• 2015 Grass Roots Grants Applications Open

    Calling environmental, sustainability, community and arts based non-profits! It’s that time of year again, and we are excited to kick off our 2015 Grass Roots Grants cycle!
  • The Kiamani Movement

    The Kiamani MVMT (“Movement”) is a group who worked passionately to make JP’s vision a reality: to make lip balm to create a new model of sustainable entrepreneurial activity in rural communities that is fundamentally based in local knowledge and leadership.
  • The Blue Dot Tour

    The Blue Dot Tour aims to bring individuals together in the hopes of promoting the right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water and eat healthy food. It hopes to encourage people to take action to create and lobby for healthier communities, cities, provinces and a healthier nation as a whole.
  • SmartWool Servapalooza Pt 2

    Alpine Initiatives teamed up with SmartWool and Yampa Valley Sustainability Council in Steamboat Springs, CO to build ski and snowboard covered recycling containers to upgrade and promote the local recycling program.
  • SmartWool Servapalooza Pt. 1

    Alpine Initiatives partners with SmartWool for their bi-annual service day in Steamboat Springs, CO to beautify local community recycling containers with up-cycled skis.
  • Designing the Spearhead Hut Project

    The Spearhead traverse is a spectacular mountain route that connects the Whistler and Blackcomb backcountry through the Spearhead and Fitzsimmons ranges in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The Spearhead Huts Project, an initiative to build three new alpine huts along the Spearhead range that would offer a hut-to-hut traverse experience for numerous backcountry user groups, is underway.
  • Never Too Young to Evoke Change - Youth Sustainability Initiatives

    Sometimes I think that my time to “change the world” will come when I am older. But when will I be old enough to be older? And what actions of mine are great enough to evoke change? This blog is a humbling reminder that we are never too young, too small, too naïve, too weak to make a difference.
  • Women in the Snowsports Community: Badass Female Initiatives

    In an arena where women do not always take center stage, women across the globe are coming together to support and challenge one another through various initiatives. Continue reading to learn more about a few of the incredible initiatives started by some of these courageous women.
  • Mountain Inspired

    This past Friday, AI teamed up with Strafe Outerwear & Iris Gallery to put on a mountain inspired photography showcase and silent auction. The idea behind the event was to bring together all sorts of people who derive their inspiration from the mountains to celebrate this source of inspiration and to do it as a benefit for AI.
  • Strafe Outerwear x Alpine Initiatives -- Mountain Inspired Photography Showcase & Silent Auction

    This Friday, Alpine Initiatives and Strafe Outerwear will be paying tribute to the mountains that inspire almost every aspect of our lives. Thanks to the generosity of 10+ photographers who also derive inspiration from these mountains, we will be auctioning off numerous mountain inspired prints, with all proceeds going to benefit the continued work of AI.
  • Artists & Decks

    For the second year running, Carbondale, Colorado artist Stanley Bell put together an amazing art show to benefit AI. He brought together nearly 20 artists from around the Roaring Fork Valley, handed out skate decks and began preparing the Studio for Arts + Works (SAW) for the show. While Stanley prepped the space with his own artistic devices, the artists...

  • AI x IF3 Launch Party

    What better way to usher in this coming winter than with the latest ski films and a little philanthropy?
  • Alpine Initiatives & Mountain Riders in Grenoble

    Last night, Alpine Initiatives teamed up with Mountain Riders for a fundraising event in Grenoble. A few hundred students gathered to watch All. I. Can. and to discuss different sustainability ideas and practices in the mountains. In the process, $1000 was raised to support missions from both Mountain Riders and Alpine initiatives. Thank you for engaging within your local mountain...

  • A Hugely Successful 10000 Ways To Help Campaign

    In reflecting upon our latest fundraising campaign, we couldn't be more pleased with the way our community and our sponsors stepped up to make 10000 Ways to Help a success.
  • Nikolai's AT Initiative

    Nikolai Valdmanis never expected that he would have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others, or inspire his friends and family until he visited the Kithoka Amani Community Home (KACH) in Kenya back in 2010.  In the wake of a departure from his professional career, he dreamed of world travels and the personal challenge of hiking the 2,181...

  • All.I.Can. Aspen

    What better way to kick off the 11-12 season in Aspen than with a benefit showing of All.I.Can. the night before the mountain opens?  AI and Aspen Ski Co's Environment Foundation teamed up to make a showing possible this past Friday at the historic Wheeler Opera House. Aspen turned out in true form to pack the place and make the...

  • Stanley Bell

    What happens when one artists gets a bunch of his friends to collaborate on skate decks? We just found out thanks to Stanley Bell.
  • The Self-Starter

    Dylan Bowman would like you to think that he is an ordinary human being, but the truth is that he is a freak of nature (and we mean that in the best way possible). He is fanatical about running and doing it for a great cause.
  • The Amazing Megan Parks

    Megan Parks was the first to step up and utilize her passion to help fund-raise for AI. Needless to say, we were highly impressed with Megan's innovative approach to helping us out.
  • AI and She Jumps Backcountry Awareness Clinic

    Lift lines are long, the snow is amazing, how about heading into the backcountry to soak up some powder turns? First things first, athletes need to understand what backcountry travel is all about and how to safely participate in it, so Alpine Initiatives and She Jumps teamed up to host a women’s backcountry awareness clinic last April 9-10 at Vail Mountain Resort.