WILD SKILLS Junior Ski Patrol: Sun Valley

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Sun Valley Resort

520 Serenade Ln

Ketchum, ID 83340

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Join us for SheJumps Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol, a day camp at Sun Valley Resort on Saturday, March 23! Young girls will learn mountain safety and first aid while working with the strong women of the ski patrol community. This event is intended for intermediate to expert skiers/snowboarders ages 8 - 17 who identify as female.

This SheJumps Wild Skills event is structured as a full day camp experience, parents/legal guardians drop girls off, they are split into teams based on their skier ability and then rotate through different stations. Throughout the day, girls are taught a range of outdoor skills that are utilized by ski patrollers to keep the mountain safe. Girls will work alongside female patrollers and volunteers to learn more about the many facets of mountain safety and first aid.

We will provide 1 to 2 female mentorship engaging all generations in the sharing of knowledge and understanding. Connecting experience, energy and love for our natural places with the technical and survival skills girls need to get out and adventure.

Schedule for the Day:

The event registration opens at 8:15am and is located in the River Run Lodge. You’ll check in and meet up with your team for the day. Teams will consist of 1 female ski patroller, 3 SheJumps volunteers and 8 girls of similar ski ability.

At 9am we start the day at the Sun Valley Ski Patrol headquarters located at the top of Bald Mountain. Ski Patrol will lead all teams in a morning meeting covering ski patrol basics, a tour of the patrol shack and our agenda for the day.

From there teams will break out and proceed to their various stations throughout the mountain. Stations cover topics including first aid, mountain safety, toboggan use, snowmobile safety, weather, snow science and avalanche basics & prevention. Along the way there is free skiing, surprises and games, of course!

Lunch will take place at Lookout Restaurant at 12pm. Lunch is included in the day and all teams will eat together in a reserved area. After lunch, all teams will proceed to the Avy Dog Demo, where they will learn about the avalanche dog program and watch a burial rescue situation.

The afternoon will wrap up with the remainder of station visits and a Wrap Party starting at 3pm at the River Run Lodge.


  • 8:15 Registration Opens, Location: River Run Lodge
  • 9:00 Morning meeting - All teams on mountain
  • 9:30 Morning Station Sets
  • 12:00 Lunch, Location: Lookout Restaurant
  • 12:30 Avy Dog Demo - All teams
  • 1:00 Afternoon station Sets
  • 3:00 Wrap Up, Location: River Run Lodge

Age: This event is for girls ages 8-17.

Skier/Boarder Ability Level: This event is intended for intermediate skiers. As part of the registration process you will be asked a variety of questions about how confident the skier is on particular runs at Sun Valley to help us determine which team she is best suited for.

Scholarships: If you are unable to afford the cost of the ticket, you can apply for a scholarship. Please contact cpelland@shejumps.org for more information.

Helpful Tips:

  • Bring items you usually ski with such as your backpack, snacks, water, extra gloves, etc.

  • Be honest about your skier ability when filling out registration questions

  • Purchase a special edition Junior Ski Patrol sweatshirt to support SheJumps and make sure more programs like this happen!

Volunteer: Sign up to volunteer for this event HERE

Event Partners:

National Ski Patrol Association

Adventure Medical Kits

Clif Bar

Bight Gear

GoGo Squeez

Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley Ski Patrol


Beyond Coastal

Interested in supporting this event? Contact Kim & Stacey at idahosj@shejumps.org


SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities to foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature and community through free and low-cost outdoor education.

We believe in increasing diversity in the outdoors and providing ALL women and girls with the spark that will lead to a lifetime of outdoor learning and empowerment. We welcome all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community.

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Sun Valley Resort

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Ketchum, ID 83340

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