SheJumps Winthrop Premiere of Pretty Faces & TGR Rogue Elements – Recap

With winter on the tip of everyone’s tongue, SheJumps brought the premiere of both Pretty Faces and Teton Gravity Research’s new film Rogue Element to the Winthrop Barn in the Methow Valley.  The amazingly talented AK guide and Master Girafficorn Brooke Edwards, MC’d the event, and elevated stoke for SheJumps in the valley.

For the next two hours, we were transported to a snowier moment in life, where all of our wintery dreams come true.  From the inspiring moments of women sending in Pretty Faces to the spine shredding exploits of some of those same women in Rogue Elements, the audience ooooh’d and “oh no’d” throughout the evening.

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By the end of the evening, our ultimate goal was not only met, but fully exceeded.  We successfully kicked-off our first SheJumps event in Winthrop, WA with over 150 brave souls in attendance and stoked for what SJ will bring to our tiny mountain community.

12/13/2017

Steph Bennett 

SheJumps Ambassador 

 

SheJumps Intro to Avalanche Safety Awareness Clinic – Spokane 2017 – Recap

This year, the Inland Northwest region of SheJumps hosted its third annual Avalanche Awareness Clinic in Spokane, WA in partnership with Gonzaga Outdoors and Gonzaga University. SheJumps partnered with our local avalanche experts Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center (IPAC) and Idaho Panhandle Backcountry to provide an introduction to avalanche safety in the backcountry. Our event focuses on safety and awareness for those venturing into backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. While full of education, this clinic is designed to be fun and encouraging, not scary or overwhelming. Travelling into the backcountry can be intimidating and this clinic gives both basic knowledge and refreshers for the experienced, giving some the courage they need to jump into the unknown!

Our clinic is the regional highlight of introduction to avalanche safety in large part to our sponsors, whose donations make our individual goodie bags and grand prizes one of the best raffles in area!

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The SheJumps national sponsors, Treeline Coffee Roasters, Eco Lips, and Essential Wipes do an incredible job hooking up the first 10 ladies with goodie bags full of their great products!
Kind Snacks once again provided a table full of their latest snacks to sample and take home; a few lucky raffle winners even walked away with boxes of Kind bars to help fuel their backcountry adventures!

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SheJumps events are women-specific, but it always makes me glad to see the amount of support our events receive from dads, sons and brothers – this year was no exception! Avalanche safety is not a singular pursuit, and the more families, friends and partnerships who partake make the experience fun and meaningful! Our events, while focusing on the importance of increasing the engagements of young girls and women in outdoor pursuits and education, are not exclusive but inclusive.

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This year we were excited to showcase Annie the avalanche rescue dog who melted the hearts of everyone.
SheJumps events strive to be fun and engaging, yet avalanche safety is no joke. Our instructors make our avalanche clinic rewarding and educational. This year we were lucky to once again welcome Larry Banks from Panhandle Backcountry, a company promoting backcountry skiing and splitboarding in Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Northwestern Montana. We also welcomed back Jeff Thompson, the Director at Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center (IPAC).

It is inspiring to see so many women of all ages (our youngest attendee was only 2 weeks old!) absorb the significance of backcountry safety with eagerness. For many of our attendees this was their first exposure to the curriculum. Their responsiveness to the videos and engaging questions to expand on the already extensive material was impressive!

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Attendees were able to see first hand how Recco search devices work, live demonstrations of airbags, and how to use beacons, shovels and probes.

Amongst all the seriousness, we had a bit of fun. Once again, our sponsors provided the goods to make this the best raffle yet!

The support from these local businesses was spectacular: The Sports Creel, Wild Walls, Spokane Alpine Haus, Physical Therapy Associates, SOLE, IPAC, Panhandle Backcountry, Gonzaga Outdoors, Gonzaga University, and Longleaf Wilderness Medicine. Our local sponsors give a genuine touch and show just how important avalanche safety is to our local community.

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We also received a received an extraordinary amount of support and prizes from our national and international sponsors at Outdoor Research, Mervin Manufacturing, Genuine Guide Gear (G3), Arbor, Tailgate Industries, One-Ball, Spark R&D, Warren Miller Entertainment, Athleta, and Kind Snacks! There were bags, jackets, goggles, shirts, and even a cotton candy Roxy splitboard (thanks Mervin MFG!) that were raffled off! Proceeds of the event went to SheJumps.org to aid in keeping our youth events free and a portion of proceeds also benefited our local avalanche center Friends of Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center so they can continue to help keep us all safe in the backcountry!

