PO BOX 6473


PHONE (970) 393-5912

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


Wounded veterans and families find healing and support in Vail
February 3, 2024

VAIL – Vail Veterans Program brings 80 participants to Vail Mountain The Vail Veterans Program hosted 80 participants for its Winter Family Program earlier this week. Seventeen wounded veterans, 17 spouses or companions, 45 children and one hospital staff member rounded out the group. Everyone enjoyed ski and snowboard lessons with the instructors from Vail… Read more »

Vail Veterans Programs’ Golf in the Rockies returns to help military injured
August 30, 2023

The Vail Veterans Program brings out wounded warriors for lessons on and off the golf course. Colorado is known for summer activities like rafting, biking and fly fishing, but golfing is right up there as one of the top sports to do here, especially with the golf ball going farther at this altitude. The Vail… Read more »

Founder of the Vail Veterans Program to be inducted into Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame

Vail, CO- Cheryl Jensen to be honored for her life changing programs for the military injured. If Cheryl Jensen had told her younger self that one day she would start a nonprofit veterans service organization that would change the lives of thousands of wounded veterans and receive awards from the Secretary of Defense and the… Read more »

Winter Therapeutic Outdoor Programs

Winter Family Program (January 28 – February 2, 2024)

Veterans gain confidence through four full days of private ski and snowboard lessons with PSIA-AASI certified instructors. Family members enjoy group ski and snowboard lessons. All participants engage in group meals and evening adventure activities. This program supports family cohesion while promoting the well-being of individual family members in their collective journey through the difficulties of adjusting to life after a severe military service injury. Program activities allow for time and attention to be spent on each person, giving the family unit a respite from their day-to-day responsibilities. Families have the chance to reconnect and heal in a safe and comfortable environment. Participants engage in group activities connecting with peers at a similar stage in the recovery process, as well as those who have already surmounted familiar challenges.

Winter Mountain Adventure (March 3 – 8, 2024)

Wounded Veterans benefit from four days of private adaptive ski and snowboard lessons with PSIA-AASI certified instructors. Guests benefit from group lessons with PSIA-AASI instructors. This program builds confidence and independence in wounded Veterans. When participants reach the top of the mountain, it is symbolic of their ability to accomplish anything, despite a severe injury.