Not even rain, wind, blowing snow, or broken generators can deter the Girafficorn Nation! Over 25 ladies of all ages from all over the country, braved the extreme weather and joined us for our Get The Girls Out at Beartooth Basin on June 16. Our event was the kickoff for Mountain Riders Alliance’s first annual Summer Shredfest.
The ladies started the day by making their own capes and enjoying Geo coffee from Treeline Coffee Roasters in the Sego Skis’ tour bus. While we were waiting to hear the fate of Beartooth Basin’s broken generator, there was no lack of fun, smiles, or entertainment: balloon animals were made, the pterodactyl game was played, and of course dance parties broke out.
Once the skies started to clear the ladies ventured out of the bus for a raffle with phenomenal prizes from our amazing partners.
Later we found out that due to the generator issue, Beartooth Basin would not open for the day. Again, the ladies were not deterred or discouraged, they just got creative. One group, led by pro skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer, planned an afternoon backcountry ski mission on the Gardner Headwall, while the rest of the group planned an afternoon hike in the Red Lodge area. Of course both missions were a success! While Lynsey’s group hiked and skied along the amazing Beartooth Highway, the hiking group trekked through the Custer Gallatin National forest on the Silver Run Loop. Along the way they encountered beautiful wildflower meadows and roaring rivers.
The next day we were able to rally the women and ski all day at Beartooth Basin. The weather was the complete opposite of the previous day. Instead of being bundled up in Gore-Tex from head to toe, the ladies were skiing in tutus, capes, and t-shirts.
Sego Skis and Coalition Snow were at the Basin all weekend with their demo fleets, so our SheJumpers were able to get out and rip around on some of their fun new skis. Also during our ski day, the ladies were able to watch the Freeride World Tour Qualifier competition and cheer on the competitors. And of course, no ski day is complete without an après session to celebrate the community, Sego Skis provided hot dogs and beer to anyone there.
A special thanks to all of our amazing partners and the Mountain Rider’s Alliance who helped make this event so special: Treeline Coffee Roasters, Mountain Khakis, Essential Wipes, Kuhl, Eco Lips, Sunday Afternoons, Coola, Toad&Co., KIND Apparel, Sunski, Western Rise, Rumpl