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Black Ski Summit 2015 with The National Brotherhood of Skiers.

A. Party went undercover brother at Snowmass for the 2015 Black Ski Summit with the National Brotherhood of Skiers.  The Black Ski Summit is the largest African American ski event in the universe.  Well over 1000 skiers of color hit the increasingly snowy slopes of Aspen/Snowmass for a week of skiing, snow boarding and even mono-boarding along with serious socializing.   More than 50 ski clubs from across the country joined in the fun to shred and party and enjoy the mountain lifestyle.

Click to learn more about the National Brotherhood of Skiers.   

NBS Founder Art Clay and current President Diana Starks

AspenSpin was reminded by several vociferous attendees that "The NBS always brings the Snow".   Thank you NBS, thank you Ullr... we've been vigorously snow dancing for 8 weeks in Aspen and it's finally Winter again.  I digress. 

The NBS started in 1972 and is the "go to" organization for brothers and sisters who ski.  Past Ski Summits have attracted upwards of 5000 attendees.  The NBS camaraderie and the members sheer joy was palpable at Snowmass.   The various clubs wear their colors proudly on the slopes complete with large flashy logos and custom gear.  I don't think it's surprising  to anyone if I admit that the slopes of Aspen are usually devoid of true funk and soul...so it's fantastic to see the big time fun that is happening with the NBS.  Over the years The Summit is responsible for numerous marriages (sometimes they are inter-club marriages) and even a few divorces.


AspenSpin was invited as a guest to the annual NBS picnic at Two Creeks.  We got to enjoy plenty of laughs along with some authentic BBQ all accompanied by some funky, funky, funky tunes.  We mingled with The JIM DANDY SKI CLUB out of DETROIT (my home town) established in 1958.   THE BLAZERS out of Philly.  The ALL SEASONS hailing from OAKLAND, The SNO-GOPHERS from the Windy City, CAPITAL SKI out of D.C. , The SNO-BURNERS from The Big Apple and many many more.  But our favorite club, by far was SUGAR and SPICE which is a virtual or on-line  only club.  Sugar and Spice attracts sweet and spicy ladies from all over the U.S.  You go girls.

So it was great to shred Snowmass (conditions are good and getting better) and picnic with The Brotherhood. Thank you to The NBS for having so much fun in Aspen/Snowmass... because its truly contagious. Special thanks  to the NBS for bringing the POW POW...again.   



The Jim Dandy Ski Club from Detroit. Est. 1958

Sugar and Spice, a virtual ski club (on-line only) has members from all over the USA, South FLA in the house. Sunshine Slopers