TSV’s 6th Annual Not Forgotten Outreach Appreciation Week – 1/22/18
Taos Ski Valley and Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. invite active duty military, reservist, guard, Gold Star families, veterans and immediate family members with a military/DOD/VA ID to come ski at a Steep discount $TBA all day lift tickets. Enjoy Free rentals, discounted group ski and snowboard and discounted Child Care/Lessons .
In 2017, there were over 2,000 Military Family attendees, this year TSV & NFO expect to Host over 3,000 Military Families!
Making the event the largest gathering of Military Families having fun together at a ski resort.
Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. (NFO), a local Taos, New Mexico non-profit, brings Military Families together at Taos Ski Valley, from all over the US for an experience filled with fun activities on & off the Ski Mountains.
Military Families hit the slopes with loved ones and Military friends at a Ski Resort started by WWII Veteran, Ernie Blake. The Blake family approved the start of the event, when Jonah Salloway, former event director at TSV came up with the idea in November 2013.
Since the new owner, Louis Bacon purchased TSV the annual event has only grown in the number of participants and most importantly in support from TSV employees, by taken ownership of the event for Military Families.
To improve “Mindfulness” and relationships, NFO is proud to have partnered with the Department of Veteran Affairs Care Management & Social work Services; to offer intimacy training by Nicole Jasmine Johnson, MSW, MA, LCSW. This intimacy training will provide desperately needed guidance to Military Couples, in how to adjust their personal relationship aspirations when dealing with a wounded warrior, either physically or cognitive injuries, enabling them to learn a “new norm” of intimacy in their changed relationships.
Connected Warriors Yoga will provide evidence based Trauma-Conscious yoga therapy programs for Service members, Veterans and their Families every morning of the event at 9am.
Defendu Academy of Taos, will provide a self-defense class on Wednesday at 10am, taught by former Special Forces Soldier, Ryan Daley.
The VA Mobile Vet Center will be available Friday 10am – 2pm, to answer both active duty and veteran’s questions on benefits entitlements.
On Friday, Melanie A. Suazo, SGM (Ret), Director of the New Mexico Women Veterans Program of the NM Department of Veterans’ Services, will be on hand at the event to reach out to women veterans in NM.
On Thursday & Saturday night NFO will host a FREE “Appreciation Dinner” for 200 Military Families each night.
Lodging discounts to Military Families are graciously being offered by different hotels in the Taos area. Including: Edelweiss Lodge and Spa discount of 20% off for stays of 3 nights or more.