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Women of Winter launches avalanche course scholarship for women  – Explore Big Sky

By Bella Butler EBS staff

A woman wanders through the countryside in Montana. Photo by Bella Butler

BIG SKY – Today, Women of Winter launched a scholarship opportunity available to women for the Big Sky avalanche course.

Eight fully-funded scholarships are available for the three-day American Avalanche Society Level 1 Certificate Course at Big Sky Resort. The Big Sky Avalanche Foundation for Education course will take place from 4-6 March 2022.

“As women, we must be in all places where decisions are made, and in particular, we must have the education to make informed decisions when our lives are at stake,” the Women of Winter website reads.

Avalanche Certificate Level 1 courses teach students how to recognize and assess avalanche hazards, how to perform ice stability tests and how to interpret ice pit data, among other winter backcountry and safety skills.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must identify as women, be able to participate in all three days of the course and comply with all BSAFE and Big Sky Resort COVID-19 requirements. The deadline for the scholarship is January 14, 2022.

All scholarship recipients will receive a one-year subscription to GPS onX Backcountry and all applicants will receive a six-month subscription.

Women of Winter in Big Sky was founded in 2018 with the goal of “inspiring and empowering women and girls to go out, brave, embrace their dreams and boldly pursue them by forging their way up the mountains and into life,” according to its website.

Learn more about the scholarship and how to apply Here.

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