powder to the people
weston x aiare scholarship
breaking down barriers to your backcountry dreams
At Weston, we know many significant barriers exist to making your first turns outside the confines of a resort. The price of entry, including investment in education and safety gear, combined with an often exclusive attitude towards newcomers, holds many people back from finding freedom in the hills.
As a BIPOC owned business, Weston aims to breakdown these barriers through amplification of diverse voices and increasing access to education by lowering the financial commitment. We are proud to partner with AIARE to offer partial scholarships for people that have historically been excluded and underrepresented in the backcountry, including Women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC Individuals.
As a portion of Weston's up to $15,000 contribution for the 20-21 season, through the sales of skis and boards, Weston will be offering scholarships for underrepresented groups in the backcountry.* For those who apply and can demonstrate both need and desire to help the community around them, on the hill or off, Weston will be contributing $150 towards the cost of an AIARE Recreation Level 1 Course.
*Scholarships will be awarded prior to taking courses, but funds will be not distributed by AIARE until after course completion.