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kitesurfing and surfing

Action Sports Maui utilizes the latest developments in each sport to give our students every advantage. We have three schools running simultaneously to provide the best location for each activity. Action Sports’ comprehensive range of programs can take a beginner all the way through to extreme sports athlete.

Cheyne Horan School of Surf is one of the world’s top professional surfer schools. Cheyne has been competing on the ASP World Championship circuit for more than 20 years. He open a school in Bali in 1998 and a school in Surfers Paradise, Australia in 1999. Winner of the World Masters Championship in 1999, Cheyne has coached national teams and has won World Championship tournaments in every major surfing country. He has created his own curriculum and has trained all coaches to follow his method.

Dominique Punnett rippin’ it up at Corky Carroll’s School of Surf in Costa Rica

Welcome to Corky Carroll’s Surf School. We offer private or group surfing lessons at our Huntington Beach, California surf school and information on our at our Costa Rica Surf school. Each school operates emphasizing safety and the basic fundamentals taught by creating “muscle memory” skills in paddling and standing, essential to successful surfing.

Las Olas Surf Safaris Las Olas Surf Safaris for Women in Mexico is recognized as the world’s premier surf camp for women. Since 1997, Las Olas has introduced over 2000 women to surfing with the motto, “We make girls out of women.”

GirlieCamps is a shout out to all the girls who love the waves and are already addicted to the lovely sport of surfing and also to those who - until now - were standing at the beach, looking at the waves and thinking “I wanna do that, too!” Camps are for all ages (they have skateboarding too) and are held in the French surfing mecca Biarritz near the Spanish boarder.

Kite Club Cabarete in the Dominican Republic is a kite boarding school with a reputation for it’s open and friendly atmosphere. Where all levels of kiters from complete beginners to pros come to take kite surfing lessons, rip up the waves, or just chill out and watch the show.

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Kitesurfingschool.org provides a full up to date sight of all kite surfing camps around the world, go nutz!

Mojo Surf provides the holiday experience of a lifetime. Choose from a 5 day surf adventure heading up the coast from Sydney to Byron Bay, a relaxed surf Weekend Escape out of Sydney on a Friday night and returning to the big smoke on Sundays, a chilled out afternoon surf lesson in Byron or flexible Surf & Stay packages in Byron or our secret “off the map” location, Spot X…

Pura Vida Adventures is about giving women the opportunity to either learn or improve their surfing skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. Our surf camps are situated in the scenic village of Malpais on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Expansive beaches and a tropical rainforest surround Malpais, creating fascinating landscapes and stunning views. This region is also a haven for all levels of surfers. The main beaches, Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa, provide easy, fun waves in which to learn while the surrounding area has it all… point, reef and beach breaks.

Kate Olson
Kate Olson, she’s a kitcher!

SurferGirls in San Diego offers surfing lessons, day surf camps, and overnight surf camps. We feature youth surf camps for girls, an all-girls surf camps, teen surf camps, adult surf lessons for women.

Surf Diva Surf School, established in 1996 by twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi, has enjoyed its reputation as the world’s #1 surf school for women for over 12 years!  With Izzy as the ‘Surf’ and Coco the ‘Diva’, the Surf Diva boutique opened its doors in 2004 and has been selling a variety of fashion forward and functional surf gear ever since. Camps are offered in La Jolla, California, and Costa Rica.

Surf Sister introduces women (and men!) of all ages and abilities to the sport of surfing in a safe, fun, and supportive environment, and offers advanced technique classes too. We learn and play on beautiful beaches near Tofino, British Columbia -rated as some of the most spectacular in the world.

Surf Goddess Retreats is a surf, yoga & spa vacation in Bali created especially for women just like you. We provide a space where you can have fun learning to surf, while also taking time to pamper yourself in an enchanting environment that will revitalize your body, mind and spirit.

