We have a partnership with Arapahoe Basin where we take participants and pay for tickets, half day lessons, gear, and clothing! We provide goggles and gloves from our gear locker. We also provide Merino wool socks for those in need.

In 2021, we had 94 participants with a lovely grant from The National Recreation Foundation. Continue that partnership.

Navigation tips and weather reports provided. Parking instructions and more can be found in the pre-trip packet!


The most recent participation statistics released by Snowsports Industries America (SIA) show African-Americans making up only 7.3 percent of alpine skiers in the United States. (Source: Ski Vermont)

Come join Blackpackers in skiing adventures where you can learn to break barriers and shred some POW! We love the sun, but we also don’t mind the cold. Join us for a fun time on the slopes!

Ages: 6+


Snowsports Industries America: From 2014 to 2017, African-American men and women (on average) accounted for 8.3 percent of snowboarders and 6.7 percent of cross-country skiers (Source: ESPN)

Join Blackpackers in taking on the slopes with our Snowboarding Program! Learn the ins and outs of carving and more on this winter adventure! You could be the next Gabby Maiden or Zeb Powell!

Ages: 6+

Sign ups opening soon for December 16th 2023 Ski & Ride Day

Sign ups opening soon for April 13th 2024 Ski & Ride Beach Day