Thursday, April 20, 2006

Welcome to Ski Diva!

How many times have you entered a ski lodge or stood on a lift line and noticed that there were hardly any other women present?

I know I have. More often than not, the majority of the skiers you'll see on any given day are male. And far too often, this is the audience that's addressed in the editorial of ski magazines, in ads for ski products, and on major ski websites.

To all of the aforementioned I say, "Hey, what're we -- chopped liver?"

Women ski, too. And even though we may be in the minority, we have just as much -- hey, maybe even more -- passion for skiing as alot of men out there.

Just like men, we put on our ski boots one boot at a time. And just like men, we love to rip it down a fall line on a clear bluebird day with a foot of fresh powder.

So women skiers, unite! It's time to take back the lift line! Here's a blog just for you.

Bookmark it. And come back often. We Ski Divas have to stick together.

13 comments:

Ellen said...

WOW! Women who ski. Who woulda thunk? What a concept! What a great idea for a blog!

Your friend, Ellen

Jon Clinch said...

This is, like, the coolest blog ever.

Once again, I can't keep up with Wendy.

Anonymous said...

Wow.

Wendy's a skier and hot.

A winning combination!

Andyzee said...

Good luck Wendy.

Warren said...

I wish I still skied, I would love to watch you.

Jon says, that you are really GREAT!

Rita said...

I love your blog! This could be the start of something big. Makes me wish I had tried it when I was a lot younger.

teachski said...

Great Blog! It's nice to see there are other women who are as obsessed with skiing as I am.

tyrolean_skier said...

Nice concept Wendy. I am also an avid skier and I ski Killington regularly. I pretty much skied everything at Killington including the unmarked tree runs. This year I also enjoyed skiing at Hunter, Windham and Jay. I loved the tree runs at Jay. In the past I've also skied at Vail, Breckenridge, Steamboat, Jackson Hole, Squaw, Heavenly, Kirkwood and Alpine Meadows

thaller1 said...

Great idea Wendy!

I started skiing about 4 years ago and the only people I knew who skied were men. My husband and I started at the same time and had the same mentors..to me there is no difference between men skiers and women skiers and I know NO limits.

I took my first trip out West this year.. Colorado and Utah... it was great to ski the deep powder and keep up w/ the boys. My husband always tells me how proud he is of me..especially when I rip by a bunch of young guys "resting" and they turn white..:)

Check out sundayriver.com's message board forum... the post "thaller1s video highlights" shows some footage...

Let's RIP girls! :)

Kristy said...

Hey, Wendy! My sister in-law and her daughters are great skiers, I'll pass the link along to them. Good luck with it!

skidog said...

I am so glad I found this blog! I'm an addict from CA, and call Mammoth home despite the 5 hour drive. Managed to get in about 30 days this season so far, and haven't put the skis away yet. I skied Alta for the first time in January, loved it!

Looking forward to reading more, keep up the good work!

Wendy C. said...

Welcome, Skidog! As you can tell, I'm an east coast skier, though I think west coast skiing is great, too. In fact, I think ALL skiing is great. Nonetheless, I'm delighted that you found Ski Diva. Be sure to come back often. BTW -- I'm jealous that you're still skiing. I hung up my skis about a month ago, and I'm still in withdrawal!

skidog said...

Wendy, I'm originally from Upstate New York and learned how to ski as a kid at Swain. I hated skiing back then, and quit when I was 16. This attitude changed in a heartbeat when I first went to Mammoth at 36, and I've been addicted ever since (9 years later).