Witch’s Rock Surf Camp located in Costa Rica is focused on quality instead of quantity using a one to three student to teacher ratio.  With our surf camp packages we build on previous lessons, creating confidence and the skills needed to improve  We have taught thousands of people to surf-we can teach you too!

Surfersvillage, Surf School Guide, and Windfinder are all specific surf/kiting directories. Surf the net for the real thing at hundreds of camps worldwide.

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kayaking, canoeing, and rafting

2Adventure.com This site showcases it all, kayaking trips, kayaking vacations, sea kayaking, Baja Sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking,  and even extreme kayaking in a variety of exotic locals.

Adventures in Good Company Ready for adventure? Life is not a dress rehearsal. ACG offers canoeing and sea kayaking trips from the Boundary Waters to Croatia. Dream destination not on their list? No problem, they do trips to order.

Adventures Through Kayaking Discover the enchantment and wonder of the beautiful waters and unmatched skies that abound in the Great Pacific Northwest. You don’t even need experience as we cater to small groups, assuring a personal touch from our professional, experienced guides. So bring your family and friends, or journey and join us yourself, to enjoy the spectacular life and scenery of the Olympic Peninsula.

Kayak Adventures Worldwide We love to share the beauty and magnificence of the Alaskan wilderness with people. We hope to expose you to, and educate you about, the wonders of the areas in which we operate. Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park are both phenomal areas of pristine beauty - and they are best explored by kayak! What a fantastic way to view wildlife, glaciers, and the rugged coastline.

Kokopelli River Guides Join us with some of your best girlfriends to spend a few days of rafting or inflatable kayaking down Southern Oregon and Northern California rivers. Leave the testosterone behind.

Mariah Wilderness Expeditions Join Mariah Wilderness Expeditions for Women’s whitewater rafting trips in California, and International Adventure Travel Trips and Tours to Costa Rica, Baja, Peru, Tierra del Fuego. Raft fun and exciting rivers, sea kayak in Baja, and explore the rainforests, rivers, beaches, and culture of Costa Rica. Female trips as well as family adventures.

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Out for Adventures British Columbia sea kayaking tours are Out For Adventure Wilderness Tours Ltd. most popular Vancouver Island adventure vacation. OFAWT Ltd. offers British Columbia Sea Kayaking Tours and Ontario canoe trips - all fully guided adventures. Licensed to operate in both provinces OFA has achieved an excellent record for the highest quality and customer satisfaction attainable in its field.

Paddling.net. Online directory of whatever floats your boat.

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center has been the premier school for whitewater kayak instruction in the Rocky Mountain West since 1982. Our kayaking school is on the banks of Colorado’s famous Arkansas River so your white water classroom is just outside the door!

Women’s Quest offers ocean kayaking on our retreat in Hawaii. We paddle across Kealikakua Bay and play with the spinner dolphins and watch the whales breach. We kayak over to the Captain Cook monument, have lunch and snorkel on one of the most beautiful reefs in Hawaii. We keep our kayaks handy at our retreat area so we can jump into the ocean and paddle as we please.

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Photo courtesy of Saildirector.com

sailing

Sunsail has fleets of modern, well-maintained yachts, watersports of every kind and family-friendly beach clubs in 39 stunning locations around the world. Participate in a flotilla with friends and family and experience informally guided sailing allowing you to explore your own way.

The Moorings The Moorings is the world’s premier yacht charter company, offering unmatched quality, service and attention to detail, for 40 years. We have the most desirable locations around the world. You’ll appreciate the comfort and easy handling of our custom-designed yachts, mostly less than 3 years old. Contact us to experience The Best Sailing Vacations in the World!

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scuba diving and snorkeling

2Adventure.com Looking for an adventure below the surface? Browse through a Caribbean, Costa Rican, Thailand, Hawaiian, Pacific or Florida scuba diving adventure vacation. There are diving and snorkeling adventures, for everyone from the beginner to the experienced diver. No crowds, no itineraries, nothing to do but sit back, relax and enjoy your day.

