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She Jumps Presents Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol

March 9

Register for the Junior Ski Patrol

Join us for Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol, a day camp on Saturday, March 9 organized by She Jumps! Young girls will learn mountain safety and first aid while working with the strong women & men of the ski patrol community. This event is intended for intermediate to expert skiers/snowboarders ages 8 – 17 who identify as female.

This SheJumps’ Wild Skills event is a full day camp experience. Parents/legal guardians drop girls off, they are split into teams based on their skier ability and then rotate through different stations. Throughout the day, girls are taught a range of outdoor skills that are utilized by ski patrollers to keep the mountain safe. Girls will work alongside female patrollers and volunteers to learn more about the many facets of mountain safety and first aid.

We will provide 1 to 2 female mentorship engaging all generations in the sharing of knowledge and understanding. Connecting experience, energy and love for our natural places with the technical and survival skills girls need to get out and adventure.

Schedule for the Day
On the day of the event, you’ll check in at registration beginning at 9am, get your Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol packet and meet up with your team for the day. Teams will consist of 1 ski patroller, 3 SheJumps volunteers and 8 girls of similar ski ability.

At 9:30am we start the day with an all teams morning meeting covering ski patrol basics, weather and our agenda for the day.

From there teams will break out and proceed to their various stations throughout the mountain. Stations cover topics including first aid, mountain safety, toboggan use, snowmobile safety, gear caches, weather and avalanche basics & prevention. Along the way there is free skiing, surprises and games, of course!

Lunch is included in the day and all teams will eat together in a reserved area. After lunch, all teams will proceed to the Avy Dog Demo where handlers will educate teams about the WMR avalanche dog program and demonstrate a burial rescue situation.

The afternoon will wrap up with the remainder of station visits and an informal awards ceremony starting at 4:00 pm.

Timeline:
9:00am Registration Opens – Base Lodge – Mt. Jackson Room
9:30am Morning meeting – Base Lodge – Mt. Jackson Room
10:00am On snow stations – various summit and North Side locations
12:30pm Lunch – Base Lodge – Mt. Jackson Room LUNCH IS INCLUDED IN EVENT TICKET
2:00pm On snow stations, various summit and North Side locations
3:15pm Avy Dog demo – all teams – summit
3:30pm Jr. Patrol Sweep, Gray Wolf / Chair 7
4:15pm Awards, Base Lodge, Mt. Jackson Room

Age This event is for ages 8-17, girls as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community.

Skier/Boarder Ability Level: This event is intended for intermediate to expert skiers & snowboarders. As part of the registration process, you will be asked a variety of questions about how confident the skier is on particular runs at Whitefish Mountain Resort to help us determine which team they are best suited for.

Scholarships: If you are unable to afford the cost of the ticket, you can apply for a scholarship. Please contact cpelland@shejumps.org for more information.

Helpful Tips
• Bring items you usually ski with such as your backpack, snacks, water, extra gloves, avy gear, etc.
• Be honest about your skier ability when filling out registration questions
• Purchase a special edition Junior Ski Patrol sweatshirt to support SheJumps and make sure more programs like this happen!
• We will have SheJumps – Big Mountain T-Shirts for sale for $10. if you’re interested, bring money!

Event Partners:
National Ski Patrol Association
Adventure Medical Kits
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort Ski Patrol
GoGo Squeez

Interested in supporting this event? Contact Christy Pelland at cpelland@shejumps.org

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SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities to foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature and community through free and low-cost outdoor education.

We believe in increasing diversity in the outdoors and providing ALL women and girls with the spark that will lead to a lifetime of outdoor learning and empowerment. We welcome all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community.

Details

Date:
March 9

Dates are subject to change.