Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation

A nonprofit organization

SSWSC inspires the pursuit of excellence, coaching every individual to achieve the highest level of human potential and athletic performance. CO taxpayers may qualify to receive a credit on their CO state income taxes equal to 25% of donations of $250 or more to SSWSC.


“SSWSC is an incredible organization with a phenomenal legacy. The contribution to our nation’s representation at the Olympics, dating back to the 1950s, inspires and compels you to become involved. It is imperative to continue programs into the future. These programs elevate the experience for the kids in our community. I have a passion for the sport and the club, and I have passed it on to my kids. It is rewarding that we can provide programming that allows other kids from all walks of life to enjoy, competitive or recreational. “ -  Scott Engelman, SSWSC parent, SSWSC Foundation Board of Directors, business owner - Truffle Pig and Carl’s Tavern in Steamboat

"Our son loved his experience so much. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for helping my child, who was new to Steamboat, feel success, friendship, confidence, and inspiration over the winter. We look forward to continued camaraderie and exercise in this beautiful place." – Williams Family

"Our coaches make cross country skiing and training into a positive culture. The adventures and lessons learned will endure past their time as an athlete." – Member Survey Respondent

"I cannot say enough good things about these coaches and the programs they are running. The Big Mountain coaches are excellent–they see my kid as an individual and find ways to inspire and motivate him to work harder and try new things. The Backcountry Team is beyond amazing. They work to create a safe space in which young, developing minds can learn to explore the backcountry. The skills that my son has learned are immense, and beyond that, both of the coaching teams are somehow able to take a 15/16-year-old male brain and get it to step back and assess a situation before leaping into the unknown, all done with patience. A fan of both programs!" – Member Survey Respondent


Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s mission is to create champions on and off the mountain—to be the best in the country at developing the complete athlete, resulting in healthy, contributing members of our community and skilled, passionate athletes.

Background Statement

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the SSWSC. The Foundation exists to support the SSWSC mission and ensure the long-term vitality of the organization. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has a 100+ year legacy and tradition of enriching the lives of thousands of children and young adults in our community.

SSWSC believes participation in sports adds character, confidence, and direction in life, providing opportunities to excel and dream beyond athletic achievement to personal growth and development. As a result, SSWSC alumni have become Olympians, NCAA champions, collegiate scholars, CEOs, and leaders. We achieve this success through a committed and dedicated team of staff, coaches, and community volunteers.

Our programs include alpine, cross country, freestyle, freeskiing, nordic combined, jumping, snowboarding, backcountry education, strength and conditioning, cycling, and skateboarding.

SSWSC is one of North America's oldest and most successful winter sports clubs, serving over 25,000 children and young adults, and producing 100 Olympians with 179 Olympic appearances and 18 Olympic medals. U.S. Ski & Snowboard named SSWSC "Club of the Year" four times, the most of any club in the United States. Today, over half the school-aged kids in Steamboat Springs participate, 36% earning scholarships supported through fundraising.

Organization Data


Organization name

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation

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Youth Development


845 Howelsen Pkwy
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


P.O. Box 774487
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477


845 Howelsen Pkwy
Steamboat Springs , CO 80487

Service areas

Routt County, CO, US



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