Adventurous Wrench Belize has the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. Come snorkel with us among brightly colored reef fish (or sharks and rays!), and scuba divers can visit the world-reknowned blue hole. After some relaxation at the beach, it’s time to take the adventure inland, where Belize is covered with tropical jungle, dotted with ancient Mayan ruins with our Mayan archaeologist guide.
Liveaboard Diving Try a SCUBA safari! Most divers know that there is no better way to explore the oceans of remote diving destinations than from the comfort and convenience of a liveaboard dive boat. No need to carry your scuba equipment around or worry about getting to the dive boat in time. Use our website for a quick and easy comparison of all the best liveaboards throughout the world’s finest dive spots,

Earthwatch Institute Biodiversity abounds at coral reefs, they are the richest of marine habitats and could be under serious threat from climate change. Both oceans and climate change are priority research areas for Earthwatch and our research is vital to ensuring coral reefs are properly understood so that we know how we can best protect them. Whether you are a qualified SCUBA diver or you just love to snorkel, if you join one of our reef-based projects – in amazing locations from Belize to The Bahamas – you’ll be contributing to helping ensure the survival of these vital ecosystems.

Green Bikini Travel Green Bikini Travel in Bali provides unique and worry-free travel experiences. We hope to embolden female travelers by offering an authentic and affordable trip. When you escape with Green Bikini Travel, we take care of all the details. All you have to do is pack. Be bold; break out your bikini!

PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. With more than forty years experience and 5300 dive shops and resorts worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere. Scuba diving with PADI Instructors, Dive Centers and Resorts can help transform your life through education, experience, equipment and environmental conservation
Not sure where in the world you want to SCUBA? Check out iexplore for all the hot spots.

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Photo courtesy of Msoutdoor.com

waterskiing, wakeboarding, and wakesurfing

Blue Turns Watersports Blue Turns is peerless in providing the Pacific Northwest with professional coaching in wakeboarding, inland surfing, waterskiing and wake skating. Our instructional venues provide guests with cutting edge coaching technology, Headzone communication systems to maximize efficiency, a full inventory of high-end equipment to choose from, and boats that most people only get to ride behind in their dreams.

Coble Waterski and Wakeboard Camp in Lillington, North Carolina is one of the world’s finest and most complete water ski training facilities! The camp consists of 10 private lakes. Only one boat is allowed on each lake at a time so you will have premier training conditions.

DFWSurf Wake Surfing is a new water sport, which is increasing in popularity. The DFW Wake Surf School in Dallas provides student with the basic techniques needed to wake surf. Including safety, proper fat sac placement and eventually the ability to surf without a rope.

M2 Sports located in Highlands, Texas teache the kind of skiing your parents didn’t know about. New techniques, new sticks and inquiring minds have redefined a new skiing culture. Skiing has come full circle and we here at M2 are stoked. Wakeboarding is a way of life. It offers a sense of community and it’s a lot of fun. Here at M2, we provide our students with top of the line training programs that allow all abilities to take both sports to next level.

Pine Lake Ski School in Bloomfield, Michigan attracts people of all ages and skill levels. Whether you want to learn to ski for the first time or improve your skills for slaloming, barefooting or wakeboarding, each student receives one-on-one individualized attention from one of our talented instructors who will help you build your technique and your confidence.

Orlando Wakeboard Academy we believe wakeboarding is a sport that should be based on having fun with friends and family while allowing each person to push themselves beyond their expectations. We offer instruction for wakeboarding, wakeskating, wakesurfing, and waterskiing to all ages and skill levels. We pride ourselves on being one of the most flexible and affordable wakeboard camps / schools in Orlando.

Waterski.com provides a directory of waterskiing in exotic locals around the globe. Have ski, will travel, check out Egypt, Sri Lanka, Greece, even Protugal. The list is constantly being updated, add your $.02.

