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November 2, 2012
She Can Ride: Women-Only Riding Clinics
Backcountry Basics' "She Can Ride" clinics were created to provide a non-intimidating instructional environment for women only. Technical riding skills, rider safety and avalanche awareness are taught on a private riding range.
A key learning aspect is the classes are kept small and semi-private. The curriculum content was structured by veteran instructor Amber Holt and recognizes the physical and emotional differences needed throughout the learning experience for the female gender. Holt now offers women’s and couples' specific backcountry riding programs that focus on bringing more women confidently into the “sport and style” of western riding with the help of Arctic Cat and the snowmobile tourism industry.
Backcountry Basics has teamed up with companies like Arctic Cat, Travelers Snowmobile Rentals, Sawtelle Mountain Resort, Woodie’s Arctic Cat and Seven Devils Lodge to provide riding packages that accommodate a women’s backcountry riding experience. Female enthusiasts who want to explore and experience western riding now have a step-by-step programs to get them off trail and into the pristine backcountry.
Participants do not need to own a snowmobile to get started. Valuable instruction, along with a little bit of pampering, will help women confidently take on the backcountry through a structured and comfortable pace that allows them to grasp, finesse and execute fundamental skills with professional guidance. Ladies will experience every non intimidating aspect needed for success from Backcountry Basics' structured outdoor classroom to the impacting and positive experience of real backcountry riding with a licensed guide.
Any female enthusiast at any skill level is encouraged to register.
Depending on the location several varied packages are available that include instruction, guided tour locations, 2013 mountain sleds, meals, spa amenities and more. Travelers Snowmobile Rental packages include a privately guided tour through Yellowstone National Park to finish a perfect stay while Seven Devils Lodge includes Teddy’s best homemade 5 star menu in the West.
“His and hers” packages are a twist off the original She Can Ride package. This package is a great way to help him, help her in getting started. This package awakens a unique perception toward her learning needs. They are structured to provide a getaway package that includes instruction, guide and stay. First days of range instruction and guided backcountry are planned so that each gender can move at a comfortable personal pace. Couples then finish their stay with a guided backcountry experience strengthening this passionate bond of interest together.
Or contact Travelers Snowmobile Rentals (406) 646-7773 or Seven Devils Lodge (208) 253-3014 for more details and to reserve dates.
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