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.
Come see what you’ve been missing!
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. New member special - only $20 for the first year!
Pay your dues online*, mail us your completed application, or come to our next monthly general meeting.
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Trips and Events
|Eagles vs. Giants Tailgate Party||September 24th 2017||FREE!|
|Early Out - Beaver Creek, CO||December 3rd - 9th 2017||Register Here|
|Development trip 1||January 6th firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Development trip 2||January 27th email@example.com|
|Development trip 3||February 10th firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elk day trip||February 15th email@example.com||Coming soon!|
|Summit - Squaw Valley||March 3rd - 10th firstname.lastname@example.org|
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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. Please fill out the registration form to attend.
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Interested in donating to the Development Program? We accept PayPal.