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Nathalie Tortora and le Mont Blanc
Nathalie Tortora and le Mont Blanc

mountain biking

Active Safaris The Munda Biddi off- road trail is fast becoming recognized around the world as Western Australia`s world-class off-road cycling experience. There are not many places in the world where a 900-kilometer cycle track could be built through a semi-undeveloped natural corridor. With Western Australia’s vast areas of forests and bushland, gentle terrain, and year-round cycling weather,this gives any cycling enthusiast an ideal setting for an off-road cycle experience.

Big Mountain Bike Adventures At Big Mountain, our goal is to provide an experience of a lifetime on a mountain bike. We’re talking about life altering, or a least one that makes you feel so alive that you howl out loud. Trips planned with the utmost detail to locals around the world.

Dirt Series The Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles is the instructional program that we, as coaches, wish had existed when we started to mountain bike. Dirt Series holds co-ed and female only camps in the Pacific Northwest, and in BC and Alberta, Canada.

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Fat Tyre Mountain and Heli Biking Fat Tyre Adventures has some of the best mountain biking on numerous scenic trails in New Zealand’s South Island. We specialize in exhilarating heli-bike rides, epic day trips, and multi-day mountain bike tours. Fat Tyre can offer you single track, all mountain, cross country and free-ride Mountain biking trails.

Girlfriend Go Tours was created out of a desire to share passion for travel and love of life. We want to inspire and empower women to achieve their athletic potential, to participate in healthy travel, and to savor different cultures and flavors of the world. International and domestic tours include a focus on physical challenge with daily biking, hiking, and cultural adventures. Discovering the world with friends from the seat of a bicycle.

Helibike.com Freeride New Zealand Style! The Wanaka heli biking terrain is sub-alpine and we cater for all levels of ability and experience although helibike riders are expected to have an intermediate skill level and of reasonable fitness. At one end of the scale we can offer full day rides on challenging tracks or for the less adventurous, easy going cruises down grassy double tracks taking in the breathtaking scenery. The choice is yours.

Valerie Alexander. Keystone Xterra
Valerie Alexander. Keystone Xterra

Over the Bars Come get dirty with us! This unique mountain biking experience spans far beyond the saddle. Over the Bars located in Snowmass, Colorado, provides a holistic experience designed to improve mental and physical performance on your bike. Bolster your skills and your confidence in mountain biking while enjoying the camaraderie and beauty of this fun environment.

Pacific Cycling Tours offers scenic, adventurous, wine tasting, and special interest cycle tours designed for you to experience New Zealand at its purest. A New Zealand Tourism Award winner and family-owned business, we combine our deep knowledge of the New Zealand landscape with our passion for adventure and attention to detail. PCT is concerned about protection of the natural environment and have special concessions from the Department of Conservation and private landowners to have access to off-road areas that are exclusive to Pacific Cycle Tours.

Ride the Alps specializes in point-to-point trips in the European Alps and other special destination trips, including the Tibetian Plateau. RTA believes there’s nothing like the sense of achievement that comes with following a classic route to reach your final destination. The benefits of guided trips are three-fold; enabling mountain bikers to experience more of the local area, to ride the trails that suit them best and consequently give them the confidence to try and learn new biking skills.

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Photo courtesy of SMH.com.au

Western Spirit Each year between March and October we run hundreds of cycling trips throughout the United States, and in the winter we head south to Mexico and Costa Rica. On our mountain bike trips we ride some of the best trails in the country while camping in and enjoying the backcountry.

White Room Adventure Tours Are you ready to adventure in a place where the mountains are picture perfect, the rivers run crystal blue, mountain bike and hiking trails are endless and everyday ends with amazing food and wine? France has it all and we are here to help you explore a country and continent that is easily reached yet rarely experienced.

Women’s Quest What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Go on a Quest! Women’s Quest is the ultimate adventure to refresh your spirit, rekindle your passions and strike balance in your life. Each fun-filled health and fitness retreat combines physical, mindful and spirit-filled activities with challenging adventures that enliven, refresh, and encourage self-confidence and self-expression. Retreats are held in some of the most beautiful places on earth, immersing you in gorgeous landscapes, and combining a variety of activities to spark your senses, revitalize your body, and soothe your soul.

