Lee Canyon, Southern Nevada’s premier winter and summer outdoor destination and a POWDR company, invites guests to celebrate International Women’s Day, Sunday, March 8, with a festival that honors inclusion and the progress women have made towards equality in snow sports and society.
Guests can take advantage of complimentary clinics led by Lee Canyon‘s women coaches where skiers and snowboarders can learn new skills, refine their technique, and build confidence. Live music and giveaways will round out the experience.
“Lee Canyon is happy to see a more balanced representation in snow sports. According to the most recent ski industry report from 2017, 38 percent of snowboarders were women, and 44 percent of downhill skiers were women,” explains Jim Seely, Lee Canyon’s director of marketing. “Lee Canyon’s community reflects the national average. Our inclusive, balanced community is one that fosters connection through community programs and events, and that’s worth celebrating.”
The complimentary clinics offered on International Women’s Day are an extension of Lee Canyon’s Comp Coaching program; guests can join a Lee Canyon ski or snowboard coach for a single lap or several, choosing if they want to focus on strategy, new skill development, or work on technique.
Lift tickets are available online or at the base lodge the day of the event. Lee Canyon advises guests to reserve rental equipment online in advance. Lee Canyon is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As one of POWDR’s 11 mountain resort destinations, Lee Canyon offers guests memorable experiences that integrate entertainment with adventure. Lee Canyon’s 2019-20 winter season is expected to run through March 2020, weather permitting. For information, visit www.leecanyonlv.com.
About International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year around the world. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.
After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day in New York City on February 28, 1909, German delegates Clara Zetkin, Käte Duncker and others proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference that “a special Women’s Day” be organized annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1977.
Commemoration of International Women’s Day today ranges from being a public holiday in some countries to being largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood. – Wikipedia
About Lee Canyon
Lee Canyon is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, Lee Canyon offers guests 195 acres of terrain, 27 trails accessed via three chairlifts, 250 acres of hike-to terrain, and a lift-served tubing hill. Averaging more than 161 inches of snowfall annually, Lee Canyon offers ski and snowboard coaching, terrain parks, and lodge amenities such as dining and retail, as well as a host of summer activities. For more information, please visit www.leecanyonlv.com and follow Lee Canyon on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Lee Canyon is part of POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company.