About Us

At Gear for Groms, we believe that all youth in the High Country of North Carolina should have access to snowboarding and outdoor activities, regardless of their financial circumstances. Our mission is to make snowboarding accessible to local youth, helping them to build confidence, learn new skills, and connect with nature.

We do this by providing access to snowboarding gear through our gear library and voucher program. Our gear library is open to all local youth and includes a wide variety of gear, including snowboards, boots, bindings, jackets, and more. Our voucher program provides participants with access to new equipment at discounted prices by partnering with local retailers.

We believe that snowboarding and outdoor activities can be powerful tools for personal growth and development, and we're committed to ensuring that all youth in the High Country have the opportunity to experience them. As members of both the High Country and Snowboard community, we have seen first hand the impact that giving the gift of snowboarding has on our youth. By breaking down financial barriers and providing access to gear, we're helping to create a more equitable and inclusive community. 

Our work wouldn't be possible without the support of donors and organizations who share our vision. Your monetary donation can help us invest in the things we need to keep our gear library and voucher program fully supported. We also welcome donations of used gear and outerwear. By donating to Gear for Groms, you can help make a positive impact in the lives of youth in the High Country.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by email at gearforgroms.nc@gmail.com, phone at (828) 260-4608, or by mail at PO Box 1853 Banner Elk, NC 28604.

Thank you for your support in helping us make snowboarding accessible to all youth in the High Country!