Ready for three-days in the Sawtooth backcountry on a guided hut-trip of your dreams? Look no further.

Guided by Sawtooth Mountain Guides, 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 Sawtooth 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 the William’s Peak Yurts, where we will nourish ourselves with wholesome cooking, mindful practices and honest human connection.

The Williams Peak Yurt.

Ready for three-days in the Sawtooth backcountry on a guided hut-trip of your dreams? Look no further.

Guided by Sawtooth Mountain Guides, 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 Sawtooth 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 the William’s Peak Yurts, where we will nourish ourselves with wholesome cooking, mindful practices and honest human connection.

The Williams Peak Yurt.

Thank you for all of the interest—this trip is SOLD OUT. Stay tuned for more trip dates to come in 2020.

Please email us to join the waitlist.

  • WHAT TO EXPECT
  • LOGISTICS
  • SKI + YURT INFO
  • FAQs

3 FOCUSES OF THE TRIP:

1. Education
While we strongly encourage having your Avalanche Level 1 or equivalent, our highly trained guides and leaders will teach basic + tangible backcountry skills. Each day will include an educational theme from Leave No Trace, navigation, mountain weather, backcountry ski techniques, and more. Also, gain skills in multi-day group meal planning, smart decision making, route planning, and learn the local history, geology, and natural wonders of the Dark Sky Preserve.

2. Wellness
In the backcountry, the body and mind go hand in hand. As often as we turn to the backcountry to seek adventure, push our limits and learn from the mountains, we allow this experience to become a place of healing for our mind, body and soul. This retreat is a synergistic balance of adventure, healing and wellness. We will return to nature by unsubscribing from the fast paced world we live in as we simultaneously fuel, heal and thank our bodies with nourishing food and functional stretching. We will give love to our minds by making time for intention setting, meditation and reflection, as we nourish our souls through intimate connection with a small group of women. When we return to nature, we return to ourselves.

3. Community
To say it simply, we believe that together, we are stronger. Whether traveling in the backcountry or pursuing a passion project, our intention is to foster a supportive, inclusive, and enriching community that acts as a safe space for exploration and growth. Plus, we love to laugh and there seems to be no shortage of that whenever we get a group of lady shredders together!

MORE OF WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Expect an unforgettable retreat in the backcountry with like-minded and positive women, focusing on wellness, community, and education.
  • Look forward to a physical challenge! We will be dividing all group food for the trip equally among all participants along with personal belongings and backcountry safety equipment to carry into the yurt 5 miles with a 1,600’ vertical gain.
  •  
  • Advanced to intermediate terrain from steep chutes to powder glades: We highly recommend a basic level of knowledge in the backcountry—preferably, an Avalanche Level 1 or equivalent. We also recommend a basic level of knowledge of uphill skinning, although we will go over tips + tricks to further your knowledge. When it comes to downhill skiing, we expect you to be confident on black-diamond in-bound runs.
  •  
  • Guides: We are working with Sawtooth Mountain Guides (SMG) and their (AMGA) certified guides for the weekend to lead us on various ascents and descents safely. SMG co-owner, Sara Lundy, is our lead guide who knows the Sawtooths terrain better than most!

TRAVEL LOGISTICS:
We recommend you fly into Sun Valley airport. Round-trip transportation to and from Sun Valley airport (the Friedman Memorial Airport airport in Hailey, ID) will be provided. Please aim to arrive at the airport between 12pm and 4pm on 3/19. Please schedule a departure after 4pm on 3/22.  

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

    • Round-trip transportation to and from the Friedman Memorial Airport airport in Hailey, ID
    • 3 nights of comfortable, warm, and cozy accommodations. 1 night at the Eagles Nest Lodge and 2 nights at the Williams Peak Yurt. The Yurt stocks sleeping bags, pads, a fully-stocked kitchen with propane stove, toilet paper, paper towels, & cleaning supplies.
    • An afternoon hot-springs soak on the last day of the trip
    • 3 hearty + delicious meals per day for 4 days
    • 2 highly-trained professional ski guides from Sawtooth Mountain Guides who are AMGA-trained and Professional Members of the American Avalanche Association
    • Avalanche rescue equipment (Beacon, Shovel, Probe)
    • 60L Osprey backpack for hike into yurt
    • Black Diamond headlamps
    • Goal Zero solar panels, power blocks, lamps

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO PACK:

    • Alpine touring ski equipment: Skis (or splitboard), skins & poles. (Contact us if you’d like to demo Icelantic touring skis—availability dependent on inventory levels.)
    • Personal snacks and adult beverages if desired.
    • Bathing suit
    • Suitable outdoor ski clothing. Layers, layers, layers!
    • Cozy yurt booties or slippers (with traction ideally!)
    • Review the equipment list for a full list of packing recommendations.

