Anaya Thomas, 6, trying to ski on her own toward an instructor at West Mountain. Anaya belongs to the Nubian Empire Ski Club, an organization based in Albany that tries to introduce African-Americans to the slopes.More Photos »
By LIZ LEYDEN
Published: February 20, 2012
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. It was nearly time for lessons to begin, but Marcel and Kwesi could not be found. The West Mountain ski school director hurried into the rental shop looking for the missing students. Other members of the Nubian Empire Ski Club filled the benches, snapping stiff buckles into place.