Family Ski Week


The Wounded Heroes Family Ski Week is our oldest event, debuting in 2008. It is designed for the family who enjoys winter activities in the mountains. This is a multi-day event which includes outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding and tubing.

Event Summary
  • Seven-day program for 10-12 Heroes and their Families in Breckenridge, Colorado.
  • One-on-one adaptive Ski/Snowboard lessons, equipment and lift tickets for the Hero and Family.
  • Additional activities including fly fishing, sledding, ice skating and crafts.
  • Family Enrichment Program focused on improved communication, understanding and support.
  • Transportation, lodging, food, skiing, and activity expenses are included at no cost to the Hero Family.
IMG_0685Application Process
  1. Carefully review our selection criteria.
  2. If you meet this criteria, complete the application for the Wounded Heroes Family Ski Week or any of our other events here.
  3. Cutoff date for applications for the annual April program is December 31 of the prior year (for example, the cutoff date for our April 2017 program is December 31, 2016).
  4. We review the applicants and select semi-finalists for an interview.
  5. We select and notify 10-11 families along with several alternates for the Ski Week.
  6. Those not selected for this event will also be considered for all other events as selected on their application.
Host Committee

Twenty volunteers comprise the Host Committee for the Family Ski Week. This group of individuals is responsible for recruiting of applicants, fundraising, transportation, meals, coordinating ski and snowboard lessons with the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), coordinating the Family Enrichment program, and all other administrative activities to support 10-12 families for a week.

The hosts of Wounded Warriors Family Ski Week

Preliminary Schedule of Activities for 2017

Sunday, April 2

Arrival and check-in at Grand Timber Lodge (GTL), Breckenridge.

Welcome Reception and Dinner for all families followed by One-Hour Orientation Session.

Monday, April 3

Families pick up ski or snowboard equipment and enjoy a half day of instruction provided by the experts at BOEC.

Group dinner provided for all families.

Tuesday, April 4

Family programs for couples, youths, and teens in the morning, followed by an afternoon of ski or snowboard instruction.

Group dinner for couples and separate youth and teen programs.

Wednesday, April 5

Family programs for couples, youths, and teens in the morning, followed by an afternoon of ski or snowboard instruction.

Families enjoy Dinner and evening activities on their own.

Thursday, April 6

Open day for families. Optional activities include fly fishing, shopping, tubing, ice skating or individual relaxation.

Families enjoy Dinner and evening activities on their own.

Friday, April 7

Family programs for couples, youths, and teens in the morning, followed by an afternoon of ski or snowboard instruction.

Farewell Dinner for all families, hosts and volunteers.

Saturday, April 8

Family programs for couples, youths, and teens in the morning, followed by an afternoon of ski or snowboard instruction, if so desired.

Families enjoy dinner and evening activities on their own.

Sunday, April 9

Checkout from the Grand Timber Lodge and departure.

Note: All activities are free unless otherwise noted. Transportation will be provided by GTL or BOEC for all scheduled activities.