The Nitty-Gritty: (Please note this itinerary is designed to give a feel for the trip layout but is subject to change).

DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Fly into the the Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, ID
Spend the night in a cozy cabin in Smiley Creek, ID (20 min from trailhead)
Dinner, Introductions, Weekend Brief + Intention setting
Packing/Gear Check

DAY 2: HIKE IN
Guided Meditation/Intention setting
Breakfast
Pack up + begin ascent to Williams Peak Yurt
Navigation Clinic + afternoon tour
Guided stretch
Dinner

DAY 3: SHRED 
Guided Meditation/Intention setting
Breakfast + group plan for the day
Skills Clinic: mountain weather, beacon rescue, group rescue, snow analysis + science
Lunch, split into 2 groups for afternoon ski
Guided stretch, yoga, herbal tea chat + reflect
Dinner, Discussion: Eating Well in the Backcountry

DAY 4: HIKE OUT
Guided Meditation/Group reflection
Breakfast
Optional Dawn Patrol tour + morning ski
Descent from yurt
Recuperate the sore muscles in a natural geo-thermal hot spring soak

SKI LOGISTICS

The approach to Williams Peak Yurt is a 5 mile ski in with a vertical gain of 1600 feet. The route follows a wilderness summer hiking trail and there are no snowmobiles allowed. A good portion of the hike is along a ridge with sweeping views of the Sawtooth Range.

Sleeping bags and cookware are already stocked at the yurt. We’ll divide the weight of our group food for the hike in. Once at the yurt, everything is taken care of and all you have do is ski, smile, and sleep!

The terrain surrounding the yurt will keep everyone entertained, whether you’re a hardened steep skiing junkie, or you’re content skiing open powder shots beneath the rugged Sawtooth summits.

The terrain at the Williams Peak Yurt is recognized as some of the best in the country. Powder glades, alpine bowls, extreme couloirs, and high mountain tours are all available right out the doorstep. Now imagine backcountry skiing from the yurt with a professional guide intimately familiar with all the hidden nooks and crannies. After an incredible day of skiing powder glades, high alpine tours, or heart-stopping couloirs, it’s time to kick back at the yurt, enjoy a glass of wine, and savor a delicious dinner. In the morning, eat a hearty breakfast then you’re out the door to do it all over again!

 

WILLIAMS PEAK YURT

Based at 8000 ft on the flanks of Williams Peak in the northern Sawtooth Range, the legendary Williams Peak Yurt offers some of the best hut-accessed backcountry ski terrain anywhere. The 16 and 20 foot yurts provide a warm and cozy base for your ski explorations. Handcrafted by SMG founder Kirk Bachman and installed in 1986, these yurts were some of the first used in North America as a backcountry skiing shelter. The yurt is fully stocked with warm woodstoves, kitchen and cooking supplies, and bunk beds – everything you need for a comfortable stay. In the evening, swap tales from the day over a refreshing beverage and hearty dinner, then soothe your tired muscles in the sauna. In the morning, grab a cup of coffee, make breakfast, and it’s out the door to do it again!

 

DIFFICULTY:

Backcountry experience is recommended; intermediate to advanced downhill ski ability and good fitness required. It’s a 5 mile ski into the yurt with a vertical gain of 1600 feet. The route follows a summer hiking trail. Once at the yurt, there are ski slopes right out the door!

Would it be possible to carpool with other participants? How can I get their information?
Yes! Upon signup, we will link you up with other participants and try to arrange the most convenient transportation for everyone.

If I bring my own gear, will the cost change?
Unfortunately, no; this gear is provided as part of the retreat. You may bring your own gear if you prefer, but most of the time when participants do, they end up using our gear which would have saved a lot of room when traveling. You only need to bring your personal items. To help prepare, we have a packing list on each retreat page as each location requires different needs.

How many women come by themselves?
90 percent of our participants come to our retreats alone. If you are hesitating to join because you would be coming solo, please know that we expect a majority of our participants to be joining by themselves, seeking new friendships. We do have friends sign up together on occasion which is fun to see too!

