Our favorite Ski & Snowboard Gear for Idaho

If you’ve ever been skiing or snowboarding, you know that sliding around on snowy mountains is undoubtedly some of the most fun a gal can have. But deciding where to go, let alone sifting through the constantly growing and evolving selection of ski and snowboard gear can be downright overwhelming. Which skis do I want? How about outerwear? Will it work well for the conditions here? Fear not! To help dumb it down, your local SheJumps Ambassadors are sharing their favorite gear for the area so you can spend less time sifting through hundreds of reviews and get out there with the clothing and equipment you know works best! Used and trusted by the badass women you know and love, this is SheJumps favorite ski and snowboard gear for Idaho:

Cheryl Kochevar – Idaho

Home Base: Schweitzer

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

We have our choice of downhill, touring, and cross country single track all in one place!

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

I am new to Schweitzer, Crystal was my old home mountain.  At CM I loved Northway and all of the little pokey runs through trees on the main lifts.  At Schweitzer I already love the backside!

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

TBD……..for now….anything down the backside, oh! oh!  and the trees here!  So many deciduous trees that make for great visibility and hardly any tree wells at all!!!

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

Well….my Line Pandoras because…the big girls (Pandora 104s) are great for pow and my smaller ones (Pandora 94s) for playing around as well as a 3rd pair that I have mounted for touring which are awesome! Also, EVERY girl also needs a pair of solid carvers, face it, there are more rock hard days than pow!  For that my Atomic Vantage 90 is the go to choice. You just can’t eat up ripping the groomers on a pow ski!

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

Patagonia Powslayer Jackets and Powslayer Pants can’t be beat for staying dry and layer ability and venting!

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

Patagonia Down Sweater and Patagonia Nano Puff for giving just the right amount of warmth in varying temps.  Also love my Giro helmet and goggle combo with varying lenses for bluebird or fog!

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

Skiing everyday as a retiree keeps life fun, funner, and funnest!!!  Living on the mountain (as we did at CM for the past 7 years) doesn’t hurt either!

 

Still have questions about ski/snowboard gear?

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Our favorite Ski & Snowboard Gear for Wyoming

If you’ve ever been skiing or snowboarding, you know that sliding around on snowy mountains is undoubtedly some of the most fun a gal can have. But deciding where to go, let alone sifting through the constantly growing and evolving selection of ski and snowboard gear can be downright overwhelming. Which skis do I want? How about outerwear? Will it work well for the conditions here? Fear not! To help dumb it down, your local SheJumps Ambassadors are sharing their favorite gear for the area so you can spend less time sifting through hundreds of reviews and get out there with the clothing and equipment you know works best! Used and trusted by the badass women you know and love, this is SheJumps favorite ski and snowboard gear for Wyoming:

Mya Akins – Wyoming

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

The snow is soft and dreamy. There’s also so many vast areas to explore that are pretty easily accessible.

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

Jackson Hole because there are tons of hidden gems and fun things to jump off of. It’s a mountain that can test you but also provide you with fun ski runs to let loose.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

Mushroom Chutes

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

Black Crows Atris Birdie — they’re super playful, allow me to make quick turns on steep shoots and small areas, and they’re incredibly stable providing me with a good landing after jumping off cliffs!

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

Jacket – Marmot Dropway! It fits my torso and arm length perfectly, it’s super warm and has a million useful pockets.

Pants- Armada Lenox insulated pants. They’re a really nice style and fit. They’re also really warm and decently waterproof.

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

Skida headbands for touring. Skida buffies. This brand makes really comfortable and cute gear that helps keep me warm!

Scott LCG goggles – they fit my face really well, they’re a bit larger so I don’t feel claustrophobic, the lens also are super easy to change out and can be popped open to vent without taking the whole piece off.

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

Have fun with the sport, don’t push your limits to prove anything, and do it for the love of it 🙂

Betsy Manero – Wyoming

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

The Tetons are a limitless range with a spectrum of challenges for all ability levels. One day you can be skiing hip deep, 25 degree powder, and the next rapping into a 45 degree couloir. Even the most talented big mountain skier or ski mountaineer could spend a lifetime skiing in the park. It just takes some uphill conditioning and a little bit of determination!

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

I love it all! Everything from steep, tight lines, to mellow pow runs to skinning across Jackson Lake. If you’ve never skinned across a frozen lake towards a jaw dropping mountain range, it’s one of the coolest things.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

That’s a secret between me and my ski partners.

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

Sego UP Pros for powder days and Blizzard Zero G 95’s for longer days in the mountains. The Zero G has struck the perfect balance between light weight for the uphill and charging on the way down through any snowpack.

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

Anything lightweight, waterproof and slightly breathable. Recently I’ve been rocking the Rab Sharp Edge pants and jacket. I love the larger vents, stretchy material and waterproofness of it.

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

Smith sunglasses with the ChromoPop lenses are awesome for skiing. Unlike most polarized lenses, they don’t mess with your depth perception. And they come in cute styles!

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

If you want to ski in the Tetons, you’ve got to be willing to get up early, let go when conditions aren’t right and be patient. The snow might not be in the right conditions today, but it will be eventually. Good things come to those who wait.

 

Still have questions about ski/snowboard gear?

Call, browse online, or stop by evo — a pioneering outdoors shop with a knowledgeable customer care team and flagship stores in Seattle, PortlandDenver, and Whistler, evo is our go-to resource for everything ski, snowboard, mountain bike, surf, skate and wake.

