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AMC x SheJumps Women's-specific Uphill Skiing & Riding Weekend at Bolton Valley, VT

Date and Time

Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:00AM - Sunday, February 27, 2022 4:00PM

Location

Bolton Valley Resort, VT,
Vermont, Green Mountains,
VT

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Join SheJumps and AMC Boston for a women's-specific weekend of uphill skiing and riding at Bolton Valley! The weekend will include frontcountry and backcountry portions and will be perfect for intermediate or advanced skiers and riders who have some prior experience with uphill travel. Participants have the option to register for one or both days. On Saturday, SheJumps will host a day of frontcountry, with on-piste uphill laps on designated uphill trails, descending on the resort's alpine trails (must be able to ski blue trails). We'll meet on snow at 10am, and everyone is free to take as many uphill laps as they like. If you're newer to uphill travel or out of practice, this will be a great warm up/fitness day! Everyone can feel free to take a lunch break on their own, and if health and safety conditions allow, we'll end the day with an après gathering including a raffle around 3pm. Max. 20 participants. Sunday (REGISTRATION NOW FULL) will provide a bit more adventure, with the AMC leading a group into Bolton Valley's extensive backcountry terrain. With over 12,000 acres of untouched wilderness adjacent to the resort's alpine trails, the group will have many options to choose from - from mellow glades to narrow chutes and moderate cliff zones - and will navigate together based on group ability and preferences. The group size will be more limited on Sunday. Participants will be required to have meaningful backcountry experience in order to join, along with the ability to ski ungroomed black diamond terrain. Be prepared to spend the day (9am-3pm) in the backcountry and bring appropriate food, water, layers, personal first aid, and personal gear repair kits. Max. 6 participants. Though this event will not focus on teaching skills, it should help participants practice travel uphill and navigate into the backcountry with confidence, all while making safe group decisions, exploring, and finding and riding as much vertical as possible. An uphill day ticket is required each day. Participants should purchase their tickets ahead of time online (https://www.boltonvalley.com/winter/tickets-passes/nordic-backcountry-uphill-passes/) or at the ticket window, and be prepared and ready with ticket in-hand at the designated meeting time each morning. The cost of each day ticket is $25. Bolton Valley has uphill rental equipment available, on a first-come-first-served basis. Visit their site for more information: https://www.boltonvalley.com/winter/rentals-leases-tuning/backcountry-rentals/ Scholarship support may be available - please contact Stephanie at skrzyzewski@shejumps.org for more information. Proof of COVID vaccination and health attestation will be required, and all participants will need to sign SheJumps and AMC liability waivers. Discounted rooms are being held at a local hotel. Please indicate on the registration form if you will be seeking a room. The discounted rate is $212/night.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.

Cost

Free

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Join SheJumps and the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Boston Chapter Ski Committee for a women’s-specific weekend at Bolton Valley!

Activities

Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Skiing - Telemark

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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After two decades of resort skiing, Cheryl learned about the thrill of backcountry skiing on a trip to Utah. She's been exploring the New England mountains ever since on both alpine and more recently, Nordic skis!

Co-Leader



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Boston Ski Committee Co-Leader. Backcountry skier, hiker, climber, cyclist, runner and all round lover of the outdoors. Originally from Baltimore, MD. Have lived and played outdoors all around the world to include New York, California, Florida, Virginia, Washington and Japan. Now residing in Boston.

Co-Leader



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Freddy is a co-leader with the AMC Boston Ski Committee. She loves exploring the outdoors as a backcountry skier, hiker, cyclist, and runner. When not sliding on frozen water, she can often be found below sea level as a local scuba diver.