Organized and Operating as a 501c3, Positive Altitudes is established to increase the participation of kids from underrepresented communities in the sport of downhill skiing. In our 2022 and 2023 seasons, we partnered with The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Big Brothers Big Sisters, COA Youth, Family Center, and Sunburst Ski Resort to offer a 4-week learn-to-ski experience over 100 participants. Our program provides ski rental equipment, winter gear, dinner, and ski lessons.
The Benefits of Skiing:
1. Physical Health:
Skiing is excellent for cardiovascular health, balance, and coordination. In addition, skiing helps build core and leg muscles and strengthens joints.
2. Builds Confidence:
Mastering the skill of skiing delivers the experience of pride and accomplishment.
3. Appreciation for Nature:
Skiing allows you to take in the beauty and appreciate nature by being on the hill, surrounded by beautiful trees, clean air, and the white snow glistening in the lights.
4. New Friendships:
Chairlift rides allow you to meet new people and learn new things about those you are riding with.
5. Improves Mood:
The increased production of endorphins from skiing provides mood-enhancing effects of happiness.
6. A Stress Break:
Skiing takes you away from screens and phones, stresses at home and school, and provides a healthy break.
7. A Good Night's Sleep:
A rigorous day of hitting the slopes is the perfect recipe for a good night's sleep!