Our favorite Ski & Snowboard Gear for Oregon

If you’ve ever been skiing or snowboarding, you know that sliding around on snowy mountains is undoubtedly some of the most fun a gal can have. But deciding where to go, let alone sifting through the constantly growing and evolving selection of ski and snowboard gear can be downright overwhelming. Which skis do I want? How about outerwear? Will it work well for the conditions here? Fear not! To help dumb it down, your local SheJumps Ambassadors are sharing their favorite gear for the area so you can spend less time sifting through hundreds of reviews and get out there with the clothing and equipment you know works best! Used and trusted by the badass women you know and love, this is SheJumps favorite ski and snowboard gear for Oregon:

Annie Pendygraft – Oregon

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

Variable conditions! We can have cold, dry days followed by wet, warm clouds…fresh powder one day and slush the next. That’s what makes versatile gear so important skiing in the cascades.

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

While Mt. Bachelor is my home resort mountain, my true home mountain is on the slopes of the Central Oregon Cascade backcountry. Because I have a snowmobile, I can access some hidden gems in our beautiful, volcano-filled backyard.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

When they’re accessible, the west bowls have my heart. On a fresh and clear day, there’s not much better than Cow’s Face. But both require regular prayers to the snow goddesses as the access can be fickle and is very weather/condition-dependent.

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

I snowboard…so my faves: – Burton Family Tree AntiSocial SplitBoard -For resort only days: Pretty much anything Mervin makes I’ll trust at Mt. Bachelor. Specifically, I love my Gnu Beauty powder board with C2 to help float through the deep (but sometimes not so steep) powder at Mt. Bachelor. When mother nature is stingy with her powder, I enjoy my traditional rocker board. Something a little smaller and poppier to play around in Mt. Bachelor’s terrain parks and off piste playgrounds.

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

For backcountry touring, waterproof and breathability are a must. I love my Marmot waterproof pants and Mammut shell. Both are Gore-Tex shells and can be layered over pretty much anything. I lightweight puffy such as the Patagonia nano-puff pretty much secures the day.

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

My buff! I love it as a face shield on days with wind and lots of precip. Then it doubles as a sweat-guard/hair band when I’m hauling rump up a steep pitch and sweating my you-know-whats off.

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

A good attitude! There is always fun to be had in the Central Oregon Cascades. But listen to mother nature and be grateful for what she gives you…feet of fresh powder, corn, slush, wind, crowds…it’s all good. Just enjoy it.

Siri Smithback – Oregon

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

Volcano skiing!–open faces that get hit with variable weather, never allowing for a dull moment. Also, the snow can be heavy and wet.

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

Mt. Hood Meadows while in resort due to terrain.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

Heather Canyon

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

My touring ski setup

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

Anything with GORE-TEX–needed for the wet snow.  I wear a Helly Hansen jacket I love!

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

Smith goggles!

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

Take an Avy course–know before you go!

 

Still have questions about ski/snowboard gear?

Call, browse online, or stop by evo — a pioneering outdoors shop with a knowledgeable customer care team and flagship stores in Seattle, PortlandDenver, and Whistler, evo is our go-to resource for everything ski, snowboard, mountain bike, surf, skate and wake.

Our favorite Ski & Snowboard Gear for Utah

If you’ve ever been skiing or snowboarding, you know that sliding around on snowy mountains is undoubtedly some of the most fun a gal can have. But deciding where to go, let alone sifting through the constantly growing and evolving selection of ski and snowboard gear can be downright overwhelming. Which skis do I want? How about outerwear? Will it work well for the conditions here? Fear not! To help dumb it down, your local SheJumps Ambassadors are sharing their favorite gear for the area so you can spend less time sifting through hundreds of reviews and get out there with the clothing and equipment you know works best! Used and trusted by the badass women you know and love, this is SheJumps favorite ski and snowboard gear for Utah:

Courtney Kizer – Utah

Home Base: Telluride

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

I am based out of Moab, Utah. From my hometown, I can either drive 2 hours to one of the best resorts in the world or drive 1/2 an hour to some epic touring in the La Sals (visible from downtown Moab) then catch an afternoon of mountain biking during the winter!

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

Telluride is the ultimate in resort skiing. There is an abundance of steep and technical terrain without a crowd. The backcountry in the San Juan’s is as breathtaking as it is nerve wracking. There is never a dull moment in this neck of the woods!

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

Telluride is one of those mountains where you have to pay close attention to the conditions. Not just the sun, snow or wind today, but what has been going on all week (season). With a good base and a good storm, you just can’t beat a Dynamo run off Lift 14 or the hidden gem, Rockslide!! But regardless of how the season has been going, you can always have a good time under Lift 9.

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

Touring – K2 Pinnacle 105 – extremely light, poppy, fun and responsive. Resort – Atomic Backland 109 – For any condition! Enough tail and stiffness for the groomers and to cut through ice, enough width and rocker to have a blast on a powder day.

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

Marmot – Classy styling, quality gear. Helly Hansen / Obermeyer – The fit can’t be beat with either of these lines. Especially for someone like myself with a hard to fit body type: thin wasted with a big bum!

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

ANYTHING Smartwool Merino Wool – From skiing, to backpacking trip, to endurance horse ride, this is the stuff that keeps you warm and wont hold a stench. Hestra Wool Liners – Again, its about versatility. I can run or bike in these when its cold and they are great for ski touring.

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

Flexibility. You never know when it will be your day to get on the slopes. As a working small business owner, I have to pick and choose when to jump on the snow. I hold out for the best snow, best conditions, or best company.

Jennifer Cantwell – Utah

Home Base: Alta

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

Proximity to the city and the blower pow.

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

Alta for the terrain and the Wasatch backcountry for the access and variety.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

Hard choice, there are so many good ones. If I had to choose probably Baldy Main Chute.

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

Resort: Blizzard Sheeva for the versatility in all conditions from powder to crud to the groomers. Touring: Black Diamond Carbon Convert also for versatility while not being too heavy or too light (most of the time).

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

For touring  Jacket: Patagonia Dual Aspect Hooded Softshell Jacket for protection from the elements while being able to vent Pants: Mammut Women’s Traleika Softshell Hiking Pants since I run hot while touring these are thin enough for high output activity.

