Beginning this weekend, about a thousand African-American skiers from around the country will flock to Snowmass to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the National Brotherhood of Skiers. The group started in the early 1970s as a way to help black skiers, largely outnumbered by whites on the slopes, form social connections.

Vickie Young, who is coordinating the anniversary festivities, and Charles Smith, who's been involved with the group all 40 years, talk with host Ryan Warner about the organization and why it means so much to them.

[Photo credit: National Brotherhood of Skiers; Sheba Wheeler, photographer]