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  • 1. What should I do to prepare?
     

    A couple of squats and some leg work. Not required but can't hurt!

    Wear warm layers. It can get pretty cold on the mountain, especially as it gets later in the day.

    Bring nutritious snacks, banana etc. - food is a bit pricey 💸 at the mountain

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  • 2. It’s been a while since I’ve gone skiing.
     

    If you haven’t gone skiing in a while (longer than a season), we recommend starting out at a beginner level and working your way up to higher levels when you feel comfortable.

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  • 3. Will I be cold?
     

    You'll more than likely sweat a little bit once you start moving depending on the temperatures.

    The key is to layer clothing properly. Wear warm layers.
    *Wear proper ski pants & jacket
    *Purchase Ski goggles ~$20 @ a Sports store (Usually more $$ @ the mountain).
    *Layer/ wear thermals under your ski pants and coat (This way you can adjust as needed).
    *Wear proper weather/ waterproof gloves & thick socks.
    *A long hat or face mask is recommended.
    *You can also consider hand and toe warmers if you feel you need them.

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  • 4. What should I bring/buy/wear?
     

    Winter Sports

    Ski pants & jacket (Marshalls, Models, Amazon, REI)
    Purchase Ski goggles ~$20 @ a Sports store (More $$ @ the mountain).
    Dress in layers/ Wear Thermals under your ski pants and coat (This way you can adjust as needed).
    Wear proper weather/ waterproof gloves & Thick socks.
    A long hat or face mask is recommended
    Hand &/or leg warmers
    Money for storage lockers (roughly $6)

    Anything-Other-than-Winter Activities (Your Mileage May Vary)

    Paintball
    Clothing you don't mind getting some paint on: cargo/ thick pants & shirt +
    Hat
    Gloves (for extra padding)
    A change of clothes (no paint in the bus!)

    Hiking/Camping
    Comfortable, athletic clothing
    Hiking boots or sturdy trail shoes with light wool socks
    Fleece or warm layers (for chilly evenings)
    A hat and sunglasses
    Day pack for hiking
    Refillable water bottles
    Sunscreen
    Phone charger and portable batteries
    Money to purchase extra items (snacks)
    Camping (Hiking gear + the below):
    Cozy clothes and shoes for sleeping and relaxing at camp
    Swimming suit/clothes (if kayaking/canoeing)
    Rain jacket
    Sleeping bag (20 degrees or lower recommended)
    Tent (if camping)
    Sleeping pad (if camping)
    Bug spray
    Headlamp or flashlight
    Personal items, toiletries etc.

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  • 5. Map of Okemo Mountain ski trails
     
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  • 6. Map of Belleayre Mountain ski trails
     
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  • 7. Map of Windham Mountain ski trails
     
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  • 8. Map of Hunter Mountain ski trails
     
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  • 9. What if I don't think I can do it
     

    No judgement but there's kiddies & grannies doing thier thing on the mountain. Signup for a package with a lesson and let's do this!

    A good percent of our attendees are new to the sport so no worries. All your new friends will even be there to cheer you on.

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  • 10. But Black people don't ski
     

    We definitely do!
    Our group is about breaking outside your comfort zone & being great, so don't dare think of siting home for that reason 👀.

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  • 1. Can I bring my phone/camera on the river with me?
     

    You can bring your camera/phone at your own risk. If you’re bringing your phone, please enclose it in a waterproof case secured to your person and test it BEFORE you get on the river. We don’t want to see hurt feelings.

    Also many a sunglass have been sacrificed to the river gods, so refrain from expensive shades.

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  • 2. Will we stop to eat?
     

    Yes, we will have an opportunity to take a break for lunch on the river bank.

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  • 3. Will I get wet?
     

    Yes, you will get soaked… because you’re pon de river 😉.

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  • 4. How challenging are the rapids?
     

    The rapids are generally Class 3 or 4 but depends on the river and event specifics (Refer to event description). 

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  • 1. How long are hikes?
     

    Our hikes range in length and duration but a common hike (with scenic views) is about 5 miles.