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

Bolder Band for ear warmth while touring and under any helmet. Dynafit Windstopper Vest for core warmth and protection (however they don’t make this in women’s!)

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

Dawn patrols! Ski and still get into work relatively on time.

 

Still have questions about ski/snowboard gear?

Call, browse online, or stop by evo — a pioneering outdoors shop with a knowledgeable customer care team and flagship stores in Seattle, PortlandDenver, and Whistler, evo is our go-to resource for everything ski, snowboard, mountain bike, surf, skate and wake.”

Our favorite Ski & Snowboard Gear for Colorado

If you’ve ever been skiing or snowboarding, you know that sliding around on snowy mountains is undoubtedly some of the most fun a gal can have. But deciding where to go, let alone sifting through the constantly growing and evolving selection of ski and snowboard gear can be downright overwhelming. Which skis do I want? How about outerwear? Will it work well for the conditions here? Fear not! To help dumb it down, your local SheJumps Ambassadors are sharing their favorite gear for the area so you can spend less time sifting through hundreds of reviews and get out there with the clothing and equipment you know works best! Used and trusted by the badass women you know and love, this is SheJumps favorite ski and snowboard gear for Colorado:

Erin Kearns – Colorado

Home Base: Crested Butte

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

The steeps, the location, and the people! Crested Butte is located at the end of the road, which gives it a unique, quirky, charm. There are so many exceptional athletes that live here that the level of skiing and riding is hard to match. The backcountry, skimo racing, and nordic skiing, scenes are all quite large as well. Many people do a little bit of everything. Did I mention the terrain is challenging and incredible?

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

At the resort I like to ski the steeps. I like bumps, and technical big mountain style skiing. This type of skiing takes a lot of concentration and technique, which keeps me motivated to come back day after day. In the backcountry I like to ski wherever the snow is good, and safe. I am not afraid to take really long days in the mountains. In the spring, I like to ski bigger objectives, steep and technical with some mountaineering thrown in.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

1: Big Chute off of the Headwall 2: Funnel

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

All Mountain – Volkl Kenja – Stiff, fast, can handle high speeds, carve nicely, versatile enough for most snow conditions, and are still maneuverable. This is my all time favorite ski.  Touring: DPS Nina 99 – Light for the up, but still ski well. The shovel on the front of the ski provides enough flotation in the deep stuff, but the profile of the ski also allows it to handle tougher conditions.   All Mountain/Carving – Rossignol Experience 88 versatile, perfect for teaching skiing on, these skis can do anything, particularly with edging skills.

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

Flylow – Jacket Shells, Pant Shells, and gloves. These gloves are lightweight, enough material to keep you warm while ski touring but not so warm that you want to take them off from all the walking. Their  pants and jackets are my favorite! They are one of the few companies that make outerwear that is actually high functioning, in fun but functional styles, and cut for women…without making you look like a snow princess…and they don’t take away any of the awesome features that the guys get either. Their shells come with lots of pockets, zippers, vents, are breathable and waterproof. They are perfect for touring but you can also layer them at the resort. I’m not usually one for brand loyalty, but these guys get my vote most of the time. I know many people, guys and girls, that love them as well.  Outdoor Research Uber Layer-(and other products like it) breathable, warm, good to always have as an extra layer. This is breathable enough where I can even hike uphill with it!  Patagonia Insulated Gore-Tex jacket – Crested Butte gets cold, and I like not having to bundle up too much. This layer does it all when it is cold. There aren’t many jackets on the market that function like this one, without being considered 3 in 1. It’s nice not to deal with all the extra stuff.  Patagonia micro-puff vest- who doesn’t love the micro-puff? But the vest is really great because you can wear it as a great midlayer when it’s cold or on the outside when it’s too warm.

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

Buff – to keep you warm and to keep the sun off, serves as a neck gaiter or bandana  Platypus squeeze bottles, to stuff in your jacket at the resort and lightweight for touring.  Sunglasses for touring, and for when ski goggles become too much. It’s sunny so much here.

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

Always be willing to push yourself a little bit. Be yourself in this town, people know when you’re not, and everyone knows each other. Never lose sight that skiing is fun. Many people here get caught up in the competitiveness, but we have to remember why we do it!

Sarah Field – Colorado

Home Base: Breckenridge

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

There are so many mountains to choose from within a relatively small area. Plus, there is a great mix of resort and backcountry so you can continually switch it up.

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

Kirkwood is my favorite mountain. It has a small, local vibe, has killer terrain, gets great snow, and everyone there is ready to rip and have fun.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

I love Whale’s Tail. It’s long and covers a variety of different terrains from open bowls to trees, and you have to work a bit to get there so it makes it even more worthwhile.

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

Freeride skis (for covering your crusher terrain), touring skis (backcountry is a must in CO), and a nice all-mountain ski for early and late season.

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

Patagonia‘s Untracked Jacket for those chilly CO days – provides insulation and breathability on top of being waterproof and Patagonia’s Descensionist Jacket for backcountry – it’s super breathable and protects you from the elements. For pants, I love Patagonia’s PowSlayer Pants. They are great for both backcountry and resort skiing – breathable, waterproof, and layering compatible.

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

Buffs! Use them for your hair, face, snot rag, whatever!

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

Carpool (use the many park and ride lots) and plan ahead so as to miss that nasty I-70 traffic, i.e. leave super early and eat breakfast in town and/or stay for some apres happy hour and drive back to the front range later. Or even better, get some friends together to invest in a ski share for the year!

Laraine Martin – Colorado

Home Base: Steamboat

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

Steamboat is an incredible place for people to hone skills on relatively friendly terrain. The resort has a mix of beginner cruisers and advanced mogul fields and off-piste chutes and gullies (if you know where to find them) and some of the absolute best gladed tree skiing in the region.  We are proud of our aspen fields!  In addition, the nearby passes (Rabbit Ears and Buffalo) are full of relatively safe, rolling terrain for those looking to gain winter backcountry travel skills in mellow conditions.

