BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. Dec. 4, 2004 - Leave the pearls at home and head to Breckenridge for an old-fashioned, adventure-filled ladies getaway. Amelia Earhart once said, "Adventure is worthwhile in itself," and Breckenridge Ski Resort is offering several alternatives to sample a bit of adventure. Throughout the 2004-2005 season, female skiers and snowboarders have the opportunity to try a new sport, improve skills, meet new friends, and even succumb to a bit of pampering. Beginning with the Roxy Women's Learn to Ride Snow Camp in December and spanning to the March session of the Women's Ski Camp, women are invited to experience the breathtaking splendor of 11,000 feet above sea level, and perhaps even gain a different sense of altitude.
Roxy Women's Learn to Ride Snow Camp-Dec. 12, 2004
On Dec. 12, 2004 learn the beauty of snowboarding. According to Ethel Barrymore, "You grow up the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself." Meet some new friends and share the laughter at this one-day camp for women interested in learning to snowboard, sponsored in conjunction with Roxy. This camp is open to never-ever and novice riders ages 7 to 70 who want to learn to snowboard. Price includes lunch, a Roxy goodie bag, and a low student to instructor ratio, so space is limited. Price: $90 lesson and lunch; $101 lesson, lunch and lift. Visit www.breckenridge.com for registration information.
Breckenridge Adventure Summit-Jan 15-24, 2005
From January 15-24, 2005, Breckenridge introduces its first annual Breckenridge Adventure Summit, an entire week of activities for women only. Things get rolling with LUNAFEST, a national festival of films by, for or about women. Following LUNAFEST, women of all ages can participate in female-specific equipment demos, women's ski camps, backcountry clinics, as well as healing and pampering components at Breckenridge's new healing center, Sacred Tree. Healing components include acupuncture and massage treatments, naturopathy workshops, yoga and much more, throughout the week. You may participate in the entire week of festivities or a variety of specific components. Visit www.breckenridge.com for registration information.
LUNAFEST-Films by...for...about women-- Jan. 15, 2004
LUNAFEST, a national festival of films by, for and about women, returned to screens nationwide for the fourth year beginning in October 2004. This year's featured films cover a wide array of topics including women's health, cultural diversity, body image, sexuality, and spirituality. In addition to providing national exposure for emerging women filmmakers, LUNAFEST also supports the communities we live in today by donating a portion of the proceeds from the festival to The Breast Cancer Fund (TBCF) as well as to local host organizations. LUNAFEST will travel to more than 60 locations in 2004, including Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, CO on January 15, 2004. The silent auction and film runs from 6:30 p.m. -9:30 pm in the Main Ballroom. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Summit Country Family and Intercultural Resource Center. www.lunabar.com/lunafest
Women's Ski Camp-January Session-Jan. 18-21, 2004
PAMPERING AND POWDER! The January Women's Ski Camp is one component of the Breckenridge Adventure Summit, a week-long celebration of women's achievements, pampering and of course, skiing. Following your day on the snow, unwind with Sacred Tree, Breckenridge's new healing center. Sacred Tree offers healing components and workshops on such topics as acupuncture, massage treatments, naturopathy and yoga. Après ski will never be the same! This session is open to novice and above level skiers. Price includes four days of on-mountain instruction and après ski pampering. Price: $525 program and healing only; $681 program and healing plus lift tickets. Visit www.breckenridge.com for registratiion information.
Snow Divas Backcountry Weekend-Jan. 21-24, 2004
Part of the Breckenridge Adventure Summit, this program is designed for the beginner backcountry enthusiast (alpine skier, snowboarder, beginner Telemark skier, Nordic skier or snowshoer) looking to travel beyond the groomed trails. Taking place January 21-24, these workshops combine both indoor classroom and outdoor field time days with evening events to provide an intro to the equipment and skills involved to travel safely and more enjoyably in the winter backcountry. The weekend combines several aspects of health and wellness including special sessions provided by the Sacred Tree, as well as an optional backcountry hut trip. Experience one or all of the components of this weekend: Telemark equipment demonstration and instruction, backcountry awareness workshop, and overnight hut trip. Visit www.babesinthebackcountry.com for more information, pricing and to register.
Roxy Women's Park and Pipe Camp-Feb. 5-6, 2005
Learn the difference between a c-rail, a funbox, and a rainbow rail, or perfect your half-pipe and park skills during this weekend of adventure. Open to intermediate and advanced level female riders who want to develop their skills in the park and pipe, no prior park and pipe experience is necessary! This two-day camp for ages 13 and up is sponsored in conjunction with Roxy and takes place Feb. 5-6, 2005. The price includes lunch, a Roxy goodie bag, and a low student to instructor ratio, so space is limited. Price: $160 lesson and lunch; $238 lesson, lunch and lift. Visit www.breckenridge.com for registration information.
Women's Ski Camp-March Session-March 3-6, 2005
March 3-6, 2005, Breckenridge Ski Resort offers the traditional Women's Ski Camp that many have come to love and return to year after year. Re-energize your spirit and become one with your inner adventure-seeker by getting your adrenaline pumping or simply cruising on comfortable terrain. The day's energy continues with organized après ski activities, including guest speakers and a cocktail gathering. This week is open to intermediate and above level skiers. Price includes on-mountain instruction, a ski day in Vail with your instructor, and après ski activities. Price: $525 program only; $681 program plus four-day lift ticket. Fun with friends new and old? Priceless.
Prolific pampering more your style? Try the ultimate adventure and take some time for yourself. No email or responsibilities, just a one-on-one with you, yourself and, well, you! Both men and women looking for either alternative and complementary health care or pampering in a relaxing and uniquely beautiful setting should visit Sacred Tree in Breckenridge, Colo. Located in the newly-renovated, 100 year-old McAdoo home that borders Breckenridge's Arts District, Sacred Tree offers a holistic approach to promoting overall wellness and treating illness. Clients can indulge in a wide array of massages, try alternative forms of therapy or take part in a workshop or class. The only institute of its kind in the area, Sacred Tree brings together leading local practitioners to provide a wide range of services, from massages to acupuncture and comprehensive naturopathic medical exams. Practitioners hold degrees in a variety of modalities including acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, hypnotherapy and integrative kinesiology, bringing patients a comprehensive approach to their health care needs. The first of two buildings opened in September, 2004 with three treatment rooms for massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, hypnotherapy and kinesiology. An additional location houses breath work classes, including yoga, Pilates, kung fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. www.sacredtree.com
For information about Breckenridge Ski Resort including snow reports and more, visit www.breckenridge.com or call (970) 453-5000.