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One thing we like to do at this event is to provide an avenue for those who would like to continue their backcountry education. This year, Jamie Terry with Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education (SOLE) set up a table to promote several continuing classes in avalanche safety. SOLE generously donated a scholarship for a youth’s specific AIARE Level 1, highlighting that our youth should be fully knowledgeable in the backcountry as well. Our next local SheJumps event is a women-specific AIARE Level 1 taught in collaboration with SOLE on January 19th-21, 2018 in Libby, Montana. You can learn more about the course here.

These events don’t just happen on their own! To our instructors who have made this a yearly service to our community, the outstanding generosity of our sponsors in support of our event and raffle, and especially our volunteers, who without their enthusiasm and love for the SheJumps mission, events like this just wouldn’t happen; Thank You!

12/2/2017

Anna Dunn

SheJumps Ambassador 

Big Thanks to our sponsors!

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As well as:  The Sports Creel, Wild Walls, Spokane Alpine Haus, Physical Therapy Associates, SOLE, IPAC,  Longleaf Wilderness Medicine, Genuine Guide Gear (G3), Arbor, Tailgate Industries, One-Ball, Spark R&D, Warren Miller Entertainment, Athleta.

Ski and Ride Day at Stowe Recap

Last Saturday, Dec 9th SheJumps gathered at Mansfield Lodge at Stowe Resort for our Get The Girls Out event. The weather was great and the conditions were good. We set up some great raffle prizes and celebrated our success with high fives.
We had Mike Hitelman as our photographer, a great shot and rider. A big thank you to Bridgette Darling who helped with registration and organizing the raffle. Another thank you goes out to Darcy Mangan who helped with our groups.

Another successful ski day at Stowe with new and old friends.

Mike’s pictures can be seen at www.mikehitelman.com/SheJumps

To our sponsors A huge thank you!

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SheJumps – “Let’s Hear it For the Girls” at Crotched Mountain NH Feb 24th

This event was re schedule for February 24th!

Join SheJumps for a special winter event at Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride in Southern New Hampshire. Learn ski tuning techniques from an industry expert, participate in a women’s ski clinic from the Snow Sports team, and enjoy some of the most fun terrain in Southern New Hampshire. Option to skin up for those interested. Post skiing lunch will be available for purchase at the Onset Pub in the lodge.

Tickets– Click here to get your ticket

Timeline
9:30am – 10:00am Registration: in the lodge, downstairs
10:00am-10:20am Ski Tuning Demo bottom floor of lodge, near rentals
10:30am-10:45am On Snow Clinic, including skinning knowledge (no special gear needed)
11:00am -1:00pm Group ski (option to skin up for those with gear/ interested)
Lunch in the pub (purchase your own, one drink voucher will be included with registration)

Check out the facbeook event page

Registration information – After you register through Eventbrite you will receive an email with discounted lift ticket information for a $43 dollar ticket to be purchase through the mountain. Contact Jaimee Rondeau jaimeerondeau@gmail.com

SheJumps Vinyasa Yoga–Recap

Last Thursday, a rad group of ladies gathered for a Vinyasa yoga class at The Grinning Yogi, a yoga studio in Portland, Oregon. The evening had a strong focus on the need for community–for support, motivation and inspiration. This focus was felt as we moved and breathed aside one another, mat-to-mat.

After the yoga practice, we mingled over Happy Mountain Kombucha and all left feeling uplifted and empowered.

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Happy Mountain Kombucha

Thank you to all who attended and to our partners, The Grinning Yogi and Happy Mountain Kombucha.

Announcing our Winter Partners

SheJumps is gearing up for a fully action packed winter 2018 with events ranging from International Women’s Ski and Snowboard Day’s to a slew of avalanche safety and backcountry events, to learn to wax your gear clinics and more! We’re grateful and stoked to announce our winter  partners. Look for sweet prizes, swag and gear at our events and this holiday season, we encourage you to support the companies that support SheJumps. If you’d like to become a Winter Partner with SheJumps, contact Tracy at tracy@shejumps.org

COOLA suncare

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Winter outdoor adventures can get ruined if you get a sun-burn. Girraficorns know that taking care of her skin is just as important as being in the outdoors. For the travelers, this winter we’ll be raffling organic skin and suncare travel kits at selected events. We love COOLA’s natural ingredients and farm to face practices and hope you will to.

