Protect Our Winters was founded by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones to unite and engage the snow sports communities around the world in the fight against climate change. By mobilizing individuals, local businesses, corporations and ski resorts, POW aims to bridge the gap between the winter sports community and the action being taken to address the problem, through activism and community-based initiatives.
The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor industry companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations. We direct our funding to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat and outdoor recreation. The Alliance was founded in 1989 by industry leaders REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and Kelty, who shared the goal of increasing outdoor industry support for conservation efforts. We now have more than 200 member companies, and plan to disburse $1.8 million in 2017.
Jackson Hole is known for its natural beauty and world-class outdoor sports. However, there is a large population of children from low-income families who do not have access to the same opportunities as their peers. In an effort to create a healthy community where all our children thrive, Coombs Outdoors provides year-round outdoor programming for youth from Kindergarten through high school graduation.
Coombs Outdoors begins with basic instructional programs that introduce kids to a variety of activities to spark a passion for the outdoors, then adds a cohort-based mentoring component in middle school to help youth build deep relationships with their peers and trusted adults, and finally, works with high school youth to serve as mentors and coaches to younger kids, explore careers and college, and become passionate outdoor enthusiasts.
Coombs Outdoors’ goal is not to create world-class skiers or rock climbers, but to develop world-class people ready to embrace the future with confidence.
The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center provides a daily summary of existing snow conditions and avalanche hazard in the Jackson Hole vicinity. Stio is grateful for their work in keeping backcountry enthusiasts safe and informed.
Teton County Search and Rescue(TCSAR) was started in 1993 by the Teton County Sheriff's Department to provide vital emergency search and rescue services for Teton County and surrounding areas to those in need. The TCSAR Foundation supports TCSAR volunteers through direct support, community education and advocacy. Together, we create an organization that works to keep Teton County residents and visitors safe in the backcountry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The mission of the American Avalanche Institute is to empower students by translating snow and decision making research into relevant tools and practices. Their goal is to help students sort and prioritize information in the backcountry to reduce avalanche accidents and fatalities.
AAI is the oldest avalanche education school in the country. Founded in Jackson, WY, AAI has always held the educational philosophy that avalanche education needs to be useful, current, applicable and taught by experienced professionals.
AAI teaches courses to recreationists and professionals throughout the mountain west focused on hands-on learning, coaching and supervision during courses. Courses are student focused, interactive, and full of useful tools for future backcountry travel.
SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities to foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature and community through free and low-cost outdoor education.
Keely’s Ski Camp for Girls mission is to empower, inspire, educate, and connect the next generation of girls in skiing. Keely’s famous, all female, Olympic and world class coaching team, has earned her camp a reputation as one of the best rated ski camps in the industry. Girls, nationwide, attend Keely’s Camp to be trained and mentored by some of the best female athletes in the world. Keely currently offers backcountry, big mountain and ski racing camps around the world.
Founded in 1996, Camber Outdoors is a national nonprofit supporting workplace inclusion, equity, and diversity across the active-outdoors industries. They are our partner for building equitable systems, a strong network of talent and inclusive leadership practices to inspire workplaces truly for everyone.Envisioning a future of “Everyone’s Outdoors”, their 7,500+ individual and corporate members are dedicated to supporting workplace inclusion, equity, and diversity through participation in monthly themed learning activities and programs.
Good360 is a 501c3 that helps organizations distribute merchandise to those facing challenging life circumstances. Goods are given a new life, not only reducing waste and keeping them out of landfills, but also by collectively building resilient communities for the future.
The climate crisis is underway, and averting the worst means cutting global emissions steeply by 2030. How do we get there? Not with empty promises. All companies must be accountable for carbon emissions, starting now.
To become Climate Neutral Certified, a company must show that it is working to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from making and delivering its products and services - and compensates for all of them, every year.
OIA was founded in 1989 by a group of 14 visionary outdoor industry pioneers who created the association to be a unified, collaborative, pre-competitive voice to help guide the industry. Today, OIA is the voice of the outdoor recreation industry, both locally and in Washington D.C., serving more than 1200 manufacturers, retailers distributors, suppliers, sales representatives, nonprofits and outdoorists.
Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports, year-round programming options integrate environmental, holistic wellness, and competitive training philosophies for people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional disabilities.
Teton Adaptive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to develop recreation opportunities for people with disabilities living in and visiting the Greater Teton Area. Teton Adaptive serves individuals living in and traveling to the Greater Teton Area who have physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities. Since Teton Adaptive was founded in 2005, the organization continues to push the envelope on inclusion and accessibility in the outdoor industry in order to afford individuals with disabilities the same opportunities to experience the Tetons as their able-bodied family members and friends. This has allowed visitors from across the United States, as well as those traveling internationally to participate in adaptive adventure sports and leisure opportunities in Jackson Hole such as alpine and nordic skiing, paragliding, mountain biking, road cycling, paddling, sled hockey, hiking and more.
The healing power of nature is good for mind, body and soul. First Descents is a non-profit that puts this power to work by providing life-changing, outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. Founded by Stio Ambassador, Brad Ludden, First Descents creates programming that gives its participants a reason to live. They create a place where participants can paddle into self compassion, climb to a higher self esteem, surf through depression and find a guiding light to fight through their life's greatest challenge.
Established in 1939, Snow King is Wyoming's first ski resort. Fondly known as Jackson's town hill, the King offers hiking and biking in the summer and a diverse range of ski trails in the winter. Stio proudly partners with Snow King, our back yard playground for outdoor recreation all year round.
Roadhouse Brewing Co. was founded when two Jackson Hole locals united to combine their passions for garage brewing, fine dining and entrepreneurial pursuits. Their twists on traditional American and Belgian styles were an instant hit. Together we’ve collaborated on Loose Boots IPA, a citrusy, big hopped IPA that goes down easy over nachos and stories from an epic day on the slopes. A business that started in a garage just opened a state of the art brewing facility right down the street from Stio’s HQ. Productivity has gone down, but spirits are high!
Ski Utah is the marketing firm owned and operated by the 15 statewide ski resorts that make up the Utah Ski and Snowboard Association. The organization has been creating brand awareness of and demand for the Utah winter sports product since its inception in 1978. Ski Utah’s primary functions are concentrated in marketing, public policy and public relations. Information about Ski Utah and its members can be found at skiutah.com. Ski Utah is committed to maintaining its Climate Neutral Certification.
Founded in 2007 by Julie Kennedy, the 5point Adventure Film Festival showcases curated, soulful outdoor films, art, and performances-all shown in one common space. Everyone watches together, bonded in a shared emotional experience and returns home feeling full of motivation, creativity and perspective. 5Point's goal is to share meaningful adventure stories that inspire communities to live by 5 points: purpose, respect, commitment, humility, and balance.
Using the power of film, art and ideas, Mountainfilm inspires audiences to create a better world. Held every Memorial Day weekend, the Mountainfilm festival brings together a community of filmmakers and change makers, showcasing documentary films that celebrate adventure, activism, social justice, environment and indomitable spirit.
The Cirque Series is redefining what mountain running is all about. Starting from the base of a world-famous ski resort, you’ll rally up windswept ridges & glacial cirques to towering peaks, power down a quad-burning descent, break the tape into a festival of live music, food, drink, & vendor tents. The elevation is serious but the mileage is manageable, and the race is as hardcore as you want it to be. Beat the pros down to earn legend status & cash prizes, or enjoy the views & let the challenge be its own reward.