“What would you dare to accomplish if you knew the only possible outcome was success” – SheJumps

That was my moto yesterday while skiing at Sugarbush Resort, Vermont during the International Women’s Snow Day organized by SheJumps.

Waking up early for the 2h30 hour drive from Montreal to Warren,Vermont on a cold Saturday morning was worth it. I was curious and excited to see what the event was all about. International Women’s Ski Day. IWSD.

Women from all over the world were invited to get together to celebrate power of the female camaraderie by having fun on and off the mountain. The goal is to encourage more women to ski and snowboard- friends, sisters, moms, daughters. No matter what brand, whether skier or snowboarder, ability, it’s all about having fun outdoors.

Thirty-seven women took part in the event at Sugarbush Resort. We all divided into groups depending on our ability and off we went exploring the mountain. Some of the girls, wore gorgeous bright unicorn costumes and were easy to spot on the hill. Our group, led by SheJumps Vermont ambassador Katy, stayed on some nice groomed trails on Lincoln Peak and Gadd Peak.

Some trails were freshly groomed while others were packed powder condition. The true powder enthusiasts were able to find some freshies in the trees and Slide Brook. However due to cold temperatures, the Slide Brook Express Quad was not in operation over the weekend.

It was a cold morning on the hill as temperatures were about -15 degrees celsius. Hand warmers, face protection and a good pair of gloves made the lift ride a little more enjoyable. The temperatures did warm up after lunch, making it even more enjoyable to ski.

After lunch, we divided into more groups depending on where you wanted to ski. Our group of 5 ladies made it to the Nastar for some friendly racing. A new exhilarating experience for me racing thru the gates with my friend Josée.

The day ended at the Valley House Lodge with some nice raffle prizes and an après ski at the Wunder Bar with delicous local beers.

SheJumps encourages the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities to build confidence, leadership and connection to nature and the community. They encourage this by offering Outdoor Educational programs, creating high-visibilty “Get the Girls Out!” events.

Thanks SheJumps and Sugarbush for an epic day with some pretty rad ladies!

Till next time!