Posts Tagged: canada

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… Read more »

Arc’teryx & SheJumps present 2017 Alpine Finishing School

The Alpine Finishing School is a 7-day all-women’s backcountry skiing/splitboarding course designed to help women become more self-sufficient in big mountain terrain. Combining ski mountaineering technique with terrain management and risk analysis, this course is an ideal way to take ski touring to the next level. The course will run two sessions in 2017: April 15-22 and… Read more »

Alpine Finishing School Celebrates Year 5!

It’s hard to believe that this year will be the 5th Annual SheJumps Alpine Finishing School–an all-women’s ski mountaineering course held at the Selkirk Lodge outside of Revelstoke, British Columbia. Last year, ski superstar and Girls Do Ski founder, Leah Evans, joined us for the trip. Here’s what she had to say about it. We… Read more »

2016 SheJumps Alpine Finishing School

The Alpine Finishing School is an all-women’s ski & splitboard mountaineering course taught by Kate Devine, a 28 year old ACMG guide and Diny Harrison, the first North American female to be certified as an IFMGA guide. The 2016 Alpine Finishing School will be offered with two different dates: April 16-23 and April 30-May 7…. Read more »

Recap – BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) Tune Clinic

Written by SheJumps Far Forth Ambassador, Michelle Brazier With biking season well under way in the Bow Valley, a group of gals got together to learn how to maintain their two-wheeled whips. It was a beautiful summer day at Cascade Ponds, where we gathered to listen and learn from Banff-based bike mechanic, Dave Williams. The… Read more »

Recap – February Ski Tune Clinic

Written by SheJumps Far Forth Ambassador, Michelle Brazier A huge thanks to all the ladies who came out to Banff’s Soul Ski & Bike for a ski & snowboard tuning clinic offered by Swix Sports! Over the course of an hour and a half, rep Mitch Conner demoed the step-by-step process of how to tune… Read more »

2015 Alpine Finishing School & Liz Daley Scholarship

Written by Gaelen Engler, 2015 Liz Daley Scholarship Recipient Finding your voice in the mountains is hard. Let’s be honest: finding your voice in any aspect of today’s world is hard. Logging into Facebook, I am instantly faced with epic photos of my epic friends doing epic things in every corner of the world. It’s… Read more »

Whistler GTGO! – recap

The girls of Whistler got out for closing day of WSSF and Blackcomb.  What a full day!  The weather was spectacularly sunny and was a nice warm day typical of April in Whistler. It started out with FREE base-layer yoga, thanks to Lululemon and taught by the incomparable Suz Graham; BASE jumper, squirrel suit flyer,… Read more »

AFS 2014: Friendships Built, Memories Made

Written by: Cristy Watson We’ve previously shared stories about what is learned at the annual ski mountaineering course. You can check out the 2014 course recap here, and read several great write-ups by Stephanie Nitsch at backcountry.com on what it means to ski like a girl and how to pack for the trip. Beyond the… Read more »

2015 Alpine Finishing School

The Alpine Finishing School is an all-women’s ski mountaineering course taught by Kate Devine, a 26 year old ACMG guide and Diny Harrison, the first North American female to be certified as an IFMGA guide. This course is an opportunity for advanced backcountry skiers to learn the skills of ski mountaineering in a supportive and… Read more »