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  • 2. How difficult are the hikes?
     

    Hikes range from easy to moderate to moderately strenuous and strenuous so that they are inclusive.

    Please see the rating for the specific event you are interested in and send us a question if you need any clarification. We're here for ya 🙂🐱‍🏍.

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  • 3. What should I bring/buy/wear?
     

    Winter Sports

    Ski pants & jacket (Marshalls, Models, Amazon, REI)
    Purchase Ski goggles ~$20 @ a Sports store (More $$ @ the mountain).
    Dress in layers/ Wear Thermals under your ski pants and coat (This way you can adjust as needed).
    Wear proper weather/ waterproof gloves & Thick socks.
    A long hat or face mask is recommended
    Hand &/or leg warmers
    Money for storage lockers (roughly $6)

    Anything-Other-than-Winter Activities (Your Mileage May Vary)

    Paintball
    Clothing you don't mind getting some paint on: cargo/ thick pants & shirt +
    Hat
    Gloves (for extra padding)
    A change of clothes (no paint in the bus!)

    Hiking/Camping
    Comfortable, athletic clothing
    Hiking boots or sturdy trail shoes with light wool socks
    Fleece or warm layers (for chilly evenings)
    A hat and sunglasses
    Day pack for hiking
    Refillable water bottles
    Sunscreen
    Phone charger and portable batteries
    Money to purchase extra items (snacks)
    Camping (Hiking gear + the below):
    Cozy clothes and shoes for sleeping and relaxing at camp
    Swimming suit/clothes (if kayaking/canoeing)
    Rain jacket
    Sleeping bag (20 degrees or lower recommended)
    Tent (if camping)
    Sleeping pad (if camping)
    Bug spray
    Headlamp or flashlight
    Personal items, toiletries etc.

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  • 1. What are the camping accommodations?
     

    Cabins are a shared space with multiple beds in each room in a cabin. Each bed can fit one person.

    Tents are not provided by BOA; you will need to bring your own tent and camping equipment if choosing this option.

    I’m coming with someone. Can I share a room/tent?

    Yes, you can share a tent. A maximum of two people share a tent to allow space for other tents on the platform.

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  • 1. What should I bring/buy/wear?
     

    Winter Sports

    Ski pants & jacket (Marshalls, Models, Amazon, REI)
    Purchase Ski goggles ~$20 @ a Sports store (More $$ @ the mountain).
    Dress in layers/ Wear Thermals under your ski pants and coat (This way you can adjust as needed).
    Wear proper weather/ waterproof gloves & Thick socks.
    A long hat or face mask is recommended
    Hand &/or leg warmers
    Money for storage lockers (roughly $6)

    Anything-Other-than-Winter Activities (Your Mileage May Vary)

    Paintball
    Clothing you don't mind getting some paint on: cargo/ thick pants & shirt +
    Hat
    Gloves (for extra padding)
    A change of clothes (no paint in the bus!)

    Hiking/Camping
    Comfortable, athletic clothing
    Hiking boots or sturdy trail shoes with light wool socks
    Fleece or warm layers (for chilly evenings)
    A hat and sunglasses
    Day pack for hiking
    Refillable water bottles
    Sunscreen
    Phone charger and portable batteries
    Money to purchase extra items (snacks)
    Camping (Hiking gear + the below):
    Cozy clothes and shoes for sleeping and relaxing at camp
    Swimming suit/clothes (if kayaking/canoeing)
    Rain jacket
    Sleeping bag (20 degrees or lower recommended)
    Tent (if camping)
    Sleeping pad (if camping)
    Bug spray
    Headlamp or flashlight
    Personal items, toiletries etc.

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  • 1. Where are we meeting before the trip? 🚍
     

    We currently have pick-up locations in --
    Brooklyn:  Atlantic Terminal area

    Manhattan: Midtown area

    Specific location details will be provided in your confirmation e-mails.

    Please note that not all events will pick-up at both locations, so review specific event information and confirmation emails.

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  • 2. I don’t know anyone else on the trip. Should I still go?
     

