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Vail Veterans Program is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization.
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RECENT NEWS

Vail Veterans Program reunites soldiers who crossed paths in Iraq in 2004
September 9, 2019

VAIL — Families stick together, it’s what families do. “We’re family. We are not alone,” Steve Dabroski told a group of wounded combat veterans in town for the Vail Veterans Program’s summer golf session. Dabroski and Jeremy Knutson hadn’t seen each other since a rocket-propelled grenade ambush hit Dabroski’s Marine unit in Iraq. Read the… Read more »

Heroes by the hundred: Vail Veterans Program turns 15 as it hosts its 2019 summer family session

We all adapt to life, some more than others. The Vail Veterans Program’s summer family session was in town this past week, with dozens of families doing all the stuff families do during a Vail vacation. 15 years young The Vail Veterans Program is 15 years old and has hosted thousands of wounded veterans and… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program unites caregivers of injured combat vets
May 14, 2019

VAIL — Imagine walking into a room with two dozen best friends whom you’ve just met. That’s life this week for a Vail Veterans Program Caregivers Reunion — all caregivers for combat veterans who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. Just as heroic as those soldiers are the people who take care of them. Their… 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 info@vailveteransprogram.org  Thank you for your interest.