WINTER BISON MIXER
Women's Snowshoe & X-Country Ski Retreat
West Yellowstone, Montana
2019 February 15-18
MIXING WILD SCENERY & SOULFUL SIMPLICITY
Let the winter sparkle of the Yellowstone area wilderness romance you to connect deeply with nature and see your own beauty reflected right back. Start off your year with adventure, be around good energy, connect with sisters, learn new lessons, and grow. This retreat is designed to cover miles, while gathering smiles.
FRIDAY | TUNE YOUR COMPASS
A postcard winter wonderland awaits you driving into West Yellowstone. You will see a white covered wilderness in every direction, surrounding this charming town. Meet up with us at our private condo space for the next 4 days. Warm appetizers will be ready for you. Meet your new trail buddies. Unpack. Dust off the week. Before the evening ends, we will use an exercise to re-orientate your life compass, setting the tone for your retreat. Settle around the fireplace to soothe away tension. Use evening time to relax or soak in the hot tub.
SATURDAY | BISON ADVENTURE
Wake up on vacation ready to explore and connect your soul with nature. Enjoy a nearby breakfast buffet that you can make as healthy as you wish. Prepare yourself for an amazing tour and trails to snowshoe/ski past America's best known geysers, including Old Faithful. Make sure you have space on your camera to capture pile of snow, rising steam, colorful hot springs, wild animals, and a photo style scavenger hunt. You may choose instead to go shopping in town, take a spa day, visit the museums or travel other nearby trails. Everyone will meet back up to enjoy a sit down dinner in one of the historic restaurants downtown.
SUNDAY | CLEAR A TRAIL
Center yourself upon rising by stretching your muscles from yesterday's miles with a quick yoga session. Gather up as a group around the fireplace to identify where weeds, timbers, and pebbles are tripping you up in your everyday life. A great session to clear away clutter. Your taste buds will be delightfully romanced for lunch with beverages and dessert at the Taste Of The Trails event in the heart of town. Refuel while snowshoe/skiing between 4 food stations and revel in the winter landscapes. There will be time to relax after all the activity. Enjoy homemade bison stew and salad for supper at the condo, create a happiness rock, play games, view almost full moon, or hit the hot tub.
MONDAY | SIMPLICITY MAP
Sleep in a little bit before filling up your belly with coffee and a warm comforting breakfast. You might find time to retell the comedy and stories of the weekend. Share your awe inspiring photos from the scavenger hunt. Gather near the fireplace for an exercise on simplifying your life. Revitalize your soul and emerge with a brand new perspective. Leave our magical winter escape in the mountains fully aware of the natures wonders and seeing your beautiful self, reflected right back.
"If you ever find yourself empty from something you cannot know or name, find a stretch of ocean, a field, a mountainside, or even a stretch of clouds, or a tree. Because there are a 1000 simple ways to fill your tired soul so you can remember how to be, how to see, and most important how to breathe." ~Victoria Erickson
Shining Your Inner Compass Workshops
Nature Mindfulness & Photography Scavenger Hunt
Snowshoe or X-Ski Breaks (additional Park fees)
Food & 3-Night Condo Lodging
Connections & Friendship
Indoor Pool & Hot Tub
Goody Bag with NATURE+SELF Journal
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Guided tour, trail & park passes
Snacks & Alcohol
Travel to West Yellowstone
Dinner Saturday Night
BOOK THIS ADVENTURE
SOLO QUEEN BED | $225
SHARED QUEEN BED | $175 (REGISTER WITH A FRIEND OR WE WILL ASSIGN SOMEONE)
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL FEES (PAID DIRECTLY TO MERCHANT BY YOU)
SATURDAY | YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SNOW COACH TOUR $135 + 3% TAX + $15 PARK PASS
SATURDAY | LOCAL DAILY TRAIL/PARK PASSES, RANGES FROM $5 - $8
SUNDAY TASTE OF THE TRAILS EVENT $20 + $8 TRAIL PASS
EQUIPMENT RENTAL $25/DAY
"Thank you Susan and the RCKN Outdoor Sisterhood gang for introducing me to snowshoeing in 2017! I got my own pair for Christmas from my boys and now we have a new Winter sport to share. When can we get a group organized in Seattle? Happy New Year!" #rcknit #rcknoutfoorsisterhood
Theresa, Seattle WA
"Susan’s wonderful insight and guidance made what I thought would be a merely an entertaining way to spend a day, into something much more profound and meaningful for my life. This is an incredible way to get clear on your passion and the path necessary to live it! Thank you, Susan, for raining on me with your caring and creativity."
Jeane, Cherry Creek CO
Founder Susan Boelman, along with guest trailblazers continue to create original seasonal outdoor adventures that lead to discovery. Focused on women teaching women outdoor skills in a safe and fun environment. Building confidence around camping, boating, ATVs, and trail equipment. Stopping for sun-drenched mindfulness to connect with nature.
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