Colour the Trails, Tourism Revelstoke, and Revelstoke Mountain Resort are partnering to host a summit celebrating winter pursuits and gathering BIPOC adventurer seekers. The first annual Colour the Slopes Summit is a four-day event from December 8–11, 2022.
Participants will gather to collectively pursue adventure activities in Revelstoke, including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, and ski touring. The evenings will include a film night, apres with a special guest speaker, and a gala featuring dinner, music, and dancing.
The summit is the brainchild of Colour the Trails founder Judith Kasiama, who wanted to create a safe space for BIPOC to come and spend time on the slopes as a community, Tourism Revelstoke said in a media release regarding the event. Colour the Trails is an organization that advocates for inclusive representation in outdoor spaces and works with businesses to break barriers to adventure activities, creating accessibility. Their message of inclusion and representation in outdoor spaces is something that Tourism Revelstoke says it wholeheartedly embraces.
The event sponsors aim to create and bolster community; participants will be able to come together to try a new sport, hone their skills, and get to know Revelstoke. Tourism Revelstoke and other event hosts hope to sponsor this event annually.
At this time, the event invites Black, Indigenous, and people(s) of colour to register, but it will be opened up to other people if spots are available.
To register, head to: colourthetrails.com/product/colour-the-slopes-summit-2022/.