Women’s Backcountry Weekend: Female only (sorry dudes) backcountry ski and splitboard weekend at Manitoba Hut
Alaska Huts and SheJumps are excited to host the first ever Ladies Only Ski Weekend at Manitoba! We are stoked for an excuse to celebrate awesome women and Alaskan winter at its best: fully supported by a warm cabin.
The goal of Women’s Backcountry Ski Weekend is to promote camaraderie, community, and support amongst female skiers and winter sports enthusiasts in the South Central Alaska area by bringing them together at Manitoba cabin for a weekend of stoke, skiing, snowboarding, and fun. Alaska Huts Association partnered with SheJumps to make this event happen! Special thanks to Coalition Snow and Powderhound Ski Shop for their support. The weekend includes a day of skiing, avalanche beacon practice, and raffle, ski movie, and sauna fun.
Your reservation to Women’s Backcountry Weekend includes one night in a Yurt bunk, dinner Saturday night, breakfast and coffee Sunday morning! Upon reserving, your name will be entered into a raffle for fun prizes!
Participants must be able to ski and splitboard up and downhill in variable terrain and changing snow conditions. Gear will not be provided. If you need gear, contact Powderhound Ski Shop, who is offering a 50% discount on backcountry rentals for the weekend.
- When and Where
The event begins at Manitoba Cabin and Yurts at 9:30 AM on Saturday, February 2nd and ends at 11 AM on Sunday, February 3rd.
- What is included in the cost of my reservation?
Dinner, breakfast and the price of a bunk at Manitoba are included in the cost of each booking.
- What does the itinerary look like?
After arriving on Saturday, we will break out into group levels and do some Avalanche Beacon practice. We’ll then spend the rest of the day skiing, concluding our day with dinner and some evening activities (think raffle!). Lucky for us, Manitoba is also equipped with a Finnish sauna and firepit.
Breakfast (including coffee, don’t worry!) is provided on Sunday morning. Check-out is at 11 AM, but feel free to spend the day skiing on your own before heading home!
- Do I need to know how to ski or split board?
Participants must be able to ski OR split board, up and downhill in variable terrain and changing snow conditions. However, if you are not a very experienced Backcountry skier or split boarder, don’t worry! We will be breaking out into 3 level groups (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) with leaders to show the way up and down Manitoba Mountain. This event is a safe space to learn more about backcountry skiing and split boarding with the full support of the women around you! However, please know how to operate your backcountry gear and avalanche safety equipment.
- Want to come, but don't have gear?
Don’t have backcountry gear? Check out the Powder Hound Ski Shop; they are offering a 50% discount on gear rentals for Women’s Backcountry Weekend.
- What does Manitoba Offer?
Manitoba is fully outfitted with mattresses on bunks, dishes and utensils in the kitchen, wood for the wood stoves and propane for cooking. There is no electricity, and water is retrieved from Canyon Creek – which is then treated by boiling or filtering means.
- What do you need to bring to this event?
Please bring warm-weather gear to be outside in winter conditions, a lunch for Saturday, a headlamp, a sleeping bag, and your full backcountry set up (skis/split board, boots, skins, poles, beacon, shovel, probe).