Play Forever Fund

🤝  Snowbird's Play Forever Fund is our way of giving back and making a difference.
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As part of our Play Forever commitment, we are proud to provide financial support to organizations that exemplify the Play Forever goals of protecting the environment and supporting our communities.

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Play Forever Fund

The Snowbird Forever Fund was created to provide funding in order to support our community successfully navigating challenging times and continuing to thrive for generations to come. Snowbird’s Play Forever Fund was established with a gift from our owner John Cumming, his brother David and the Cumming Foundation. Locally, the fund works in partnership with the Park City Community Foundation and all donations are directed to local non-profit organizations that are directly providing community assistance.

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Donations to the Community

Since its inception, the Play Forever Fund has made donations to support a variety of non-profits, causes and efforts that work towards bettering our environment and serving our local community. Here are a few, of the many, ways we have contributed: 

  • Snowbird helped start the Ski Conservation Fund in partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF). Since 2005, NFF has matched Snowbird's contribution, 50 cents to the dollar, resulting in nearly $1.2 million going to organizations doing conservation work on National Forest land. 
  • Play Forever Wednesdays–Snowbird's weekly give-back program–supports local non-profits by donating $5 of every lift ticket sold on qualifying Wednesdays. In the 2023-24 season, Snowbird partnered with 21 organizations, all of which received a minimum of $2,000. Snowbird has donated over $80,000 to participating non-profits in the program's lifetime. 
  • Through these funds, Snowbird supports the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation and their Trails Stewardship Program, a professional trail crew that works in collaboration with the US Forest Service's Salt Lake Ranger District to build, improve and maintain trails in the Cottonwood Canyons. Snowbird also works closely with The Cottonwood Canyons Foundation on invasive weed management programs and the annual Wasatch Wildflower Festival. 
Snowbird tree planting

What You Can Do

Join Snowbird is making a difference. Here are a few things you can do to protect the environment, increase participation in outdoor recreation and support Utah communities.

  • When coming to the mountain, carpool or take the bus—it saves money, wear and tear on vehicles and reduces CO2 emissions.
  • Snowbird is making the switch away from plastic water bottles, and so should you. When you visit, there will only be infinitely recyclable aluminum water bottles at all of our dining outlets. If you want to do more than just eliminate waste, create zero waste. Swing by one of our retail locations and purchase your very own Snowbird reusable water bottle. 
  • Volunteer through the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation. We will be hosting 1 volunteer event per month this summer. Learn more at
  • Find ways to volunteer through
  • Donate to local organizations in our community. Not sure where to start? Check out the list of non-profits that participate in Play Forever Wednesdays
  • Buy local—it’s good for the community, your health and the environment.
  • Continue educating yourself about the issues affecting our community. Snowbird hosts Play Forever Presentations throughout the season, featuring local experts on our environment. Check out the Events Calendar for upcoming dates. 
  • Practice sustainability at home by composting and recycling when you can. 

Play Forever Donation Requests

As part of our Play Forever commitment, we are proud to provide in-kind donations to our community. We focus our charitable giving on two primary pillars–the environment and participation. Requesting organizations must be classified as 501c3 non-profits and not be affiliated with a religious or political cause.

Due to the large volume of donation and grant requests submitted to Snowbird, all requests must be made online. Please submit your request at least 60 days prior to your event.

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