Happy 2017!


It’s time to start planning to compete in the 18th consecutive Nate Chute contest! The 2017 Nate Chute is brought to you by Whitefish Mountain Resort and Stumptown Snowboards, March 18th and 19th at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

The Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross helps support the Nate Chute Foundation, a Whitefish-based non-profit that supports the mental health of young people in Montana with the goal of reducing and eliminating suicide and suicide attempts. You can find out more about the foundation and our programs here.

In 2016 contestants raised over $13,000 for the Nate Chute Foundation through a CrowdRise fundraiser! We are continuing this effort in 2017, with the opportunity for contestants to raise funds for the Nate Chute Foundation while having their event entry fee paid! Sign up as part of the Nate Chute Team at Crowdrise, raise $300 or more in tax-deductible donations and your entry fee will be covered. This is a great way to reduce your contest expense while raising funds for a great cause. We have a goal of raising $12,000 through CrowdRise in 2017, so please join the Team by clicking here, and encourage your friends and family to support you in the race!

The Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross provides great prizes – cash and trophies for pro divisions; gear (including new snowboards) and trophies for amateur divisions; and lots of swag for all! There are special prizes for all Crowdrise Team Members that raise funds for the Nate Chute Foundation! Information about other exciting events sponsored by great local businesses will be available soon.

You can find more information about the snowboard contest at the events page at Whitefish Mountain Resort. You can register fo the events page, or click call 406-862-2900 (toll-free 877-754-3474). Space is limited so don’t delay!

Thank you for your past participation in the Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross. With tons of early snow this will be the best year yet! If you have questions about the event, please contact Whitefish Mountain Resort Events at events@skiwhitefish.com or call the number listed above. We hope that you will join us in our Crowdrise effort or one of the events leading up to the event and for some racing on March 18-19!


Terry Chute
Nate Chute Foundation

Great Fish Community Challenge


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A rebranding campaign to increase community awareness and familiarity of the NC Foundation. Additional awareness will result in the expansion of programs and resources to an unreached audience. Rebranding will include developing a new and recognizable logo, a comprehensive brochure, updated website, social and media marketing campaigns and reworking our mission statement . While our organization is consistently growing, we find that the community is not readily familiar with what resources are available, who we are, what we do and why we do it. Re-branding will help the Nate Chute Foundation to become more visible and thus increase our ability to implement programs and continue to reduce the stigma associated with youth suicide and ultimately the instances of youth suicide.

Texting That Saves Lives

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When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking — they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse. So she’s setting up a text-only crisis line, and the results might be even more important than she expected.


17th Annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross at the Whitefish Mountain Resort

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Snowboarders to Raise Funds for the NC Foundation by Racing
in the 17th Annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross at the Whitefish Mountain Resort.

The 17th Annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross presented by Whitefish Mountain Resort and Stumptown Snowboards will kick off March 19th and 20th, but the NC Foundation is asking competitors to get involved long before the much anticipated weekend. Using the Crowdrise crowd sourcing website designed for nonprofits, the NC Foundation hopes to raise $10,000. According to Crowdrise, it’s “about giving back, raising lots of money for great causes and having the most fun in the world while doing it.”

“The past three years we have seen great success with fundraising events surrounding the event thanks to our partners; Whitefish Mountain Resort, Stumptown Snowboards, The Craggy Range, MacKenzie River Pizza Company, The Great Northern Brewery, Whitefish Mountain Resort, The Bierstube, and Kandahar Lodge. In 2015 we raised over $9,000 through Crowdrise, and this year we want to take it even further by challenging our passionate group of competitors to help us increase the number of competitors participating in Crowdrise and increasing the funds raised for the foundation” NC Foundation Board Member, competitor and foundation spokesman Jason Forrest said. “If we can engage just 33 out of our 130 annual competitors to each raise $300 we’ll have met our goal of $10,000 through this particular fundraiser.” “We will reimburse the entry fee to each competitor that raises $300 or more prior to the event in March. We would be thrilled if more competitors joined us in raising funds and helped us exceed our fundraising goal!”

The NC Foundation invites you to take part in this important fundraiser by visiting www.crowdrise.com/NateChute2016/fundraiser/ncfoundation to become part of the team of fundraisers or to make a tax deductible donation by supporting your favorite snowboarder.

To learn more about the additional fundraising event in March go http://natechutefoundation.org/events/. For more information about the 17th Annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross presented by Whitefish Mountain Resort and Stumptown Snowboards please visit the events page at www. skiwhitefish.com/event/nate-chute-banked-slalom or call 406-862-2910. To register for the snowboard events, go to www.2016-nate-chute.eventbrite.com.