Babes in the Backcountry kicks off winter season
Babes in the Backcountry is starting the winter season Saturday and Sunday with a weekend devoted to teaching the fundamentals of free heel/telemark skiing and backcountry basic travel skills. Join other women enthusiasts for an adventure-filled weekend at Loveland Ski Area. No experience is necessary. On Saturday the Babes’ professional women staff will create a fun and friendly atmosphere to teach the fundamentals of telemark skiing while enjoying a day outdoors. It is an opportunity to start the season off on the right foot and to demo female-specific gear and clothing from EMS, Black Diamond Scarpa, Backcountry Access and Patagonia free of charge. On Sunday a unique workshop also at Loveland can help build confidence traveling in the backcountry. The Backcountry Basic Workshop is an introductory course for women of all disciplines (alpine, snowboard, telemark, snowshoe, cross country) to learn the fundamentals of safe backcountry travel. Practice with avalanche transceivers, learn route finding techniques and explore equipment options. The day will outline the basics to help participants better understand where, when and how to travel in the backcountry.The price per clinic is $75 and includes lesson, lunch, demo gear and an aprés ski party sponsored by New Belgium Brewery with a chance to win prizes.Discounted lift tickets are available. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register and for more information visit http://www.babesinthebackcoutry.com or call (970) 453-4060. As the pioneer of women’s-only backcountry education, Babes in the Backcountry strives to provide high quality workshops that are a valuable educational resource for women, but also empower and inspire the mind, body and spirit. Founded in 1996 by champion telemark skier Leslie Ross, Babes in the Backcountry workshops are designed for women and taught by women. The Babes’ mission is to provide education in a nonthreatening, hands-on, outdoor environment where questions are always welcomed and encouraged. The goal is to make the whole backcountry experience less intimidating and encourage more women to become involved in backcountry pursuits.
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