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Pride in NYC
Future Avalanche dates
Sunday, November 13, 2016, from 7 to 10 PM (see additional dates for NYC, at left)

Boxers HK -- 742 9th Avenue, at 50th Street, NYC
FREE -- no cover, must be 21 to enter

If you’re new to the group, please join us earlier that same day at our annual
Newbie Brunch! See details below.

RSVP here on Facebook & invite your friends >

Save the dates! Here are our additional Avalanche parties through the end of 2016:

Friday, November 4, 2016, from 8 to 11 PM | Nellie’s Sports Bar, DC | RSVP & invite friends >

Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 8 to 11 PM | Club Cafe, Boston | RSVP & invite friends >

Friday, November 25, 2016, from 8 to 11 PM | Yard Bar, Soho | RSVP & invite friends >

Friday, December 2, 2016, from 7 to 10 PM | Urban MO’s, San Diego | RSVP & invite friends >

Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 8 to 11 PM | GYM Sports Bar, WeHo | RSVP & invite friends >

Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 5 to 8 PM | Hi-Tops, San Francisco | RSVP & invite friends >

Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 8 to 11 PM | Nellie’s Sports Bar, DC | RSVP & invite friends >

Friday, December 16, 2016, from 8 to 11 PM | Jet Set, Minneapolis | RSVP & invite friends >

Saturday, December 17, 2016, from 7 to 10 PM | Sidetrack, Chicago | RSVP & invite friends >

Come meet the BUMS! Get a feel for our laid-back, friendly vibe. Chat us up about your favorite skiing and snowboarding destinations. Get advice on gear, or find a roomie for an upcoming trip. Meet the skiers and boarders who you'll be tearing up the mountains alongside this winter. And then, after a trip, reconnect with all your new friends and maintain those new friendships all season long. This is Avalanche, and it's our ongoing party for SKI BUMS and friends. It's a come-as-you-are, relaxed evening at a local bar, and it's the perfect way to check out SKI BUMS and get a good sense of what we're all about.

We host Avalanche parties in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, London (UK), Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco and Sydney (Australia).

Everyone's invited to come, and if this is your very first SKI BUMS event, be sure to take a moment to learn how everything works, and sign up for free membership!

To receive invitations to Avalanche parties near you,
tell us where you live >
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It's funny how sometimes, the simplest things can be so powerful.

Like walking down a street.
Participating in a Pride event is empowering. Whether you join us for the NYC Pride March, the Washington DC Pride Festival, San Francisco Pride our NYC Pride Party, we hope you'll take a moment to reflect on how great it is to enjoy the freedom of simply being yourself, surrounded by incredible friends who relate to you.

View pics from NYC Pride 2015 >
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In The Bums Rush, competitors race through historic places and
undiscovered corners of New York City, determined to outpace and
outsmart their competitors. Inspired by the hit TV show
"The Amazing Race," the contest explodes LIVE onto the stage of
The Bums Rush Prize Party, where our finalists compete to win our
Grand Prize: a free vacation to a spectacular world-class ski resort.

We are about to announce our 2016 edition.

Huge congrats to Chris and Kira, last year’s Grand Prize winners!!!

View more pics from Pride
The Bums Rush 2015
Here's your chance to meet the other skiers and riders who are new to SKI BUMS this season -- the "newbies" -- and make some new buds before we head to the mountains together!

Our Newbie Brunch is designed for those who have never been on a SKI BUMS trip before -- or those who are returning after a few seasons away from the fun. We host them in NYC and various other cities around the USA.

View pics from the Newbie Brunch >
Sunday, November 13, 2016, from 12 to 2 PM

Elmo Restaurant (downstairs lounge) -- 156 7th Avenue, at 19th Street, NYC
$25 per person, which includes unlimited mimosas!

We’re excited to return to Elmo for this year’s Newbie Brunch! Their downstairs lounge is the perfect spot for a cozy afternoon meetup with the chill, laid-back, super friendly skiers and snowboarders who you’ll be tearing up the mountains with this winter!

Space is limited. Reserve your seat now.
You might not expect it when you look at our photo galleries, but SKI BUMS has a lot of female members. The big challenge, of course, is getting them to come out and meet one another.

That's why we host Powder Room, our special party specifically for the ladies of SKI BUMS! After successful all-girls grips to resorts in New York, Vermont and Colorado, we've had the chance to build up an amazing dynamic among the skiing and snowboarding women of SKI BUMS. If you're someone who's thinking of joining us this season, we've got some awesome girls that we want you to meet.

Everyone is welcome at Powder Room -- so whether you've already signed up for
membership or you're simply curious about us, mark your calendar, RSVP on Facebook and plan to join us.

View photos from previous Powder Room parties >

Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 12 to 3 PM

Cowgirl -- 519 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
$30 per person, which includes a free brunch cocktail

A crowded bar just doesn’t cut it. To really get the best of the SKI BUMS ladies, we knew that our own brunch was a great idea, and last year, the girls of SKI BUMS loved our Powder Room brunch! Once again, we’ll gather at the southwestern charmer
Cowgirl for a delicious spread of down-home grub, so you can chat up the amazing women who have joined us on trips across the globe.

Space is limited; we have a maximum capacity of 30 people. Reserve your seat now.

Get involved in SKI BUMS
No matter where you live — or your skiing & snowboarding skill level — we’d love to help you to get involved in SKI BUMS. We’re always looking for fun-loving, enthusiastic volunteers to help with social events, youth & college outreach, charity events and more. And, active members who volunteer with us have the chance to co-lead one of our exciting on-mountain adventures one day.

We are especially seeking volunteers in the following cities:

+ Boston, Massachusetts
+ Chicago, Illinois
+ Denver, Colorado
+ London, United Kingdom
+ Los Angeles, California
+ Minneapolis, Minnesota
+ Salt Lake City, Utah
+ San Francisco, California
+ Sydney, Australia
+ Washington, District of Columbia

Sign up today to get involved >

Additionally, we are seeking graphic design and photography interns for the upcoming winter season. If you’re skilled in photography, video editing, Photoshop, After Effects, etc, please
contact us and send us a portfolio of your work.

Avalanche NYC
2016-17 dates

Sun Nov 13
Sun Dec 11
Sun Jan 15
Sun Feb 5
Sun Mar 5
Sun Apr 2

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Powder Room
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