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									                                                       WOMEN’S DOWNHILL SKI CLINIC
                                                              IN MONTANA
                                                      An All–Inclusive Ski Adventure for Women of Any Ability Level
                                                              at Bridger Bowl — Bozeman, Montana
                                                                           (Revised August 10, 2010)



                                                   AdventureWomen invites you to join us for a week of downhill skiing in
                                                   Montana to discover OR rediscover the pure joy of skiing—Montana
    “The Grande Dame” of Women’s                   style. With expert women instructors and small groups, there’s plenty of
      Adventure Travel Since 1982                  individual attention. Women of any ability level (from those who have
    2011 ~ Celebrating 29 Years!                   never skied before, to beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers)
                                                   will improve not only skills, but confidence and comfort zones. The
                                                   camaraderie of skiing together with other women and all female instruc-
DATES
January 30 - February 5, 2011                      tors is what women from our past clinics have valued as the most important
                                                   aspect of the week—it provides an emotionally safe environment where
COST                                               each participant can learn and develop at her own level. And NEW this
$2,595 ($600 deposit) Special winter ski fares
                                                   year, everyone gets their own private hotel room, with no single supplement
are available that do not require a Saturday
night stay. Spaces fill fast, so call CIRETTA at   charge!
Montana Travel, in Bozeman, Montana at 800-
247-3538. Everyone gets their own private          It all begins with sunshine, blue sky, and plenty of Montana’s incredible
hotel room, with no single supplement charge!      snow, called the “cold smoke” because it is so light and fluffy. This is
RATING                                             what skiing was meant to be. Nestled on the east-facing slopes and
True Beginner (never been on skis), Beginner,      with peaks rising above 9,000 feet, Bridger Bowl Ski Area gets blanket-
Intermediate, or Advanced (based on your own       ed with nearly 30 feet of snow every winter. Named for Jim Bridger, the
ability level)                                     mid-19th century frontiersman, the Bridger Range extends for 25 miles
ACTIVITIES                                         north of Bozeman, Montana. Established in the 1950’s and now a desti-
Downhill Skiing                                    nation ski area, Bridger offers world-class skiing to winter enthusiasts in
                                                   a cozy, small-town atmosphere. It’s only 20 minutes from Bozeman,
                                                   and the perfect setting for our 2011 Women’s Downhill Ski Clinic!

MAIN ATTRACTIONS                                   After a hearty cooked-to-order breakfast at our hotel, each morning’s
   One of the most all-inclusive women’s           ski clinic offers a great opportunity for skiing feedback and constructive
   downhill skiing packages offered in the         learning for all skiing levels, delivered in a gentle, non-threatening way
   U.S.!                                           by talented and trusted women instructors. We have lunch at the beau-
   Wonderful accommodations in your own
                                                   tiful mid-mountain Deer Park Chalet or Jimmy B’s Bar and Grill, and
   private luxury hotel room (no single sup-
   plements charged), including full breakfasts
                                                   then enjoy guided skiing with your group and instructor in the after-
   each morning in the hotel's dining room.        noons, with plenty of personal instruction. In the evenings you’ll have
   World-class downhill skiing in incredible       lots of great choices for dining in Bozeman, and you’ll also enjoy dinner
   snow at beautiful Bridger Bowl, Bozeman,        one night at AdventureWomen’s mountain headquarters and a celebra-
   Montana with over 1,200 acres of diverse        tion dinner on our last night. Sit in the hot tub or steam room at our
   skiing and no crowds or lift lines.             wonderfully warm and well-situated hotel, swim in the pool, or elect to
   Expert women instructors, small group           have a full body massage to soothe your aching muscles!
   lessons, and guided afternoon skiing for
   all ability levels.
                                                   Bridger Bowl offers 1,200 acres of diverse skiing with over 2,000
   Video critiques that constructively help
   you improve your day to day skiing skills
                                                   vertical feet of drop, 5 double chairs, 1 quad lift, and NO LINES! Most
   and confidence.                                 of the area is wide open terrain with a variety of landscapes including
                                                   long slopes, glades, chutes, gullies and the great north and south
                                                   bowls. The area offers skiing for all abilities with terrain that is 25%
     AdventureWomen is the oldest                  beginner, 35% intermediate, 30% advanced and 10% extreme skiing.
      adventure travel company for                 Average annual snowfall is up to 350 inches!
         active women over 30.



