Upcoming Ski & Ride Clinics in Summit County Designed Especially for Women

Every once in a while it can be nice to get away from all the guys on the mountain and meet some fellow ladies to ski with. Summit County is helping make this a possibility by providing a few upcoming options for women’s only events and ski and ride clinics.  Some of the resorts also have weekly opportunities for ladies to get out and meet other people, all the while getting some coaching on your technique.  If you are simply looking for some girls to ski with every week, Arapahoe Basin has their ‘Legendary Ladies’ clinics that go on most Wednesdays. These clinics have no larger than a 1:6 instructor to skier ratio. If you are already a pass holder, you can participate for $70 a day, just pay when you get there. They also have multi-day discounts if you anticipate participating in this clinic more than once. The clinic goes from 10am to 1pm on select Wednesdays through March. Please visit: Legendary Ladies – Arapahoe Basin for more dates and details.

Breckenridge also holds a Women and Wine program that involves a half day lesson starting at 1:15pm. The groups are split up due to skill level and the day ends with a glass of wine (included in price) for apres! This is open to girls under the age of 21 also, but they will be served a non-alcoholic beverage at the end of the day. This program happens most Wednesdays and is $69 per person, (lift ticket is not included in the rate).

If you are looking for something a little more in depth and are planning a specific weekend to come out, there are a couple of options in the area. Breckenridge Resort is holding a Women’s Camp the weekend of February 20-22. This camp is for women of all ability levels ages 15 & up. More information can be found here: Women’s Camp – Breckenridge. Keystone Resort is also offering up their second weekend of ‘BettyFest’. This is a weekend-long program that involves a good balance of instruction and fun. It will allow you to meet several other ladies to ski with at your skill level. This will be going on February 28 and March 1. For pass holders, the two days of instruction, among some other fun things, will run you $275. If you do not have a season pass, there are specially priced lift tickets for those participating, at $78 for two days. In addition to the professional instruction and camaraderie, on Day 1 all participants get to enjoy a one of a kind lunch at the Alpenglow Stube!  Apres drink and appetizer specials will be available to everyone as well. You may find more information on Keystone’s BettyFest Weekend here.  

For more details and information on all these programs, please follow the links to the corresponding events. If you are thinking it is time to ditch the boys and find some ladies to shred with, take advantage of all Summit County has to offer!

 Written By: Elizabeth Constantine

Keystone and Summit County Offer Plenty of Options for Women’s Ski Programs

The 2011/2012 Ski and Snowboard season has seen a large increase in programs specifically designed for women throughout Summit County.  Keystone Resort has seen tremendous success in women’s programs since adding Betty Fest to it’s event line up, even increasing the program this year.  Women who love the mountains and enjoy winter recreation are in luck, because Keystone and other Summit County ski areas are adding more and more activities and programs geared toward the ladies. Here’s a rundown of current programs that you may want to check out!  It’s a great opportunity to plan a girl’s getaway with some friends and family!

Betty Fest at Keystone Resort

There is still one more Betty Fest weekend at Keystone from Saturday, March 3rd to Sunday, March 4th.  This all-women’s program includes on hill training through Keystone’s stellar Ski and Ride school.  It also includes video analysis and discussions about nutrition and equipment geared specifically toward women.  This is a great opportunity to fine tune your skiing or riding skills with other women in a supportive environment.  Call 970.496.4170 for details on the final Betty Fest of the 2011/2012 season!

Women’s Wednesdays at Copper Mountain

This program is run through the Copper Ski and Ride school throughout the ski season.  Women from their late 20’s to 60’s participate in the program with all ability levels from beginners to experts.  Skiers and riders who participate are grouped according to ability and match with an instructor who stays with them for the day.  Lift tickets are a separate cost, and the lesson rates vary depending upon how many lessons you choose.  The program is still running through April 4, 2012, and you can call 866.385.0144 to get all of the details.

Legendary Ladies at Arapahoe Basin

Legendary Ladies is a part of the Arapahoe Basin Snowsports School.  It runs in 3 week sessions, and the next session is scheduled for March 7th, 14th, and 21st.  Groups of three to six women are grouped by ability and then paired with an instructor between 10am and 1pm.  Generally, intermediate to advanced skiers participate in the program, but anyone who wants to learn more can call 888.272.7246 for information!

Babes on the Bumps at Breckenridge

This independently organized program takes place on Thursdays and Fridays through early March at Breckenridge.  Each group is created based on ability, and a “Mama Babe” is assigned at a group leader in charge of meeting times and locations.  Breckenridge Ski and Ride School instructors do participate in the program.  Regulars need to commit to five of eight sessions, and there is an administration fee.   Participation requires both a season pass and lesson pass.

All of our SummitCove properties are located within a short driving distance of each of these great Summit County ski resorts, and we are happy to provide lodging for overnight stays as you sharpen your skiing and riding skills.  If you are planning a girls mountain getaway, contact a SummitCove Vacation planner today to find out more about reserving Keystone lodging!

Keystone Activities and Events Continue Through February!

Keystone Resort is offering up plenty of activities for the rest of the month of February in addition to amazing skiing and snowboarding, snow tubing, cross country skiing, sleigh rides,and much more.  Keystone has added 7 inches of fresh powder in the last week, and the conditions are great!  There is also more snow in the forecast, so this is the perfect time to plan your trip to Summit County.

Friday, Feburary 10-Sunday, February 12th Burton Mountain Festival

  • The 10 ski resort tour will include a free day of on-snow entertainment, product demos, giveaways, live music and more.