Will there be a packing list to help me prepare for the trip?
Yes! Check the “Logistics tab” for an overview and a specific list provided by SMG. Please take a look if you have questions.

What is the average age of the participant?
Age is just a number to us! We have a wide range of ages of women who attend our retreats which we highly anticipate and welcome. The average ages that attend are 24 to 45; we have had women in their 60's join who enjoy themselves as much as the 20-year-old participants. It really is up to the physical ability level of the guest.

I have my Level 1 but I’ve only skinned a few times before. Do I need previous backcountry experience?
While we strongly encourage having your Avalanche Level 1 or equivalent, our highly trained guides and leaders will teach basic + tangible backcountry skills. Each day will include an educational theme from Leave No Trace, navigation, mountain weather, backcountry ski techniques, and more. If you want to talk through any concerns, please reach out to us directly!

Do I need my own equipment?
If you do not have your own alpine touring set up (skis + skins), or you wish to Demo new gear, please contact us directly to inquire about an Icelantic touring set-up. Sawtooth Mountain Guides is also able to provide avalanche safety equipment if you choose to not bring your own. Please contact us directly if you have any questions!

Do I need to bring extra food or snacks? What about cold snacks?
We will provide a hearty and healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee for 3 days. We recommend you to bring your own energy bars or additional snacks for long days in the backcountry. Alcoholic beverages are welcomed, but will not be provided.

How many people will be on the retreat?
There will be a total of 12 people on the trip.

Overview:
A 3-day, all-women backcountry ski retreat in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho focused on backcountry education, community, and wellness for the mind, body, and spirit.

Dates:
March 19-22, 2020

Price:
$995

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MORE QUESTIONS?

  • WHAT TO EXPECT
  • LOGISTICS
  • SKI + YURT INFO
  • FAQs

3 FOCUSES OF THE TRIP:

1. Education
While we strongly encourage having your Avalanche Level 1 or equivalent, our highly trained guides and leaders will teach basic + tangible backcountry skills. Each day will include an educational theme from Leave No Trace, navigation, mountain weather, backcountry ski techniques, and more. Also, gain skills in multi-day group meal planning, smart decision making, route planning, and learn the local history, geology, and natural wonders of the Dark Sky Preserve.

2. Wellness
In the backcountry, the body and mind go hand in hand. As often as we turn to the backcountry to seek adventure, push our limits and learn from the mountains, we allow this experience to become a place of healing for our mind, body and soul. This retreat is a synergistic balance of adventure, healing and wellness. We will return to nature by unsubscribing from the fast paced world we live in as we simultaneously fuel, heal and thank our bodies with nourishing food and functional stretching. We will give love to our minds by making time for intention setting, meditation and reflection, as we nourish our souls through intimate connection with a small group of women. When we return to nature, we return to ourselves.

3. Community
To say it simply, we believe that together, we are stronger.   Whether traveling in the backcountry, or pursuing a passion project, our intention is to foster a supportive, inclusive, and enriching community that acts as a safe space for exploration and growth. Plus, we love to laugh and there seems to be no shortage of that whenever we get a group of lady shredders together!

MORE OF WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Expect an unforgettable retreat in the backcountry with like-minded and positive women, focusing on wellness, community, and education.
  • Look forward to a physical challenge! We will be dividing all group food for the trip equally among all participants along with personal belongings and backcountry safety equipment to carry into the yurt 5 miles with a 1,600’ vertical gain.
  •  
  • Advanced to intermediate terrain from steep chutes to powder glades: We highly recommend a basic level of knowledge in the backcountry—preferably, an Avalanche Level 1 or equivalent. We also recommend a basic level of knowledge of uphill skinning, although we will go over tips + tricks to further your knowledge. When it comes to downhill skiing, we expect you to be confident on black-diamond in-bound runs.
  •  
  • Guides: We are working with Sawtooth Mountain Guides (SMG) and their (AMGA) certified guides for the weekend to lead us on various ascents and descents safely. SMG co-owner, Sara Lundy, is our lead guide who knows the Sawtooths terrain better than most!

TRAVEL LOGISTICS:
We recommend you fly into Sun Valley airport. Round-trip transportation to and from Sun Valley airport will be provided. Please aim to arrive at the airport between 12pm and 4pm on 3/19. Please schedule a departure after 4pm on 3/22.  

