GTGO Crystal Mountain 2019

TOTALLY BONKERS ALL-DAY PARTY SKI! That’s really all there is to say! This Get The Girls Out event was the largest in SheJumps’ history with 266 ladies of all ages registered and a après party to end all après parties!

This Get The Girls Out event had skill sessions, scavenger hunt, rider groups, snowshoe tour, a group hike of the King, Progressive Après Tour and more. We would not be able to provide these unique opportunities without the service of our dedicated SheJumps volunteers here in Western Washington. Thank you to all the women (and men) who showed up and made all this happen!

I could write all about it but really the amazing photos by Ryan French & Blake Kremer tell the story beautifully:

We wrapped the day with an all ages après party brought to you by Rainier Beer on the sun deck! We hustle all year long gathering goods for this event and the community knows it! It was standing room only for our Rapid Fire Raffle! The raffle raised over $13,500 for SheJumps programming and set the record for single day chance drawing within the organization.

Throughout the Après Party we conducted three contests. The first one, The Fruit-by-the-Foot Speed Eating Contest, is open to everyone! Whoever consumes their treat the fastest – WINS!

Next up, we had all costumed attendees strut their stuff for the Costume Contest. We had Bananas, Unicorns and the winners of the day – Team Full Send in fabulous retro garb!

The newest addition to the party entertainment was the Après Star Championship where we tested 4 individuals in their ability to air guitar and lip sync. The finalists battled in head-to-head dance off combat with songs ranging from Van Halen to Shania Twain for the title of 2019 CHAMPION!

Special thanks to Rainier Beer, Casual Industrees and K2 Sports who donated t-shirts for the event which we gave away with the purchase of a arm’s length of tickets. This was a huge hit!

Want to extend the biggest high-five and most enthusiastic praise to a few select SheJumps volunteers including: Megan Davin, MaryEllen Rose-Witt, Stephanie Peterson, Hedwig von Beetzen, and Cheryl Kochevar who made the trek from Schweitzer for this event! Volunteers like these women are the reason SheJumps has been able to thrive for 11 years and provide more than 13,000 experience for women of all ages and backgrounds. Thank you for your service and commitment to our mission!

High five Crystal Mountain community – your help is making it all happen for SheJumps in the PNW!

SheJumps Get The Girls Out at Crystal Mountain is my favorite event for so many reasons – one of my favorites is that it marks my anniversary with the organization. Six years ago, I saw a poster in the lodge of a gal skiing in a rainbow tutu & wig – I decided I MUST attend this event. I convinced a bevy of friends of all skier abilities to join me for a all-girls ski party. The vibe, community and connections that day were everything I’d wanted for my girls and myself. I knew then and there that I must be part of contributing to the mission to increase the participation of more females in outdoor activities.

Six years later, I have fully dedicated my time, talents and efforts to SheJumps – creating the Wild Skills youth initiative to educate and completely stoke out the next generation of strong outdoor women. I’m forever grateful for the community I’ve gained through this work and thank everyone who actively supports it through donations, partnerships, attending events, sharing our story and volunteering their time to make it all happen!

If you’re interested in sharing your time & talents with SheJumps please sign up to volunteer here: http://www.shejumps.org/region/pacific-coast/

 

All the high fives to our ridiculously amazing partners who help make this magic possible:

 

GTGO National Presenting Partner: K2 Sports 

The K2 Sports family includes:

K2 Skis 

K2 Snowboarding

K2 Skates 

Atlas Snowshoes 

Tubbs Snowshoes 

 

Our host resort (and my favorite in the world!): Crystal Mountain 

 

National Partners:

Clif Bar 

Outdoor Research 

Arc’teryx

Racysuits 

 

Local Partners:

Rainier Beer 

Smith Optics

Arc’teryx Seattle

Casual Industrees 

Z Girls 

Laura’s Lean Beef 

Thermarest 

Yukon Trading Company 

Oberto Jerky 

NUUN 

Flylow

Hestra 

Deuter 

Grass Sticks 

Pret 

Pit Viper

Dakine 

Giro 

Mountain Khakis

Packwood Brewing Co. 

Samson Estates Winery 

She Emerges 

 

Learn more about our winter raffle partners here.