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PO BOX 6473
VAIL, COLORADO 81658

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12 VAIL ROAD, STE 200
VAIL, COLORADO 81657

Vail Veterans Program is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization.
Tax ID 20-5254885

RECENT NEWS

Vail Veterans Program takes on a new program to help injured vets
July 28, 2020

VAIL — The Vail Veterans Program isn’t going to let a pandemic stop its work to help our nation’s injured veterans and their families. The COVID-19 pandemic was just starting to hit home in Eagle County when the veterans left March 6 from the program’s most recent winter program in the Vail Valley. Soon after,… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program dines at Vail Firehouse
May 7, 2020

VAIL — It was the dinner invitation I’ve been waiting to get for a long time. I’ve always heard about the final night of the Vail Veterans Program and the farewell dinner hosted at the Vail Firehouse. The stories of camaraderie, the changes from day one until the last night of the program and the… Read more »

Wounded Veterans visiting Vail get a taste of adventure while sharing stories
March 13, 2020

VAIL — If you asked central casting to send you overachievers, you’d get back any number of participants from the Vail Veterans Program. Dan Berschinski and Steve Snell, for instance. All that’s good, they say, but shared experiences and values are better — to be around people who understand what your life was like before,… Read more »

Programs and Events

Summer Therapeutic Outdoor Programs

Wounded warriors and their families participate in rock climbing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, zip lining, fly-fishing, and bowling. Family meals and bonding time promote emotional and mental healing. Activities and a wellness day provide coping mechanisms that outlast the Program.

Military Caregiver Programs

Caregivers of wounded Veterans focus on health and wellness in a safe and comfortable environment, while connecting with others confronting similar challenges and learning sustainable coping mechanisms. Activities include yoga, meditation, empowerment training, outdoor adventures, and group meals.

Winter Therapeutic Outdoor Programs

Wounded warriors and their families are offered four days of winter outdoor adaptive ski/snowboard instruction along with family meals, group social opportunities and beneficial family bonding time. Wounded warriors receive private, all-day certified adaptive ski/snowboard instruction. Family members of all ages receive group ski/snowboard lessons, childcare (if needed) as well as organized evening family activities that provide time to share their experiences.

Veterans Path to Success & Resilience Training Programs

In partnership with Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute, the Veterans Path to Success Program teaches participants how to expand their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy to sustain increased engagement, performance, and resiliency. These programs assist Veterans in defining their new sense of purpose after their military service. The Resilience Training course is a continuing education opportunity for alumni of Veterans Path to Success.

Family Support Programs

Vail Veterans Program stays engaged with our alumni by providing individual families with opportunities to return to Vail or to travel to Hawaii for the Red Box Legacy Program to continue on the healing journey and to reconnect with one another.  Vail Veterans Program also partners with Black Mountain Dude Ranch in McCoy, Colorado to host individual alumni families, up to three times per year, for a week of western fun, relaxation, and healing in a safe and comfortable environment.

Program Highlights

All programs are 100% free to wounded warriors, their families, guests, and military medical hospital staff.

During winter programs, wounded warriors receive all-day, private ski and snowboard instruction from PSIA (Professional Ski/Snowboard Instructors Association) certified adaptive instructors. And in summer, professionally trained guides provide summer outdoor recreational therapy.

Participants are supported by VVP Ambassadors and staff during and after program events.

Events are intimate, assisting wounded warriors and their families in finding their “new normal” and building community of mutual support that outlasts the programs.

Volunteer Info

Volunteer opportunities are limited as we strive to provide the highest quality experiences for our wounded military service member and their family through professional guides, certified instructors and gold-standard service providers. If you have an interest in volunteering and want to support our nation’s heroes please contact the Vail Veterans Program at info@vailveteransprogram.org  Thank you for your interest.