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Women's Backcountry Hut Trip 2023

Are you craving three days with rad women in the Colorado backcountry on a hut-trip of your dreams? Look no further. 

We are proud to partner with Colorado Adventure Guides to present our second ever women's backcountry hut trip. Unplug from the stressors of daily life with this backcountry ski and wellness retreat. Surround yourself with like-minded women for an all-inclusive weekend of backcountry skiing and wellness practices amongst iconic peaks of the Rocky Mountains. This trip is a gentle reminder that an equal balance of a healthy mind, body and spirit is as important in the backcountry as it is in everyday life. We will reinstate this balance by practicing backcountry skills and skiing unforgettable lines right back to the comfort of Janet’s Cabin, where we will nourish ourselves with wholesome cooking, mindful practices and honest human connection.

Due to high demand, please head here to submit your pre-trip application. This is not a confirmation of your registration. Once we receive your application, we will reach out and direct you to payment. Payment is required in full to confirm your spot. We take and review applications in the order we receive them – if the trip fills up, you will be placed on a waitlist!


A 3-day, all-women backcountry ski retreat in the Colorado Mountains focused on backcountry education, community, and wellness for the body and mind.

Dates: March 26-29, 2023

Price: $1,400


This is a trip with a limited amount of seats and requires an adequate level of skiing ability — we want to make sure this trip is right for you.

If you're ready to sign up, please fill out the pre-trip registration form here.

Have general questions? Want to make sure this trip is right for you?

Email us and we'll get back to you promptly!

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Meet the Crew


SMG Co-Owner and AMGA Ski Guide


Sara grew up in Idaho and landed in Stanley in 1998 through a winter semester course from the College of Idaho. Sara started with SMG in 2001, maintaining and resupplying the Williams Peak Hut. Few others have made the trek into the yurt as much as her! Since becoming a full-time ski guide in 2002, she has been leading backcountry skiers on day and multi-day trips as well as teaching avalanche courses. Those that have tasted her backcountry cuisine after a long day of faceshots will never forget it! Sara has completed her Level I-III avalanche certifications, and passed the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) Ski Mountaineering Course and Aspirant Exam. After 12 seasons of guiding rafts on the Salmon and Middle Fork of the Salmon Rivers, she is now more often found leading hiking groups through her beloved Sawtooths.


Icelantic Athlete | ASDT Retreat Director | SMG Guide


Amy is the And She's Dope Too Retreat Director, has been a backpacking guide for the past 8 years, is a trained Wilderness First Responder, a Leave No Trace trainer, has a Pro 1 Avalanche certification, is in the thick of earning an AMGA Ski Guide certification, and will be one of the Sawtooth Mountain Guides leading the trip. As an Icelantic Skis athlete, she loves catching big air with cold-smoke powder landings, exploring the high alpine jagged peaks of the Sawtooths, and finding steep couloirs in the backcountry. Her focus is on connecting like-minded women with each other and nature while sharing the love of mountains and adventure.


Icelantic C.E.Ohhh | Wellness + Community Connoisseur


Annelise grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and was skiing before she could walk. As co-founder and C.E.Ohhhhhh of Icelantic, Annelise enjoys encouraging authentic human expression, and is passionate about growth, wellness, and cultivating a culture of both. She also loves long walks in the woods, growing and eating fresh food, hangin with her dog Louie, and freedom dancing.


Icelantic Athlete | Meal Prep Extraordinaire & Head Chef


East coast native turned west coast adventurer, Anna lives out of her van in the pursuit of filling her life with experiences rather than things. As much as she loves exploring high alpine peaks and the limits of the human body, she has learned the importance of maintaining a healthy mind and spirit for longevity as an athlete. Cooking nourishing food, meditating, and meaningful human connection help keep her grounded while living a volatile life on the road. Anna is honored to share some of her healing practices with an intimate group of women during this retreat.


Icelantic Marketing Director | Trip Photographer + Chief Troublemaker


Originally born just north of Boston, Hanna has been living out west for the past 7 years. Hanna completed her first Outward Bound course when she was 13-years-old and quickly realized the outdoors was where she felt most at home. After graduating from CU Boulder, she dove head-first into marketing for clients in the outdoor and natural food spaces, but the outdoor industry is where her heart and passion was. As Marketing Director for Icelantic Skis, Hanna wears many hats and spends a lot of time working on marketing strategy, shooting photos for the company, planning events, and more. When not in the office, Hanna can be found playing with her dog Zuma, hiking in the front-range, or skiing—always skiing.


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