    This is the perfect reason for you to go to one of the BOA events! Come meet your new extended family and enjoy the shared adventures!

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  • 1. What is the refund and cancellation policy on paid events?
     

    Please note: To maintain fairness, the BOA refund policy is non-negotiable:

    These are general refund policies. Please see specific event for that events policy.

    ◾ Generally: Full refund minus a $20 processing fee if you cancel ~8 days in advance.

    ◾ Generally: 50% refund if you cancel 5 to 7 days in advance (event will have specific # of days).

    ◾ Generally: We are not able to provide refunds for cancellations, no shows or missed buses after that.

    ◾ Generally: If the event is cancelled 100% of the amount paid is refunded.

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  • 2. What is the cancellation and “no-show” policy on non-paid events.
     

    RSVPs should be cancelled three (3) hours before the event to allow others a chance to attend. A Cancellation less than three (3) hours before an event without word is considered a no-show. Be considerate of planning and message organizer if you can no longer attend on the day of event.

    A “no-show” is when a person reserves a space for an event and never uses that reservation/shows up. We understand that circumstances happen but it’s important to cancel your reservation to allow the organizers to plan accordingly and allow other people to participate. Four (4) no shows without notifying the group organizers will result in being prevented to RSVP for such events.

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  • 3. What types of payments do you accept?
     

    BOA accepts Venmo and Zelle (formerly known as Quickpay) as free digital forms of payment.

    We also accept Paypal, Credit cards and/or Stripe. However Paypal/ Credit cards/ stripe will incur a transaction/ convenience fee of 5 to 6%.

    All payment information will be on your checkout page.

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  • 4. What do I need to do once I pay?
     

    ◾ Please review your confirmation emails.

    ◾ Complete liability waiver.

    ◾ Add event date & time into your calendar app

    ◾ Follow-us on social to get your engines revved up and communicate with other BOA adventurers

    ◾ Note - there'll likely be additional event emails as the event date approaches with itinerary etc as applicable.

    ◾ Grab any necessary gear if applicable (note gear rentals are available for skiing/ boarding)

    ◾ Get excited!!! 😄 🕺🏾

    P.S. Make sure you've submitted payment if you selected to pay via a digital wallet such as Venmo or Zelle to avoid reservation cancellation.

    dassit...See you soon...outdoors 🖖🏾

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  • 5. What's BOA’s Code of Conduct?
     

    1. Treat fellow Group members with respect in the same way you would like to be treated.
    2. Member's will not engage in physical, verbal or sexual harassment of other group members.
    3. Ain't nobody here to babysit your ass, so please plan & act accordingly.
    4. Should it arise…You will endeavor to pay your part of the tab when we go out as a group. No dead beats por favor
    5. We sometimes take photos for our meetup. Your participation in an event serves as an agreement to use said photo in Black Outdoor Adventurers Promotional materials. You may opt out of taking photos by not being in them.
    6. Also Black Outdoor Adventurers is here to promote the outdoors, fun and non-traditional activities among people of color. We aim to curate quality, fun events, create opportunities for real friendships and community.
    a. Please try to keep to schedules for time sensitive events. We won't be held responsible for missed buses etcetera.
    b. Read event details thoroughly, then feel free to comment or email questions.
    c. We reserve the right to remove any members, volunteers or sponsors who violate our codes of conduct or who's behavior we deem detrimental to the group's mission.
    7. To report an incident please send a message and we will respond as quickly as possible (we will treat your message confidentially and with urgency).
    8. Lastly I/we do this because love, passion, quality, friendships and cool folks are important to us, so let's not eff that up for each other.
    9. Keep your hands and feet to yourself 🙂

    Remember the best way to get the most out of the group is to be open and put in as much as you want to take away!

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  • 1. It’s been a while since I’ve gone skiing.
     

    If you haven’t gone skiing in a while (longer than a season), we recommend starting out at a beginner level and working your way up to higher levels when you feel comfortable.

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  • 2. How challenging are the rapids?
     

