About the Foundation
Cody St. John was a 1995 graduate of Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, Maryland. After attending Frostburg State College in western Maryland, Cody decided to move to Colorado to pursue a career in the ski industry. He eventually found his way to Steamboat Springs Ski Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado as a professional ski patroller. In 2006, Cody was nominated and received Colorado’s “Ski Patroller of the Year Award”. Cody was the first and only full-time snowboarder to ever receive this prestigious honor.
On April 8, 2007 Cody St. John passed away due to injuries suffered in a car accident in Colorado. At the time of his accident, Cody was on his way to attend an orientation for the nursing program at the University of Wyoming. For a young person that led such a humble life, it is truly remarkable how many people Cody touched.
The outpouring of love, affection and respect for this young man inspired people to create and establish “The Cody St. John Foundation” a non-profit charity organization with a 501 (C)(3) recognition. The mission of the Foundation is to assist professional ski patrollers in furthering their medical education by granting meaningful scholarships to qualified applicants. In addition to helping ski patrollers further their medical education, The Cody St. John Foundation promotes organ donation. After meeting three of Cody’s organ recipients; the heart, liver, and kidney/pancreas, our family is even more determined to cultivate Cody’s legacy.
In April 2011, the first five Memorial Scholarships were awarded to patrollers from Steamboat, Telluride, Snowmass, Monarch, and Alta. The 2012 Scholarship Application process is now open to professional ski patrollers. All completed scholarships are due on or before March 1st.
The Cody St. John Foundation teams with the Steamboat Ski Patrol and Steamboat Ski Resort to host an annual randonee event, Cody’s Challenge. This was featured in November 2010 Powder Magazine. Check out our photos at our website!