Athlete Scholarships and Support
Durango Winter Sports Club (DWSC) is home to the Alpine, Freestyle and Freeride teams as well as Gromlins, our ski competition development program and Snowboard team. Each team is committed to providing quality training for athletes who are dedicated to pursuing excellence in winter sports and in life through sportsmanship, friendship, team spirit, and personal achievement. Formerly Durango Winter Sports Foundation and Purgatory Ski Team, DWSC carries on the legacy of organized youth ski programs in Durango. We serve over 250 athletes each year across five teams under our one club umbrella.
As a Colorado 501(c)(3)- EIN: 84-1466141, DWSC was set up with the aim of increasing accessibility to winter sports and providing opportunities to pursue excellence in the various skiing disciplines. To achieve accessibility, DWSC seeks to keep programming fees affordable and to provide scholarships to athletes. In pursuing excellent programming, DWSC seeks to support the heart of our programs, the team directors and coaching staff, by providing coach training and advancement, in addition to funding infrastructure improvements, equipment purchases, and continued program development. Donations and sponsorships are critical to achieving these aims.
DWSC By the Numbers:
Approximately 10-15% of our operating budget comes from sponsorships and donations and events. These funds support scholarships for athletes in financial need, as well as reduce the tuition costs for all athletes by approximately 10-15%. The DWSC operates with thousands of parent and supporter volunteer hours annually, including those provided by the BOD that performs key functions for the club which currently operates without an Executive Director. The only paid administrators are our four team directors, who spend a portion of their time on administrative duties with the rest as direct, on-snow coaching most winter weekends and evenings. Sponsor and donor dollars go directly to support programming which includes coaching staff, insurances, travel expenses, location fees, SportsEngine (our website and team management platform), related program expenses, and equipment, with minimal expenses on fundraising and marketing.
When you support DWSC, you’re reducing financial barriers to improve access and diversity, and supporting a community of members that provides opportunities for our youth to pursue excellence in winter sports.
Durango Winter Sports Club
Tax id (EIN)
Youth Development, Education, Recreation & Sports
AddressPO BOX 4104
La Plata County, CO, US
Farmington, NM, US
Durango, CO, US
Bayfield, CO, US, 81122
Silverton, CO, US, 81433