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January 13 & 14, 2024

Small group instruction, camaraderie, and lasting friendships!

Women’s Winter Escape at Great Glen is a unique chance to learn and take part in a variety of activities with other women in small groups, providing for personalized attention from expert instructors.

Saturday, January 13th activities include ski clinics for classic and skate techniques, beginner through advanced; snowshoeing led by a naturalist; yoga; snow tubing; pre and post-activity stretching; lunch at the Glen House Hotel; and an après ski wine & cheese with discounted shopping in the Great Glen Outfitter’s Shop.  Women’s Winter Escape is limited to twenty participants, ensuring a low instructor to student ratio for maximum learning.

Sunday, January 14th, Great Glen hosts an equipment demo, with ski and snowshoe products from Atomic, Fischer, Rossignol, Salomon, Swix and Tubbs available to take out and test on the trails. Participants in the Women’s Winter Escape can enjoy the Great Glen Trails system with newfound friends and take advantage of the equipment Demo with no extra charge.

All participants receive a commemorative SKIDA Alpine Hat!

Individual Registration $139 includes:

  • Saturday; trail pass, all clinics, ski and snowshoe rentals, a light continental breakfast, lunch at the Glen House Hotel, après-activity refreshments, and Great Glen Outfitters shopping discount
  • Sunday; trail pass, access to all demo equipment from the above visiting companies.

*Prices increase to $159 on January 1, 2024*


SATURDAY – January 13th, 2024

8:15am – 9:15am                  
Ski Prep for the Day (optional; guidance available)

8:30am – 9:15am
Check-In / Continental Breakfast
Equipment pickup at Rental Counter


9:30am – 9:45am                  
Dryland Warm-Up for Skiing (we may elect to host this activity outdoors)

Ladies’ Choice Clinics:

10:00am- 11:40am                
Introduction to Classic Skiing followed by Downhills for Novice
Introduction to Skate Skiing followed by Beginning Skate Skiing
Classic Skiing Warmup followed by Double Pole and Double Pole Kick Techniques
Skate Skiing Warmup followed by V2 and V2 Alternate Skate Techniques

11:45am – 12:15pm                
Games on Skis for Agility
Free Ski w/ Instructor – Classic
Free Ski w/ Instructor – Skate
Solo Free Ski


Group Photo

12:30pm – 1:30pm 
Hot Buffet Lunch at the Glen House Hotel & Great Glen Outfitter’s Gear Review
Either ski to hotel (3 minutes) or take a shuttle from the Base Lodge

Ladies’ Choice Clinics:

1:45pm – 2:45pm                  
Skiing Downhills
Classic skiing: uphills
Skate skiing: uphills
Snowshoe Tour with an AMC Naturalist

3:00pm – 4:00pm                  
Snowshoe Tour with an AMC Naturalist
Free Ski w/ Instructor – Classic
Free Ski w/ Instructor – Skate
Solo Free Ski
Snow Tubing
Yoga (we may elect to host this activity outdoors)

4:15pm – 4:30pm                
Post Ski & Snowshoe Stretch

4:30 – 5:30 pm                    
Sip & Shop: Wine and cheese reception. Great Glen Outfitters will be open exclusively for WWE participants!

All women will make their clinic selections at Saturday morning check-in on January 13th; participant numbers are limited in each clinic to ensure personalized attention and instruction during clinics.

SUNDAY – January 14, 2024

8:45am – 10:15am  
*Optional SnowCoach trip at 9:00 am on Sunday, January 14th; only available for 8 women to join. Rate $70 per person. Please select this option in “Merchandise.”

9:00am – 3:00pm
Great Glen Outfitter’s Equipment Demo Day & Storewide Sale
Try out the latest equipment from Atomic, Fischer, Rossignol, Salomon, Swix & Tubbs; store-wide 20% discount.  Enjoy the Great Glen Trails system with access to Demo gear all day!

If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Moody Schwartz at (603) 466-3988 or by emailing


Photo Galleries:

Women’s Winter Escape 2024

Women’s Winter Escape 2023

Women’s Winter Escape 2020

Women’s Winter Escape 2018 

Women’s Winter Escape 2015

Women’s Winter Escape 2012

Women’s Winter Escape 2011

Women’s Winter Escape 2010