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Ski Moms Connect with Mardi Fuller a Backcountry Adventurer Working to Bring Inclusivity to the Outdoors

October 19, 2023 The Ski Moms Season 3 Episode 12
Ski Moms Connect with Mardi Fuller a Backcountry Adventurer Working to Bring Inclusivity to the Outdoors
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Ski Moms Connect with Mardi Fuller a Backcountry Adventurer Working to Bring Inclusivity to the Outdoors
Oct 19, 2023 Season 3 Episode 12
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We talk with Mardi Fuller, a backcountry adventurer, who lives in Boston where she works as a nonprofit communications director and volunteers with the local Outdoor Afro network. Mardi has appeared in Outside Magazine, the BBC, PBS and NPR. We talk about making the outdoors more accessible to everyone!  Mardi grew up in New York in a Jamaican-American family. She tells us about her early ski experiences as a child and young adult with her church groups - which ended with a broken ankle. 
A few winters ago, Mardi explored winter adventuring and skiing. With the support and guidance from her friends in Boston, she’s fallen in love with backcountry skiing (also known as skinning or ski touring). Mardi tells us about the alpine touring (AT) equipment she uses to get uphill and earn her turns. And Mardi’s clear, she is enjoying moderate terrain and not outrunning avalanches.  
We were super impressed to hear that Mardi was the first black person to join the Appalachian Mountain Club Four Thousand Footer Club. Mardi passes along her love of the outdoors through a number of programs to that aim to make the outdoors more accessible.

Resources:
The Ski Monster Ski Shop (Boston)
Appalachian Mountain Club
AMC 4K Club
Inclusive Ski Touring
Outdoor Afro

If We Want Skiing to Be More Diverse, Let’s Stop Celebrating the “Ski Bum”

Keep up with the Latest from Mardi!
Instagram:
@wherelocsflyfree
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/mardi.fuller

Loam Pass, the premier North American mountain biking pass, gives you over 60 days of access to some of the best mountain biking destinations across the country.

Use code: SKIMOMS15 to save 15% off your order here.

Save 15% off your order with CODE SKIMOMS15 at checkout.

 



Head to the Ski Moms Merch shop here. As always, 10% of proceeds go to support the Share Winter Foundation.

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Show Notes

Send us a Text Message.

We talk with Mardi Fuller, a backcountry adventurer, who lives in Boston where she works as a nonprofit communications director and volunteers with the local Outdoor Afro network. Mardi has appeared in Outside Magazine, the BBC, PBS and NPR. We talk about making the outdoors more accessible to everyone!  Mardi grew up in New York in a Jamaican-American family. She tells us about her early ski experiences as a child and young adult with her church groups - which ended with a broken ankle. 
A few winters ago, Mardi explored winter adventuring and skiing. With the support and guidance from her friends in Boston, she’s fallen in love with backcountry skiing (also known as skinning or ski touring). Mardi tells us about the alpine touring (AT) equipment she uses to get uphill and earn her turns. And Mardi’s clear, she is enjoying moderate terrain and not outrunning avalanches.  
We were super impressed to hear that Mardi was the first black person to join the Appalachian Mountain Club Four Thousand Footer Club. Mardi passes along her love of the outdoors through a number of programs to that aim to make the outdoors more accessible.

Resources:
The Ski Monster Ski Shop (Boston)
Appalachian Mountain Club
AMC 4K Club
Inclusive Ski Touring
Outdoor Afro

If We Want Skiing to Be More Diverse, Let’s Stop Celebrating the “Ski Bum”

Keep up with the Latest from Mardi!
Instagram:
@wherelocsflyfree
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/mardi.fuller

Loam Pass, the premier North American mountain biking pass, gives you over 60 days of access to some of the best mountain biking destinations across the country.

Use code: SKIMOMS15 to save 15% off your order here.

Save 15% off your order with CODE SKIMOMS15 at checkout.

 



Head to the Ski Moms Merch shop here. As always, 10% of proceeds go to support the Share Winter Foundation.

Support the Show.

Keep up with the Latest from the Ski Moms!
Website:
www.skimomsfun.com
Ski Moms Discount Page:
https://skimomsfun.com/discounts
Ski Moms Ski Rental Homes
Join the 10,000+
Ski Moms Facebook Group
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/skimomsfun

Send us an email and let us know what guests and topics you’d like to hear next!
Sarah@skimomsfun.com
Nicole@skimomsfun.com