7th Annual SheJumps into the Canyon at Alta

I am extremely proud of how far a lot of things with SheJumps have progressed, but nothing gives me more cause to continue than our youth initiatives. There is something incredible about knowing you are sharing the single most special feeling in the world–sliding on snow–with someone new, and someone who might not have had that experience otherwise.

To make an impact on a Utah teen’s life, please click here: http://bit.ly/1EmtslX

We are celebrating year number 7 this year for our Utah (Intermountain region) Youth Initiative at Alta called “(S)heJumps Into the Canyon”! Thank you to our gracious host Alta Ski Area for donating so much to make this happen annually. This year we need YOU to volunteer and share your love for the mountains. Impact a teen’s life by helping them learn how fun it is to slide on snow! Thank you also to the Deep Powder House for their rental donations–we cannot do this without you!

When: March 7, 14, 21, 28 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.*

What: Teaching local SLC Boys & Girls club teens how to ski at Alta
Lunch is included.

Why: It is incredibly rewarding to see someone fall in love with the mountains. Each time you volunteer you are automatically entered to win prizes from our volunteer-only raffle. You can enter as many times as you can volunteer!
Volunteer all 4 Saturdays and you get a free day pass to Alta for use whenever you want!

Thursday February 19th we are hosting a volunteer orientation at the house of SheJumps co-founder Vanessa Pierce (2249 E 2700 S) at 7 p.m.

To volunteer, please click this link: http://bit.ly/1EmtslX

*We also have lots of off-snow and off-site volunteer opportunities to make this event happen like dryland training at the Boys & Girls club, gear distribution, and logistics. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information! Email SheJumps Ambassador Marissa Schulruff intermountain@shejumps.org

We are also accepting lightly used outerwear in L, XL, and XXL sizes. You can drop this off at Skier Services at Alta or contact us for drop off information.

Click here for the Facebook event: tell your friends to join!

Did you know that it costs $50 a day to get these kids to the mountain? If you can’t volunteer your time, consider making a donation to SheJumps to help these programs continue. Thank you for your support!


Maui in January = Not a bad idea

Maui was super awesome. Who would have thought? Went on an epic family vacation that was 4 years in the planning. The trip included surfing, snorkeling, a plethora of sea turtles, and no shortage of sandy beaches. My favorite part of the trip? The fact that in Hawaii, no matter where you are or what you are doing, you stop and watch….the sunset. No. Matter. What. I think it would be a good idea to get in the habit of that no matter where you live.

Mahalo Maui!! See you soon Utah!!

A photo posted by Claire Smallwood (@freelance_girafficorn) on


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Alpine Finishing School: 2015

Check out this sweet video about the Alpine Finishing School by Sierra Anderson (FoxCapeProductions.com) –an all-women’s ski mountaineering course taught on a glacier every April. I am so stoked I get to be a part of this–this year will be year 4!!

SheJumps Alpine Finishing School from SheJumps on Vimeo.


Jessica’s Daily Affirmation

If you have never seen this before, now is the time!

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2014 Toyota Everyday Hero Award at the ESPNW Women + Sports Summit

Here is the clip: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11674172

Here is the link: http://espn.go.com/espnw/w-in-action/article/11676267/toyota-everyday-heroes-talk-drives-them

About 6 months ago, I was contacted by Tatum Marshall of Stanton & Co. to do a brief interview about SheJumps. I asked her what the interview was for, and she said it was “market research for one of their clients.” I guess I must have done a decent job! About 2 weeks ago, Lynsey informed me that SheJumps had been chosen as one of the 2014 Toyota Everyday Heroes. I suppose they were drawn to our programming, but Lynsey’s new film, of which I am also a producer (“Pretty Faces: the story of a skier girl”), is also an amazing cornerstone for both of us–so it was truly a team effort, and we accepted the award on stage together.

What does it mean to be an Everyday Hero? I suppose it means that the cliché of “hard work always pays off” is true. It means that you can be driven by principle, determination, stubborn habits, and a love for the outdoors until it pays off. I think what feels the best about it how many people aren’t just saying “Congratulations!,” but they are saying, “It’s about time!” I didn’t really understand the breadth and depth of the impact SheJumps was making, but it is sparking some serious “big-picture” thinking—and I can’t wait to see what happens next! Onwards & upwards to 2 weeks on the road: Missoula, Jackson, Portland, and San Francisco tour stops!!


Pretty Faces: Salt Lake City, UT

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Pretty Faces movie in Salt Lake City on October 8th, 2014! You can buy them at slcprettyfaces.eventbrite.com

Pretty Faces comes to the Tower Theatre on October 8th, 2014

Pretty Faces comes to the Tower Theatre on October 8th, 2014


Happy Friday!

These 12-year old skiers are better than you will ever be. Another great edit featuring the epic young woman, Kelly Sildaru!

And this guy in Argentina has one of the best POV edits I’ve seen in a long time. Sigh. Next year, South America!!!

CERRO FOSILES from Millan on Vimeo.


The Teaser Is Here!! Pretty Faces World Premiere Sept 30th, Boulder CO

Unicorn Picnic | Pretty Faces Teaser from Unicorn Picnic Productions on Vimeo.

PF Full Tour Poster


Pretty Faces….In the Studio!

Happy Labor Day! I decided to drive to Jackson to give some moral support to the editing crew for the Pretty Faces movie.

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Girafficorns meet Snowbunnies

Pretty stoked to have been interviewed by Snowbunnymag.com this summer. Click HERE for the interview.
Or, copy and paste: http://snowbunnymag.com/snowbunnies/claire-smallwood-and-shejumps/
superior summit