Trip Overview

Join AdventureWomen in early 2021 for one glorious week of downhill skiing in Montana learning to turn, carve, and butter the slopes of Bridger Bowl. All skill levels are welcome in this exclusive alpine ski clinic for women!

First time on skis? Cautious beginner? Double-black daredevil? All abilities are welcomed! Now in its 23rd year, this popular and high-energy private downhill ski clinic is run by women for women, perfect for Adventure Women like you! Experienced female ski instructors teach safety and technique while giving you the personal attention you deserve to build confidence, grace, and control on the slopes. You are also accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!

Bridger Bowl welcomes you to Bozeman with blazing sunshine, big-mountain thrills, and plenty of “cold smoke,” Montana’s famously light but challenging powder. The Rocky Mountains’ clear winter air will put pink on your cheeks and a spring in your step as you prepare for an incredible week of learning and doing.

Your high-energy days include a combination of small-group ski lessons, afternoon guided ski runs, and practice time for skiing on your own. Lessons may also include filming your runs to review technique with your instructor. It’s a stress-free, judgement-free environment where you’re encouraged to try, trust in your ability, gain confidence on the slopes, and maybe push yourself to ski outside your comfort zone when ready.

Skiing with other women is fun! No matter what your ability, you will meet up with your fellow AdventureWomen travelers for lunch most days to reconnect and encourage each other, praise a perfect turn, or to laugh over who took the best spill. Later enjoy the camaraderie of après-ski around the fire, gathering to share more tales over a steaming cup of cocoa or a glass of wine.

On your last evening in beautiful Bridger Bowl, celebrate your newfound friendships over a delicious group dinner, a final swapping of slope side tumbles and triumphs, and maybe a few pledges to meet here again!

Main Attractions

  • Ski clinic for women, by women means an encouraging, judgement-free experience
  • Expert women ski instructors, small group lessons, guided and independent afternoon skiing
  • World-class alpine skiing on the long, wide-open slopes, glades, chutes, and gullies of Bridger Bowl
  • Over 1,200 acres of groomed and deep powder skiing for all levels means no crowds or lift lines
  • Ringed by the Rocky Mountains, Bozeman is cowboy country with upscale appeal: historic architecture, friendly communities, fine dining and more!

What You'll See and Do

  • Downhill Skiing

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Bozeman
Arrive in Bozeman today. Bozeman attracts residents and visitors for quality of life, scenery, and recreation. It has been named one of the best places for skiers to live in the west – a perfect place for your women’s ski week! You are accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!

When you arrive in Bozeman, you can call the Best Western Grantree Inn upon landing to confirm that the shuttle will be waiting for you.

If you want to arrive early, AdventureWomen can extend your hotel reservation at the Grantree – let us know soon though as they fill up quickly! If you want to ski on Sunday at Bridger Bowl, there is a shuttle service (Streamline bus service) that picks up/drops off at Kmart and the Fairgrounds (both close to the Best Western – the front desk can assist you). You will need to rent your own skis, boots, and poles for that day, as well buy a one-day lift ticket. If you decide to do this, ask the rental shop (at Bridger Bowl) if you can keep the equipment for the week, since on Monday morning the group will be getting fitted for this equipment anyway. A standard ski package is included starting Monday morning; performance equipment upgrade is $20 per day and can be paid directly to the rental shop.

If you are not skiing until Monday morning with the group there is plenty to do in Bozeman, which is less than a mile from the hotel. There are great places to eat, and fun galleries and stores in town.

Meet in the lobby of the Grantree Inn at 5:30pm. Kick off your trip with a welcome dinner and trip orientation along with your ski instructors for the week.
Dinner

Overnight: Grantree Inn

Day 2

Bozeman
Bridger Bowl is a Montana ski resort made just for you! You will work with expert women ski instructors in small group lessons throughout the week. These small groups provide opportunities for personal attention, allowing women of all skiing abilities to improve their skiing, boost their confidence, and maybe even expand their comfort zones. This trip is perfect for all women, from those who have never put on skis to advanced skiers.

The camaraderie of skiing together with other women and your Bridger Bowl ski instructors is what skiers from our past clinics have valued as the most important aspect of the week – a stress-free environment in which each participant can learn to develop her skiing abilities at her own pace.

The “après-ski” fun allows you to swap skiing mishaps and stories as you relax over a fine glass of wine in true AdventureWomen style! Explore the local restaurants in Bozeman with your new friends!
Breakfast

Overnight: Grantree Inn

Day 3

Bozeman
Bridger Bowl offers wide-open terrain with a variety of landscapes including long, wide-open slopes, glades, chutes, and gullies. The top of the ridge within the ski area is two miles wide, and the views are stunning.

Hop on the ski shuttle that stops right at the hotel’s front door for a quick and scenic ride up the canyon to Bridger Bowl, the home base for your women’s ski vacation and all-inclusive package and home of Bozeman’s famous “ski the cold smoke” snow.

Keep learning with your ski instructors at your own level – learning to look downhill, leaning into your turns, trying bumps for the first time, or just learning to stop!
Breakfast

Overnight: Grantree Inn

Day 4

Bozeman
Skiing with other women is fun! No matter what your ability, you will all meet up for lunch most days to share stories and encourage each other. It’s the perfect way to reconnect and talk over your most recent perfect turns, or maybe a funny fall you had on the slopes!

Head to the mountain and hop on your skis to learn more from your women ski instructors. Enjoy the Montana powder!

