PO BOX 6473


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


Vail Today: Vail Veterans Program utilizes the healing power of the mountains (video)
March 21, 2018

VAIL – Can mountains heal people? The Vail Veterans Program believes they can. That’s why they bring military injured and their families to the Vail Valley for adaptive skiing and snowboarding programs in the winter and a multitude of activities in the summer. This week, over 30 wounded veterans and their family members were invited… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program names Lindsay Humphreys its new executive director
February 13, 2018

  VAIL — Lindsay Humphreys will follow a legend, and the legend will help her along. Humphreys is the Vail Veterans Program’s new executive director. Group founder Cheryl Jensen is handing over the reins; Humphreys’ first day was Monday, Feb. 12. Jensen is sticking around as board chair. Humphreys previously served on the program’s board… Read more »

Making miracles: Vail Veterans Program is ‘what was missing after Vietnam’
February 1, 2018

VAIL — Dr. Sean McDougal’s entire life did not flash before his eyes as he stood at the top of Golden Peak, but the last year did.   McDougal was a paraplegic last July. He has followed his own best advice, “Physician, heal thyself,” and was improving but was still in a wheelchair in early… Read more »

Programs and Events

Summer Program

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.

Winter 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.

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  Thank you for your interest.