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

I love to ride my home resort here in Steamboat because of how familiar it all feels – it’s HOME! But when I travel, I travel for steeps. I like that I can head north to Jackson Hole or south to Crested Butte to get a dose of 45-degree fun. If the conditions are right, however, you’ll almost always find me in the backcountry and not in a lift line.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

There’s nothing like a mach-speed rip down the Daze at daybreak (before it gets crowded)!

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

Powder skis? Icelantic Maiden 111s. Freeride skis with the ability to make a turn on hard pack. Groomer/mixed skis? Icelantic Maiden 101, the MOST fun you can have on the resort! And for touring skis I love my lightweight Icelantic Vanguard 107s, which was a 2018 season ski that has now made way for the Mystic and Natural.

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

I love my Flylow gear – everything I own from them ends up being a favorite! I like the Flylow Sassyfrass Pants because they’re simple and lightweight – I don’t like a ton of lining in my ski pants because of how many hours I spend touring on the uphill. The Flylow Puma Jacket is my pick for function and fashion – I also respect a company that creates women’s freeride gear that isn’t full of pink, flowers, and frill.

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

My Pret ski helmet is always with me. They are a fantastic company putting out great helmet designs – and they support SheJumps as well! Also, you won’t find me in the backcountry without my BCA Tracker 3 (friendly user interface makes this my pick), shovel, and probe.

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

Never stop getting an education and remain humble about what you do or don’t know. Befriend locals. Travel prepared and smart – in my case, this means always having SNACKS. Read avalanche reports and support your local avalanche information center. Take care of the earth and support politicians who recognize our human role in the climate change phenomenon. Keep a sense of humor about everything – when it comes down to it, we’re just sliding on snow!

Melissa Matz – Colorado

Home Base: Winter Park / Mary Jane

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

That Colorado snowpack can be a trickster! Colorado, despite the billions of people here to navigate, is a great state with such a fun culture. Each town has its own vibe and there are endless fun things to do and plenty of buddies to do them with.

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

I love Mary Jane. I know the mountain really well and can always seem to find the goods. It gets really random amazing snow days as well. You can become a technically great skier/boarder there bounding down the bumps or sneaking through the trees. I love all ski mountains. Mary Jane just feels like home.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

Outhouse. Just kidding. The weather station trees, that’s all I’m saying.

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

Oh man.  I need new skis, but I certainly love mine.  I’m on the RAMP Peacepipe, 179.  They are so fun.  I want a ski similar to these because sadly RAMP is no longer with us.

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

I love my Flylow pants but be warned that the pants sizing is funky – they run small.  Jacket….hmmmm I tend to change that up a lot.

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

Melanzana microgrid hoodie – a must!

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

1.) inherit a lot of money/win the lotto/have a Insane paying job 2.) buy a ski condo 3.) hire a helicopter to get around I-70 traffic BLAH!   -OR- 1.) givie up cable/donating blood/getting a second job plus a few other things so you can afford a pass, 2.)  leaving at the butt crack of dawn 3.)  have a solid group of friends (like my SheJumps crew!) that join you because it’s just what you do! 4.) When you get to that point in life, teach your kids to ski.

Still have questions about ski/snowboard gear?

Call, browse online, or stop by evo — a pioneering outdoors shop with a knowledgeable customer care team and flagship stores in Seattle, PortlandDenver, and Whistler, evo is our go-to resource for everything ski, snowboard, mountain bike, surf, skate and wake.

Our favorite Ski & Snowboard Gear for Washington Part 1

If you’ve ever been skiing or snowboarding, you know that sliding around on snowy mountains is undoubtedly some of the most fun a gal can have. But deciding where to go, let alone sifting through the constantly growing and evolving selection of ski and snowboard gear can be downright overwhelming. Which skis do I want? How about outerwear? Will it work well for the conditions here? Fear not! To help dumb it down, your local SheJumps Ambassadors are sharing their favorite gear for the area so you can spend less time sifting through hundreds of reviews and get out there with the clothing and equipment you know works best! Used and trusted by the badass women you know and love, this is SheJumps favorite ski and snowboard gear for Washington:

   Yulia Dubinina – Washington

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

Have you ever heard of the term “PNWet”? Skiing in Washington can be challenging due to weather, as it can turn from blower to cascade concrete or bluebird to ping-pong too quickly. The key is to hit the weather just right, so you can maximize the amount of white stuff hitting you in the face.

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

In the heart of winter, I like to be where there are no crowds and the snow is the fluffiest. Thankfully both Alpental and Crystal have lots to offer, if you know where to go! In the spring, 1 word: volcano.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

There is an area at Crystal that our local crew calls  “Free Cat Skiing Zone”. If you find it, you will be in heaven. If you don’t, there is always the hike up the King.

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

I love the Line Pandora series. I have been skiing on the 110 Pandora for a long time, and it has been my favorite all around PNW ski.   This coming year, Line has changed their line-up a bit and even though the 110 is not available, the Line Pandora 104 is rad.   If you do want something wider for deeper resort days, you should check out the Line Skis Sick Day 114.

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

I found that Patagonia fits my booty just right. I rock the Patagonia PowSlayer bib and Patagonia Untracked jacket. Those pieces keep me warm and dry all day everyday.

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

My Pieps Sport Beacon. Anytime you are skiing pow, you should always be “beeping” – no matter if you are at a resort or in the backcountry.

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

If the weather is right, don’t think too hard, just take that much deserved sick day. Also, make sure to do a snow dance at least once a week.

