Heavenly Mountain Resort hosts the National Brotherhood of Skiers for their annual Mini-Summit, backing the organization’s mission of increasing snow sport participation, development and support of athletes of color competing at international and Olympic levels.

The National Brotherhood of Skiers hosts the largest ski and snowboard convention in the United States each year. This Mini-Summit event is a fundraiser held during even years to support the NBS Olympic Scholarship Fund, designed to identify, develop and support athletes of color who will participate in international and Olympic winter sports competition. Many NBS clubs have youth programs that assist athletes with national competitions and development with the intent of propelling young athletes to Olympic and international competition levels. Additionally, funds from this event support the volunteer-based National Brotherhood of Skiers program.

“We are thrilled to return to Lake Tahoe after many years and look forward to enjoying all that Heavenly Mountain Resort has to offer in skiing, boarding and non-ski activities,” said Diana Starks, president of the NBS. “The NBS will have an opportunity to experience numerous mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe as well as enjoy a variety of entertainment establishments.”

The NBS Black Ski Summit is a fun-filled and exciting event designed for all ages including family-friendly activities. It has been 26 years since the NBS' last summit was hosted at Heavenly, Lake Tahoe. The schedule of events includes alpine races, GospelFest, themed happy hours, evening entertainment and more. Participants will race in the Competition of Beginners to Expert Alpine Ski & Snowboard Races, as well as attend the popular après happy hours and acclaimed Picnic on the Hill event. The festive occasion will be marked with lively costumes and decorations, adding amplified enthusiasm to all scheduled events. Excitement is paving the way for one of the most entertaining, high-energy, and unique Mini-Summits to date!

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