Katie Kennedy's winter adventure reached its peak at Baldface's Women's Week—a snowboarder's utopia nestled in the Selkirk Mountains, accessed by a mesmerizing helicopter ride from Nelson. In a male-dominated sport, the lodge's transformation into a haven for women, surrounded by 32,000 acres of snowcat boarding paradise, was a revelation for Katie. Against the backdrop of open bowls and steep chutes, a unique camaraderie emerged among boss ladies sharing the pursuit of powder, laughter, and dance. The magic of Baldface, blending outstanding hospitality with untouched terrain, left Katie in awe, pondering the existence of such a remarkable place...

"When I look back at last winter, there were so many memorable and incredible days spent on my snowboard; however, there is no denying that the highlight for me was Women's Week at Baldface. The all-inclusive lodge nestled in the Selkirk Mountains is truly a magical place. A ten-minute helicopter ride from Nelson, and you are dropped off in a snowboarder's oasis. Thirty-two thousand acres of snowcat boarding. Open bowls, steep chutes, untouched terrain as far as the eye can see. The pursuit of powder is seamlessly blended with exceptional hospitality and top-notch amenities. The food, the lodge, the staff, the guides – it's like, how does this place exist?! 

I don't know the exact statistics, but snowboarding has been male-dominated. I have been on a few cat snowboarding trips, and the ratio is usually about three girls to ten guys, which I only really considered once I found myself at Women's Week, where the ratio was one hundred percent women. The lodge was usually bustling with bearded men and was now overtaken by boss ladies. Pow turns, laughing, dancing - everything was shared. Each woman came from a different background and had a unique story, but we all had one thing in common: our love for snowboarding. A special friendship is forged when you spend five days in a secluded lodge, riding the best snow..."

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Written by Rainey Pogue

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