Lindsey Vonn, Olympic and World Cup champion skier, has announced she is awarding six youth ski racers scholarships to local race programs at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar.
Vail Resorts donated a portion of its revenue from the new EpicMix Race program across the six resorts to support Vonn's commitment to giving back to the skiing community for future generations.
Two scholarships will be given to Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, for Vail and Beaver Creek racers; two scholarships will be given to Team Summit for Keystone and Breckenridge racers; and one scholarship each will be awarded to the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation and the Northstar Ski Racing Club.
"Making ski racing fun, engaging and accessible for kids and families is an exciting opportunity and a deep passion of mine," said Lindsey Vonn. "As ambassador and official pacesetter for Vail Resorts' new EpicMix Race program, I'm thrilled to be able to offer six scholarships to local ski and snowboard clubs to help young racers work towards achieving their dreams."
"Lindsey is one of the most dominant athletes of her generation and we're thrilled to work with her to help aspiring ski racers from our communities have the chance to become a champion like her," said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts.
Lindsey Vonn with 2012 Overall Combined World Cup Globe Copyright Getty Images