If you're anything like me, then you learned a long time ago not to trust the men in your life when it comes to improving your sports skills. Fortunately, Eldora Mountain Resort, 2775 Canyon Boulevard in Boulder, and Outdoor Divas are on my wavelength: They offer Women's Days: Testosterone-Free Skiing programs in alpine, cross-country and telemark skiing and snowboarding; the workshops include a continental breakfast, gourmet lunch and four hours of training.
"Women's Days was one of the first women's programs we got involved with," notes Outdoor Diva Marily MacDonald. "It's been phenomenal. Women can drop their kids off at daycare, go to the clinic and then come pick them up when it's over; the Tuesday/Wednesday option has been really great. I think the lunch scene and the camaraderie are two things that make it special. The ladies love that: It's their time once a week to not only learn how to improve their skills on the slopes, but also to have girlfriend time."
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A new six-week session kicks off today and another one tomorrow; they run through February 9 and 10, respectively, go from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and cost $439 to $559. Cheaper four-week sessions start in mid-February. For information and to register, call 303-440-8700 or visit www.eldora.com/programs.women.html.
Tue., Jan. 5, 2010