Coalition Snow Announces The Coalition Clubhouse, A Virtual Community For Those Who Share a Love of Snow — Including Private BIPOC Mountaintop Group Led by Hana Saydek and Nia Brinkley
November 10, 2020
Coalition Clubhouse membership directly supports initiatives that will help to build a more inclusive snowsports community through gear exchanges, scholarships, knowledge sharing, and representation.
(Reno, NV —November 11, 2020) Launched late last month, the team at Coalition Snow is eager to welcome new members to the Coalition Clubhouse — a virtual community designed to support women, non-binary, and other underrepresented genders who share a love of winter and a love of snow.
“Community is power,” says Jen Gurecki, Coalition Snow CEO. “Outside of Facebook groups, there haven’t been many places for underrepresented genders to come together in a safe, welcoming, and supportive on-line community. We created the Coalition Clubhouse to meet the growing demands of people wanting real connection and contributing to real change.”
General membership to the Coalition Clubhouse is free and includes skill & connection sessions, exclusive offers/perks and opportunities to connect with other women, non-binary, and underrepresented genders. For $7/month, the Co-Conspirators membership includes:
- Contribution to the BIPOC snowsports scholarship fund
- Free access to all digital events
- Free shipping on Coalition’s online shop + exclusive discounts
- The first to hear about special offers and announcements
Co-Conspirator membership directly supports initiatives that will help to build a more inclusive snowsports community, including the BIPOC Mountaintop Crew — a private and free group for underrepped gender BIPOC skiers/riders/snowsport enthusiasts — led and moderated by Hana Saydek and Nia Brinkley.
“Mountaintop is for all marginalized gender BIPOC folks,” says Saydek. “This includes folks that are often welcomed in ‘women’ spaces, but are not centered. Being not just seen, but centered and celebrated, that’s a wonderful thing. It’s about being able to catch your breath in community, and then getting to look around and seeing that you’re not alone, while being continually inspired and supported. We’re here to have your back and make friends. If any of that speaks to you, we’d be honored to have you join Mountaintop.”
Mountaintop is a space to celebrate and center BIPOC identities and intersections. It’s a space to rest, breathe, be connected, and build community. It’s a crew of folks who listen to, hold space, and support one another through the winter, while staying informed on discounts, scholarships, and opportunities. And we can amplify and align our voices to highlight and inform inequities and issues in the larger snowsports community.
“I’m excited to lead this community alongside all the other members because this is a safe space that we need and deserve,” says Brinkley. “It’s a group that makes me feel like I belong somewhere and makes the extremely white-cis snowsports world feel less lonely. I’m stoked for the projects we hope to put out — including a season edit and a zine starring any Mountaintop members that want to be involved.”
About Coalition Snow
What started as a mission to build women’s skis and snowboards that didn’t suck, Coalition Snow has evolved into a community that values camaraderie over competition, solidarity over sending, and compassion over cuntery. Designers and distributors of performance-driven skis and snowboards, cheeky apparel, an irreverent podcast, and an inclusive print magazine, Coalition Snow knows there is no place for the status quo, no room for hanging back, and no time for waiting for the industry to embrace people who don’t fit the mold. In everything they create the team aims to make a positive impact in the world of snowsports and beyond. Coalition Snow is out to build a more inclusive snowsports community. coalitionsnow.com