"Winter Starts Now" Location Highlight | Aspen Snowmass

Back in 1973, a historic gathering took place in Aspen, Colorado when the first “Black Summit” took place, bringing together African American ski clubs from around the country, with the with the mission of supporting athletes of color. From that gathering emerged the ‘National Brotherhood of Skiers’ which to this day continues to represent black skiers.

The NBS returned to Aspen in 2021, along with Team NBS athletes Jayna Davis and triplets Helaina, Henniyah, and Henri Rivers IV. These young racers take on the slopes of Snowmass, rediscovering the tracks laid by their predecessors and embodying the vision of that first generation of NBS skiers in a new era.