Who We Are
Black Ski, Inc. (BSI) of Washington, D.C. is a nonprofit ski club, established in 1972, Membership is permitted in BSI regardless of race, color, age, gender, national origin, politics, religion, marital status or any other reason of no merit.
BSI is one of the founding clubs of its umbrella organization, the National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS). Ray Mott of BSI was elected as the first President of the NBS in 1975. BSI consists of a Board of Directors, an Executive Committee, which includes a President, a Recording Secretary, and Vice Presidents for its various offices. There are also standing committees, comprised of members who voluntarily organize and implement various club activities.
BSI has a membership of 1000+ people, residing primarily in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area. However, about 50 members live in 23 other states around the country. Although skiing is our primary objective, BSI is involved in a variety of activities throughout the rest of the year such as biking, horseback riding, golfing, roller blading, tennis, Happy Hours, parties, picnics, Crab Feast, fashion show, theater, and concerts, just to name a few, and any activities that we may deem interesting and that the membership as a group shows a desire to pursue.
The VISION of Black Ski is to be the premier ski & snowboard club for people of color in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
The MISSION of Black Ski is to promote the sport of skiing and to establish, operate and promote educational and other programs that will aid in the development of winter sports programs for youth.