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Backcountry Adventure Guides in Colorado

Women's Mentorship Program

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Women's Mentorship Program
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Colorado Adventure Guides is proud to partner with AIARE to provide our Women’s Mentorship Program. We understand the barriers in the industry and are here to support aspiring female avalanche professionals and ski guides by laying down a solid track to working in our industry.

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Women's Mentorship Program
We are here to help!

When compared to males, and similar with other industries in the U.S, we have seen that women make up a drastically small number of avalanche educators and ski guides. We have also seen that many women in the field find it difficult to grow and sustain their careers in the field with many different barriers which can be even further amplified for women who are racialized, disabled, trans, mothers, poor/working class and women who hold other historically marginalized identities.

To help combat this, we are thrilled to have partnered with AIARE to provide our Women’s Mentorship Program for the 2022/2023 season.

APPLICATIONS END OCT 15th
The Program
A multi-tiered approach

All mentees will be pre-selected each Fall for the upcoming Winter season, with the number of accepted mentees varying each year. Our mentorship program includes a multi-faceted approach and is built and meant to help aspiring female professionals through their path of working in the industry.

  • Field Sessions
  • Virtual Sessions
  • Open Communication

Mentees will also have the opportunity to shadow their mentor in an avalanche course or guided day.

Field Sessions

Our mentees will spend at least 1 day per month throughout the winter season (Dec-Mar) in the field with a mentor to help hone in snowpack assessment skills, instructing/guiding techniques, group management, and more.

Virtual Sessions

Mentees will have at least bi-weekly virtual sessions with a mentor to help discuss varying topics which may include general catch ups, tracking season's conditions, different teaching styles, risk management, and more.

Open Communication

All mentees will have the opportunity to keep an open line of communication with their mentor whom will be there as a resource to answer any questions you may have throughout the season.

Women's Specific Courses
All female courses or groups

We are one of the first outfitters to offer women’s specific avalanche education and are the biggest provider of avalanche education in Summit County. Check out and join in on one of our Women’s Specific courses this season and get out with a likeminded group! We offer AIARE 1, AIARE Rescue, and Intro to Backcountry Ski/Splitboard Courses.

Guided Mentorship Days
Custom Women's Specific Courses and Tours

Do you want to just get out for a customized day of learning or riding? The day can be tailored to the skills you want to spend the most time on, from trip planning to route selection, field observations to snowpack analysis, or simply just want to get out and find the best conditions. We have top-notch female instructors and guides on staff that are here to show you and your group an amazing time!

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UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES

13
November 2021
Beacon Bash
01
December 2021
Ski/Splitboard 101 Clinic
03
December 2021
AIARE 1
04
December 2021
AIARE Rescue
09
December 2021
Slay at Home Clinic – Hut Trip 101
10
December 2021
AIARE 1
12
December 2021
Intro to Ski/Splitboard Course
15
December 2021
Avy 101/State of the Snowpack Clinic
17
December 2021
AIARE 1
19
December 2021
AIARE Rescue
Interested in more information?
Contact us today!

204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

(970) 893-8007

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    204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

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    (970) 893-8007

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