Saturday, February 11: 10th Annual Beacon Bowl and Avalanche Awareness Day at Arapahoe Basin

  • An event backcountry skiers and riders should not miss. Beacon Bowl entrants compete in timed trials to find a buried beacon the fastest. Spectators are able to test out the newest avalanche gear and attend clinics. All proceeds go to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. At the apres ski party expect awards, raffle, silent auction and live auction.  A New Belgium cruiser bike will be up for grabs.

Saturday, February 11-Sunday, February 12th Betty Fest

  • This all-women’s program includes on hill training on the Keystone Ski & Ride School trails, video analysis, discussions about nutrition, and addresses women’s specific concerns and equipment.

Saturday, February 11th Vodka on the Rockies

  • Warren Station will present this vodka tasting with 6 different types of Three Olives Vodka, hors d’oeuvres, ice sculptures, DJ and more!  A great excuse to dress up and go out for an evening in Keystone!

Friday, Februray 17th-Monday, February 20th Keystone Kidtopia

  • This festival designed just for kids includes the Snow Fort, dancing to live music, arts and crafts, Disco Tubing and educational activities to fill the entire weekend.

Saturday, Februray 18th-Sunday, February 19th Keystone Winter Wine Weekend

  • Visit Keystone for a weekend of wine and cuisine in Warren Station Center for the Arts located in the heart of River Run Village. Saturday night kicks off with a wine tasting, food and music from Paul Glover Trio. Sunday night you don’t want to miss the chef demo, wine pairing and dinner.

Tuesday, February 21st River Run ROCKS!  Mardi Gras Style

  • River Run Rocks Concert Series Presented by Bud Light featuring The New Orleans Suspects. Turn up the volume on the traditional après live-music scene. The free concert series has hosted headliners 10,000 Maniacs, Seven Mary Three and Robert Earl Keen. Set right in the River Run Village plaza, the series features plenty of food vendors and beverage carts, and prime seating on the decks of Wolf Rock, 9280’ TapHouse, and Luigi’s. A kids’ fun zone also keeps the young ones busy while you enjoy the music.
  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – 3 to 6:30pm
    • 3pm – 3:10pm: Emcee mentions, crowd giveaways
    • 3:15pm – 4:30pm: TBD
    • 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Emcee mentions, crowd giveaways
    • 5:00pm – 6:30pm: The New Orleans Suspects

Contact a SummitCove Vacation Planner today to reserve your Keystone lodging when you head up for these amazing events!

Betty Fest at Keystone Resort Starts January 14th!

Betty Fest at Keystone Resort January 14-15, 2012

Betty Fest is a two-day ski improvement workshop taught by Keystone’s top female PSIA Certified instructors. It includes on mountain coaching, video analysis and lunch. Groups are small and supportive, and instruction addresses the unique needs of women skiers. Come and enjoy a weekend of skill and confidence building in a relaxed, non-intimidating environment!  The first Betty Fest weekend takes place from January 14-15th.

INTRO TO BETTY:
1 day workshop on Saturdays of Betty Fest for NOVICE skiers who need help getting off the Bunny Hill or down a green run without fear.
Price: $150

New Student Price: Covers both days, but does not include lift tickets
Price: $245

Alumni and College Students Price: Covers both days, but does not include lift tickets
Price: $225

Home Owners: Covers both days, but does not include lift tickets
Price: $225

Lift Ticket:
Special rate – $78 two-day lift ticket available to participants

***Reservations Required

Please call 970-496-4170 for more details.

Visit Keystone in January for Betty Fest and A-Basin Super Sunday Lessons!

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month!  This means great opportunities for savings for literally anyone to sharpen their skills or take up a brand new winter sport!  There are 2 programs beginning in Summit County in January that may help you to get started. Keystone Resort is offering 3 of  it’s popular Betty Fest weekends for 2012 starting on January 14th.  This is a great program for women of all levels and abilities to sharpen their skills! Just minutes from Keystone; Arapahoe Basin is offering a Super Sunday special for first timers needing lessons!

Betty Fest at Keystone Resort

Betty Fest is a two-day ski improvement workshop taught by Keystone’s top female PSIA Certified instructors. It includes on mountain coaching, video analysis and lunch. Groups are small and supportive, and instruction addresses the unique needs of women skiers. Come and enjoy a weekend of skill and confidence building in a relaxed, non-intimidating environment!  The first Betty Fest weekend takes place from January 14-15th.

INTRO TO BETTY:
1 day workshop on Saturdays of Betty Fest for NOVICE skiers who need help getting off the Bunny Hill or down a green run without fear.
Price: $150

New Student Price: Covers both days, but does not include lift tickets
Price: $245

Alumni and College Students Price: Covers both days, but does not include lift tickets
Price: $225

Home Owners: Covers both days, but does not include lift tickets
Price: $225

Lift Ticket:
Special rate – $78 two-day lift ticket available to participants

***Reservations Required

Super Sunday Lessons at Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin Snowsports School will be offering Super Sundays specials for just $75 for first timers.  This is a half-day group lesson, and will be offered on the following dates:

  • January 8, 2012
  • January 22, 2012
  • January 29, 2012

Call 888-459-0197 to reach Arapahoe Basin for further details and questions about the Super Sundays program.

Feeling inspired?  Contact a SummitCove vacation planner today to get started on finding your Keystone lodging when you head up for lessons and workshops in January 2012!