Ladies Unite at Grand Targhee!

Get the Girls Out:

Calling all girls and women, skiers and riders alike! Whether you’re new to the sport or have been tearing it up for years, you’re invited to this weekend’s first ever Grand Targhee and She Jumps:‘Get the Girls Out’ party on the hill. Dress up in your favorite St. Patty’s day garb, or anything that suits you. Expect a lot of laughs, a chance to make new friends, clinics, prizes and good old camaraderie from fellow female outdoor enthusiasts! The event will run from 9am to 4pm, is 10$, and discounted lift tickets will be offered for purchase to participants.

And if you can’t get enough of skiing with a fun group of gals while honing in on your skills, the Ladies Only Knowledge is Powder Camp taking place next weekend, March 23th-25th is for you. Read on to learn more about She Jumps, Get the Girls Out and the amazing ladies who will be instructing the Knowledge is Powder Camp.

What is SheJumps?

SheJumps is a non profit that was started 10 years ago with the primary goal of increasing the participant of women and girls in outdoor activities. They “accomplish this by offering Outdoor Education programs, creating high-visibility ‘Get the Girls Out!’ events, Youth Initiatives (Wild Skills) and grassroots recreational gatherings. The SheJumps community consists of women and girls of all backgrounds and ages who help one another reach their highest potential through outdoor adventures and education” (SheJumps, 2018). Events are taking place all over the country, and their Girraficorn icon is beginning to become recognized by many. As Lynsey Dyer, co-founder and creator of the mystical creature puts it, the Girraficorn “represents persevering and keeping your head held high. She’s there to remind us to follow our dreams in the outdoors and beyond…with the support from a hint of magic that helps us to lighten up and play along the journey” (Dyer). Keep an eye out for the icon, and your sisters that sport her!

Knowledge is Powder Camp: Ladies Only

Grand Targhee offers a 3 day camp to intermediate or above skiers and riders that are looking to further their skills, specifically off trail. The program includes early tracks, coached skiing, video analysis of ones form, an optional day of cat skiing and more. This coming weekend’s camp is a ‘ladies only’ session, offering a perfect place for any women looking to grow in the sport to find support, friends and a good time. To support the ‘Ladies Only’ aspect we have gathered some of our best female instructors to coach the camp! Get to know them below, and consider signing up for an action packed weekend of fun!

 

Lauren Hugo:

Lauren is a mountain town Mama landed in the Tetons from the Green Mountains of Vermont. Like any professional mountain town gal, she’s got a bag full of tricks to make ‘livin’ the dream’ a reality and isn’t afraid to use them. When not working for Grand Targhee, this teacher, coach, instructor, wine consultant, ambassador, cook, wife, and mom wears a plethora of uniforms.

Lauren holds a Master’s in Education, but left the walls of the classroom to share her enthusiasm for learning and teaching with people of all ages in the mountains. In the winter, she can be found sharing her passion for sliding on snow as a PSIA Ski Instructor and coach while promoting freeride skis made right in her backyard by Sego Ski Co. Once the snow melts, Lauren chases ‘brown pow’ on Teton singletrack and runs the Mountain Bike School at Grand Targhee Resort where she serves as an instructor, coach, and trail ambassador.

Janalee Grover:

Janalee is an Idaho girl, born and raised in Idaho Falls. She has been a part of Grand Targhee’s team for the past 10 years and holds the roll of the ‘Kids Program Supervisor’, along with many others. Her love for the solitude of the mountains brought her to the hill, and her certifications range from alpine level 2, to adaptive level 2 and children’s specialist level 2. She’s also a certified level 1 snowboard instructor!

Beth Miller:

As said by Beth, “Skiing is mountain exploration at its finest. I felt it at age twelve when I decided my 190cm straight skis were my new addiction. As a “’ghee brat,” I grew up as both alpine ski racer and powder snob on the slopes of Grand Targhee. After a brief stint in the adult world, I came back to my ‘Ida-home’ in Teton Valley and put down roots with a family and some dreams. Since my rookie season as an Alpine Ski Instructor in 2005/2006, I’ve invested heavily in my technical knowledge and delivery, and now as a PSIA Alpine Level 3 certified instructor, my motivation is to be the best technician and communicator I can in order to share the experience of mountain exploration with others.

I love that my job means I can guide new pals on their journeys, while sharing some of my own. Skiing is awesome, but skiing with confidence, ease, and a few new friends is even more so. I’ve carved my name on the slopes for twenty years, now, but it’s not enough. There are never enough adventures, but I intend to have them all”.

Trecia Mills Heine:

Trecia has been a professional ski and snowboard instructor for 17 years and has spent the last 12 of those at Grand Targhee. Drawn by the abundant snowfall, culture of the hill and surrounding area, the Tetons were a natural choice to become her permanent home. Trecia has a passion for meeting new people, sharing her knowledge, and helping them become confident, efficient snow sliders.

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