When it comes to winter sports events, many barriers stop people from participating. Luckily, skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports events are aiming to become more accessible to communities who may not have been able to try them before. Here are a few events looking to change the winter sport landscape.
Black Ski Summit and BIPOC Mountain Collective
Did you know that only 1.5% of skiers in the U.S. are Black? Well, Black Ski Summit is aiming to change that. This organization is run by the National Brotherhood of Skiers and holds annual events in popular destinations across the country. Last year’s event took place in Vail. Black skiers and snowboarders can enjoy races, parties, picnics, and leisurely days with a discount and become members of a friendly and welcoming community.
BIPOC Mountain Collective’s motto is “Never ride alone.” It’s a network of clubs all over the country that hold winter and spring meet-ups. The fee is only $39.99, and each participant can enjoy different events and day trips.
Hartford Ski Spectacular and Inclusive Ski Touring
People with disabilities often miss out on winter sports. However, Hartford Ski Spectacular has a solution. The annual sports festival is held by Move United and takes place at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge. The equipment is designed to be comfortable for people with disabilities, and the activities are perfectly adapted. Apart from ski and snowboard lessons and races, people can enjoy banquets and networking events.
For Inclusive Ski Touring, another event, it’s all in the name. The people behind Inclusive Ski Touring are all about inclusivity. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, a novice or an expert, black or white; everyone is welcome to enjoy the events and feel like they belong to a community.
Alaska Ski for Women
This ski event specifically made for women is the biggest one on the continent. Women of all ages and abilities can participate. The Friends and Family Ski event will be held on February 4, followed by the main event on February 5, when men are welcome to cheer all the women participating in the race.
The money raised will be used to support domestic violence organizations. All the guests can enjoy food trucks, a silent auction, drink vendors, and free massages!
Netflix’s promotional trailer festival, Tudum, stormed through Brazil, attracting an exuberant crowd of fans eager to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars from shows like Bridgerton, Avatar: The Last Airbender, FUBAR, and The Witcher. Among the attendees were the cast members of The Witcher, including Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, and Joey Batey.
Henry Cavill Appeared at Tudum
Henry Cavill and the cast of The Witcher enticed the audience with insights into the upcoming Season 3 of the series. In a playful exchange, Batey, who portrays Jaskier, jokingly suggested they turn their attention to Cavill, questioning him about his experience filming his final season of the show. Cavill, once the clamor of the crowd had subsided, shifted the focus to his co-stars, expressing his admiration for their nuanced portrayals of complex characters. He commended their dedicated efforts in bringing depth and intricacy to roles that could easily be oversimplified.
Cavill’s heartfelt words of appreciation resonated, underscoring the camaraderie among the cast members, and his sentiment was reciprocated by Batey, who thanked Henry Cavill for his remarkable contributions to The Witcher. Before anyone could delve into the cryptic mention of oversimplification, Batey promptly shared a captivating two-and-a-half-minute scene from Season 3. The clip, uninterrupted and brimming with intensity, unveiled a confrontation between Ciri and the scarred mage Rience, portrayed by Sam Woolf, rapidly escalating into a tumultuous battle involving multiple characters. The action-packed sequence left viewers eager for more, with its palpable sense of danger and a flurry of stabbing.
Liam Hemsworth Was Absent From Tudum
The Witcher Season 3 will be divided into two parts, with the first half having premiered on June 29th, followed by the second half a month later on July 27th. Notably, the role of Geralt will undergo a transition, with Liam Hemsworth set to take over from Cavill in Season 4. However, it’s worth mentioning that Hemsworth’s presence was absent from Tudum, while his brother, Chris Hemsworth, made an appearance to generate excitement for Extraction 2.
As anticipation builds for the forthcoming season, fans are eagerly anticipating the continuation of The Witcher‘s enthralling narrative, although without Henry Cavill. With a star-studded cast and the promise of captivating storytelling, the series looks poised to deliver another thrilling installment.