2016 Season Recap

After many years of less than perfect snow, Sky Tavern was open for the entire winter and we did everything! From early season safety and orientation training, through weeks of the Junior Ski Program to the late season silliness of sledding and tubing, the snow was here and what a difference it made!

We had over 2400 members this year with volunteers donating nearly 15,000 hours. Our donors helped us tear down barriers to getting kids outside and active by providing season pass scholarships, ski and snowboarding gear, and transportation. Through donations and partnerships, we brought Reno Housing Authority kids, disabled Veterans and their families, and every single one got on the snow.

Sky Tavern was recognized by the US Ski Association with a Bronze Podium Certification making it one of four area resorts certified. This is a huge recognition of all the efforts of the volunteers, past and present, and something all of Sky Tavern can be proud of. It is truly a sign of a job well done enhancing part of a child’s development.

A new group of parents have become involved in operations and at the Board. This next generation of volunteers has new ideas and visions for Sky Tavern, including year round training and recreation with mountain biking, camps and events. This makes it an exciting time for Reno to have such an amazing community asset as a ski area run by stakeholders. Get involved and help us imagine what can be done!

Now it is time to build an even stronger organization and do even more for kids, for families, for Reno!

Bill Henderson

Executive Director
Sky Tavern

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