Krystin Norman – Washington

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

With warmer temps and higher snowfall in the Pacific Northwest, we have a really bomber base and deep snowpack that lasts through the spring and into the summer. You basically never hit rocks while skiing in Washington mid-season, ski some of the deepest pow of your life, and you can ski year-round. Skiing in Washington has made me a much stronger skier!

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

I mostly ski at Crystal Mountain and Alpental. I love Crystal for the steep and complex terrain that it has to offer in the Southback and Northway areas. There are tons of hidden gems and you can ski untracked powder many days after a storm if you are willing to hike a bit! I also love Alpental for night skiing after work, and love the playfulness of the terrain. Alpental naturally has tons of side hits and some of the best tree skiing that make riding there super fun.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

My favorite place to ski at Crystal is The Silver King. The front side of the King has steep/tech lines and cliffs, and the backside has low-angle pow skiing. I never regret hiking The King for some of the best skiing in North America!

Favorite skis for your region? Why? (Pick up to 3 pairs of skis)

Powder/Touring Skis = K2 Gottaluvit 105 Ti. These are my every day ski for all conditions. They are super fun in pow, on groomers, firm conditions, spring snow, and they are both fun and hard-charging at the same time. I also use these skis for backcountry skiing in a shorter length than my resort skis and they are perfect. Groomer Skis = K2 Marksman. I’ve never felt more immediately at home on a pair of skis. The Marksmans ski amazing on groomers and all mountain conditions!

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

Arc’teryx Sentinel LT Jacket: I love the long fit of this jacket and the color-blocking. Keeps me dry even if it is raining all day! Arc’teryx Shashka Bib Pants: Bib pants rule! They look cute, are easy to move in, guarantee you will never get snow sneaking in to your base layers even if you crash, have good vents to open when touring or hiking, and they are extra waterproof for wet PNW days on the mountain. Also, it is easy to go to the bathroom with the drop-seat!

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

Dakine Galaxy Gore-Tex Mittens: These are the best mittens ever. They keep my hands super warm and completely dry on the wettest of days! Smith Squad Goggles: Cool style, interchangeable lenses for high/low light conditions. XS Unified Freeride Helmet: the most comfortable and cute helmet I’ve been able to find as an adult woman. Removable padding and ear covers so I can use my helmet mid-winter and for summer tours. Darn Tough Ski Socks: These are the best socks. They keep your feet warm, dry, and never bunch up in my ski boots. They also last forever!

Secret(s) to thriving as a skier/snowboarder in your region?

Gore-Tex is the best investment of my adult-life. Commit to going skiing, even if the conditions look wet and warm. You will never regret a day on the mountain even if the conditions aren’t perfect!

Jeanette Johnson – Washington

What’s unique about skiing in your region?

There is nothing like catching first chair on a bluebird day at Crystal Mountain. You get to the top of Rex and you’ve got Rainier in all her glory right in your face. Then you hike out to South Back and have the best untouched ride on your way down. What makes it unique to all though is the community. The friendships I’ve made at my home mountain and the level of stoke and understanding we have with each other is out of this world. That may be every ski town but I really do feel something special in the Northwest.

Where specifically do you prefer to ride and why?

I specifically like to ride my home mountain because I know it best. You can go a little faster and know where the secret stashes are.

What is your favorite run/trail at your home mountain?

My favorite run is off the back side of the King. Everyone has a different name for it!

Favorite snowboard for your region? Why? 

My favorite snowboard would be my first Lib Tech. It was a TRS and once I rode it I fell IN LOVE with snowboarding. Mervin Manufacturing has created Magne Traction and it is a game changer for the snowboarding community! Second favorite is my GNU B-Pro Snowboard, it has C3 BTX, which is great for all mountain riding. It is not too aggressive but just enough so I can keep up or be first one down. Third choice is my Capita Birds of a Feather. This board is great for a spring day of riding. It is flexible and fun. In WA we get all types of weather, so it’s good to have options. And buttering with my Capita is super fun!

Favorite outerwear — jacket and pants — for your region? Why?

My favorite Jacket is the Roxy Essence 2L GORE-TEX jacket. I love the new 2019 print too, it’s pink and floral but still subtle. This jacket fits my freestyle riding, it keeps me warm and the GORE-TEX keeps me dry. My favorite pants are the Roxy Creek in Hott Pink! They have zipper pockets in the back and zippers on the side at the boot which I love. They are 15K which is perfect for me because I don’t get too hot or too cold in them. The lining is fleece which is the best part! Don’t have to wear a base layer if it isn’t terribly cold.

Favorite accessories for your region? Why?

My Favorite accessory is my grey Neff beanie. I buy the same beanie in all the colors. It’s comfy, it’s stretchy, it keeps me warm, it makes me happy when I get to wear it on the mountain and around town!

Secret(s) to thriving as a snowboarder in your region?

Always wear a helmet! It keeps your head warm and is safe! Smith helmets flush very nicely with Smith goggles. Keep snacks in your pockets at all times. In our region the weather is constantly changing, So wear layers. Always, always treat your gloves. And you can’t go wrong with all-temp wax.

 

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Climbing in the Bugaboos

Written by: Virginia Sanford

We are standing at the top of the dreaded Bugaboo-Snowpatch col (a steep snow gully), looking down at the slope of melting snow and ice and tumbling rocks that stretch out below us. Three days earlier, we had heard the story of rockfall in the col that had resulted in an air evacuation. For the past two days we have been listening to the sound of boulders tumbling down melting ice and talus slopes. We had also been told the col was not that bad, that we could basically rappel down the entire slope, eliminating the need for crampons. We have now located what we think are the rappel rings that should help us bypass the steepest sections of snow and ice. We are thirteen hours into what will ultimately be a seventeen hour day. We completed the climbing portion of the day in about four hours; the Northeast Ridge of Bugaboo Spire seems like a distant memory. Like a hero, Erika volunteers to head down into the col first, in search of the next set of rap rings. Clémence, Athena, and I stare down as Erika descends, and then ascends the rope to get back to the first set of anchors she had passed. Four slow, and at times terrifying, hours later we are back at camp, cooking dinner and looking forward to a morning of sleeping in. We successfully found all the rappel stations and managed to make it down the remainder of the snow and ice slope, which was still surprisingly steep, with no crampons, using our two ice axes and two trekking poles. We had learned a valuable lesson about glacier travel: bring the crampons and ice axes regardless of others’ opinions.

