Chill Japan launched its first snowboard program for youth who were displaced by the Hanshin Awaji Earthquake in 2001. Since then, Chill Japan has operated year-round with snowboard programs for youth. We work with various schools, youth agencies, social programs, and boardsports partners to provide these programs with all associated costs covered.
Our programs use the process of learning boardsports, an experiential learning cycle, and a core value-driven curriculum to help youth grow personally and see that there is a path out of their current circumstances. To learn more, our program approach page HERE
There’s nothing quite like sliding on a board in the snow and succeeding at your first turns. More importantly, there’s nothing like the moment when you realize you’re capable of a lot more than you imagined, and that’s why snowboarding is so perfectly aligned to aid in self-empowerment and growth.