Coalition Snow

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“When we consider what organizations have made the biggest impact for women and girls in the outdoors, She Jumps naturally rises to the top. We’re proud to support the work and further the mission of an organization that is so closely aligned with our own values as a company.” ~ Jen Gurecki, CEO of Coalition Snow

About Coalition Snow
Coalition Snow is pioneering the future of adventure and lifestyle as the world’s first company specializing in skis and snowboards designed by women, for women. We believe that women shouldn’t be an afterthought when it comes to equipment design, they should be at the forefront of it. We make equipment that bottles the freedom and joy of the perfect powder day or park lap in every ski and snowboard we design. And women choose Coalition Snow because their passions of playing hard in the mountains run as deep as their desire to deconstruct the status quo. We’re breaking down walls, staking our claim, making our own rules, and carving out our place in this world, and we want you to join us. Learn more at www.coalitionsnow.com.

Darn Tough

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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

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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

Hestra Gloves

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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

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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 MK 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

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ORTOVOX is supporting 15 of our Avalanche Safety courses by sending a lucky lady home with an Ortovox Prob and Shovel. ORTOVOX believes in safety first. As a pioneer in avalanche equipment, we believe in education, safety, and the best gear. ORTOVOX also believes in friendship, doing good onto others, and having fun! From the Smart Antenna in our beacons to our brightly colored wool mountainwear, ORTOVOX will keep you safe out there. Voice of the mountains! www.ortovox.com

Skhoop

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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

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“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

Wend Waxworks

WEND is very excited to support SheJumps as they provide wax clinics across the US for women to come together to share and gain knowledge of tuning their ski and snowboard equipment. We know that caring for your base, like caring for a sports car, requires a bit of work but can make your gear ride faster and last longer. A little TLC goes a long way! Get your winter wax on, ladies!

WEND produces a sophisticated line of Meadowfoam waxes including racing waxes, overlays, performance bars, pastes, and a full range of tuning shop waxes.  Our Meadowfoam Cleaner/Conditioner is the leader in the cleaning and conditioning categories and our key component in our highly effective waxing process.  These proprietary formulas are the result of extensive testing around the globe and in different snow types while working with a laboratory that has over 40 years of experience in developing performance snow wax for the world’s top ski & snowboard athletes – the fastest All-Natural Non-Fluoro Race waxes. www.wendwaxworks.com

SheJumps Full Moon Screening at Peddler Brewing – Recap

On November 29th, the SheJumps community gathered together at Peddler Brewing Company to watch the rad snowboard film FullMoon. The event was kicked off with a raffle that featured donated items from local companies and items left over from past SheJumps events. Many thanks to Second Ascent, Vertical World and Stone Gardens for donating the rad items that we got to raffle off. With an intimate group we had a really great prize to attendee ratio! This event raised $250 for SheJumps WildSkills program! Woohoo!

After the raffle and some brief technical difficulties, we kicked off the film Full Moon. The film, produced by Leanne Pelosi, features the women both past, present and future that have shaped snowboarding and continue to push its boundaries. It was a joy to see a film that was filled with women pushing their sport, sending steep gnarly lines and just have loads of fun. Needless to say, at the end of the event the snow stoke was running high!

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A special and final thanks to Peddler Brewing Company who hosted this event in their beer garden. We are especially grateful for their delicious beer and that they recently installed the sides on their tent which, combined with the center heater, kept the outdoor area nice and toasty.

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Big thanks to our sponsors!

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Giving Tuesday: let’s give more outdoor opportunities to all!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 marks 10 years of SheJumps! When we look back on everything our organization has accomplished, we know one thing is for sure: we would not be here without YOU!

For the 3rd Year in a row, we are kicking off our annual fundraising campaign with #GivingTuesday.

In honor of your support, every year we strive to create fun gifts to show our appreciation for your generous contributions. As a 501c3 nonprofit, we rely on the donations of individuals to keep our programs running.

