Women’s Ski Trips
Our women’s ski trips cover a variety of skills from backcountry skiing, avalanche education, powder skiing and ski mountaineering. We will adventure with you to some of the best venues in the world. Snowboarders are not excluded as we love sharing the mountains with riders as well.
Chicks with Stix womens ski trips cater to a variety of levels for skiers and riders, from new to expert. You will learn from female certified guides and have more fun than you can imagine skiing and riding with a group of women. In addition to becoming more self-reliant, you’ll develop skills to become a more responsible partner when you head out on your own backcountry skiing adventures.
While our Chicks with Stix clinics are our newest programs, our guides have been at it for decades, seeking out the best skiing experiences around the globe. Your ski guide team will be led by an IFMGA licensed guide or an AMGA Certified Ski Guide, providing you with the best instruction available and the most stringent safety standards. Our womens ski trips focus on small group sizes maximize learning, untracked lines and the one of kind Chicks experience.
Are you bored of lift access skiing and want to learn how to access backcountry ski terrain? Join us on our Red Mountain Pass, CO program. You will learn basic avalanche and backcountry skiing/riding skills on this program. You’ll stay in one of Colorado’s backcountry ski huts and spend each day seeking out untracked terrain.
Perhaps you’re an avid skier and want to check off heli-skiing from your bucket list. Join us on our heli-ski program as we fly along with Telluride Helitrax, you will have access pristine powder well above tree line in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
Powder skiing in an international destination more of your speed? Join the Chicks on our Hokkaido program and spend a week in Japan powder-skiing and having the cultural trip of a lifetime.
Our one of a kind programs are designed for adventurous women like you, who are ready to step out of resort boundaries and taste the freedom and beauty of skiing and riding in the backcountry, far away from crowds.
Womens Ski Trips by Chicks with Stix
March 25-April 1, 2017
Join Chicks this March to the off-piste mecca of La Grave, France and experience the incredible ambiance of this small French village while skiing some of the most incredible couloirs you’ve ever seen. Tucked under the magnificent mountain La Meije, La Grave is located just on the edge of the Parc National des Écrins.
Most days we will ride the iconic Télépherique, which gives us access to 7000’ of relief ranging from glaciers, to powder bowls, to steep side-walled couloirs all the way to the valley floor. This trip of a lifetime focuses on downhill ski mountaineering based objectives.
We also have the option of a ski tour if conditions look good and the crew is keen. You’ll improve your steep skiing techniques, learn how to manage complex terrain, and enjoy the après ski looking back up at your lines. Come join us for this incredible adventure week like none other!
Pre-requisite experience: Level 3
Must be a strong downhill skier. Skis confidently on double black diamond runs in all snow conditions (powder, firm, icy, etc).
Intro to Backcountry Skiing
February 1-5, 2017
Welcome to the world of backcountry skiing and riding! Join Chicks at Colorado’s famous backcountry skiing mecca on Red Mountain Pass and learn how to find your own fresh tracks. This clinic offers three full days of backcountry instruction with AMGA Certified Guides and PSIA Ski Instructors. We designed this clinic to give you a solid foundation of winter travel skills, avalanche knowledge AND skiing skills. You will stay at the Mountain Belle, a comfortable backcountry ski hut, with all your dinners and breakfasts prepared by the guides, plenty of time to re-hash the day by a cozy wood stove, and the perfect place to enjoy the camaraderie and opportunity to network with other women. This event is backcountry skier’s dream, allowing you to learn and ski in a real mountain environment.
Pre-requisite Experience: Level 1
Hokkaido, Japan: In Deep, Off Piste
January 22 – January 31, 2017
Join Chicks this winter for an adventure to the wonderland of Hokkaido, Japan and experience the deepest, driest powder skiing on earth. Combined with incredible cuisine, culture and natural hot springs, this is trip is unrivaled. We’ll ski in the Furano region, located in the center of Hokkaido. Daily excursions from our lodging will include world-class powder skiing destinations in Daisetsuzan National Park, Asahidake, and some off-piste skiing close to Furano. This trip of a lifetime focuses on backcountry tours to access the goods with a little off-piste skiing to give the legs a break. In true Chicks style, you’ll improve your powder skiing technique, get tips on skinning skills and learn about terrain evaluation and avalanche hazards. Join us for a magical experience with a group of like-minded women, skiing perfect powder, eating fresh seafood and wonderful cuisine and capping it all off with relaxing in natural hot springs.
Pre-requisite Experience: Level 2 (or be a Level 1 with 2-3 days of backcountry experience before the program starts)
Heli-Skiing: Telluride, CO
January 6-8, 2017 (Registration Closed)
This intro to heli-skiing clinic is a fabulous way to experience untracked powder skiing right out our backdoor in one of the most beautiful mountain ranges anywhere – The San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado. We’ve partnered with Telluride Helitrax for an adventure of a lifetime. If you can ski black diamond runs and have a good level of fitness for skiing all day, add this to your bucket list. If you’ve heli-skied before but would love to get out again with a group of like-minded gals, this is the trip for you. Our highly experienced heli-ski guides are world-class and you’re guaranteed to take home more than just pretty pictures. We base out of the Peaks Resort in Mountain Village for a fun-filled weekend of face shots, hoots, hollers and high fives.
Pre-requisite Experience: Level 1