OUTCentralOregon is proud to support diversity and inclusion in the outdoors by offering a scholarship program to Mt. Bachelors award winning SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ (SORI5) program. Up to 25 participants will be given the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard – culminating in a Celebration at Mt. Bachelor during Winter Pride March 2022.

OUT Central Oregon believes that inclusivity and diversity are inherent in participation and activity in the outdoors. We recognize that for some individuals, barriers may exist that limit their ability to experience the joy and wonderment of nature. When combined with financial or other social barriers, marginalized individuals often feel a lack of comfort, confidence, and reassurance in taking an initial step at outdoor adventure.  To help alleviate some of these barriers, OUT Central Oregon is offering these SORI5 scholarships to remove financial barriers that certain individuals may have in learning to ski or snowboard.

While OUT Central Oregon is an organization that advocates primarily for the LGBTQ+ community, Winter PrideFest is a celebration of diversity and inclusion in the outdoors for everyone. The SORI5 scholarships are being offered to anyone in Central Oregon who wants to learn to ski or snowboard.

 Participants must be 6 years and older and must have never skied or snowboarded before.

The SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ (SORI5) beginner program is specifically designed for first-time, on-snow experience – includes five-session lessons plus equipment rental and lift ticket with each lesson, and upon graduation a FREE Full Season Pass to use during the remainder of the 2021/22 season!! More details here: SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠

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