If you’re in Fairbanks this weekend, and you’re female (or like females, or have female friends, or have/know female children), it’s going to be a fun few days! For one I am organizing another annual Fast and Female event, featuring some Alaska Lady Nanooks, and at least one of my Alaska Pacific University teammates . It’s from 1-4PM on Sunday at Birch Hill, and thanks to our sponsors the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, and SBS Retirement Consultants, it’s going to be a total blast.
But also, SheJumps founder Lynsey Dyer’s movie Pretty Faces is coming to Fairbanks on Friday! She says that her inspiration for making the all-women ski movie was that she “wanted to give young girls something positive to look up to… [she] wanted to give them their Blizzard of Ahhs, Ski Movie or High Life, but done in a way that also shows the elegance, grace, community and style that is unique to women in the mountains.” Music to my ears! Since SheJumps is essentially an adult organization with the same goals as Fast and Female, it makes sense that Dyer sounds like my kind of lady. PLUS: there is sure to be some really awesome shredding, AND my Bettisworth North coworker’s daughter is IN the trailer! Anna is riding her sit ski down Alyeska, like the hardcore chick she is. The movie showing also sounds like a great way to get pumped up before Fast and Female, and I hope to see lots of girls out there!