Indigenous Backcountry Scholarship

Expanding Indigenous Experiences in the Backcountry

Whether you are a seasoned backcountry skier or splitboarder or just getting started, we know that between gear and education, it's not easy to pursue our love of backcountry skiing and splitboarding. 

That's why we've teamed up with Coalition Snow Ambassador Deenaalee Hodgdon for the Indigenous Backcountry Scholarship, an annual award designed to expand Indigenous experiences in the backcountry.

Five individuals will be selected to receive:

  • $1000 for the purchase of gear or avalanche education
  • A pair of Coalition skis or a snowboard
  • A Deuter guide or ski pack
  • A discount code for Ortovox rescue gear
  • The opportunity to be featured in the new On The Land magazine

Who's eligible:
This scholarship is open to individuals who identify as Indigenous AND women, non-binary, or gender expansive. All levels of experience are encouraged to apply.

September 20th: Applications open

October 8th: Applications close

November 1: Recipients chose by the scholarship committee, led by Deenaalee Hodgdon

Apply below and good luck! Questions? Please feel free to contact us. Want to help financially support this scholarship? Click here.

Photo by Sofia Jaramillo of Micheli Oliver for OUTLIER film