Telluride Women’s Week: Skiing and Fun for the Ladies

Telluride Women's Week: Giving "Girls' Ski Trip" New Meaning

Rebecca and Me

It’s Women’s Week in Telluride this week, a super program of ski instruction and special events designed specifically for women. I taught skiing to three lovely ladies during the January Women’s Week and we all had a most memorable time. There’s one more Women’s Week program this year in March, so act fast and sign up for the time of your life.

Telluride Women’s Week was the first program of its kind in Colorado when it was founded thirty years ago. If you like the idea of girl power and fun, this is a great way to embrace skiing in one of the most spectacular resorts of the country.

Here’s what some of the ladies from the January program said they like about Telluride Women’s Week:

“The camaraderie.” Sandy, from Flagstaff, Arizona

“Skiing with a wonderful group of female instructors—it’s a fun way to learn.” Lee, from Flagstaff, Arizona

“The actual skiing part that pushed me to challenge myself.” Natalie, from Weston, Massachusetts.

“As a mom, I never take the time to do for myself what I do for my kids, especially in terms of ski lessons. The gentle instruction helped me to conquer my fears.” Kyle, from Atlanta, Georgia

“I liked the simplified instruction that enabled me to have a running tape in my head about what to do. I liked being pushed in a safe manner. Very empowering.” Susan, from Atlanta, Georgia

“I am a totally different person than I was three days ago (at the start of the program). Now I ski bumps and the steeps.” Sheila, from Flagstaff, Arizona

“It’s the support with a bunch of other women. You try things you wouldn’t in a mixed group. It’s nice to have (only) female instructors, too.” Joy from Plano, Texas

“The flexibility. That the instruction caters more to you.” Rebecca, from Wylie, Texas

“It felt a lot more personal than just coming to take regular ski lessons. It builds camaraderie. Plus girls are fun.” Kim, from Seattle, Washington

“The common purpose of those few days.  It’s a great opportunity to work with thirty other women, all seeking the same thing:  to ski better and to enjoy the moment.  How often does that happen?” Maggie, from Wilmette, Illinois

At the Mountaintop with Maggie and Kim

For me, it was just another experience that helped me to grow as a person and as an instructor. Thank you to all the ladies for your commitment and enthusiasm. And thank you to Annie Savath for starting such a program thirty years ago and to Fawnda Rogers for keeping it alive today.

Remember, girls rule!

Morning Warm Up Conducted by Annie, Telluride Women's Week Founder

Thank you to Elevation Imaging for showing up to capture some of our more memorable moments (featured in this story as group shots). Elevation Imaging has very talented photographers positioned all over the mountain in Telluride to take all kinds of posed and action shots in some of the most scenic settings imaginable. The shoot is free—you just pay for the prints or digital images you wish to order after viewing them in their photo shop located at the base of the mountain.

 

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