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Hi friends

The same day I heard about Sarah, I finished editing a video of local ski coaches and shop girls out skiing all together around Jackson for fun. The response was so great on the hill we decided to use it to encourage more female participation around the country. A week after launching the campaign we've had almost 5000 views of the video, 18 locations sign up to host it where they are and hundreds of girls stoked to get out on the hill in their party pants to celebrate the female contingent and connect to a broader network of friends!

Hi friends

The same day I heard about Sarah, I finished editing a video of local ski coaches and shop girls out skiing all together around Jackson for fun. The response was so great on the hill we decided to use it to encourage more female participation around the country. A week after launching the campaign we've had almost 5000 views of the video, 18 locations sign up to host it where they are and hundreds of girls stoked to get out on the hill in their party pants to celebrate the female contingent and connect to a broader network of friends!

I'm hoping you will support us by posting this video and campaign(again if you already have) where you can to make sure as many women know about it as possible! We want to make sure ladies are represented in as many locations as possible and give them time to organize organically.

I never knew that getting a few girls out for a day of fun would go this big! thank you in advance for your support! This one's for Sarah...

Here is the press release if your interested:

For immediate release

SheJumps.org announces GET THE GIRLS OUT, a campaign to bring the community of female skiers and snowboarders together on mountains across the country, if not the world, for one day. On February 11, 2012 women all over the country will be encouraged to utilize the resource of the SheJumps community to celebrate their love for the mountain lifestyle by taking the mountain by storm with new and old friends in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Once per month for the remainder of the ski and snowboard season, SheJumps Chapters across the United States will be hosting informal gatherings on the slopes, both with and without costumes, to GET THE GIRLS OUT and grow the community of women in the outdoors! Please watch this video for more information!

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Argentina from a skier's perspective is known for it's Lomo(steak), Malbek and skiing that has the potential to be the best or worst you've ever experienced. Naturally then, I've been rolling the dice five out of the past six years in hopes of catching the legendary Santa Rosa Storm.

Argentina from a skier's perspective is known for it's Lomo(steak), Malbek and skiing that has the potential to be the best or worst you've ever experienced. Naturally then, I've been rolling the dice five out of the past six years in hopes of catching the legendary Santa Rosa Storm.

It's a long way to go, leaving the best part of a short summer for the opposite hemisphere in search of a storm that is famed to leave so much snow atop the Andes Range that people generally don’t even survive to count it all. (Or so goes the modern myth of the Santa Rosa). I've hit it right and I've hit it wrong but never regretted a few weeks of trading the flip flops for ski boots, especially this year.

The first Ascent ski and snowboard team showed up after three days of travel to a blue bird day and a tracked out mountain but our Guide Jose found us the goods none the less. My first turns of the summer were yummy and I felt lucky, but I had no idea they were only a predecessor to what would come to be some of the greatest skiing I'd ever had. Jose claimed a meter would fall in twenty four hours as the mountain shut down and the flakes began to fall. We didn't think much of it but three days of that later we found ourselves first in line at the gnarliest chairlift in the world accessing over 3,000 feet of untracked, untouched perfectly stable POW! It was one of those special moments even to a professional skier where you know this opportunity may never come again and in humble recognition, we put our camera equipment down and shredded the most famous run in Las Lenas, Edwardo's, top to bottom.

We all agreed it was the best lift access run of our lives and it only got better from there. Six more days of hiking, skinning and exploring got us unheard of descents in some of the most beautiful terrain I've ever known only to collapse into our rooms at the end mending our shin banged, frost bitten, and for one, food poisoned wounds all in the name of powder.

It will be a trip worth talking about for a long time and to paint the picture for you, I was inspired enough to sit down for three days straight to make a video about it. Enjoy.

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