                     ADVENTUREWOMEN, INC. 300 RUNNING HORSE TRAIL BOZEMAN, MONTANA 59715
                              EMAIL: advwomen@.com WEB SITE: www.adventurewomen.com
                                      406 587 3883 800 804 8686 406 587 9449 FAX
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        WHAT’S INCLUDED                         There’s also time to explore the local color and culture of Bozeman,
   IN THE PRICE OF THIS TRIP                    Montana. This western mecca boasts small-town simplicity with cosmo-
  6 nights’ accommodations in your              politan amenities in a spectacular setting. Rubbing elbows along Main
  own private luxury room at the Best           Street are academics, artists, students from the university, ranchers,
  Western Grantree Inn of Bozeman,              tourists, and the locals. The town is generally inhabited by a sports-
  with no single supplement charge.             crazed populace, and during ski season a blue beacon atop the former
  Full breakfasts daily in the hotel’s dining   Baxter Hotel flashes a blue light to notify locals of fresh snow at
  room/restaurant..                             Bridger Bowl Ski Area! Bozeman is known not only for its world-class
  2 dinners, beginning with a Welcome           skiing, but for some of the world’s best hiking, camping, fly-fishing,
  Dinner at AdventureWomen’s head-              biking, rafting, climbing, and kayaking.
  quarters on your arrival day and final
  Celebration Dinner on day 6.                  While Historic Downtown Bozeman retains a small town ambiance, the
  5 days of ski shuttle transportation          town is big enough to support a symphony orchestra, a ballet company,
  from the hotel, to and from the ski           and several theater troupes. Historic Main Street shows off an architec-
  area each day.                                turally eclectic mix of carefully-tended 19th-and early 20th- century
  4 days of morning instruction with            buildings. Once catering to miners, ranchers, and explorers pushing
  women ski instructors (based on               the limits of the western frontier, merchants now stock fine arts, sports
  your ability) and 4 days of guided ski-       gear, and wonderful food and drink at popular restaurants. Bozeman
  ing in the afternoons with your               offers many reasons to come a day early, or stay a day late! Or you
  instructors.                                  might opt to spend a few days exploring the grandeur of Yellowstone
  1 free day to practice skiing on your         National Park before or after your ski trip. We’d be happy to give you
  own or with others in your group.             suggestions.
  5 days of lift tickets serving all lifts.
  5 days of bag checks for all ski equip-       Join AdventureWomen in our own backyard, for our 2011 Women’s Ski
  ment to be left at the ski area.              Week at beautiful Bridger Bowl!
  Before and After videos
  (IF you dare to watch!).
  All equipment (shaped skis, boots,            HOW TO REGISTER
  and poles). You are welcome to bring
  your own ski equipment. However,              First, call (800-804-8686) or email (advwomen@aol.com) the
  the trip package price will remain the        AdventureWomen office to determine space availability. We will hold a
  same. This is your opportunity to try         space for you for 5 days while you complete the application process
  skiing on the most up-to-date ski             and make personal and travel arrangements.
  equipment!
  One AdventureWomen Associate trip             Next, complete and sign the Trip Application form included in all our
  escort.                                       brochures. We can also fax or mail one to you, or you can get the Trip
                                                Application form on our Web site. Include with the application the required
                                                deposit that can be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover),
                                                personal check, money order, or cashier’s check. You can also register
          NOT INCLUDED                          over the phone with a credit card. Once we receive your deposit, we
  Round trip airfare to Bozeman,                will mail you a package of information verifying your registration.
  Montana.
  Lunches (which can be reasonably              Then, call our travel consultants at Montana Travel, 800-247-3538, and
  purchased at Bridger Bowl in one of           ask for Ciretta to make your airline reservations.
  three dining rooms), and 4 dinners.
  Any drinks and alcoholic beverages            Note: We will only hold your space for 5 days without a trip application
  with included meals.                          and deposit payment!
  Tips to your breakfast server each
  morning (approximately $2-3 per day).         ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
  Tips to your ski instructors (we suggest      Plan to arrive in Bozeman, Montana and be at the Best Western
  approximately $80).                           Grantree Inn of Bozeman on January 30, 2011 by 5:00 PM. Bozeman
                                                Airport (Gallatin Field) is served by Delta, Northwest, United, Horizon,
                                                and Frontier Airlines. There will be a welcome dinner and orientation at
                                                6:30 PM that evening.



