Celebrating 25 years of Chill
Give the Gift of Snowboarding
This holiday season, we’re asking our customers to donate at checkout to Chill, our global non-profit organization dedicated to getting kids on snow.
Chill inspires youth to overcome
challenges through boardsports.
Founded in 1995 by Jake and Donna Carpenter, at Chill, our mission is to inspire young people to overcome challenges through boardsports. Working with participants from marginalized communities, we leverage the excitement and unique experience of snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, and paddleboarding, while incorporating life-lessons that promote personal growth and supportive community for those struggling with the negative circumstances that are holding them back.
“Snowboarding gave me the confidence and feeling of togetherness that will stick with me forever. I'm definitely never going to stop riding.”
- Meidan, Chill Participant
Ride. Inspire. Lead.
We coach resilience, progression, and leadership, which are enhanced through the fun, yet demanding, experience of learning a new sport. By covering all costs and building strong alliances with schools, social service and juvenile justice programs, youth agencies, and our boardsports partners, we’re able to change over 3,000 lives every year.
“Chill has helped me to learn new things by constantly pushing me to keep trying even after I have fallen. The program has changed how I live.”
- Dylan, Chill Participant
Celebrating 25 Years
It's hard to believe it has been 25 years since the very first Chill program took to the slopes at Bolton Valley. Since inception in 1995, Chill is proud to offer programs in 24 cities in 10 countries throughout the world.
We’re proud to be in 24 cities globally, and have grown into a world-class, non-profit organization supported by thousands of donors annually.