What happens at
The Ski Retreat

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This isn’t your average girl’s trip, but all weekends should be like this.

In the evenings

Connection. Recovery. Play.

We’ll have 2 or 3 evenings together, where we’ll share stories and conversations over delicious group dinners, desserts and, of course, wine.

We’ll have a private chef serve us one night, get amped on a ski movie and take it easy in the hot tub or by the fireplace.

All of this in the cozy and relaxing environment of a rustic mountain lodge surrounded by snow and pine trees.


 
Private Chef Prepared Dinners

Private Chef Prepared Dinners

Fireside Conversations

Fireside Conversations

Board Games

Board Games

Morning yoga instruction

Morning yoga instruction

DIY breakfast spread

DIY breakfast spread

Coffee, obvz

Coffee, obvz

 

In the mornings

Self care. Nourishment. Reflection.

Every morning, we’ll have roughly two hours before the day of skiing starts. You’re more than welcome to sleep in and get extra rest before we ski, but for those that like to grab the day by the reigns we’ll have:

Private yoga instruction, a breakfast spread full of all the avocado, colorful veggies, and eggs your heart desires—and of course, tea, golden mylk, and the best bread and coffee in California (Hint: It’s Josey’s and Andytown.*)

*No, this is not sponsored. (But it could be!)

And of course: the Afternoons

Adventure. Conversations. Après.

On the mountains, we’ll ski & board with ladies who match our comfort level on the mountain. The lift rides to the top of the mountain are often some of the best times to have the conversations you’ll never forget.

We’ll unite as a group during lunch time and when the day on the mountain is over (~4PM) for Baileys, hot chocolate, and food (in whichever order!)

You’ll also have the option to spend the day at the lodge, in the mountain town shops, cafes, restaurants, or spas if you don’t want to ski or need to grab some wifi and respond to some emails before you fully check into Weekend Mode™.

 
Building real friendships on the lift rides up

Building real friendships on the lift rides up

Celebrating our victories (and falls)

Celebrating our victories (and falls)

Making turns on  the slopes

Making turns on
the slopes

 

Nitty Gritty
Details

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Skiing Levels

This is a trip for girls of all levels. Nobody will ski alone!

For ladies who are totally new to skiing, I can’t emphasize enough how much learning alongside a compassionate group of women can make the experience of learning how to ski so much more supportive and feasible. Every one of us has been a beginner.

I strongly recommend doing at least one lesson, which can take a half- or full-day on the mountain. (Note: This isn’t included in the price of The Ski Retreat.)


Rooming

We’ll all be staying in a large mountain cabin together. It’ll be 6-12 girls per retreat depending on available sleeping arrangements, and there will be options to either have a room to yourself or to share one (the latter always being a more affordable option).


Gear

If you’re renting gear, it’s usually more affordable to go to your local sports good store than renting in Tahoe or at the ski resort (Sports Basement is perfect for those in the Bay Area!)

However, if schlepping a bunch of ski gear is something you’d pay not to do, then you can rent everything you need at the mountain on a daily or weekend-basis.

If you’re new to skiing or just need a hand, I’ll be happy to help ensure that you have all the things you need to get going before the trip.


Transportation

Most retreats this season will take place in North Lake Tahoe (feel free to use this Google Maps search for “Truckee, CA” as a reference).

 

You’ll have a few options depending on where you’re coming from. Note that the cost of transport to the mountain lodge is separate from the cost of The Ski Retreat, although we want to make transport as easy, stress-free and cost-efficient for everyone.

From SF / Bay Area

We’ll be arranging for carpool situations for women coming from SF for anyone that doesn’t have a car (or has one that they want to share with the rest of the group :).

Driving is the best option. It takes 3–4 hours to get there, but in the case of heavy traffic or rough snow conditions, it can be longer.

From mostly anywhere else

You have a few options for where you can fly into.

If you fly into San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland (OAK), you can join us in the carpool situation.

You can also fly into Reno-Tahoe (RNO)—1 hour from Truckee—or Sacramento (SMF)—2 hours—and rent a car from either. You could even Uber/Lyft from RNO. They’re both closer to Truckee than San Francisco and might make more sense for you if there are direct routes available from where you are.