    The rapids are generally Class 3 or 4 but depends on the river and event specifics (Refer to event description). 

    Was this answer helpful ? Yes(0) / No(0)
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  • 3. Will I get wet?
     

    Yes, you will get soaked… because you’re pon de river 😉.

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    Viewed 45 Times
  • 4. Will we stop to eat?
     

    Yes, we will have an opportunity to take a break for lunch on the river bank.

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    Viewed 9 Times
  • 5. Can I bring my phone/camera on the river with me?
     

    You can bring your camera/phone at your own risk. If you’re bringing your phone, please enclose it in a waterproof case secured to your person and test it BEFORE you get on the river. We don’t want to see hurt feelings.

    Also many a sunglass have been sacrificed to the river gods, so refrain from expensive shades.

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    Viewed 6 Times
  • 6. How difficult are the hikes?
     

    Hikes range from easy to moderate to moderately strenuous and strenuous so that they are inclusive.

    Please see the rating for the specific event you are interested in and send us a question if you need any clarification. We're here for ya 🙂🐱‍🏍.

    Was this answer helpful ? Yes(0) / No(0)
    Viewed 57 Times
  • 7. What are the camping accommodations?
     

    Cabins are a shared space with multiple beds in each room in a cabin. Each bed can fit one person.

    Tents are not provided by BOA; you will need to bring your own tent and camping equipment if choosing this option.

    I’m coming with someone. Can I share a room/tent?

    Yes, you can share a tent. A maximum of two people share a tent to allow space for other tents on the platform.

    Was this answer helpful ? Yes(1) / No(0)
    Viewed 90 Times
  • 8. What should I bring/buy/wear?
     

    Winter Sports

    Ski pants & jacket (Marshalls, Models, Amazon, REI)
    Purchase Ski goggles ~$20 @ a Sports store (More $$ @ the mountain).
    Dress in layers/ Wear Thermals under your ski pants and coat (This way you can adjust as needed).
    Wear proper weather/ waterproof gloves & Thick socks.
    A long hat or face mask is recommended
    Hand &/or leg warmers
    Money for storage lockers (roughly $6)

    Anything-Other-than-Winter Activities (Your Mileage May Vary)

    Paintball
    Clothing you don't mind getting some paint on: cargo/ thick pants & shirt +
    Hat
    Gloves (for extra padding)
    A change of clothes (no paint in the bus!)

    Hiking/Camping
    Comfortable, athletic clothing
    Hiking boots or sturdy trail shoes with light wool socks
    Fleece or warm layers (for chilly evenings)
    A hat and sunglasses
    Day pack for hiking
    Refillable water bottles
    Sunscreen
    Phone charger and portable batteries
    Money to purchase extra items (snacks)
    Camping (Hiking gear + the below):
    Cozy clothes and shoes for sleeping and relaxing at camp
    Swimming suit/clothes (if kayaking/canoeing)
    Rain jacket
    Sleeping bag (20 degrees or lower recommended)
    Tent (if camping)
    Sleeping pad (if camping)
    Bug spray
    Headlamp or flashlight
    Personal items, toiletries etc.

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  • 9. Where are we meeting before the trip? 🚍
     

    We currently have pick-up locations in --
    Brooklyn:  Atlantic Terminal area

    Manhattan: Midtown area

    Specific location details will be provided in your confirmation e-mails.

    Please note that not all events will pick-up at both locations, so review specific event information and confirmation emails.

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    Viewed 20 Times
  • 10. What is the refund and cancellation policy on paid events?
     

    Please note: To maintain fairness, the BOA refund policy is non-negotiable:

    These are general refund policies. Please see specific event for that events policy.

    ◾ Generally: Full refund minus a $20 processing fee if you cancel ~8 days in advance.

    ◾ Generally: 50% refund if you cancel 5 to 7 days in advance (event will have specific # of days).

    ◾ Generally: We are not able to provide refunds for cancellations, no shows or missed buses after that.

    ◾ Generally: If the event is cancelled 100% of the amount paid is refunded.

