The First Nations Snowboard Team (FNST) develops high-performance and recreational Aboriginal snowboard athletes. FNST is working to establish a legacy of active, healthy aboriginal youth using the winter sport of snowboarding as a fundamental tool for excellence. Established in 2004, the FNST has close to 450 members from more than 12 Nations across BC, Alberta and Washington State.
The FNST offers a season pass, equipment and coaching for recreational and high-performance snowboarders of varying abilities, along with youth leadership, mentoring and instructor-training programs. As the first snowboard orgnization operated entirely by Aboriginal snowboarders, the FNST is leading the country in holistic and inclusive programming to develop, support and encourage Aboriginal athletes.