Founded in 2013, Powdered Soul is Montana based and mountain focused, registered 501(c)(3).
In the Spring of 2017 Powdered Soul launched it's new Montana Youth Scholarship Program. In our first year we will be offering programs to 5 Montana race teams, including Whitefish Mountain Resort Freestyle Team, Montana Alpine Race School, Missoula Race Team, Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation Team, and DREAM Adaptive Recreation Youth Ski Team. Our program is not based on need or merit but rather the amount of work and service the participant is willing to provide for their community.
Our long term goal is to offer this scholarship model to all youth in ANY extracurricular activity.
#PASSONTHEPASSION has been our modo since the beginning. No matter which scholarships we provide or who we help succeed, we strive to share our love for the mountains and the sport of skiing with anyone and everyone possible. Our primary focus spans anywhere from extremely young skiers clicking into skis for the first time, to elite athletes at the peak of their performance. We believe skiing provides passion and adventure too special to conceal. So go out there, rip some turns, and share them with the younger generation to help us #PASSONTHEPASSION.
We are athletes, mentors, coaches, students, role-models, and mountain lovers who have come together to create a community of people who love to ski and want to share it with others.
Our organization relies on donations from people like you to supplement our scholarship fund, and create unique opportunities for young skiers to thrive. No matter the amount you can give, it would be a huge help. If you cannot donate money, donate time. Take a youth member out into mountains and show them the wonder and adventure that awaits. Then, share your experience with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! You may even be featured on our page!
Anna is the founder and president of Powdered Soul. She grew up ski racing at Big Mountain in Whitefish, MT from age 6-17 when she decided to attend Rowmark Ski academy in Salt Lake City, UT. After four years at Rowmark, ski racing became increasingly more expensive. Traveling both inside the country and out was no longer an option. Although she could no longer afford to race, Anna started Powdered Soul in hopes that others could continue to chase their dreams in spite of financial hardships.
Anna is now a coach for FVSEF in Whitefish, MT. She is also a student at the University of Montana majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Nonprofit Administration.
Born and raised in Western Montana, Madeline learned to ski from her dad at Big Mountain where she ski raced for 8 years. She is now a coach for Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation where she passes on her passion for the sport of skiing. She is also a student at the University of Montana Majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies.
Justin Breck currently serves as Columbia Falls City Attorney. Justin was born in Missoula and grew up in Kalispell, where his family has lived since 1901. He attended Pepperdine University, after graduating from Flathead High School in 1990, earning a B.S. in Business Administration in 1995. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Willamette University College of Law in 1999. Justin worked for eight years in a variety of capacities in city government, private sector information technology, financial planning, and court administration.
After spending seventeen years away from the Flathead Valley in locations including Portland, Oregon, southern California, England, and South Korea Justin moved back to his native home of Kalispell in June of 2005 with his wife, Stephanie Breck. Justin and Stephanie now have a son, Wyatt, and live in Columbia Falls. He and his wife are both members of the State Bar of Montana and own and operate Breck Law Office, PC in Columbia Falls. Justin and Stephanie focus most of their practice as Flathead Valley attorneys in the areas of Business Law (formation, litigation, and consulting), Probate and Estate Planning (wills, trusts, probates), Employment Law (human resources, employer consultation and document preparation, employer and employee litigation), and Real Estate Transactions and Litigation.
Their son, Wyatt, attends Whitefish Christian Academy where he will be a 6th grader next year and just completed his 5th year with the Whitefish Mountain Resort Race Team.
Born in the flatlands of North Dakota, but at home in the mountains of Montana, skiing and winter is a natural passion.
Rayme runs a private massage therapy practice in Whitefish but more importantly is the proud mom of her son, Avery.
It is natural to follow and support the passions of your children and that is how Rayme became drawn to Powdered Soul.
All things in our life weave our tapestry of balance, passion, and support in and from the community.
Our logo represents how we imagine the eye of a lover of the mountains would appear. With this graphic depiction, we have created a geometric eye with the pupil representing a mountain. Our philosophy is that the eyes are the windows to the soul and we skiers can pass on that passion for skiing simply by giving others the opportunity to understand why we love the sport. As skiers, we hold the mountains close and appreciate them with the utmost respect. We want to share that appreciation with younger generations of skiers coming into their own, showing them why the mountains are such an amazing place to learn and grow.