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Girls Rule: Check out these clinics, events & gear for Colorado women!

Girls Rule: Check out these clinics, events & gear for Colorado women!

An explosion of women-centered clinics, events, and gear are helping women level up their skiing and snowboarding skills, protect their knees, and connect on and off the slopes. Whether you’re considering taking your skills to the next level this season or planning an active girls’ trip next season, there are a bootbag’s worth of ways to ski or shred like a girl in Colorado Ski Country USA.

CSCUSA resorts across Colorado have added lots of options for women-only clinics. The camaraderie and vibe of these clinics led by women instructors creates a supportive environment for conquering fears and developing confidence in one’s skills.

Women-only clinics are available each season at Arapahoe BasinAspen SnowmassCopper MountainEldoraGranby RanchMonarchPowderhornPurgatoryTelluride, and Winter Park.

Along with clinics, many CSCUSA resorts are offering women’s programming especially for Women’s History Month and around International Women’s Day. Aspen Snowmass will celebrate with its second annual Uphill Champagne Lunch, complete with a DJ, raffle, and gifts from local businesses, on Friday, March 8.

Many resorts also offer informal groups to encourage women to get out and adventure with other women. Monarch Mountain near Salida started a Women’s Social Club that meets every Wednesday around 10:00 am, and it’s free and open to anyone who wants to join.

A women-only veterans’ clinic is also helping set the stage for transformation and healing each season at Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs. Sunlight and The Kirstie Ennis Foundation partner to provide 10 female military veterans with everything they need to push through boundaries on the slopes: snowboarding gear, outdoor clothing, ski and snowboard lessons, and lift tickets.

Women’s Gear Tips

Gear designed especially for women can also help boost confidence and even decrease injuries. CSCUSA partner HEAD offers a women’s PROTECTOR SLR ski binding, featuring Full Heel Release (FHR) technology. HEAD reports that the binding, which has 180° heel release, reduces the load on the knee and leads to the reduction and mitigation of knee injuries.

Another piece of gear that can change your whole day on the slopes is an investment in your gloves.  Be sure to check out this awesome selection of heated gloves. Imagine a whole winter of warm hands whether you’re skiing, shoveling the driveway, or walking the dog!

Whether leveling up your skillset and conquering a new run, finding gear that makes for a more enjoyable day on the slopes, or connecting with a group of like-minded outdoorswomen, Colorado Ski Country USA has a mountain for everyone.

-Sara Beatty. Photo: Aspen. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you extra money, they help us keep this site up and running. See our disclosure policy.

 

Mile High Mamas
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