Ladies Shredding at Big Sky

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For a second straight winter, the ladies of Big Sky came out in full force to support SheJumps and have a blast with friends – both new and old!

The day started out with breakfast, supplied by the Alpine Motel, and everyone grabbing their goody-bags stocked with treats from Kate’s Real Food, Big Sky Resort, MT Holistic Living, the Alpine Motel, and SheJumps. Everyone also got the prized item of the day before we hit the slops – BEAUTIFUL shirts made by High Country Goods (formerly Big Sky Shirt Co.). Alaina Stinson and Josh Tozier generously designed, printed, and donated shirts for all participants…for a second year. We couldn’t be more grateful for their continued support!

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Alaina displaying her amazing work! We were bummed she had to work that day, but it was really great hanging out with her at breakfast. Photo: Cristy Watson

Once everyone was fed and stocked up, we headed out. It was a HUGE plus to have a large contingent of Big Sky staff on hand – they didn’t disappoint and brought us right to the powder! We skied a bit together, then split off into a couple groups based on ability levels and did some filming.

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Mom & daughter, and sister & sister – new friends made on each ride up! Photo: Erin Cunningham

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The ladies at the top of a run. Photo: Erin Cunningham

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Tutus whipping in the wind! Photo: Cristy Watson

The day was the perfect opportunity to introduce Big Sky SheJumpers to their new Ambassador, Melinda Turner. She was out there with a smile on her face all day – this girl radiates positivity!

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Melinda skiing to cheering ladies below. Photo: Cristy Watson

Later in the day, a group of us made our way over to Moonlight to warm up…Apres #1, prior to meeting at Whiskey Jack’s!

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Skiing can make a girl hungry AND thirsty. Photo: Cristy Watson

And then a little more skiing before the day wrapped up.

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Bootpacking in the afternoon. Photo: Erin Cunningham

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Sisterly love! Photo: Erin Cunningham

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All smiles and fun for the ladies that day! Photo: Erin Cunningham

We all headed over to Whiskey Jack’s at the end of the day to share stories, exchange numbers & hugs, and raffle off some goodies!

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Photo: Ross Downer

Grizzly Outfitters donated a Jammy Pack that was raffled off to last year’s poster girl, Dani Menter. We were thrilled to have Dani at the event since she had ended up missing the previous one due to a traumatic ski accident…that had taken place a year prior to this one! And we were also thrilled to have Kristina Whitlow, the ski patroller that got Dani off the mountain that day. Lots of love between all the ladies.

Not only did Grizzly donate a Jammy Pack, but their repair shop staff offered up support in the form of beards, dresses, and pink drinks!

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Ross showing his support and joining the crew for a few laughs. Photo: Cristy Watson

We couldn’t have had the great day we did without our terrific partners. Thank you Kate’s Real Food, RAMP, Big Sky Resort, High Country Goods, Alpine Motel, MT Holistic Living, Grizzly Outfitters, and Whiskey Jack’s!

Thank you to Michelle Frederick for being an amazing partner and allowing for such a seamless process between Big Sky and SheJumps. And thank you to Brian Watson and Eric Watson for volunteering their time again this year to assist in set-up and clean-up, allowing all the girls to hit the slopes together! And finally, thank you to Big Sky videographer, Michael Jezak, who filmed and created a video of the event for us!!

Check out the video to put a smile on your face!

Written by: Cristy Watson