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Programs ensure individualized care, medical attention and intimate experiences with fellow survivors. First Descents programs are offered free of cost to participants.


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Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Tucked against the awe-inspiring Teton Mountain Range, Jackson Hole is one of the country’s top adventure destinations. The sheer beauty…
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The 80s Ski Party

The First Descents 80s Ski Party is the raddest, most excellent party in the Front Range. On October 13th, 2017, all those who dare to relive the greatest decade of ski wear will unite to celebrate skiing primarily, the 80's of course and fundraise for First Descents. With the purchase of a ticket, patrons will receive free beer and pizza…

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Man of the Cliff

Man of The Cliff 2017 is the 9th annual non-profit event comprised of outdoor, rugged lumberjack activities that are modified to fit all strength and ability levels. Historically held in beautiful Red Cliff, Colorado, this year's event will take place at picturesque Nottingham Lake in Avon, Colorado with 100% of all funds raised benefitting local charity, First Descents. Interested in sponsoring the First…