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

    • Round-trip transportation to and from the Friedman Memorial Airport airport in Hailey, ID
    • 3 nights of comfortable, warm, and cozy accommodations. 1 night at the Eagles Nest Lodge and 2 nights at the Williams Peak Yurt. The Yurt stocks sleeping bags, pads, a fully-stocked kitchen with propane stove, toilet paper, paper towels, & cleaning supplies.
    • An afternoon hot-springs soak on the last day of the trip
    • 3 hearty + delicious meals per day for 4 days
    • 2 highly-trained professional ski guides from Sawtooth Mountain Guides who are AMGA-trained and Professional Members of the American Avalanche Association
    • Avalanche rescue equipment (Beacon, Shovel, Probe)
    • 60L Osprey backpack for hike into yurt
    • Black Diamond headlamps
    • Goal Zero solar panels, power blocks, lamps

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO PACK:

    • Alpine touring ski equipment (Contact us if you’d like to demo Icelantic touring skis—availability dependent on inventory levels.)
    • Personal snacks and adult beverages if desired.
    • Bathing suit
    • Suitable outdoor ski clothing. Layers, layers, layers!
    • Cozy yurt booties (with traction ideally!)
    • Review the equipment list for a full list of packing recommendations.

The Nitty-Gritty: (Please note this itinerary is designed to give a feel for the trip layout but is subject to change).

DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Fly into the the Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, ID
Spend the night in a cozy cabin in Smiley Creek, ID (20 min from trailhead)
Dinner, Introductions, Weekend Brief + Intention setting
Packing/Gear Check

DAY 2: HIKE IN
Guided Meditation/Intention setting
Breakfast
Pack up + begin ascent to Williams Peak Yurt
Navigation Clinic + afternoon tour
Guided stretch
Dinner

DAY 3: SHRED 
Guided Meditation/Intention setting
Breakfast + group plan for the day
Skills Clinic: mountain weather, beacon rescue, group rescue, snow analysis + science
Lunch, split into 2 groups for afternoon ski
Guided stretch, yoga, herbal tea chat + reflect
Dinner, Discussion: Eating Well in the Backcountry

DAY 4: HIKE OUT
Guided Meditation/Group reflection
Breakfast
Optional Dawn Patrol tour + morning ski
Descent from yurt
Recuperate the sore muscles in a natural geo-thermal hot spring soak

SKI LOGISTICS

The approach to Williams Peak Yurt is a 5 mile ski in with a vertical gain of 1600 feet. The route follows a wilderness summer hiking trail and there are no snowmobiles allowed. A good portion of the hike is along a ridge with sweeping views of the Sawtooth Range.

Sleeping bags and cookware are already stocked at the yurt. We’ll divide the weight of our group food for the hike in. Once at the yurt, everything is taken care of and all you have do is ski, smile, and sleep!

The terrain surrounding the yurt will keep everyone entertained, whether you’re a hardened steep skiing junkie, or you’re content skiing open powder shots beneath the rugged Sawtooth summits.

The terrain at the Williams Peak Yurt is recognized as some of the best in the country. Powder glades, alpine bowls, extreme couloirs, and high mountain tours are all available right out the doorstep. Now imagine backcountry skiing from the yurt with a professional guide intimately familiar with all the hidden nooks and crannies. After an incredible day of skiing powder glades, high alpine tours, or heart-stopping couloirs, it’s time to kick back at the yurt, enjoy a glass of wine, and savor a delicious dinner. In the morning, eat a hearty breakfast then you’re out the door to do it all over again!

 

WILLIAMS PEAK YURT

Based at 8000 ft on the flanks of Williams Peak in the northern Sawtooth Range, the legendary Williams Peak Yurt offers some of the best hut-accessed backcountry ski terrain anywhere. The 16 and 20 foot yurts provide a warm and cozy base for your ski explorations. Handcrafted by SMG founder Kirk Bachman and installed in 1986, these yurts were some of the first used in North America as a backcountry skiing shelter. The yurt is fully stocked with warm woodstoves, kitchen and cooking supplies, and bunk beds – everything you need for a comfortable stay. In the evening, swap tales from the day over a refreshing beverage and hearty dinner, then soothe your tired muscles in the sauna. In the morning, grab a cup of coffee, make breakfast, and it’s out the door to do it again!

