Community

Rider dropping into a line while backcountry splitboarding in the Italian Alps

Our Role in the Community

We strive to make a positive impact in our community, beyond the benefits that our services provide to our customers. We're looking for ways to include more people and preserve the incredible places where we work and play for our generation and the future.

Current Projects

Land Acknowledgement

“It is important to understand the longstanding history that has brought you to reside on the land, and to seek to understand your place within that history. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation.” Northwestern University

The lands on which we operate all of our domestic programs are the ancestral lands of various Indigenous people.  We recognize the people who inhabited and stewarded the land for thousands of years before European colonization. Our Land Acknowledgement page recognizes the traditional lands of the tribes in each area.  

This land acknowledgement is one small step toward true allyship and we commit to uplifting the voices, experiences, and histories of the Indigenous people of this land and beyond.

 

John Representing the BIPOC community in the Tahoe Backcountry. Check out our BIPOC Scholarship!

Blackbird BIPOC Scholarships for 2022/2023

The purpose of the Blackbird BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and Women's Avalanche Course Scholarships is to acknowledge a lack of representation in the ski industry and remove financial barriers to avalanche education to make backcountry skiing more accessible and representative of our population as a whole.

Applications are due November 25, 2022.  You will be notified via email within a week of the application deadline.

To that end, we are offering one BIPOC Avalanche Course Scholarship in California and one BIPOC Avalanche Course Scholarship in Washington. Recipients will be able to choose from the following avalanche courses:

California Avalanche Courses

Apply Here:

Blackbird BIPOC Avalanche Course Scholarship in California:
BIPOC Scholarship (California)

Blackbird BIPOC Avalanche Course Scholarship in Washington:
BIPOC Scholarship (Washington)

 

 

Recipient of the Blackbird Women's Avalanche Course Scholarship enjoying backcountry turns

Blackbird Women's Scholarships for 2022/2023

The purpose of the Blackbird Women's Avalanche Course Scholarships is to acknowledge a lack of representation in the ski industry and remove financial barriers to avalanche education to make backcountry skiing more accessible and representative of our population as a whole.

Applications are due November 25, 2022.  You will be notified via email within a week of the application deadline.

To that end, we are offering one Women's Avalanche Course Scholarship in California and one Women's Avalanche Course Scholarship in Washington. Recipients will be able to choose from the following avalanche courses:

California Avalanche Courses

Apply Here:

Blackbird Women's Avalanche Course Scholarship in California:
Women's Scholarship (California)

Blackbird Women's Avalanche Course Scholarship in Washington:
Women's Scholarship (Washington)