We are ten days into our two-and-a-half week ladies’ climbing trip. We are three days into our week in Bugaboo Provincial Park on the eastern border of British Columbia. We are climbing as a team of four, two parties of two. Our name is team EVAC (Erika, Virginia, Athena, and Clémence), and this trip is the culmination of many years of climbing together in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and California. Collectively, we have extensive experience with trad, multipitch and alpine climbing. However, glacier and snow travel (which is unavoidable in the Bugaboos) was new to all of us. Part of the appeal when this trip was first suggested, was the opportunity to challenge myself with a group of badass women. As team EVAC, we believe in the power and joy that comes with women supporting and pushing one another as climbing partners, particularly in settings where we are far outnumbered by our male counterparts.We also believe in party spandex, cheese, cookies, and nicknames.

Our trip began on a rainy August morning after seven months of planning. The conversation started on an email thread back in January. Erika proposed a ladies trip to the Bugaboos in British Columbia, which included suggested probability levels such as, “I have always dreamed you would ask me, please sign me up” down to, “with much sadness I report I cannot do this trip.” As I mentioned, we all had a fair amount of experience with alpine climbing, but none of us had any experience with glacier travel. The Bugaboos are an alpine granite paradise located in Eastern British Columbia. The granite spires, for which the park is known, are surrounded by glaciers and jagged mountain peaks. Almost all of the routes, which can range from a few hundred feet to a few thousand feet tall, require some degree of snow and glacier travel. The difficulty of navigating crevasses, bergschrunds, or steep snow slopes was mainly determined by how big the snow year had been. Given that none of us had even seen a crevasse and that most of us did not know what a bergschrund was (a deep and often broad crevasse that forms when a moving glacier separates from the stagnant ice or rock above), we decided that taking a crevasse rescue course needed to be near the top of our list of things to do. Over the course of the spring and summer we refined our plans and checked things off our our list, using shared google docs and several team meetings. By mid-July we had a tentative itinerary which included four days in Grand Teton National Park, a day in Glacier National Park, and a week in Bugaboo Provincial Park.

With the truck fully loaded down with two and a half weeks of climbing and camping gear, we left Boulder on that August morning, and headed towards Grand Teton National Park. When we arrived, the air was so thick with smoke from a fire in Yellowstone that it was difficult to make out the Tetons, which we knew were rising up 7000+ feet from the valley floor. This would prove to be a consistent theme over the course of our trip, thanks to an incredibly dry and hot summer in the North American West. We got our bivy permits and our Junior Ranger booklets, and went off in search of free camping that we had heard was just outside of park boundaries. The following morning, with four days’ worth of gear and food, we hiked in towards the Grand Teton. Our plan was to climb Chief Joseph’s Buttress on Nez Perce, the Full Exum Ridge on the Grand Teton, and Red Sentinel if we had time. The first leg of our trip was a good lesson in flexibility and the need to adjust plans and expectations. We ended up climbing a fun variation of Irene’s Arete and the Full Exum Ridge, and spent most of an afternoon scrambling up a loose gully in search of Red Sentinel. We also got sworn in as Junior Rangers, got a party spandex team photo on the top of the Grand, worked hard on our assisted handstand high five, and celebrated my birthday.

A poor weather forecast pushed us to revise our original plan in an effort to get to the Bugaboos a day sooner. With a brief stop in Glacier National Park, where once again the smoke was too dense to make out the mountains surrounding us, we drove on to Canada, arriving at the trailhead not long before dusk. We had seven nights reserved in the Kain Hut, which seemed like a complete luxury after a week of camping and backpacking. Early the next morning, we headed in toward the hut for what we thought would be a cruiser three mile hike, which turned out to be a steep trudge uphill. We dropped our bags and food, and took off for a warm-up route called Lion’s Way. The climbing was fun, went quickly, and introduced us to what was to become a familiar sensation of feeling safe and comfortable on the rock, and feeling a sense of dread for the approaches and descents. Coming from Colorado, we are all accustomed to talus field and rock-hopping approaches. Typically, you aim for the biggest boulders as they tend to be solid and the most secure. We learned relatively quickly that this technique does not apply when the rocks and boulders are sitting on top of a melting sheet of ice. Throughout the afternoon we heard the sounds of rockfall echoing around us, triggered by the heat of the day and the glare of the sun. This became a familiar, though never comfortable sound over the course of the week we spent in the Bugaboos.

Over the next six days, we climbed four mega classics, including Sunshine Crack, which was the agreed upon pinnacle of our trip. On Sunshine Crack, at a grade of 5.11, with a long and strenuous 5.10 off-width pitch, and 900 feet of climbing, we all found an edge to push. The climbing was strenuous, though not so challenging that we weren’t able to still take time for demonstrations of new techniques to untwisting ropes. There were also plenty of “yea girls” and words of support yelled up to the climber grunting through overhanging off-width cracks, or figuring out the heel hook move to pull the thin 5.11 roof. We made the final rappels back onto the glacier in the dark. Erika got on rappel and did a flying jump with her ice ax to get to the other side of the bergschrund then developed a fun rope tug technique to propel the rest of us high above the bergschrund and onto the “solid” snow surface. Tromping into the hut long after everyone had gone to sleep, we discovered a note and platypus of wine that some new friends had left for us. After a well earned toast of wine and way too much dehydrated food, we fell into our sleeping bags for our final night in the Bugaboos.

