25th Annual Nate Chute - Banked Slalom & Boardercross - March 16 & 17
Join the 25th-anniversary celebration of The Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross – the second-longest-running banked slalom event in the United States and the third longest in North America. This event serves as a tribute to Nate, a reminder of the mental health challenges we all encounter, and a source of inspiration for promoting mental well-being.
More than just a competition, this event provides a platform to raise awareness and generate funds for the Nate Chute Foundation. We actively support education through free school, workplace, and community trainings, as well as offer financial assistance for professional therapy.
This event is an inspiring competition with a deeply meaningful purpose.
This year our fundraising goal is $50,000. Any team member who raises $500 or more through this platform will have their entry fee reimbursed by the Nate Chute Foundation. Want to help fundraise? Set up your own page here.
Check out last year's recap: Nate Chute 2023
On Thursday, NCF hosted 50 individuals representing various local responder organizations to discuss the implementation of resilience-building systems. The aim is to prevent burnout and long-term traumatic stress among teams, particularly EMTs, paramedics, and other first responders who may experience posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms due to repeated exposure to human pain and suffering.
NCF seeks to support local responders and outdoor professionals by providing tools, training, and guidance through the Responder Alliance program based in Boulder, Colorado. These training sessions are designed to contribute to the development of vital and healthy workplace cultures.
Among the attendees were representatives from Whitefish Mountain Ski Patrol, Flathead Avalanche Center, Flathead Nordic Backcountry Patrol, Whitefish and Kalispell Police and Fire Departments, Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest, and Kalispell School District.
We express our gratitude to the National Forest Service, Responder Alliance, and MacKenzie River Pizza for their collaboration in facilitating this important conversation in the valley.
The Nate Chute Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
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