Founded in 1978, the Blazers Ski Club is an alliance of skiers, snowboarders and skiing enthusiasts in the metropolitan Philadelphia area. We promote skiing as a recreational activity for minority groups, recruit and train youth in skiing techniques, and promote skiing competition for Olympic development of minority skiers. The club is affiliated with National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS) and serves to provide development opportunities for skiers and snowboarders of ALL ages and abilities. Though primarily a winter club, we proudly host activities year round including travel and social events.
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Join us for our General Meetings September through June on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at:
The Underground Railroad Museum at Historic Belmont Mansion
2000 Belmont Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131
The Blazers membership is $50.00 each year. The Annual membership period is September through August. Membership entitles you to have discounts on lift tickets and ski equipment from supporting local regional and national sponsors of NBS and Eastern Pennsylvania Ski Council. Membership is necessary to attend all extended day trips.
Ski trips (tentative)
|Early Out - Park City, UT||December 3rd - 10th 2016|
|Development trip 1||January 7th 2017|
|Development trip 2||January 21st 2017|
|Mountain Creek weekend trip||January 27th - 29th 2017|
|Winterfest - Killington, VT||February 3rd - 6th 2017|
|Development trip 3||February 11th 2017|
|Elk day trip||February 15th 2017|
|Summit - Keystone, CO||February 25th - March 4th 2017|
Learn to ski/board program
The Blazers Ski Club, Inc. prides itself on providing the opportunity for African Americans to learn and enjoy the sport of skiing. Our Development Program covers children from age four to seventeen and adults. Both children and adults take their lessons at the same ski resort; this enables families to be together but learn skiing with their own age group.
The Adult Development Program of the Blazers Ski Club, Inc. is an introduction for adults who have never skied, provides lessons for previous skiers who may have stopped skiing sometime ago, and assists current skiers who are looking to practice or improve their current skills. The goal of the Adult Development Program is to prepare beginner and seasoned skiers with good skiing skills and techniques for exciting weekend or week long ski trips.
This is a scheduled program occurring on selected Saturdays beginning in January. Travel is on a deluxe motor coach leaving at approximately 6:00 AM from Monument and Stout Roads, (Philadelphia. College of Osteopathic Medicine Parking Lot) and returning at approximately 6:00 PM. This program takes place in the Pocono Mountains and runs from January through March; rental ski equipment is included when needed. Lessons cover snowboarding or skiing.
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