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By Outdoor Afro Contributor Danielle N. Lee
My first time skiing was an experience. I’m from the south, so frolicking in the cold or snow wasn’t a bog part of my childhood experience. However, I love the outdoors and I love trying new things, so I joined a group of friends who introduced me to the basics of the slopes.
Preparing for my winter time Outdoor Afro adventure with Show Me Skiiers
It was an adventure! I was far from great at it. But I wasn’t deterred. So when I was invited to …
Snowboarding is not just for the fellas. Outdoor Afro caught up with Tomar Brown (30) and Karen Anderson (36), of Washington D.C. who have found excitement and fun on the slopes.
Tomar and Karen
When asked how they each got involved with snowboarding together they said it started with rugby, which they have played competitively for the past ten years, and is where the two met and became a couple. “Rugby seems to have started a lot of things for us,” said Brown with a laugh. In the off-season she explained that …
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Matthew Reese of Seattle, Washington might have gone his entire life without laying a foot on a snowboard. In a recent phone interview, Reese said he used to think: black people don’t ski, snow is too cold, and snow sports conflict with basketball season! But earlier this year, at age 30, his snowboarding co-workers finally convinced him to trek up to the slopes with them on a trip that changed his perspective regarding what was possible through the experience of snowboarding.
Sitting down at Mammoth: Matthew Reese
As a long time athlete, …
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Brian Deka Paupaw was born and raised in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn — a world away from the ski lifestyle. But once he discovered snowboarding as an undergrad, it changed his life. He’s been riding for about nine years now, and made the short film, “Hoods to Woods“, about his journey from sidewalks to mountaintops, and his mission to bring the outdoors to the urban community. He also recently started the Hoods to Woods Foundation, a non-profit that brings the outdoors to at-risk youth in New York City.
Great work Brian!
Hoods to Woods …