09 Nov 2013

Girls Day Out camp schedule released with three new camps

REVELSTOKE, BC November 5 – Girls Do Ski is back for the 2014 season with a hotter than ever schedule including three new backcountry camps for freeskiers looking to heliski with Selkirk Tangiers, take on cat skiing with K3 Cat Ski or try out ski touring in the Revelstoke backcountry.

“It’s exciting to be introducing new backcountry camps in addition to our resort camps this year,” says Leah Evans, professional skier and Girls Do Ski founder. “Girls Do Ski is about helping women of all ages grow, learn and develop their skills on the slopes. My goal is that our skiers take the confidence they build at our camps and put it towards personal achievement and empowerment off the snow and into their every day lives.”

Revelstoke based Girls Do Ski, Canada’s leading freeski camp provider for women, is also offering Girls Day Out camps at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Whitewater Mountain Resort.

The popular women’s freeski camps include coaching from some of BC’s most accomplished professional female skiers, including Leah Evans, Izzy Lynch, who recently filmed with award winning film makers, Sherpas Cinema, Tessa Treadway, Sarah Frood, who has been filming with Last Frontier Heli Skiing, Jill Young, Leslie Hogg, Megan Sime, Emma Mains and Marie- Claude Larivee. Also joining the team is professional ski photographer, Zoya Lynch. Coaching is focused on improving technical skills and pushing personal boundaries in a safe and supportive environment. The camp also provides technical workshops about ski gear, and inspirational talks to encourage participants to explore their dreams and potential, both on and off the slopes.

Girls Do Ski is also offering 20 Under 20 program, a one-day camp for 20 female freeskiers under the age of 20. The camp is designed to help younger skiers with their confidence on the snow, and give them access to women role models across the industry, including professional skiers, photographers and journalists. This camp also includes workshops to inspire, lunch and prizes for all. In order to reach across social and financial barriers, the 20 under 20 program is offered at no charge, reflecting Girls Do Ski’s admirable ‘not only for profit’ ideals. The date for this camp will be released in December 2013.

The North Face will be helping our participants push their limits on their skis as the Girls Do Ski title sponsor for 2014. And, for the second year, Girls Do Ski has teamed up with sport industry giants, Salomon. Salomon is proud to offer participants a chance to try out a pair of their latest ladies skis and bindings, and get a better understanding of what cutting edge technology can do to help your technique and your enjoyment on the mountains. Girls Do Ski is also pleased to welcome Smith Optics and Vega as sponsors.

To learn more about Girls Do Ski and the 2014 Girls Day Out camps, please visit girlsdoski.com.

For more information or to schedule an interview:

Leah Evans
Director, Girls Do Ski
250.683.8118
leah@girlsdoski.com

About Girls Do Ski

Girls Do Ski was founded in 2007 by professional skier Leah Evans who wanted to provide a unique experience for women – life lessons on skis where women are treated equally and encouraged to achieve their personal best. Since then, Leah has met with continued success and the idea has grown into one of Canada’s most recognised and celebrated women’s sports programs. Girls Do Ski has been featured in numerous magazines, such as SBC Skier and The

Ski Journal, plus many other websites and media communications, and was recently named the ”next big thing to watch out for in female skiing” by IF3 film festival. Leah continues to work hard and dream big, broadening relationships and opportunities with ski resorts across BC, plus expanding heli, cat and backcountry ski camps offered for the first time this year.