Pajarito Mountain and K2 Skis present the Women’s Weekend Feb. 10-12. Courtesy photo
For the eighth consecutive year, the ladies at Pajarito Ski Hill in Los Alamos are planning northern New Mexico’s best ski party that benefits Northern New Mexico communities!
In carrying on the tradition, Pajarito Mountain and K2 Skis are once again presenting the Women’s Weekend Feb. 10-12. To date, this non-profit event has raised more than $70,000 in financial assistance to New Mexican women and men diagnosed with breast and women diagnosed with cervical cancer. The event is open to female skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders of all abilities.
This year, the event has expanded to include ski events Sunday for girls ages 5-17 as well. Online registration is available at http://www.pajaritowomen.org under the events tab and opens in December. Early registration is encouraged and space is limited.
“We are excited to be able to sponsor the Women’s Weekend again this year,” said Amy Bauer, event coordinator and Southwest Region K2 Women’s Alliance member. “This event continues to grow and evolve each year, and this year we are including girls in the ski weekend which promises to add an extra dimension to the event. Really, what could be better than hanging out with friends – new and old – skiing and raising money for such a great cause?”
The weekend begins Friday evening with registration at the Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op in Los Alamos. Come check-in and enjoy some of their best brews on tap! On Saturday, participants start with breakfast, followed by a day of trying out the new line of K2 skis, skiing with friends, lunch, clinics, and a silent auction. The silent auction, which is the main source of fundraising, is open to the public.
Following a day on the slopes will be a dinner and dance party at the ski lodge. This year’s theme is “Women Who Rock the World” and participants are encouraged to come decked out as their favorite heroine! Door prizes and a raffle are a part of the festivities as well! Sunday will begin with a free yoga session followed by an organized girls’ ski event and an afternoon backcountry tour.
Everyone is invited to come out and participate and if you have never skied, no worries, there are Never Ever lessons that include gear rental.
“We are currently seeking cash donations and items for our silent auction,” Bauer said. “All donations are tax-deductible and benefit the Anita Salas Memorial Fund.”
“It’s important to register early because participation is extremely limited,” she said. “This is a great cause, and a huge party that nobody would want to miss.”
Our mission during the Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain is to raise funds for breast and cervical cancer services, to encourage women skiers to improve their skills and explore their limits in snow sports, and to make new friends with similar interests. Alpine-, telemark-, and snowboard-ettes of ALL ability levels are welcome. Never-evers get a free lesson!
This year’s program also includes a girls’ event on Sunday that encourages girls (ages 5-17) to come out, hit the slopes and meet new friends.
As in previous years a silent auction and dinner and dance party are part of the festivities. The theme for this year’s dinner and dance party is “Women who rock the world!”
Participants are encouraged to come decked out as their favorite heroine and rock out to the band CHANGO.
In early December you can sign up on-line at the Pajarito Women website: http://www.pajaritowomen.org. Event participation is limited so register early! The registration fee includes a tax-deductible contribution to the Anita Salas Memorial Fund, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, three hours of group coaching, and a yoga class. Watch our “Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain” Facebook page for news and updates.
This is a completely non-profit event; all proceeds are donated to support breast and cervical cancer patients in New Mexico. Donations (cash and silent auction items) and inquiries should be directed to Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.