GRO Snow On Snowboard Northwest


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While staffed only by volunteers as a non-profit, it’s staggering to see how GRO Snow is able to put these events on every year and yet still able to bring the fun! As GRO continues to get bigger and bigger, so does the presence of women on the mountain. In a sport primarily dominated by men, it’s pretty awesome to have a day when you’re surrounded by other amazing ladies who love to shred. GRO Snow mission is to inspire, educate and support women through action sports on the mountain.

Whether you’re a total beginner or a park rat, there is definitely a place for you at Ladies Day. Just be sure to register and hop in for their demos with the leaders of different ability groups and you’re set to go!  The agenda for the day rolled like this: Early morning registration and purchase of heavily reduced price lift tickets, snacks from Kind and Zico to fuel the morning and lots of ladies purchasing raffle tickets in anticipation of all the gear to come out in the end of the day raffle. There were several demo teams there to educate and set up test gear for the ladies. Beginner ski and boarders met with mentor coaches, ladies of all ages gathered into groups by ability and all hit the lifts. Noon brought a gathering for PB& J sandwiches served by our friends from Nikita and the ladies headed out again with new groups of friends increasing the community spirit of the day. As the day rolled to an end ladies gathered for a group photo and the excitement of the raffle started. Everything from outerwear, beanies, socks and boards went out to a huge gathering of excited ladies. Nothing short of the best day of my season was the remark of one boarder who’s come to all 6 annual GRO Snow Ladies Days at Stevens Pass Resort.

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Read this article and see the rest of the photos on Snowboard Northwest here.