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  • 11. I don’t know anyone else on the trip. Should I still go?
     

    This is the perfect reason for you to go to one of the BOA events! Come meet your new extended family and enjoy the shared adventures!

    Was this answer helpful ? Yes(0) / No(0)
    Viewed 42 Times
  • 12. What is the cancellation and “no-show” policy on non-paid events.
     

    RSVPs should be cancelled three (3) hours before the event to allow others a chance to attend. A Cancellation less than three (3) hours before an event without word is considered a no-show. Be considerate of planning and message organizer if you can no longer attend on the day of event.

    A “no-show” is when a person reserves a space for an event and never uses that reservation/shows up. We understand that circumstances happen but it’s important to cancel your reservation to allow the organizers to plan accordingly and allow other people to participate. Four (4) no shows without notifying the group organizers will result in being prevented to RSVP for such events.

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    Viewed 20 Times
  • 13. What types of payments do you accept?
     

    BOA accepts Venmo and Zelle (formerly known as Quickpay) as free digital forms of payment.

    We also accept Paypal, Credit cards and/or Stripe. However Paypal/ Credit cards/ stripe will incur a transaction/ convenience fee of 5 to 6%.

    All payment information will be on your checkout page.

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    Viewed 28 Times
  • 14. What do I need to do once I pay?
     

    ◾ Please review your confirmation emails.

    ◾ Complete liability waiver.

    ◾ Add event date & time into your calendar app

    ◾ Follow-us on social to get your engines revved up and communicate with other BOA adventurers

    ◾ Note - there'll likely be additional event emails as the event date approaches with itinerary etc as applicable.

    ◾ Grab any necessary gear if applicable (note gear rentals are available for skiing/ boarding)

    ◾ Get excited!!! 😄 🕺🏾

    P.S. Make sure you've submitted payment if you selected to pay via a digital wallet such as Venmo or Zelle to avoid reservation cancellation.

    dassit...See you soon...outdoors 🖖🏾

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    Viewed 29 Times
  • 15. What's BOA’s Code of Conduct?
     

    1. Treat fellow Group members with respect in the same way you would like to be treated.
    2. Member's will not engage in physical, verbal or sexual harassment of other group members.
    3. Ain't nobody here to babysit your ass, so please plan & act accordingly.
    4. Should it arise…You will endeavor to pay your part of the tab when we go out as a group. No dead beats por favor
    5. We sometimes take photos for our meetup. Your participation in an event serves as an agreement to use said photo in Black Outdoor Adventurers Promotional materials. You may opt out of taking photos by not being in them.
    6. Also Black Outdoor Adventurers is here to promote the outdoors, fun and non-traditional activities among people of color. We aim to curate quality, fun events, create opportunities for real friendships and community.
    a. Please try to keep to schedules for time sensitive events. We won't be held responsible for missed buses etcetera.
    b. Read event details thoroughly, then feel free to comment or email questions.
    c. We reserve the right to remove any members, volunteers or sponsors who violate our codes of conduct or who's behavior we deem detrimental to the group's mission.
    7. To report an incident please send a message and we will respond as quickly as possible (we will treat your message confidentially and with urgency).
    8. Lastly I/we do this because love, passion, quality, friendships and cool folks are important to us, so let's not eff that up for each other.
    9. Keep your hands and feet to yourself 🙂

    Remember the best way to get the most out of the group is to be open and put in as much as you want to take away!

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    Viewed 43 Times
  • 16. How long are hikes?
     

    Our hikes range in length and duration but a common hike (with scenic views) is about 5 miles.

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  • 17. Map of Okemo Mountain ski trails
     
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  • 18. Map of Belleayre Mountain ski trails
     
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  • 19. Map of Windham Mountain ski trails
     
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  • 20. Map of Hunter Mountain ski trails
     
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  • 21. What if I don't think I can do it
     

    No judgement but there's kiddies & grannies doing thier thing on the mountain. Signup for a package with a lesson and let's do this!

    A good percent of our attendees are new to the sport so no worries. All your new friends will even be there to cheer you on.

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