 

DIFFICULTY:

Backcountry experience is recommended; intermediate to advanced downhill ski ability and good fitness required. It’s a 5 mile ski into the yurt with a vertical gain of 1600 feet. The route follows a summer hiking trail. Once at the yurt, there are ski slopes right out the door!

Would it be possible to carpool with other participants? How can I get their information?
Yes! Upon signup, we will link you up with other participants and try to arrange the most convenient transportation for everyone.

If I bring my own gear, will the cost change?
Unfortunately, no; this gear is provided as part of the retreat. You may bring your own gear if you prefer, but most of the time when participants do, they end up using our gear which would have saved a lot of room when traveling. You only need to bring your personal items. To help prepare, we have a packing list on each retreat page as each location requires different needs.

How many women come by themselves?
90 percent of our participants come to our retreats alone. If you are hesitating to join because you would be coming solo, please know that we expect a majority of our participants to be joining by themselves, seeking new friendships. We do have friends sign up together on occasion which is fun to see too!

Will there be a packing list to help me prepare for the trip?
Yes! Check the “Logistics tab” for an overview and a specific list provided by SMG. Please take a look if you have questions.

What is the average age of the participant?
Age is just a number to us! We have a wide range of ages of women who attend our retreats which we highly anticipate and welcome. The average ages that attend are 24 to 45; we have had women in their 60's join who enjoy themselves as much as the 20-year-old participants. It really is up to the physical ability level of the guest.

I have my Level 1 but I’ve only skinned a few times before. Do I need previous backcountry experience?
While we strongly encourage having your Avalanche Level 1 or equivalent, our highly trained guides and leaders will teach basic + tangible backcountry skills. Each day will include an educational theme from Leave No Trace, navigation, mountain weather, backcountry ski techniques, and more. If you want to talk through any concerns, please reach out to us directly!

Do I need my own equipment?
If you do not have your own alpine touring set up (skis + skins), or you wish to Demo new gear, please contact us directly to inquire about an Icelantic touring set-up. Sawtooth Mountain Guides is also able to provide avalanche safety equipment if you choose to not bring your own. Please contact us directly if you have any questions!

Do I need to bring extra food or snacks? What about cold snacks?
We will provide a hearty and healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee for 3 days. We recommend you to bring your own energy bars or additional snacks for long days in the backcountry. Alcoholic beverages are welcomed, but will not be provided.

Thank you for all of the interest—this trip is SOLD OUT. Stay tuned for more trip dates to come in 2020.

Please email us to join the waitlist.


MEET THE CREW

SARA LUNDY
SMG Co-Owner and AMGA Ski Guide
@SawtoothSara
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.

AMY DAVID
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.
ANNELISE LOVELIE
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.  
ANNA TEDESCO
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.
HANNA WHIRTY
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.
SARA LUNDY
SMG Co-Owner and AMGA Ski Guide
@SawtoothSara
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.

AMY DAVID
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.
ANNELISE LOVELIE
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.  
ANNA TEDESCO
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.
HANNA WHIRTY
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 is where she felt most at home. After graduating from CU Boulder, Hanna 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, Hanna wears many hats and spends a lot of time working on digital marketing strategies, 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.

PHOTOS:

Out the door of the yurt, skiers approach Thompson Peak - the highest summit in the Sawtooth Range

Big Fatty is one of the legendary chutes in the Sawtooth Range only a short hike from the William’s Peak Yurt

The first view you’ll see starting the 5 mile hike into the Williams Peak Yurt. The Sawtooths host many jagged dramatic peaks including Williams and Thompson Peak in this photo

Williams Peak Yurt is nestled at 8,000’ beneath rugged peaks. It sleeps up to 16 people and keeps you cozy after a long day of skiing.

Directly out the front door of the yurt is a friendly slope for powder laps.

Out the door of the yurt, skiers approach Thompson Peak - the highest summit in the Sawtooth Range

Big Fatty is one of the legendary chutes in the Sawtooth Range only a short hike from the William’s Peak Yurt

The first view you’ll see starting the 5 mile hike into the Williams Peak Yurt. The Sawtooths host many jagged dramatic peaks including Williams and Thompson Peak in this photo

Williams Peak Yurt is nestled at 8,000’ beneath rugged peaks. It sleeps up to 16 people and keeps you cozy after a long day of skiing.

Directly out the front door of the yurt is a friendly slope for powder laps.

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