Pretty Faces premiered in Tahoe a week ago thanks to the coordinated efforts of local She Jumps coordinator Meghan Kelly and Heavenly Resort.
Pretty Faces came about thanks to professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls a source of inspiration with an all female ski film. Despite making up more than 40% of the skiing population, female athletes are rarely represented in ski films. Frustrated with being used as models rather than athletes, Lyndsey wanted to put females front and center. When funding ran out, the crowd sourced Kickstarter project almost doubled it’s $60k goal, raising $113,534, making it clear that everyone is interested in celebrating female achievement in the sports world.
In addition to Dyer, other featured female athletes and key figures include Rachael Burks, Elyse Saugstad, Ingrid Backstrom, Wendy Fisher, Angel Collinson, Nadia Samer, and Devin Logan. Additional sponsors include GoPro, Eddie Bauer and REI.
If you would like to see Pretty Faces in a theater setting, the tour is still coming to the following locations: Bend, OR; Ashville, NC; Grand Rapids, MI; Washington DC; Vancouver, BC; Leavenworth, WA; Anchorage, AK; Plymouth, NH. If you can’t wait, you can purchase the video online and stream on demand.
On Saturday, December 14th (I know, I know, it’s
FEBRUARY oh jeez, MARCH) we celebrated International Women’s Ski Day out at Kirkwood Mountain Resort in conjunction with SheJumps. The day was intended to bring women together into a unified group to celebrate girls in the mountains.
“We believe that by encouraging girls and women of all ages and abilities to storm mountains on 12/14/13 we are supporting a strong, healthy, and vibrant community of women in the mountains,” says Tamra Geryk of SheJumps.
It’s pretty difficult to have a bad day on the mountain when you’re shredding with a posse of strong amazing women. To all the ladies who were with me that day, sorry it took me so long to get to the photos.
Missed the event and want to join in on the fun?
Keep an eye on the Pacific Coast Events Page for SheJumps. There are Get the Girls’ Out Days every month in the Tahoe Basin at various local resorts and they are a great way to find new friends to ski with.
I’m not going to lie, I’m a little sad that Tahoe just got an epic amount of snow that turned us into full fledged winterland and I’m not there to shred with my friends.
I know, my life is SO ROUGH.
Sometimes you need some girl action.
Or as Vanessa said afterwards, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”
Either way, you can’t go wrong with a posse of shredding ladies.