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      April 6, 2019

      Saturday   9:30 AM

      50 Big Sky Resort Road
      Big Sky, Montana 59716

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      WILD SKILLS Junior Ski Patrol: Big Sky

      Join SheJumps for Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol, a day camp at Big Sky Resort on Saturday, April 6! Young girls will learn mountain safety and first aid while working with the strong women 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 structured as 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: The event registration opens at 9:30 am and is located in the North Mammoth Room. You’ll check in and meet up with your team for the day. Teams will consist of 1 female ski patroller, 3 volunteers and 8 girls of similar ski ability. At 10 am we start the day at the Big Sky Ski Patrol headquarters. Ski Patrol will lead all teams in a morning meeting covering ski patrol basics 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, weather, snow science and avalanche basics & prevention. Along the way there is free skiing, surprises and games, of course! Lunch will take place at 1pm. 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 they will learn about the avalanche dog program and watch a burial rescue situation. The afternoon will wrap up with the remainder of station visits and a Wrap Up starting at 3:30pm at the North Mammoth Room. Timeline: 9:30 Registration Opens, Location: North Mammoth Room 10:00 Morning meeting - All teams on mountain 10:30 Morning Station Sets 1:00 Lunch, Location: North Mammoth Room 1:30 Avy Dog Demo - All teams 2:00 Afternoon station Sets 3:30 Wrap Up, Location: North Mammoth 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 skiers. As part of the registration process you will be asked a variety of questions about how confident the skier is on particular runs at Big Sky to help us determine which team she is best suited for. 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 Volunteer: Sign up to volunteer for this event https://goo.gl/forms/PPKoZS1IVf9gE3J33 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. Event Partners: National Ski Patrol Clif Bar Adventure Medical Kits  Big Sky Resort Big Sky Ski Patrol Bight Gear Gogo Squeez Ortovox Interested in supporting this event? Contact Christy Pelland at cpelland@shejumps.org ---- 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. Follow SheJumps: Facebook Instagram www.shejumps.org

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