2018 National Brotherhood of Skiers Black Summit

Category: Press Release
National Brotherhood of Skiers Announces Squaw Valley│Alpine Meadows as Host of 2018 NBS Black Summit 

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Sept. 20, 2017 – The National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS) has selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows to host its next NBS Black Summit. The Summit serves as both the organization’s annual gathering of members and largest fundraiser. More than 800 NBS members and 300 guests from throughout the US and beyond are expected to attend the annual event. The week-long event will run March 3-10, 2018.

“We are so excited that Squaw Valley won the bid to host our Summit. This is our first national event to be held here and I’m wondering what took us so long!” said Peggie Allen, NBS President. “They meet our criteria while offering us good overall value, pristine mountains for all abilities and a lovely village that I know our members will enjoy.” Added Allen, “They also understand the value of investing in our next generation of competitive athletes and recreational enthusiasts by supporting our scholarship fund while also recognizing the economic impact we bring to all resorts and surrounding businesses. A win, win for everybody!”

Event proceeds will support the NBS Olympic Scholarship Fund and organization operations.  Over the last five years, the NBS has provided more than $143,500 in support of aspiring winter sports athletes of color and local NBS club winter sports programs.  

 “We are thrilled to host the 2018 National Brotherhood of Skiers Black Summit at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows,” said Adam Feehan, director of sales for the resort. “Part of our mission is to create extraordinary experiences, and we’re confident that the NBS group will have an incredible time. With terrain for all ability levels and a number of off-hill activities to round out the visit, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an excellent place for groups of all sizes to gather and enjoy the legendary mountains.

The 2018 NBS Black Summit will also mark the organization’s 45th anniversary. While each Summit features a wide range of fun-filled events on and off the slopes, NBS and Squaw leaders plan to partner and recognize this special occasion in a number of ways including après ski themes, live entertainment, races, gospel fest, a picnic and more.

Registration for the event opened on August 21, 2017.  For more information about the NBS, event sponsorship opportunities or to register for the 2018 NBS Black Summit, please visit www.nbs.org.

About the National Brotherhood of Skiers
Founded in 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS) is a non-profit organization comprised of 56 clubs throughout the United States.  Membership includes approximately 3,500 snow sports enthusiasts.  Each year, the organization hosts the NBS Black Summit, the largest gathering of skiers and snowboarders in the nation.  The annual Summit attracts attendees of all ages and includes a wide range of events on and off the slopes.   The event supports the NBS Olympic Scholarship Fund and our mission to identify, develop and support athletes of color who will WIN Olympic and international winter sports competitions, representing the United States, and to increase participation in winter sports.  The event also serves as the organization’s primary fundraiser, supporting aspiring winter sports athletes and local NBS club programs.  The NBS is managed by an all-volunteer board, is volunteer driven and Peggie Allen currently serves as the organization’s national president.

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the second year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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Media Contacts:
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: Liesl Hepburn, 530-452-7111 or lhepburn@squawalpine.com
NBS: Lawanda Joseph, 305-525-0338 or Kimberly King, 404-550-0954 or pr@nbs.org