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Women's
Backcountry Skiing + Riding, Cooke City

Backcountry trip in the Beartooth mountains, Montana

Dates: January 12 - 14, 2024

Registration Deadline December 29, 2023

Have you recently discovered Backcountry skiing for yourself?
But you don't feel comfortable yet to ski in the backcountry?
 
This women led Cooke City ski touring trip is what you were looking for! Experience 2 nights in a cozy airbnb with hot showers and meals in Cooke City with your trip-mates.

Cooke City is known for its "cold smoke" - powder that is so light that it seems effortless to navigate through it. With us, you will explore ridgelines, open bowls, and meadows in deep powder.

If you love skiing powder, please join us!!

Group

Our minimum group size is 4 and max. is 10 participants. You will meet other adventurous ladies that are keen to explore new areas and learn more about bakcountry skiing.

Difficulty & Fitness

This weekend is suitable for beginners and intermediate Backcountry skiers and riders. Which means black diamond slopes in the resort and experience riding off piste in uneven terrain, mogules and powder. Be prepared to skin between 3000 and 5000 ft each day.

Weather

The mountains are not as predictible as other topographical features and we might encouter bad weather in form of snow storms and below 0 temps. However, we are planning on sunshine and clear skies ;-).

Getting there

Cooke City is literally at the end of the road...however you can fly into Bozeman Yellowstone airport and need to drive about 3 hours through Yellowstone National Park.

Lodging & Gear

We will provide a cozy air b'n'b for participants in the town of cooke City. Rooms might have more then one bed, please inquire for a private room. We will provide two home-made breakfasts and one dinner, the second night we will eat out. Please pack your own lunches and snacks for the day.

Please bring your backcountry equipment (such as skis, splitboard, skins, helmet, beacon, shovel probe etc)
Once the trip is booked we will send you a complete gear list.

Difficulty: 

Beginner - Intermediate, black diamond slopes in the resort, off piste experience

Fitness:

Ability skin 3000 - 5000ft in elevation gain both days

Price:

3-day trips

$1070/person

Add-on for private room (depends on availability)

 

Season:

December - March

Group Size:

4 - 10 participants

Duration:

3 days

Prerequisits

Skier or Splitboarder

Location:

Cooke City, Montana

Includes:

Lodging, breakfasts & 1 dinner, 2 backcountry ski/ snowboard days,
Backcountry leadership training

Excludes:

Lunches and snacks, 1 dinner transportation, personal items,  and guide gratuity

What is this trip about?

Backcountry skiing is intimidating and years of experience, safe practices and the right skills are necessary to navigate in the wintery mountains. Even though our society is progressing, and more and more women take over leadership and group responsibilities, the number of women in the outdoors and especially Backcountry skiing is surprisingly small (could quote number here).

 

As a beginner, newbie, or even seasoned backcountry skier it can be easy to fall into the backseat and have the more confident (seeming) peers take over route planning and navigation.

 

In our Cooke City Backcountry Ski Trip we will teach you planning techniques, navigation in the field, and how to voice your opinion in a prejudiced environment. For the new ones, we will go over how to use your gear and as always:
we are here to answer all your questions!

Itenary

Day 1


4 pm Meet at air bnb with your guide, 45 min preseantaion of naviogation skills + discussion

7 pm Dinner

 

Day 2


7:00 am Breakfast

8:00 am Pre-trip discussion with your guide

8:30 - 4:30 BC skiing right out of your door!
5:00 - 6:00 pm debrief
with your guide

7:00 pm Dinner

 

Day 3


7:00 am Breakfast

8:00 am Pre-trip discussion with your guide

8:30 - 4:00 BC skiing right out of your door!

4:00 - 5:00 pm Debrief with your guide

Meet your guide

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Amanda Hart

Amanda has been on skis since she learned to walk.  Growing up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire fuelled the passion that she is still chasing in Montana.  Amanda loves all types of skiing and has worked across the industry, from snow ranger to ski patrol.  There is nothing she loves more than exploring new places on skis.  She has called Cooke City home for the last couple winters and feels honoured to share this special place with others. 

Want to learn more? Please feel free to reach out!
 

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