We provide low income children the opportunity to ski.

Through skiing we work to break down the racial and economic barriers that prevent children from low income families from reaching their full potential so that they may become contributing members of society.

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It’s all about the kids

We empower children from low income families by providing opportunities to participate in the outdoor activities that define the mountain town of Jackson Hole. By sharing skiing, soccer and climbing with children who would otherwise lack access to these activities, we strive to create a stronger, healthier, and more diverse mountain community.



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Each season, the distance between low-income youth and the community widens.

Check out the “Coombs Line” comic to see how we use skiing to improve lives and create a more inclusive Jackson community.


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What We’re Up to

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THANK YOU to the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole for putting on this amazing event each year. Last year this event raised over 10 million $$$ for the Non profits of Jackson Hole!
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It's amazing to see the support and enthusiasm at Old Bill's each year. There's still time to support your favorite local non-profit organizations, visit OldBills.org today! #TBT #OldBills

Our Programs

We provide ski instruction, equipment and life tickets for the entire winter season

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Our winter and summer programming promotes cultural and economic integration into the greater Jackson community by providing opportunities for children from low income families to participate in the activities that define the mountain town of Jackson Wyoming.

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in winter-long ski instruction programs at Snow King

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Skied for the first time

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Skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King

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Kids ski racing in the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club

  • The foundation is more than skiing. It helps children become part of the community and understand the importance of giving back.

    More than skiing
  • We are giving these kids a tool — how to express themselves and overcome obstacles. We help them feel like they belong here.

    Giving these kids a tool
  • “History will define us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children”

    Nelson Mandela
  • My kids started coming home and asking why I wasn’t skiing with them. So I tried and now they’ve changed my view of winter. I love the snow!

    I love the snow!
  • Now that I ski, I understand why people here love it so much. I feel like a part of the Jackson community.

    Now that I ski
  • It’s fun to be outside with my friends skiing. Before, we stayed inside and watched TV.

    Fun to be outside

We accept donations year round via secure online payment or checks, which can be mailed to the Doug Coombs Foundation, PO Box 7665, Jackson WY 83002


In the Press

Doug is at Our Core

Meet Doug

Doug’s masterful skiing was matched with an innate gift to connect with others. Doug’s buzzing personality quickly earned the respect and trust of those around him.

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