our purpose

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Our goal is to leave this world in a better state than we found it.

We’ve learned over the course of our lives that if you don’t stand for something then what’s the point? Here at Till I Die we maintain a genuine appreciation for adaptive sports. We all love to be on the mountain, outdoors, and believe it’s important that anyone, of any ability, should be able to rip it up when they want and where they want. We have a passion for everything outdoor, active, and on mountain and want to share that passion with everyone.

Check our events calendar for upcoming fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, and outings. We hope to see you out there this season helping us leave this world better than we found it.

Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports, year-round programming options integrate environmental, holistic wellness, and competitive training philosophies for people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional disabilities.

We are recognized nationally for our client-centered programs and for providing access and instruction to sports and recreational activities with the belief that these things provide a physical, mental and social experience that is immeasurable in promoting self-confidence and independence in an individual.

We offer the largest variety of program opportunities and unique, specialized equipment. Vermont Adaptive promotes independence and furthers equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational opportunities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports; kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, cycling, hiking, rock climbing, tennis, horseback riding, environmental programsCORE Connections wellness retreats, and more.

We serve clients of all abilities with physical, cognitive and emotional/behavioral disabilities from all over the world in three locations in Vermont during the winter – Killington Resort and Pico Mountain in Killington; Sugarbush Resort in Warren; and Bolton Valley Ski Area in Bolton. Summer programs are provided state-wide. Many of our programs include environmental educationwellness, and special programs designed specifically for veterans.

With nearly 400 active volunteers, plus generous partners and sponsors, and an amazing base of clients and friends, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports has been at the forefront of sports and recreation for those with disabilities for nearly 30 years.

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Carve for Cancer Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the mission of shredding blood cancers through extreme sports
events and fundraising. Carve was founded by east coast shredder and blood cancer warrior, Brent P. Evans. In 2010, Brent was diagnosed with stage IV non-hodgkins lymphoma when he envisioned an epic snowboarding event to raise funds to shred cancer while being treated at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. By 2012, the first grass roots fundraiser was underway in the Pocono Mountains. Fast forward to 2016, Carve for Cancer Inc. is now a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit and the organizations main event has become the Pocono’s premier free-ride snowboard/ski festival. Each year the event brings thousands to the mountain to enjoy a live music, art demos, intense competition, and a whole lot more. C4C is raising tens of thousands of dollars while spreading awareness and funding life-saving research!

Unfortunately in 2016, Brent’s cancer came back, and he ultimately passed away due to complications with the disease. This is a brutal reminder about how important Carve for Cancer’s mission really is! Today Brent's spirit lives on and our team is hard at work raising more money than ever.