           Questions? 1-800-804-8686 ~ 1-406-587-3883 (outside the US) ~ advwomen@aol.com
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                                            You are free to make your departure any time of the day on February 5.
           LIABILITY FORM
       AND FINAL PAYMENT
                                            We are staying at the Best Western Grantree Inn, 1325 N 7th Avenue,
 Part of what AdventureWomen, Inc.
                                            Bozeman, Montana 59715, the nights of January 30 - February 4, 2011.
 hopes to foster is the taking of more
                                            For this year’s ski trip everyone has their own, private, single room, with
 self-responsibility for our own lives,
                                            no single supplement charge!
 health, and safety. Please read the
 Liability Form carefully, sign it, and
                                            If you choose to come early or stay longer, please make your own
 return it with the remainder of your
                                            reservations for extra nights directly with the Best Western. Call Mary
 balance due by NOVEMBER 1, 2010.
                                            Kay at 406-587-6213 and tell her you are coming on the
                                            AdventureWomen ski trip.
      CANCELLATIONS AND
              REFUNDS
                                            The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport. You can
 Notification of cancellations must be
                                            call the hotel (406-587-5261) a day or two ahead of your arrival to
 received in writing. Full payment is due
                                            request shuttle service and they will be waiting when you arrive. Or
 90 days prior to departure date, and
                                            you can call when you arrive and they will come pick you up.
 50% of the registration deposit is non-
 refundable.
                                            We have made arrangements with Montana Travel for special ski fares,
                                            which exclude a Saturday night stayover. However, you should buy
 For cancellations received 60-89 days
                                            your tickets EARLY to take advantage of this offer! Call CIRETTA at
 prior to the trip departure date: 50%
                                            Montana Travel to arrange your air schedule, 1-800-247-3538 (see
 of the total trip cost is non-refund-
                                            “Important Information About Travel Arrangements”).
 able. For cancellations received 1-59
 days prior to the trip departure date:
                                            HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND HEALTH INSURANCE
 100% of the total trip cost is non-
                                            You must have your own health insurance, and not have any physical
 refundable.
                                            problems or condition that would be adversely affected by skiing and
                                            residing at altitudes of 6-8,000 feet.
 You are highly encouraged to purchase
 trip cancellation insurance to cover
                                            EXPERIENCE AND CONDITIONING
 emergency situations. Information will
                                            This downhill ski week is designed for participants of all abilities, from
 be sent to you in your registration
                                            beginner to advanced. You will have a ski instructor based on your ski-
 packet.
                                            ing ability, and classes will vary in numbers, but will remain small.
        SWITCHING TRIPS
                                            Beginning skiers will learn skiing fundamentals at a relaxed pace.
 Before your final balance due date,
                                            Intermediate groups will develop parallel turns, and increase confi-
 you may change your deposit to
                                            dence on a wider variety of terrain. Advanced skiers can look forward
 another trip within the same calendar
                                            to refining parallel turns plus coaching on bump and powder tech-
 year by paying a $75 fee to switch. You
                                            niques.
 may not switch your deposit to a trip
 in another calendar year.
                                            The better physical condition you are in, the more you will enjoy your
                                            week. Working out before this trip (walking, treadmill, aerobics, whatev-
      NO SMOKING POLICY
                                            er you find most comfortable), so that you are in the best condition
 Beginning in 1995, our trips became
                                            possible, is important. We also assume that you will come with a flexi-
 smoke free. Please note that there will
                                            ble, adventurous, and enthusiastic spirit, and a wonderful sense of
 be no smoking by any participants on
                                            humor that winter fun in Montana requires!
 AdventureWomen vacations.
                                            ABOUT THE BEST WESTERN GRANTREE INN, BOZEMAN
                                            Cradled between the Bridger, Gallatin, and Spanish Peaks mountain
                                            ranges, the Best Western Grantree Inn offers perfect lodging that is
                                            conveniently located near restaurants, shops, and Historic Downtown
                                            Bozeman. Each large, non-smoking room is attractively decorated and
                                            has one king-size or two queen-size beds, cable TV and pay movies,
                                            dataports, voicemail, high-speed Internet access, clock radios, hairdryers,