I have been climbing for eleven years. I have climbed with many men and women in that time. I love climbing with men, and I love climbing with women just a little bit more. Seeing strength and power in my female climbing partners pushes me to find my strength. When I try to attach words to this, the lyrics to Kesha’s “Woman” play on repeat in my head. “I do what I want / say what you say / I work real hard every day / I’m a motherf***ing woman, baby, alright / I don’t need no man to be holding me too tight / I’m a motherf***ing woman, baby, alright / I’m just having fun with my ladies here tonight”.

I interpret these lyrics to mean, I can accomplish anything that I put my mind to, regardless of how physically hard or scary it is; regardless of any social or cultural messages telling me as a woman what I should be able to. I am an advocate for challenging the messages we receive as women about what we can and cannot do, whether that be professionally, in our adventures, in our relationships, or how we decide to navigate the world. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche says in her book We Should All Be Feminists, “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femininity. And I want to be respected in all my femaleness. Because I deserve to be. I like politics and history and am happiest when having a good argument about ideas. I am girly. I am happily girly. I like high heels and trying on lipsticks.” Regardless of how we challenge the notions of what it is to be a woman, remember to have fun, kick ass, laugh, breath, and maybe rock some party spandex while doing it!

Winter Raffle Partners 2019

Is that a drum roll I hear?

We are super excited to announce the brands who are supporting our biggest events this winter! Whether you are joining us for International Women’s Snow Day, (January 12) a Get the Girls Out, or another one of our biggest regional events- be sure to bring your cash for your chance to win our stash of amazing prizes!

We hope you’ll check out these companies while you’re making your holiday lists! If you want to support brands who believe in getting more women in the outdoors, you’ll wanna hit them up, stat!

Darn Tough

Our mission is simple. Create the world’s best socks and stand behind them unconditionally. We live and breathe in stitches per inch, seamless toes and cross stretch. While some companies are sock marketers, we are, first and foremost, sock makers. If our socks aren’t the most comfortable, durable and best fitting socks you’ve ever owned, we’ll replace them free of charge, for life, no strings attached. That’s what we deliver.

We partner with She Jumps because we not only believe in their mission, but we believe in how they participate and interact with communities. SheJumps has such a diverse group of women and girls doing powerful work that we truly appreciate and value. www.darntough.com

Deuter Packs

 

Lady shredders who want to hit the backcountry this winter, whether snowshoeing, hiking, or skinning will want to make sure to pack their essential layers and safety equipment. Deuter packs has donated alpine touring packs for our raffles- We hope you win!

Deuter has been making packs since 1898. Even from the beginning, the company was built on technical function, precise fit, and passion for being in the wilderness. We’ve been making women’s packs for decades and believe in celebrating differences in women’s fit. Just as functional, just as radical, but with a fit that’s designed for women. Cheers to that! www.deuter.com

FLYLOW

Flylow has been a long supporter of SheJumps and we are excited to have them on our raffle roster again this winter! As SheJumps has been rolling out its new strategic plan, a major tenant is environmental stewardship and sustainability. That goes from reducing single use plastics to our events, to the decisions we make on our partnerships. Flylow makes the Remnant Tote from fabric scraps leftover in the production of their jackets and pants. For this winter, Flylow is sending out it’s highly coveted Smitty Mitten

GARAGE GROWN GEAR

“There’s nothing nearer and dearer to our hearts than helping young women build confidence and skills outdoors, which will serve and support these ladies throughout life. We’re thrilled to play a small part in helping SheJumps achieve this mission.”

Knowing slope angle is a critical factor in assessing avalanche hazard.  The PoleClinometer® slope meter is the quickest/easiest way to get accurate “on the go” slope angle measurements.  It’s a sticker you put on your ski pole that lets you measure slope angle by line-of-sight.

The goal of PoleClinometer is to help people stay safe in the mountains.  By making it quicker & easier than ever to read slope angles accurately, we hope the product will improve folks’ awareness of terrain as they travel through it, and ultimately lead to more informed decisions and improved avalanche safety.

But of course inclination is just one piece of the puzzle, and education is where it all comes together.  Your brain is the best tool you have for staying safe in the mountains, so take the time to sharpen that tool with top-notch training

http://poleclinometer.com/use/

GRASS STICKS

Grass Sticks is located in Steamboat Springs, CO and was started there in a garage in 2014 by engineer-turned-ski bum/coach/instructor Andrew Beckler. While skiing over 100 days a year, we became fed up with our ugly, bent, kinked and broken poles. There is no reason to trash 3 pairs of poles a season, so we set out to create our own.

SheJumps is happy to work with partners who believe in sustainability and using less of the earth’s resources. That’s why were are stoked to work with Grass Sticks. Lucky raffle winners will get to choose a custom pole design! www.grasssticks.com

Hestra Gloves

Hestra Gloves is a family-owned company that was started in 1936. In the beginning, with the help of his family, Martin Magunusson produced gloves for the local lumberjacks. He used the best leathers he could find. Over 80 years later, the technical possibilities are greater, but Martin’s legacy lives on – warm, durable gloves made of the finest leathers.

Today, we make gloves for snow sports, mountaineering, biking, golf, dress, work, and gardening. Great care is taken in designing our women’s styles to specifically to fit a women’s hand. For us, gloves will always be a craft. www.hestragloves.com

Mountain Khakis

We are having a hard time picking our favorite Mountain Khakis items – from adventure ready sweaters, to jackets and cute beanies, to a wide array of adventure lifestyle wear. Lucky for us, we don’t have to! Mountain Khakis is donating $75 gift cards to 15 events this winter.

