SheJumps Wild Skills: Junior Ski Patrol

December 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Crystal Mountain Resort


Join us for Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol, a day camp at Crystal Mountain Resort on Saturday, December 16th! Young girls will learn mountain safety and first aid while working with the strong women of the ski patrol community. This event is intended for intermediate to advanced skiers ages 8 – 16 who identify as female.

This SheJumps’ Wild Skills event is structured as full day camp experience, parents/legal guardians drop girls off, they are split into teams based on their skier ability and then rotate through different stations. Throughout the day, girls are taught a range of outdoor skills that are utilized by ski patrollers to keep the mountain safe. Girls will work alongside female patrollers and volunteers to learn more about the many facets of mountain safety and first aid.

We will provide 1 to 2 female mentorship engaging all generations in the sharing of knowledge and understanding. Connecting experience, energy and love for our natural places with the technical and survival skills girls need to get out and adventure.

Schedule for the Day

The event registration opens at 9:30 am and is located in the Chinook Cafe area of the main lodge.

On the day of the event, you’ll check in at registration and get your Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol packet and meet up with your team for the day. Teams will consist of 1 female ski patroller, 3 SheJumps volunteers and 8 girls of similar ski ability.

At 10 am we start the day at the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol headquarters located at the base area near the gondola. Ski Patrol Director, Kim Kircher, will lead all teams in a morning meeting covering ski patrol basics, a tour of the aid room and our agenda for the day.

From there teams will break out and proceed to their various stations throughout the mountain. Stations cover topics including first aid, mountain safety, toboggan use, snowmobile safety, gear caches, weather and avalanche basics & prevention. Along the way there is free skiing, surprises and games, of course!

Lunch will take place at Campbell Basin Lodge at 1pm. Lunch is included in the day and all teams will eat together in a reserved area. After lunch, all teams will proceed to the Avy Dog Demo by Sara Cohen, who will educate teams about the Crystal Mountain avalanche dog program and demonstrate a burial rescue situation.

The afternoon will wrap up with the remainder of station visits and a Apres Party starting at 3:30 pm with games, food for purchase and a chance drawing. You will have the opportunity to purchase SheJumps merchandise at the Apres Party.


  • 9:30 Registration Opens, Location: Chinook Cafe – base area lodge
  • 10:00 Morning meeting
  • 10:30 All teams on mountain
  • 11:00 Station Set
  • 1:30 Avy Dog Demo – All teams
  • 2:00 Station Set
  • 3:30 Apres Party, Location: Chinook Cafe – base area lodge


This event is for girls ages 8-16.

Skier/Boarder Ability Level

This event is intended for intermediate to advanced skiers. As part of the registration process you will be asked a variety of questions about how confident the skier is on particular runs at Crystal Mountain to help us determine which team she is best suited for. For more information on skier ability go to:

Helpful Tips

  • Bring items you usually ski with such as your backpack, snacks, water, extra gloves, etc.
  • Be honest about your skier ability when filling out registration questions
  • Purchase a special edition Junior Ski Patrol sweatshirt to support SheJumps and make sure more programs like this happen!


Sign up to volunteer for this event here:

Event Partners:


Clif Kids

Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol

Yukon Trading Company

Crystal Mountain

Interested in supporting this event? Contact Christy Pelland at [email protected]


If you are unable to afford the cost of the ticket, you can apply for a scholarship. Please contact [email protected] for more information.