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                                             coffee/tea makers, irons and ironing boards, and two phones with dual
  IMPORTANT INFORMATION
                                             lines. Excellent amenities include a heated indoor pool, hot tub, exercise
       ABOUT TRAVEL
                                             room, convenience store, gift shop, a business center, and the newly
      ARRANGEMENTS
                                             renovated restaurant, the GranTree Bar & Grill. The hotel also offers
 We suggest you book your air reser-         room service, 24-hour airport shuttle, 24-hour front desk service, valet
 vations with our travel consultant          laundry service, and 24-hour laundry facilities.
 soon after registering for this trip!
                                             OUR SKI INSTRUCTORS
 In order to facilitate group arrivals and   Our women ski instructors are part of the Bridger Bowl Ski School. They
 departures, we ask that you work            provide us with expert quality instruction in a supportive environment
 directly with our travel consultants at     that is fun and rewarding.
 MONTANA TRAVEL to make your
 travel arrangements. Either before or       A TYPICAL SKI DAY AT ADVENTUREWOMEN’S DOWNHILL SKI CLINIC
 after booking your trip, please contact     Wake up to blue skies and fresh snow on the Bridger Mountains, a view
 CIRETTA at MONTANA TRAVEL, in               that can be seen from your hotel. Enjoy the hotel’s fabulous full breakfast in
 Bozeman, Montana.                           the dining room each morning.

             1-800-247-3538                  Hop on the ski shuttle that stops right at the hotel’s front door, for a quick
      Email: ciretta@mttravel.com            and scenic ride up the canyon to Bridger Bowl, home of Bozeman’s famous
         FAX 1-406-586-1959                  “ski the cold smoke.”
       CANADIAN RESIDENTS,
       please call 406-587-1188
                                             Spend the morning skiing with your expert women instructors and a small
 When calling, please identify your-         group of AdventureWomen of your own ability level. As the week progresses,
 self as an ADVENTUREWOMEN                   see your confidence and skills dramatically improve, as the camaraderie of
 TRAVELER. If you leave a message on         skiing together with other women and your instructors helps you learn and
 CIRETTA’s voice mail, she will return       develop at your own pace.
 your call promptly. She will be happy
 to discuss your travel plans and help       Time for a break and hot lunch at the beautiful mid-mountain Deer Park
 you decide when to purchase your            Chalet, or at the base lodge at Jimmy B’s Bar and Grill.
 ticket for the best rate. If you purchase
 your ticket through her, she can also       After lunch and a short rest, enjoy guided skiing on Bridger’s world-class
 help you with hotels and rental cars,       slopes with your group and instructor. There’s plenty of individual attention
 should you want to come early, stay         for everyone, and a chance to explore the variety of terrain that Bridger
 longer, or share a rental car or hotel      Bowl offers.
 room with another participant. If you
 do not purchase your airline ticket         Catch the ski shuttle back to the hotel in late afternoon, and sooth your
 through Montana Travel, you are             muscles with a hot bath, in your own private room, or sit in the hotel’s hot
 responsible for making your own             tub. Swim in the heated pool, or elect to have a full body massage! Meet in
 arrangements for hotels, rental cars,       the newly renovated Grantree Bar and Grill to get together for a drink before
 trip extensions, transfers, etc.            dinner with your new AdventureWomen ski friends. You can stay at the hotel
                                             for dinner, or choose to go to one of Bozeman’s other wonderful restaurants,
 NOTE: The recent trend in travel is         which we will tell you all about. Most restaurants are within walking distance
 for travelers to finalize their plans       of the Grantree Inn.
 much closer to departure time than
 was customary in the past. While we         Of your two included dinners, one will be hosted at the home of
 try to be as flexible as possible           AdventureWomen’s founder, Susan Eckert, and one will be a Celebration
 booking last minute registrants, we         Dinner on the last night of our week together.
 must often relinquish hotel space and
 air reservations up to 6 to 12 weeks        If you take an afternoon off from skiing, or if you still have energy after you
 prior to departure!                         return from skiing in the afternoon, explore the local color and culture of
                                             Historic Downtown Bozeman, Montana, a western mecca boasting small-
     Please keep this in mind when           town simplicity with cosmopolitan amenities in a spectacular setting.
        making your travel plans.



