Womens Powderchase

HOI

Powder snow and lots of smiles, happy faces and tired legs

11 - 14 DEC 2014

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There are plenty of women that like to ride outside of the groomed slopes with passion and energy, but somehow are slightly intimidated by a regular Powderchase weekend. Last winter we organised our first Womens-only Powderchase and it was fantastic. Some girls felt they were not so experienced, some girls felt they would have needed to be more fit and so would have liked to have had a bit more experience in riding powder, but everyone LOVED it!

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The Womens Powderchase weekend is for all women that want to experience or improve on riding off-piste under excellent conditions. In a relaxed atmosphere without pressure to ride fast or difficult lines. We have included more quality time than at a regular Powderchase to relax and enjoy the surroundings or in the evening to take some time for a sauna. And rather than the basic bunkbed-styled accomodation we have upgraded the level of accomodation on this trip. It still not superfancy, but will be at least at comfortable *** pensions or hotels.

Other than that everything remains the same: the dated is fixed, the location – somewhere in the Alps – is decided upon by where the snow decides to fall. We keep track of weather and snow forecasts right up until we leave on our trip. Only a day before we leave we will take the ultimate decision where we are going and you will be updated on our chosen location. Not enough snow to have a good and fun Powderchase? Then we cancel the trip and you will be refunded 100% of your travel fee.

What does a Powderchase weekend look like?
  • On Thursday you travel towards our selected location. At dinner we will fill you in on our first day on the hill. If you aren’t in time for dinner, don’t worry. We can update you at breakfast the next morning.
  • Friday is our warm-up day. We will not be under the guidance of mountain guides and use this day to find our legs back, get to know the area a little.
  • Saturday and Sunday we will be accompanied by experienced mountain guides that know all the good and secret runs in the area and will escort us to untracked powderfields. Sometimes we need to take a brief hike to get there.
  • At this Powderchase there will be a maximum of two groups of 7 persons each, accompanied by a mountain guide. We will decide how to divide up the groups based on level of riding, equipment (skis or snowboards) or ambition level.
  • Sunday at the end of the day, we will pack up our stuff and everyone heads on back home.

Skiers, snowboarders or telemarkers can take part in this Powderchase. You must be fit enough to move through off-piste terrain for three to four hours in a day. Small hikes – up to a maximum of 30 minutes – should not be a big problem. You don’t have to be an expert backcountry rider, but be comfortable on your skis or board.