - Fundraising Opportunity

August 25, 2020
AVSC skiers on Aspen MountainHelp us get (and keep) local kids on the mountain!

Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club's mission is to provide all youth in the greater Roaring Fork Valley the opportunity to excel as athletes and as people through winter sports. Last year, we awarded $1.8M in scholarships and subsidies to give local children access to the mountains, and with that, access to challenge, fun, meaningful relationships, and more. 

This year, we have created a new fundraising opportunity for AVSC Quick read more or view full article community members. In the past, athletes have had the opportunity to fundraise for AVSC and their own athletic expenses through community programs such as the Ducky Derby. We are excited to provide a new avenue for them to do so, as well as expand the opportunity to any friends of AVSC that would like to participate.
So, how does it work? Athletes who want to participate will create personalized fundraising pages. Fifty percent of the funds they raise will go directly to their program fee (up to the cost of the program fee), the remaining 50% will go to the AVSC Scholarship Fund. Friends of AVSC can also create personalized fundraising pages in which 100% of proceeds will go to the AVSC Scholarship Fund! Athletes and Friends of AVSC will be able to fundraise until November 1st. If you'd like to donate, you can donate either to an individual athlete page or to the general scholarship fund.
As always, our goal is to ensure that no child is unable to participate in AVSC programs due to financial constraints. Help us make it happen by starting a fundraising page or donating to one

Set up a Fundraising Page
Click 'Start your Fundraising Page Here' on the AVSC Strongest Together website. Once you complete registration, you will be automatically logged in to your dashboard, where you can start your ‘Welcome Quest’ and set up your fundraising page! Make sure to add a photo, share a bit about your personal experience with AVSC and your sport, and share your fundraising page early, often, and widely! You can choose from email templates, share to social media, and more! If you have any questions, reach out to Elese Denis or check out the fine print here!

Donate to a Fundraising Page
Thank you for considering a gift to AVSC Strongest Together! You will have the option to donate to an individual athlete's page or the general AVSC Scholarship Fund. Our data shows that if we lose an athlete for a season, we lose them for life. We want every child that wants to participate to have the chance to start or continue their athletic career with AVSC. The positive impacts of sports regarding kids’ mental, socio-emotional, and physical health is well documented. Your gift will have a lasting impact on both their lives and our community! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Elese Denis ( Good luck and thank you for supporting AVSC! Read Less

Aspen Supports Kids Registration Update

August 19, 2020
Hi AVSC Aspen Supports Kids Families, 
We had originally planned to open registration for 2020-2021 Aspen Supports Kids programs on September 1st. As you know, there is a lot going on right now in our valley between shifting local guidelines, school calendars, and plans for mountain operations. 

Given the moving pieces for both families and our partner organizations, we are moving back the opening of Aspen Supports Kids winter registration. We are incredibly excited to offer safe, fun, quality programming but do not have all the details that we need in order to share complete program offerings with Quick read more or view full article families at this time. 
We will be in touch in advance of registration opening with information regarding scholarships, program offerings, lift tickets, and more! Please note that this year's scholarship process will accommodate for challenges caused by COVID-19. As always, AVSC will do everything we can to make sure any child that wants to participate can participate.
In the meantime, feel free to reach out to Meredith, AVSC's Aspen Supports Kids Director ( with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to another amazing winter with all of you! 
All the best,

Mark Godomsky 
Executive Director 
Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club


Hola AVSC Aspen apoya a familias de niños, 

Originalmente habíamos planeado abrir el registro para los programas Aspen Supports Kids 2020-2021 el 1 de septiembre. Como saben, están sucediendo muchas cosas en este momento en nuestro valle entre el cambio de las pautas locales, los calendarios escolares y los planes para las operaciones en las montañas. 

Dadas las piezas en movimiento tanto para las familias como para nuestras organizaciones asociadas, estamos retrasando la apertura del registro de invierno de Aspen Supports Kids. Estamos increíblemente emocionados de ofrecer una programación segura, divertida y de calidad, pero no tenemos todos los detalles que necesitamos para compartir las ofertas completas del programa con las familias en este momento. 

¡Nos pondremos en contacto antes de la apertura de inscripciones con información sobre becas, ofertas de programas, billetes de ascensor y más! Tenga en cuenta que el proceso de becas de este año se adaptará a los desafios causados por COVID-19. Como siempre, AVSC hará todo lo posible para asegurarnos de que cualquier niño que quiera participar pueda participar. 

Mientras tanto, no dude en comunicarse con Meredith, directora de Aspen Supports Kids de AVSC ( con cualquier pregunta o inquietud. ¡Esperamos otro invierno increíble con todos ustedes! 

Todo lo mejor,

Mark Godomsky 
Executive Director

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Call for Coaches! Open Positions at AVSC

August 4, 2020

Coaching at AVSC

We have a variety of openings for coaches for winter 2020-2021. Compensation is commensurate with experience for all positions. Coaching positions that require more than 18 days of work include a ski pass. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to the Program Director listed!


  • U10 and U12 programs:
    • Weekend only (December to mid-March)
    • Weekend plus Weds (December to mid-March)
    • Full Time (October through March or April). 

Interested? Contact Alpine Program Director Johno McBride:


  • Big Mountain
    • Weekend only (December to mid-March)
  • U10 and 10-12 programs
    • Weekend only (December to mid-March)
    • Weekend plus Weds (December to mid-March)

 Interested? Contact Quick read more or view full article Freestyle Program Director Eric Knight:   

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TEAM Registration Open for Winter 2020-2021

July 1, 2020
TEAM registration is open as of July 1st! Click here to learn more about registration, access the program guide and scholarship form, and more! Early pricing ends on August 31st, 2020! 

Mountain Biking Registration Now Open!

May 18, 2020
We are excited to announce that mountain biking programs are now open for registration! Please check out to learn more about the program philosophy, check out what’s being offered, and register your athlete. Programs start at age 7 with the Pre-Devo Shredders and continue through middle and high school aged athletes with the Enduro-Downhill teams. All programs will be based out of Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel. Please note that the first three weeks of the younger programs are half-day only.
Rob Russell is leading AVSC mountain biking and has built out an awesome program for all ages Quick read more or view full article and ability levels. Many of you will recognize Rob from his longstanding tenure as an AVSC Nordic coach; we are excited to have him join us for summer as well! If you have any questions about mountain biking, please feel free to reach out to Rob (
We will continue to update you as we have more information regarding our capabilities to run other summer programs such as Buttermilk Glacier, trampoline camps, and nordic summer training. Please note that AVSC is doing all that we can to keep athletes, coaches, and families safe. We will only operate summer camps if we can do so in a manner that is comfortable to our staff and families while of course abiding by state and local guidelines. As such, we are offering a 100% refund for summer programs if we are unable to operate them due to COVID-19. Read Less