What do you do with condo reservations that can’t be cancelled?
You call your best ski friends and host a women’s week of skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado!
That’s the birth of the Skijourn Sisters, a little add-on to my Solo Ski Sojourn. Seven girlfriends, six coming from my Professional Ski Instructors of America, four of us from Hyland Hills Snowsports Area in Bloomington, Minnesota and two from the East–Boston and New Jersey.
These women ROCK! We love to ski. And ski hard. And ski long. There’s a little wine, gin, Tuaca and laughter involved. Some hand-holding. Some shoulders to cry on.
But mostly there’s lots of love in the air, positive reinforcement, encouragement and challenges. I followed Cathy down through the trees, and through the bumps. The next day I led a few brave followers around the mountain. Sometimes we all skied together, but not for long. We’re cats out of control, and all headed our own ways.
Lucky to have each other, and lucky to get ten inches plus of new snow to play in.
They say nothing happens by accident, and these women were there for me when I needed them most.