Largest & Most Affordable Military Family Ski Event in The Nation
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico - Taos Ski Valley (TSV) and Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. (NFO) invite past and present Military Members, their immediate families, and Gold Star Families to enjoy the 6th annual Not Forgotten Outreach Ski Week, from January 21st – 26th, 2020. Providing an affordable week on the slopes, this opportunity includes free equipment rentals, $40.00-day lift tickets, group lessons, and steep discounts on lodging, Children’s Ski School, childcare, and more. The event also incorporates group dining, encouraging participants to both spend time together as a family and build relationships with new friends. Through social connection and bonding opportunities, the whole family may reap the healing benefits of community.
Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. is a Taos, New Mexico non-profit that brings together military families from all over the USA at Taos Ski Valley for a fun-filled experience on and off the slopes. The ski resort, started by WWII veteran Ernie Blake, provides a wonderful wintry setting for military members and their loved ones to take an affordable and accessible vacation. Lodging discounts to Military Families are graciously being offered by fourteen different hotels in the Taos area, including The Blake at Taos Ski Valley, El Pueblo Lodge, and El Monte Sangrado. Parents will also enjoy steep discounts at the new state-of-the-art Children's Center, where children of all ages learn using terrain-based-learning and Perfect Progression techniques; the kids will gain a level of on-snow comfort faster than ever before in a safe environment, so that parents can make the most of their time on the mountain!
NFO’s therapeutic and recreational opportunities for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces provide a year-round “Whole Health Lifestyle” approach in adaptive sports to facilitate the healing process and overcome reintegration challenges.
Active duty Wounded Warriors Scholarships are available during the ski week: Through a VA Adaptive Sports Grant, NFO is offering fFive (5) scholarships for skiers/snowboarders currently on active duty with vVision-related , idiagnoses, Intellectual/cognitive-related diagnoses, or physical-related diagnoses; whom are currently on Active Duty. . The scholarship includes meals, lodging, lift tickets, equipment, and lessons for the service member and their family members.
NFO’s therapeutic and recreational opportunities for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces provide a year-round “Whole Health Lifestyle” approach in adaptive sports to facilitate the healing process and overcome reintegration challenges. The program supports a Whole Health Lifestyle by providing opportunities to improve relationships, build camaraderie with other Disabled Veterans and Civilians, while also encouraging mindfulness, sports mindfulness, sports development, self-esteem, and personal well-being.
As such, NFO has organized a variety of events for families to enjoy in between time on the slopes:
In between time on the slopes, families’ can enjoy a variety of events put together by NFO:
- Free Hot Drinks and Snacks at the Base (Tuesday through Sunday at 0900 – 1500)
- Group Photo Thursday and Saturday at 1600
- Connected Warriors Yoga every morning at 0900
- Self-defense class, provided by Defendu Academy of Taos, on Wednesday at 10am
- VA Mobile Vet Center will be available Saturday 10am – 2pm, to answer both active duty and veteran’s questions on benefits entitlements
- Thursday & Saturday night FREE Appreciation Dinner for 200 Military Families
Military Family Appreciation Ski Week
- 116 Sutton Pl
- Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525