Always reminding you to keep your feet on the ground with your head in the clouds (above chaos and drama), we are offering our our 2nd annual limited edition sticker pack featuring unique Girafficorns to style out your car, skis, board, bike, water bottle, or office water cooler.
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We also decided to extend our 10 year anniversary hats and t-shirts for December. For a donation of $60 you can get a black trucker hat with a gold sparkle Girafficorn! For a donation of $120, you get the super awesome “Support your local Girafficorn” t-shirt, sticker pack, and hat! This theme marks our incredible volunteer teams in 7 regions around the country!
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All of our successes are not without growing pains, however. We recently learned that our insurance premium nearly doubled this year (due to to all the AWESOME events that our team hosts around the country), so we are looking to our community to help us bridge the gap of this important (unexpected) expense to keep all of our participants and volunteers safe in the event of an accident. Any donation helps us accelerate our mission—from helping us pay for background checks for our volunteers to covering the cost of a young girl to attend a Wild Skills event—your donation will always have a direct impact on our vision to build confidence and community through our outdoor playground.

So don’t hesitate – these goods won’t last for long! Make your year-end contribution to day and be a proud member of the Girafficorn nation!

Recap! Teton Valley WAX&WINE: Get Tuned at Habitat

First off, what an awesome way to kick-off the season!  The energy was plentiful, stoke high, and it was the perfect evening to kick off  the 2017-2018 season.

Sooo many Ladies!

Sooo many Ladies!

The ladies of the Tetons certainly “jumped in” for what was definitely the largest gathering of SheJumps ladies on this side of Teton Pass.  We had around 70 people show up throughout the evening–and whether they jumped in to wax and tune their gear or to celebrate and kick off the season, a good time was had by all.  Way to show UP and represent Ladies!
I want to thank each of you for your energy and participation in the Wax&Wine: Get Tuned at Habitat night and hope you all had as much fun as I did.  I hope it proved to be an opportunity to connect with friends, meet new ones, find new ski partners and mostly, realize how strong and numerous our community of women truly is!
SheJumps and the ladies of the Tetons would like to say thanks again to the following:
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Please join us for our upcoming LADIES AVALANCHE AWARENESS Night  on November 28 at the Teton County SAR Hanger from 6-8.  We are excited to be partnering again with Backcountry Zero and Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute for a warm and supportive evening discussing backcountry readiness and avalanche awareness.
Also, look out for a Get the Girls Out at Grand Targhee Resort in January, International Women’s Ski Day at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and another Wax&Wine: Mid Season Tune Up in the near future.
Again, on behalf of myself, Lynsey Dyer, Ambassador Betsy Manero and the entire SheJumps crew… thank you for showing UP and helping us continue to increase the participation of women and girls in the outdoors.
Warmly,
Lauren

RECAP: Pray For Snow

Article by Sarah Boisen, Southeast Ambassador

SheJumps joined REI Washington DC at their Flagship store to properly kick off the impending snowy season with a Pray for Snow extravaganza! After dusting off their gnarliest neon 80’s ski garb and freshening up their signature “snow dance” moves, thousands of attendees humming, “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” came together to celebrate winter’s arrival.

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REI and Ballast Point Brewing generously donated all proceeds from beer sales to fund future outdoor opportunities for our Jumpers!

With countless vendor booths scattered throughout the store, attendees were able to gather some serious swag to add to their winter gear collections. Vendor booths ranged from waxing stations to screen and poster printing to Atari competitions and of course, plenty of delicious drinks and food. The Girafficorns were out in full force and had a fantastic time sharing the SheJumps stoke and connecting with other females about future outdoor opportunities!

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Girafficorns Nina and Katie were all neon smiles!

For those eager for a preview of some mountain magic, two screenings of the latest Teton Gravity Research film were shown to help satiate riders until the resorts begin spinning their lifts. Those feeling exceptionally confident were able to rock their retro garb in a best-dressed fashion show sponsored by Osprey Packs.

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What could be better than getting to break out the old 80’s ski garb?

REI and Ballast Point Brewing generously donated the evening’s proceeds from beer sales to SheJumps to help fund future initiatives aimed at increasing the participation of women and girls in the outdoors! We couldn’t be more grateful for the immense love and support this community has shown to our newest SheJumps region and are thrilled to bring more local opportunities to our gals!

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Girafficorns Jasmine and Layla were all smiles when passing out delicious brews and SheJumps stoke!

A tremendous thank you to the sponsors, vendors and individuals who have rallied around us, stay tuned to the Southeast Regional calendar for upcoming events!