The Nubian Empire Ski Club owes its existence to Phil Littlejohn, a professional Ski Instructor and a lifetime member of Jersey Ski Club. For several years, Phil approached members of the African American Community in the Capital District, promoting participation in Winter sports and dispelling the myth that "Black Folks Don't Ski." A few of us finally decided to listen and give it a try...And we Loved It!
In August 2001, we choose our name and became incorporated in October 2001 with 15 members. We applied for membership in the National Brotherhood of Skiers in November 2001 and obtained full membership status in March 2004 under the tireless leadership of the first Club President, Peggie Allen.
To date, we have over 50 members who are loving the winters in upstate New York. During Ski Season, we ski many of the mountains in New York and New England States. The club has participated in Ski Summits and Spring Fests in Canada, Colorado, Vermont, Maine and the French Alps in Charmonix. We also have a Youth Development Program, whose goal is to introduce our youth to Winter sports. We have fun during the summer months too, participating in golf, bus trips, NBS Summer Fest in Florida and parties.
The Nubian Empire Ski Club is committed to the promotion of winter sports and other seasonal sports activities within the African American community in the New York Capital District Area.