           Questions? 1-800-804-8686 ~ 1-406-587-3883 (outside the US) ~ advwomen@aol.com
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                                              WHAT TO BRING
        ABOUT ADVENTURE
           TRAVEL TODAY                       Winter weather in Montana can be variable and extreme; one day it
        Please Read Carefully!                may be above 50 degrees, and the next day may be below zero!
                                              During our ski week in previous years it has often been anywhere from
 At AdventureWomen, we would like             minus 10 degrees F to above freezing. Generally, however, this time of
 to ensure that all participants              the year has excellent weather. But please come prepared! We recom-
 understand that our excursions are           mend layering as it allows you to add or shed clothing according to the
 adventure travel vacations, and not          weather, snow conditions, and your level of exertion.
 “tours.” We define “adventure travel”
 as travel in which one actively partici-     NOTE: We are happy to report that Bridger Bowl is not a mecca of
 pates, as opposed to a “tour,” in which      high ski fashion! Comfortable and practical is the accepted norm.
 one is more or less a passive observ-
 er. AdventureWomen designs and                   Ski outerwear – wind-proof jacket and pants, your personal
 organizes vacations all over the world           preference – be prepared for a wide range in temperature variation.
 for women who want to experience                 Face mask and/or neck gaiter.
 an active, out of the ordinary vacation,         Gloves for warmer days, mitts with liners for colder days.
 and meet new friends. Most of all, we            Ski socks – when renting boots it is good to have socks in varying
 want our trips to be fun!                        thickness to ensure the best fit.
                                                  Ski hats, head bands, scarves.
 In this spirit, the successful adventure         Long underwear (polypropylene is recommended in this climate.)
 traveler should be a good-natured                Extra clothes for après ski, very casual sweaters and pants.
 realist and have a sense of humor!               Après ski boots or shoes.
 Adventure vacations, by nature, require          Bathing suit for sauna and hot tub.
 that participants be self-sufficient,            Toiletries and personal items.
 flexible, and able to accept situations as       Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen.
 they exist, and not just as they would           Sunglasses or goggles.
 have preferred or expected them to               Underwear, sleep wear, robe, and slippers.
 exist. The constraints of scheduled              Bandannas (better than Kleenex for blowing your nose.)
 group traveling also necessitate that
 each of us be understanding of and           If you have your own ski boots and helmet that fit you well, we encour-
 sensitive to others. Being on time is        age you to bring these. Otherwise, these items are part of your rental
 important, and contributes to the            ski package that is included in the trip price.
 congeniality, success and well being of
 both individuals and the group!



        MOUNTAIN FACTS

    ● 20% Easy
    ■ 30% Difficult                                  Thank you for choosing to travel with AdventureWomen!
         20% More Difficult                                   If you have any questions or concerns,
                                                          please don’t hesitate to call, write, or email us.
         30% Expert

    Base Elevation: 6,100 feet                                       AdventureWomen, Inc.
    Vertical Feet: 2,700                                            300 Running Horse Trail
    Longest Run: 3 miles                                              Bozeman, MT 59715
    Annual Snowfall Average: 350”                                        800-804-8686
    Lifts: 5 double chairs, 2 triple chairs                       406-587-3883 (outside the U.S.)
    1 quad                                                            advwomen@aol.com
    Trails: 71




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