After skiing head into town to try some of the local restaurants with your AdventureWomen friends.
Breakfast

Overnight: Grantree Inn

Day 5

Bozeman
Enjoy a free day today to put some of the tips you’ve learned to the test, exploring the mountain on your own or with some of your new AdventureWomen friends!

Your Montana ski package wouldn’t be complete without some après ski fun! Catch the ski shuttle back to the hotel in late afternoon, and soothe your muscles with a hot bath, in your own private room, or sit in the hotel’s hot tub.

If you take day off from skiing, or if you still have energy after you return from the slopes in the afternoon, you can explore the local color and culture of Historic Downtown Bozeman, a “mecca” in the western US boasting small-town culture and friendliness with cosmopolitan amenities amidst a spectacular mountain setting.
Breakfast

Overnight: Grantree Inn

Day 6

Bozeman
Whatever your ability level, you will enjoy learning tips for better skiing from your expert women ski instructors and a small group of fellow AdventureWomen skiers matched to your level. As the week progresses, see your confidence and skiing skills dramatically improve, with personalized skiing instruction along the way.

After another morning of skiing, take a break and have a hot lunch at the beautiful mid-mountain Deer Park Chalet or Jimmy B’s Bar and Grill at the base lodge at Bridger Bowl. After lunch and a short rest, enjoy skiing on Bridger Bowl’s world-class slopes with your group and instructor for a chance to explore the variety of terrain that the ski area offers.

Enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner with your new friends, Ambassador, and ski instructors to celebrate the end of a fantastic adventure!
Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: Grantree Inn

Day 7

Depart Bozeman
Hop on the shuttle from the Grantree Inn to the Bozeman Airport for your flights home.
Breakfast

Please note: AdventureWomen will attempt to adhere to the itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, and cultural) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. AdventureWomen reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participants. 

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Traveling to Montana



Arrival and Departure Information

January 24th Departure:

Arrive at the Best Western Plus, Grantree Inn in Bozeman on January 24, 2021 by 5:00pm.

Depart Bozeman, Montana (BZN) on January 30, 2021 any time.

We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. If you’d like to do anything prior to or following the AdventureWomen trip, we’d be delighted to help you arrange any trip extensions you’re interested in.

Note: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible booking last-minute registrants, we must release hotel rooms two to three months prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

Activity Level

We rate this trip as High Energy and it is appropriate for all skiers – if you’re skiing for the first time, this is perfect for you, if you’ve been skiing your whole life, you are sure to learn new skills in the lessons! Our High Energy adventures are designed for women who enjoy a physical challenge and crave being on the go! You should be prepared for itineraries that include (but are not limited to): a full day of biking on rolling terrain, hiking 5-8 miles on moderate to steep trails, being active at high altitudes, whitewater rafting, or skiing. Please note that this is a general description of what you might encounter; for specific details about your trip, please consult the itinerary.

You should not have any physical problems or condition that would be adversely affected by skiing and residing at altitudes of 6,000-8,000 feet.

We recommend training before your trip (with your doctor’s permission!) to make the most of your adventure. We have a partnership with FitForTrips, a company that will design an individualized fitness plan for you with this itinerary in mind. Best of all, AdventureWomen guests get a 25% discount with the code FITWOMEN. Learn more on the FitForTrips website.

You should come with a flexible, adventurous, and enthusiastic spirit, and a wonderful sense of humor that adventure travel requires.

How to Register

Call the AdventureWomen office at (800) 804-8686 to determine space availability and register for this trip. We can complete your registration, including taking your credit card deposit over the phone.

If you prefer, you can register online by clicking “Sign Up for this Trip” on the trip page.

Please be sure to read the AdventureWomen policies before registering!

Preparation and Packing

Once you register for your adventure, we will send you a comprehensive preparation guide including weather information, gratuity suggestions, and a packing list.

As a reference, AdventureWomen typically suggests $200-250 for gratuities on most trips. Detailed information will be provided to you prior to departure.

Forms and Final Payment

The deposit for this trip is $800, and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Once you book, you will need to fill out and return to AdventureWomen:

  • Information Form
  • Booking Conditions Form
  • Copy of Flight Information

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen in a cash form (check, money order, or wire transfer). A maximum of $1,500 per person can be put on a credit card, which includes your deposit.

January 24th Departure Final Payment Due Date: October 26, 2020

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations as per itinerary in single rooms
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Ski instruction as listed in the itinerary
  • Lift tickets for five days of skiing
  • Five days of bag checks for ski equipment to be left at the mountain
  • All equipment (helmet, skis, boots, and poles) – standard ski package included; performance upgrade is $20 per day and can be paid directly to the rental shop
  • Shuttle to and from Bridger Bowl Ski Area

Not Included

  • Airfare to and from Montana
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages (unless otherwise specified)
  • Fees for travel insurance
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for ski instructors, shuttle drivers

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Accommodations

Grantree Inn

Cradled between the Bridger, Gallatin, and Spanish Peaks mountain ranges, the Best Western Plus Grantree Inn offers perfect lodging that is conveniently located near restaurants, shops, and Historic Downtown Bozeman. Each large, non-smoking room is attractively decorated and has one king-size or two queen-size beds, cable TV and pay movies, data ports, voicemail, high-speed internet access, clock radios, hairdryers, coffee/tea makers, irons and ironing boards, and two phones with dual lines. Excellent amenities include a heated indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, convenience store, gift shop, a business center, and the Grantree Bar & Grill. The hotel also offers room service, 24-hour airport shuttles, 24-hour front desk service, valet laundry service, and 24-hour laundry facilities.

Amenities: Soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer; electricity; Wifi

Please note that all amenities were current when written and are subject to change at any time.

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686