Feel like you’ve biked there and rode that? Check out Iexplore’s top ten mountain biking vacations for some new inspirations.

road biking

Adventure Associates provides a fantastic 18-day tour through Vietnam, combining cycling, kayaking, ocean cruising, travel by riverboat and railway, rejuvenation, and the cameraderie of adventurous women! From north to south, we cover many of the major attractions along the way, by bike you’ll see breathtaking scenery at a natural pace and participate in the traditional and modern lifestyles of the Vietnamese people.

Adventure Cycling Association Our 2009 tours slate is ready – and we have new web features to help you discover the tour that is right for you. We offer every kind of bike adventure imaginable — from one week to three months, epic to relaxed, self-contained to fully-supported and catered, and there’s a huge menu of places to choose from, either close to home or far away.

Biker Betties at the Ride for the Cure. Aspen, Colorado
Biker Betties at the Ride for the Cure. Aspen, Colorado

Backroads is the world’s number one active travel company. Backroads was begun with the belief that a great travel experience is all about having choices. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Who do you want to go with? And in what style? From medieval hill towns to winding coastal roads, you can explore the world with the freedom you’ll only find on two wheels.

Cicloposse offers both guided and self guided trips throughout Italy. We design our trips with maximum flexibility in mind, so that you can explore Italy at a pace that best suits you. It is absolutely a vacation and not  a race! All our routes are carefully designed to show you the best of Italy on the quietest roads possible.

Val and Lynds at the Aspen Criterium

Dude Girl Trips The French Alps are one of our most beloved regions on the planet, and one of the world’s most dramatic mountain ranges. World-class riding, fine food and wine, and warm, convivial accommodations. We’ll climb the big ones such as l’Alpe d’Huez and Col du Galibier, and we’ll catch the peleton and your favorite riders battle it out in the grand spectacle of a race, Le Tour de France!

Trek Travel we’ve taken it to the next level! Whether you like to ride your bike as a means of relaxation or discovery; a time to bond with the kids, the ‘guys’ or ‘just the girls’; or to push yourself to the limit, this year’s domestic and international new trip line-up has a unique twist to match every motivation and schedule. Wanna race like Lance? Race trips also available.

Womans Tours Welcome to the only all-women bike tour company in America. At Womantours we specialize in small, inn-to-inn road bike tours for women only either in one local or pack up and bike across the country. We design our bicycle trips for women of all ages, abilities and interests, and in the most beautiful places around the United States and abroad.

May Selby hiking in Snowmass, Colorado
May Selby hiking in Snowmass, Colorado

hiking

Adventure Out Adventure Out is California’s premiere outdoor school specializing in surf camps, rock climbing classes, backpacking trips, mountain biking, and wilderness survival skills instruction. Our mission is to share decades of wilderness experience while achieving our wildest adventures in the outdoors. In addition to insuring that our students enter the oceans and wilderness areas both safely and responsibly, Adventure Out strives to instill a sense of environmental stewardship. As a member of 1% For The Planet, Adventure Out donates a portion of gross revenues to environmental conservation.

Adventure Trekking Few would disagree that the Himalayan mountain regions of Nepal contain some of the best places in the world to go trekking. Largely inaccessible by road, combined with the well-worn foot tracks developed between villages over centuries, makes trekking the best way of seeing the Himalaya. Choose from treks like Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes, Annapurna or Langtang to less popular trekking options including Mustang or Kanchenjunga Base Camp. From short, easy treks to month long expeditions, from tea-house trekking to camping ‘rough’, Nepal has it all.

Black Feather Hike the Land of the Midnight Sun. Explore the stunning scenery of the Canadian Arctic - Ellesmere Island, Auyuittuq in Baffin Island, Devon Island, The Tombstone Range in the Yukon or a new trip in Katannilik on Baffin. Join a small group of like minded (female or co-ed) adventurers for a most unique trekking holiday in the very far north.

