As women take a dominant role in the ski industry, the number of women specific ski clinics and women only ski events is skyrocketing. So leave the boys at home and ski with the girls. It’s always inspiring to ski with a group of ladies that rip.
Whether you are learning to ski or sending cliffs, there is a lady ripper community you can be a part of! Want to get involved? It’s easy, JUMP IN. SheJumps is all about increasing the participation of women in outdoor activities, particularly the ski industry.
Founded by Lynsey Dyer, Vanessa Pierce, and Claire Smallwood SheJumps is more than just a cute pink Girafficorn; it is an organization devoted to connecting women of all abilities that love to be outdoors. The organization mission statement reads:
“Everything we do fulfills this promise and is designed to create opportunities to Jump In, Jump Up, and Jump Out. This is your chance to get involved with the life you’ve always dreamed of—and share the one you’re living—with females in your local community and all over the world! We are here to create and share the new “cover girls;” the new inspiration of what it means to “jump” to reach your highest potential.”
What does SheJumps offer? SheJumps organizes fun day events, outdoor education, and an advanced alpine finishing school. There is a specialized Youth Initiative program geared towards the up-and-comings, age six to eighteen.
The Alpine Finishing School is a high-end all women ski mountaineering workshop, allowing participants to refine there skills in order to become confident big mountain enthusiasts. These technical courses are taught by leading female ACMG guides.
The goal of SheJumps is to connect women and to build the skills necessary to excel in the mountains. The wonderful thing about SheJumps is that it builds a comradely between link-minded women who are passionate about skiing. It is both empowering and centering.
Whether you are looking to find some ladies to ski with or hoping to refine your avalanche training SheJumps has something to offer YOU. Get in touch with your regional coordinator to get involved. I have participated with SheJumps and always walk away more excited about being in the mountains. SheJumps is all about neon colors, high energy, and the pure joy of being alive and active in the mountains. This is also a great organization to get kids involved with.
And honestly who doesn’t love pink Girafficorns?
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