GRO Snow On Snowboard Northwest
Story: Pam Miller
Images: Matthew Pew and Richard Hallman
Crazy wind and snow only made for a whole lot of awesomeness when 116 ladies came to Timberline Lodge for the 1st annual GRO Snow Ladies Day Feb. 28th 2016.
Snowboarders and skiers from ages 8-57 all came together to celebrate being girls and create a community that will carry forward in friendships of shred! Girls Riders Org. is a volunteer based nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, educate, and support girls of all ages and abilities through action sports.
For Ladies Day, GRO and Timberline came together to provide discounted lift tickets, rentals and meals. GRO volunteers mentored those that were newbies to snow sports and supported and encouraged those who wanted to shred the park and the seemingly endless runs at Timberline.
This day was full of smiles for all who attended, whether it was their first time on the mountain, just meeting new friends, or creating a day to bond with family.
Timberline created a great registration space on the third floor of the Day lodge. Ladies came together in the morning to enjoy Yerba Mate, Kind bars and purchase some raffle tickets while checking in. Then they headed out to explore the many runs on the mountain and shred the â€œladies only â€œ park made just for them. Lunch was enjoyed back in the warmth of the lodge. Time was shared by some new best friends relaxing with Nikita and Zumiez. The courageous demo team from Never Summer helped ladies try out some pretty amazing boards while toughing out some wild wind gusts to their tent. Laughter and good times were the theme of the day over and over.
The day wrapped up with a group photo and some recognition for those ladies who Zumiez picked to give gift cards to just for the stoke of it.
The raffle was beyond our wildest dreams! THREE snowboards were given away, along with outerwear, day passes to Timberline, beanies, T-shirts, jackets and street wearâ€¦ it just kept coming!
All and all was another fabulous GRO Snow Ladies Day!
Thank you to our sponsors: Snowboard NW, Arbor, Never Summer, PomPom, Gnu, SuperCeder, Roxy, Skullcandy, Zumiez, Stance, Yerba Mate, Helly Hansen, Vans, Kind, and Quest