SNOWSBEST | THE NORTHERN ISSUE

SKI & BOARD WE DARE YOU! like a Girl, It’s no secret that female identifying ski- ers and boarders thrive in the

BACKCOUNTRY BABES, JAPAN Join guide Chika Hayashi for seven days of backcountry powder heaven aimed at lady shredders who know their way around a touring set up. The specially curated, small group Hokkaido camp offers the ultimate Japanese cultural immersion coupled with once - in - a - lifetime backcountry experiences to share with your soul sisters. Emily Hargraves from Backcountry Babes explains “touring with a group of women together is just so much fun. Everyone is there to share in the adventure and learn more about backcountry skiing and splitboarding with an atmosphere full of fun, learning and camaraderie”. If out of bounds is your thing, get ready for days filled with hiking, pow laps, backcountry lessons, hot springs and Japanese cuisine on repeat. SKI WITH KIM IN ASPEN, COLORADO If you’re on the hunt for some like- minded laughs and ski improve- ment led by a US Ski Team legend then you can’t go passed

après ski parties and boozy lunches to complement your on - mountain coaching. When it comes to your coach, you know you’re in good hands when Skiing Magazine recently named Kim as one of the “most influential skiers of all time”. GIRLS DO SKI CAMP, REVELSTOKE CANADA Founded by professional freeskier Leah Evans, the Girls Do Ski Camps are about boosting confidence and expanding skills to use in intimidating situations. Backed by a team of female chargers, the Girls Do Ski Camps range from expert - level to intro courses that zone in on big mountain skiing and backcountry riding. The aim of the camps is to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all participants who are looking to break boundaries when it comes to female mountain exploration. What better place to do this than in the big mountain mecca of Revelstoke, British Columbia. LADY SHRED, SKI AND SNOWBOARD, JACKSON HOLE WYOMING Targeting intermediate to advanced skiers and boarders, Jackson Hole’s Lady Shred Camps are for anyone looking to up the ante on their riding skills. The four - day camp includes female coaching tuition, video analysis and the sharing of tried and tested strategies to get you tackling any and all types of conditions and terrain in North America’s most legendary mountain. With a five to one, rider to coach ratio, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow participants.

supportive community of other like - minded women. We’ve curated the coolest gals only ski and snowboard

camps north of the equator so you can rock it out and improve your skills in the company of fellow lady shredders.

BY ALYSON LAMB

BALDFACE BABES WOMEN’S WEEK, CANADA Baldface Babes is a week of shenanigans at the infamous Baldface Lodge in Nelson BC. With descriptions like “connect with fellow slaydies”, “shred of course” and “DJ dance parties: pantsuits optional”, you know you’re in for one screaming good time. For the advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders among us, this women’s

week is less about instruction and more about deep snow and epic lines, delivered by a personal snowcat. Following that, you’ll groove to after - dark bonfires and dance parties because everyday is cause for celebration when you’re riding pow.

Kim Reichelm’s Ski with Kim Women’s Ski Adventures Camp.

You’ll join 8 - 12 skiers for a four - day improvement

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