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Canadian Mountain Holidays Heli-Hiking Our Heli-Hiking trips offer you mountain wilderness to explore – as rigorously or gently as you would like – while you enjoy the exquisite comforts of our remote mountain lodges. During any of our trips, activities ranging from ambling and walking to hiking and trekking, or even full-blown mountaineering, are tailored to suit your wishes and ability. Our guests, not the guides set the gait.

Costa Rican Adventures Travelers visit Costa Rica, Belize and Panama, exploring the rainforest, the cloud forest, the white sand beach and the coral reefs. More than just a hiking trip (or a rafting trip…or a jungle tour), our adventures are an active exploration into the cultural, biological and geographic aspects of the rainforest and our own impact on the world around us.

Geographic Expeditions A pioneer of travel to remote and challenging destinations including Bhutan and the Galapagos has been at the forefront since 1982. Geographic Expeditions offers a varied portfolio of overland tours, treks, walks, and expeditionary voyages to the world’s most astonishing places. Our passion for eyes-open travel to out-of-the-way places is reflected in our expert leadership, excellent accommodations, intimate group sizes, hand-crafted private itineraries, and deep in-country savvy

InkaNatura Travel Follow in the footsteps of the Inca on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with its gorges and passes and climactic mountain views. The Incan trail to Machu Picchu traverses a startling variety of microclimates, beginning with an arid cactus zone on the Urubamba valley floor, rising through native Polylepis forest to bleak high-altitude grassland, and ending in mossy cloud forest draped with orchids and bromeliads.

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Photo courtesy of Jaunted.com

Kirra Tours Enjoy the best of New Zealand’s majestic scenery on a guided walk holiday. One to ten day adventures complete with the services of certified guides, comfortable accommodation in remote huts and all meals. A highly recommended active holiday that will leave you with lasting memories and a real sense of achievement.

Mind over Mountains is nestled in the heart of the San Jauns in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. MOM offers female adventure retreats designed for women who want to challenge and nurture themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. If you are drawn towards Mind Over Mountains, you probably have an adventurous spirit and are looking for a unique life experience.

REI Adventures says if you really want to learn about a place, walk it. Whether you’re trekking in Nepal, through Patagonia or around Europe, hiking brings you close to the land and its people. Side trips help vary the pace and allow for cultural exploration.

The Hole Hiking Experience Explore Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Teton Valley, Idaho with The Hole Hiking Experience. We offer naturalist-guided hiking, skiing, snowshoe and wildlife excursions with a personalized tour focus. Nature awaits you.

Tracks and Trails co-owner Julia Tregaskis
Tracks and Trails co-owner Julia Tregaskis

Tracks and Trails Take a breath of fresh air while walking in France, Italy and or Switzerland. Enjoy stunning mountain views; from the Matterhorn, to the Tour du Mont Blanc. Choose from day walks or multi-day trips and learn about the flora and fauna, history and culture of the area. We cater for all fitness levels, organizing trips to meet your expectations.

Not exactly sure where you want to wander? Croatia? Slovenia? Responsible Travel offers a vast directory of walking holidays from specialist operators designed to support local people & minimize environmental impact. Listed holidays are for people of every walking ability, from introductory walking to high altitude trekking holidays.

Wanna plan your own hiking escapade? Check out EveryTrail for a directory of U.S. trails.

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horseback riding

Equitour USA America’s oldest horseback riding vacation company offers trips all over the globe. Have you ever considered the tremendous advantages of adventure travel on horseback? A horse can take you to beautiful and remote places which are difficult to reach in any other way. At the same time, you can practice a challenging sport which has been a favorite of mankind for millennia. Destinations like Africa, Asia, Europe and South America offer a wonderful variety of adventure tours on horseback.

