SheJumps Snowpack Scholarship:
Cascades Region (AIARE LEVEL 2)
In the fourth year of the Snowpack Program, SheJumps is newly partnering with Weston and The American Institute for Avalanche Education (AIARE) to bring advanced avalanche education opportunities to adult women participating in snow sports in the Pacific Northwest. Scholarships will be awarded for 6 women to attend AIARE Companion Rescue and AIARE Level 2 with 100% of spots earmarked for women of color. This opportunity is meant for women to apply who have completed their AIARE Level 1 courses and gained at least one season of experience traveling in the backcountry. AIARE Companion Rescue is a full day course dedicated to practicing advanced avalanche rescue techniques, while AIARE Level 2 is a three-day course meant to further avalanche education and decision making skills in more complicated terrain with a focus on weather, snowpack evaluation, and understanding of avalanche observations and processes.
Who can apply
Adult women of color (21+) and female identifying individuals, underrepresented women, and women with financial need. Applicants must provide proof of AIARE Level 1 certification to apply for this program.
How to apply
To apply, click the link below and fill out an application by Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 11:59PM PST to be considered for this scholarship. Applicants will be notified by email of scholarship standing by November 29, 2021.
Scholarship Course Dates
February 3-6th, 2022 @ Mt. Baker (guided by Alpine Ascents International)
"We at Weston chose to partner with SheJumps over our shared vision to break down the barriers and create more participation in a sport that brings us so much stoke. The collaboration also happens to be a specific request of Brooklyn Bell - the Bellingham, WA based artist of one of our graphics this season. We're so excited to see this all come to fruition, as it's been in motion for over two years & the art from Brooklyn is some of the best we've seen on our boards and skis. We hope it speaks to our entire community of riders and skiers - Go Forth & Slay Pow!"