Why Skiing?

Everyone Can Do It

The First Chair is a youth development organization introducing skiing, snowboarding and their inherent values to kids and teens. Through after-school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through snow sports.

It's One Big Family

Skiing transcends place, language, and all sorts of differences. It provides a way for people to come together from different walks of life. You know that it's a small world feeling you get when you meet a friend of a friend in a totally random place and then cheers over it? That happens all the time when you dip into the world of skiing. Common love for the sport spreads wherever there are skiers, and everything from parking spots to timeshares to home-cooked meals will start turning up when you become part of the family.

It Lasts a Lifetime!