Live Your Ski Dream

Supported by the Hans Saari Memorial Fund

The American Alpine Club’s Live Your Dream grant, powered by The North Face has set up a separate reserve, sustained by the Hans Saari Memorial Fund, to support our grant applicants with projects specific to ski and snowboard mountaineering.

The Hans Saari Memorial Fund is dedicated to the memory of Hans Saari, an extreme skier and writer who passed away in a skiing accident in the French Alps in 2001. Skiing was more than an athletic endeavor to Hans—it was the lens through which he saw and experienced the world. His adventures were opportunities to accept physical and mental challenges, visit new places and people, and explore other cultures. We believe the way Hans experienced and communicated through this sport is to be encouraged in others.

The American Alpine Club and The North Face are proud to continue the tradition of the Hans Saari Memorial Fund as part of the Live Your Dream grant. If you have a dream descent; a big-mountain project that keeps you awake at night, apply for a 2017 Live Your Dream grant and let us help you make that dream a reality.