“As the Mountain Khakis brand has evolved, so has the need to get everyone is comfortable and functional outdoor apparel. With this said, MK is proud to partner with SheJumps to help women and girls get outside! Education, knowledge and adventure are key functions of this partnership and we look forward to helping these folks reach their highest potential through the outdoors.” www.mountainkhakis.com

SHE EMERGES

She Emerges’ mission is to empower females to do the things they love and show the world their limitless potential. “We create lifestyle apparel that enables you to make a statement from your heart to the street and every adventure in between. Organizations like SheJumps embody the very spirit of our brand. Together we can inspire women and girls to challenge themselves, embrace new experiences, and create a sisterhood of strong females that lift each other up during a lifetime of unforgettable moments.”

Founder Nicole Hardy wanted to create a brand that ignited a feeling of confidence in every woman to fearlessly show the world what she’s made of.

“I spent 15 years in corporate America but always knew something was missing. She Emerges essentially was born during my journey of self-discovery and I wanted to inspire other women to live a life filled with purpose, excitement and fulfillment.”


Skhoop

Skhoop is the original skirt company, designed in Sweden, our skirt story began in 1999.  Since then,  we have grown from a business run out of our garage to selling Skhoop in 12 countries around the world! We are a women owned and operated business and are proud of the success our small company has seen over the years, a testament that you can do anything if you put your mind to it! Our skirts are intended to keep women warm (and looking stylish!) while out enjoying the beautiful outdoors- whether that is walking your dog or climbing the highest peak in North America, we want to be along for all of your adventures!

We are proud to be supporting SheJumps and full heartedly stand behind their mission of getting more girls and women outdoors. Our best days are those that are spent outside with our friends, laughing and standing in awe of the magic of the mountains- we hope that SheJumps will empower you to seek out your best days in the mountains too! www.skhoop.us

Western Rise

“At Western Rise, we value the preservation of our public lands and outdoor education. We are pleased to support the efforts of She Jumps female-focused Outdoor education programs.” -Kelly Waters

Western Rise’s Kelly Watters was named by Outside Magazine as one of the coolest new small brands. We’re grateful for Kelly’s support in our raffle program this winter. All mountain-town girls appreciate that fact that quality layers keep her warm, happy and active.  Western Rise as donated 100$ gift cards at select events. www.westernrise.com

 

SheJumps Annual Report

Our fiscal year runs July 1-June 30, so here are the results for the AMAZING things we accomplished in 2017-2018.

It was truly a banner year for SheJumps.

You can view the entire report by clicking here.


The highlights
:

—2,779 participants (12,000 served since 2007)

—124 events

—853 youth served

—13% growth YOY

Here’s a glimpse at our one-pager! Like what you see? Please donate to our cause today.

Please help us sustain this AMAZING level of growth by making a contribution today.
You can get a 5 pack of these limited edition stickers for a donation of $25 or more and be entered to win a trip for 2 to Silverton!

Thank you for supporting SheJumps this Giving Tuesday 2018

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to SheJumps on Giving Tuesday 2018!

With your support, we raised $10,022!

That’s the most successful day of fundraising SheJumps has ever had. What this means to us is that our community believes in the power of the outdoors. THANK YOU!

But we still need your help!

Our goal of raising $15,000 this holiday season helps us to strengthen our regional programs, expand our Wild Skills programs to more locations, and shift our strategic plan to life. Our fundraising campaign will begin on Giving Tuesday (11/27) and run until December 31.

 Click here to make your gift

Your donation helps SheJumps:

  • —Improves outreach to communities of all backgrounds, specifically working to increase diversity in our programs through long-term partnerships with organizations working with communities of color
  • —Provide more Wild Skills Youth events across the country
  • —Strengthen event infrastructure, safety, risk management, and outreach efforts.

SheJumps is offering our annual limited-edition Girafficorn Sticker pack to donors of $25 or more this holiday season.

But that’s not all!

For every $25 donated to SheJumps this holiday season, you are entered to win our Golden Ticket giveaway for a trip to Silverton Mountain in Colorado.

Golden Ticket Giveaway 2018*

Win a 2-day dream vacation to Silverton Mountain – the highest, steepest skiing in the United States! Plus 1 pair of K2 skis, outerwear from Outdoor Research, a Deuter backpack and baselayer set from Ortovox. Winner will be announced on January 12, 2019 on International Women’s Snow Day at Crystal Mountain. You do not need to be present to win. For every $25 you donate to SheJumps, you’re entered for a chance to win! Donate $100, you get 4 chances — you get the idea! Support a nonprofit that increases the participation of women and girls in the outdoors.

DONATE TODAY!

Photo at Silverton Mountain by Sven Brunso

Your donation supports our regional programming around the country.

In 2017-2018, SheJumps hosted 124 Events in 19 states with the help of 60 regional volunteers.

  • Force of Nature: Immigrant & Refugee Wild Skills outreach program: 10 events
  • Outdoor Education: 47 events
  • Community Initiatives: 20 events
  • Get the Girls Out!: 12 events
  • Wild Skills Youth Initiative: 22 events
  • International Women’s Ski & Snowboard Day: 21 events

Regional programs provide resources to provide youth education by cultivating local support in our communities, sourcing more volunteers, and getting support from local businesses.

Don’t delay — donate today! Your gift makes an impact for the future. Help us become a more impactful, dynamic, and sustainable nonprofit with a focus on inclusivity.

*ELIGIBILITY: Must be eighteen (18) or older to win. This Giveaway is open only to individuals who are permanent legal residents of the 47 United States of America (excluding residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island, overseas military installations, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. Territories).

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner be will be chosen at random on 1/12/2019. Winners will be notified via email.

CONDITIONS: Prizes are transferable. No cash redemption or substitution will be allowed. By entering the sweepstakes, I agree to sign up to receive newsletters and special offers from SheJumps, Silverton, K2, Deuter, Smith, Outdoor Research, Ortovox, and Deuter. I understand I can opt-out of these messages at any time.