Camp Participants from 2022 photo copyright Sofia Jaramillo
In an effort to bring more opportunity, diversity, and inclusivity to winter outdoor recreation spaces, Ski Divas LLC, Women’s Ski Camps Worldwide and Ski Divas founder, Jessica Baker, will offer the 3rd annual ski camp specifically for Black, Indigenous, and women of color (BIWOC), from March 3-5, 2023. (Please note arrival date for the camp is March 2nd and departure date is March 6th). The camp is based in Jackson, WY, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Grand Teton National Park. This camp is open to skiers from first time beginners to advanced levels.
Camp Participants from 2021 photo copyright Mary McIntyre
We will spend three days skiing based in the Tetons near Jackson, WY learning how to ski and/or improve your skills if you are an experienced skier. We will have a backcountry component for the final day of the camp including avalanche education, and how to safely travel in the backcountry. Evening workshops and self care routines will be offered through Medicine Wheel Wellness. This year’s camp will feature guest coach Annette Diggs who is the Founder of EDGE Outdoors, a PSIA Level 1 certified ski instructor, and dedicated Equity Advocate.
Wellness session with Francine Bartlett at Medicine Wheel Wellness photo copyright Sofia Jaramillo
Annette Diggs stripping her skins in the backcountry of the Tetons Photo Copyright Mary McIntyre
Ski Divas, along with supporting sponsors, are offering several full-ride scholarships for women to attend the camp. Full scholarship recipients will have their travel, accommodation, coaches/instructor/guides, lift tickets, and gear costs covered in full. If additional funds remain after the initial scholarship recipients, partial financial support will be offered to runners up.
Lacy Tsingine skiing some of her first turns ever, 2022.
Ski Divas is seeking donors who wish to give to this cause, which will allow us to bring this opportunity to more BIPOC women. If you are interested in donating to the scholarship fund, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are partnering with the non-profit organization Spread The Love Commission to provide an avenue for tax deductable giving. All tax-deductable gifts made through Spread The Love Commission for Ski Divas BIWOC Ski Camp scholarship fund will give 20% of your donation to Spread the Love Commission and 80% to Ski Divas BIWOC Ski Camp scholarship fund. A win win for two worthy causes.
Link to: Scholarship Application The application period is open from December 15, 2022 to Jan 15, 2023. Scholarship recipients will be announced by the week of Jan 30, 2023.
Thank you to our sponsors and donors for their generous support of this ski camp: Outdoor Research, Osprey Packs, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Exum Mountain Guides, Medicine Wheel Wellness, Pit Viper, Astoria Hot Springs Park, and the generosity of private donors.
Photo Copyright Sofia Jaramillo