Teton Gravity Research, “SheJumps is Training the Next Generation of Female Ski Patrollers,” Jan. 18, 2018
On Dec. 16, 32 lucky girls between the ages of 8 and 16 became ski patrollers for a day at Crystal Mountain in Washington as part of an inaugural SheJumps Junior Ski Patrol day camp. Taught by female ski patrollers and energized by a steady flow of hot cocoa, the girls learned about first aid, avalanche control, snow science, weather stations, driving toboggans, avalanche rescue techniques and patrol dogs.
SheJumps–a nonprofit that encourages women in outdoor sports–was founded in 2007 by Lyndsey Dyer, Vanessa Pierce and Claire Smallwood. The organization gained momentum early on thanks to its founders’ star power and commitment to raising the visibility of females in action sports. As SheJumps celebrates its 10th year, however, it’s clear is committed to shaping the landscape for the next generation of females participating in outdoor and action sports.
Read the full story on Teton Gravity Research.