Steamboat Springs This year’s Scholarship Day at the Steamboat Ski Area raised $63,445 for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
A Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. release states the total raised last Wednesday was the third largest amount collected in the fundraiser’s 21-year history.
Scholarship Day serves as the first day of skiing each season at the ski area. Season passes aren’t valid on Scholarship Day, and the proceeds from lift ticket sales go to the Winter Sports Club’s Scholarship Fund. This year, skiers and riders could purchase $25 lift tickets to access all of the open terrain, or $20 lift tickets to access only the lower-mountain terrain.
“The money raised from this year’s Scholarship Day will go a long way in helping as many families in Routt County as possible participate in our programs,” Rick DeVos, the Winter Sports Club’s executive director, said in a news release. “The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club currently works with more than 1,000 kids in the Yampa Valley and over the club’s history has touched the lives of more than 20,000 children and young adults.”
To date, the Scholarship Day fundraiser has raised $737,141 for the Winter Sports Club. Last year’s Scholarship Day raised a record $76,665, likely due to incredible opening day snow conditions on Mount Werner.