Porter Fox said it best when, in the September 2016 issue of POWDER, he wrote: It is divine—every single day you are on the hill. It is a gift and a privilege. If you take it for granted, you are missing everything.
Working to give back to the ski industry and contributing to the future of the sport has always been paramount to us as The Skier's Magazine, which is why POWDER has created a new opportunity for us all to work together to support nonprofits in the ski community.
Introducing Moving Mountains, a concept that connects you—our reader—with some of the best skis of the year to benefit an organization of your choice. Every year, skis are shipped to our office for the creation of the Buyer's Guide and now, instead of sending them back, brands have opted to donate these new and unused skis to be sold in the Powder Shop where 100 percent of the proceeds from all Moving Mountain sales will be directly donated to the charity of your choice.
Current non-profit partners include:
Protect Our Winters
Send It Foundation
The Shane McConkey Foundation
American Institute for Avalanche Rescue and Education
For the next two weeks, you will also have the option to donate to the Red Cross to benefit those displaced by Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and those affected by wildfires as well.
Simply visit the Moving Mountains portion of the shop, select your Skier’s Choice ski, allocate the non-profit of your choice at checkout, and POWDER will make the donation. We will ship your new skis direct to you. We have only one size for all skis and all sales are final. No exchanges or refunds available.
It is our hope at POWDER that, with Moving Mountains, we are providing an opportunity to connect skiers with new products from our Buyer’s Guide for the benefit of non-profits.
At the heart, this is about skiers supporting skiers.