International Women’s Day ‘Get the Girls Out’ presented by SheJumps
It’s International Women’s Day, and we want to celebrate with our ladies on the snow!! SheJump’s is coming back with “Get the Girls Out” and have a whole day of fun activities planned.
The goal of this event is to encourage more women and girls to get outside: skiing, snowboarding, playing; friends, sisters, moms, daughters. Whatever brand you ride on, whoever you explore with, wherever you adventure—enjoy the fallen flakes with your community! It’s your day so lap the park, take a lesson, hike for pow, rip groomers, teach a friend to snowboard, get together for après… Whatever you choose, we want you there! Adventures in snow and the power of female camaraderie by having fun on and off the mountain
Fernie Alpine Resort is proud to host an International Women’s Day event with a number of activities to participate in during the day including:
- First Tracks
- She Jumps Women’s Breakfast at Cirque
- Fun games on mountain ALL DAY
- Mountain Tour
- Avalanche Education
- Women’s Apres at Cirque!
Come out to one event or participate in multiple events! It’s your day! Get outside with like-minded women and choose your own adventure!
Mountain Tour, Avalanche Education and Women’s Apres are FREE!
First Tracks & Breakfast have an additional cost and need to be booked in advance. See full details below.
Schedule & Activity Details:
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:
SheJump’s will be hosting a range of fun interactive events and games throughout the day, all FREE, drop-in and open to all ages. The ladies will be based in the Plaza from 10:30-3:00 pm with all the information you need to know about the day. Keep an eye out for the Scavenger Hunt, Team Photo Challenge, and the Golden Girafficorn Hunt.
7:45am – 9:00am: Women’s First Tracks Session
FIRST TRACKS IS FULL!!
Hit the slopes before everyone else! Join one of our female Winter Sports School pros for this guided First Tracks experience followed by our special Women’s International Women’s Day Breakfast (see breakfat details below). All participants will meet at 7:45 am at Slopeside Cafe and then depart and head up the lift at 8 am for an hour of private turns. At 9 am head back down the mountain and over to Cirque Restaurant and join some more ladies for the International Women’s Day breakfast! Cost includes breakfast and is $67 per person (+tax & breakfast gratuity). Pre-registration required.
9:00 – 10:00 am: International Women’s Day Breakfast Presented By SheJumps
BREAKFAST IS FULL!!
Fuel up and get fired up! Ladies, join us at Cirque Restaurant in Lizard Creek Lodge for a delicious buffet breakfast spread followed by an inspirational chat with Claire Smallwood, co-founder & executive director of SheJumps. Claire will speak more about the organization she started and the vision for an inclusive, empowering the future of outdoor participation. SheJumps is an organization dedicated to increasing the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities to foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature and community through outdoor pursuits.
So grab your girl squad or just come alone as this is the perfect chance to meet and connect with fellow ladies! Following Claire’s talk, there will be a chance to break out into groups where you can meet fellow women with similar abilities and shared goals. The purpose of the breakout groups will be to make new connections and hopefully new ladies you can go skiing and riding with.
The breakfast is open to women and girls of all ages and skill levels, so join us for some good food, be inspired to get outside with like-minded women and make some new friends.
Cost for breakfast is $18 + gratuity and tax ($21.24 +tax).
Want to head out on the mountain after breakfast? All ladies that attend the International Women’s Day Breakfast can receive a coupon for a 20% discount a lift ticket for that day! (You can even purchase your lift ticket at Lizard Creek Lodge that morning).
A little more about Claire – Claire Smallwood was born and raised in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico, but has called everywhere from Alta, Utah to southern Chile, Jackson Hole, and even West Africa home at one point or another. Driven by a passion for adventure and the outdoors, Claire co-founded SheJumps, a US-based nonprofit, at the age of 22 with Vanessa Pierce and Lynsey Dyer. With a mission to increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities, SheJumps hosts programs in 18 states and has created more than 12,000 new opportunities for women and girls to get outside in the past decade. With an eye on the future of the outdoors and accessibility, SheJumps focuses 50% of all youth programming towards underrepresented and under-resourced girls, working towards a goal of a diverse and inclusive outdoor community. When she’s not at the helm of SheJumps, you can find Claire cooking—she worked as a private chef in Alta, Utah for more than a decade.
10:30 am: Mountain Tour
New to Fernie Alpine Resort or not very familiar with the terrain at the resort. Join us for this complimentary tour hosted by one of our female Winter Sports School Pros. Free of charge. Meet at the Winter Sports School Meeting Spot (located next to the Deer Chair load station)
2:00 pm: Avalanche Education Session With Fernie Alpine Resort Ski Patrol
Curious about what gear you need to have to go into the backcountry? Want to practice your transceiver skills? Meet one of our Female Pro Patrol at our Transceiver Training Area (located at the bottom of the Heartland Run and 100%) for some key info on avalanche rescue gear and get a chance to practice using a transceiver to find buried signals! The session is free of charge! Bring your transceiver or if you don’t have one, don’t worry, patrol will have a few extras for you to use on-site.
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: International Women’s Day Apres and Wrap Up Celebration Cirque Restaurant
End your day in style by joining us Cirque Restaurant to finish off our celebration of International Women’s Day! We will have contests, prizes and food & beverage specials! You won’t want to miss this!
Happy Hour at Cirque from 3-5 pm, half-price cocktails, $4.50 highballs and $6.50 pints
SheJumps & Fernie Alpine Resort believe in increasing diversity in the outdoors and providing ALL women and girls with the spark that will lead to a lifetime of outdoor learning and empowerment. We welcome all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community to come out and take part in the day’s celebrations!
For more information on the SheJumps organization, visit their website – http://www.shejumps.org/.