Equitour UK At Equitour Worldwide Horse Riding Holidays we believe that we have a horse riding holiday for just about everyone. Whether you are looking for a trail ride, stationary ride, instructional riding holiday, a horse riding safari or short break ride we think you will find that perfect horse riding holiday here.

Hidden Trails What are our trips about? They are about galloping on endless beaches, forging rivers, cantering through forests, trotting along age-old trails, gazing at beautiful vistas, and encountering foreign cultures. Most of all, these trips are about getting away from the cycle of work and never enough free time.Escape from the rituals, which long ago froze our nights and days into little more then routine, because deep inside we all feel the longing of the nomads, whose lives we lived thousands of years ago.

Sarah Nathanson on Paladin. Loudoun Horse Show

In The Saddle We specialize in horse riding holidays all over the world. From ranches in the Rocky Mountain states of Montana and Wyoming, beach and mountain rides in Europe, horseback safaris in Africa and riding expeditions to remote and unexplored parts of the world.


Florence Kalbermatten leading at Basura. Castelbianco, Italy

rock climbing and mountaineering

ATAKA! Top Experiences Climb in the Alps with an Italian flair! ATAKA has been successfully coaching and guiding clients to the summits in the Matterhorn and Valdostan Valley’s for three years. Based in Cervinia, Italy, ATAKA! offers mountain hiking and mountain ascents. Custom trips are available-the only way is up!

Ataka! Top Experiences
Ataka! Top Experiences

Chicks on Cracks Moab Desert Adventures presents a unique opportunity for female climbers - come to Moab and learn to crack climb or improve your crack climbing skills in the world’s foremost crack climbing destination, Indian Creek. Join the guides and guest guides of Moab Desert Adventures for a weekend of instruction, invaluable safety training and fun! Come climb on world renowned desert sandstone, practice placing solid gear, mock lead crack climbs, learn invaluable rope safety and self rescue techniques from an AMGA certified guide, and enjoy good food and hang-time with like minded women.

Chamonix Experience Founded by renowned mountain guide and foremost Everest expedition leader, Russell Brice, Chamonix Experience is a mountain guide and adventure bureau based in the Chamonix Valley at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif. We have over 25 guides working with us, all IFMGA qualified with years of experience guiding in the alpine region. We offer a full range of activities and adventures from week-long courses and tailor-made programs to private guiding for groups and individuals.

Cosley & Houston Alpine Guides based in the Easter Sierra of California is comprised of UIAGM guides Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston who have been guiding together for twenty years. offering a range of programs around the world. Trips range from a day’s rock climbing at our local crags in the Chamonix Valley, to major expeditions on far continents. We love to ski and have hut-to-hut tours in the Alps. Kathy offers female only trips and is part owner of MountainWoman.com, an internet retail site specializing in clothing, equipment, information, advice and resources for outdoorswomen.

Lyndsay on MP3 at Telematica. Castelbianco, Italy
Lyndsay on MP3 at Telematica. Castelbianco, Italy

Exum Mountain Guides We offer climbing instruction and guided climbing in Grand Teton National Park and in many adjacent climbing areas. We are the oldest guide service in North America and the most prestigious. Exum has guided the Grand Teton for 79 years. Programs range from a fun day on the rocks for the whole family to serious alpine adventures throughout the Teton Range. We are an American Mountain Guides Association accredited guide service with some of the most experienced guides in the world.

High Alpine Mountaineering offers some of the most magnificent Alpine rock climbing, mountaineering, and ski trips available in the Alps. Michael Silitch, the founder and primary guide, is an internationally certified UIAGM/IFMGA rock, alpine and ski-mountaineering guide.

Icicle Mountaineering Established in 2000 Icicle has grown to become the largest UK provider of specialist ski and Alpine climbing courses, based in the Alpine capital of Mont Blanc. We also offer a range of trekking and snowshoeing courses, and expeditions around the world. Icicle is also home to Ice Angels, our female only course program. We can run every single Icicle course with a female Mountain Guide, and women only clients

Grand Tetons courtesy of TPorter2006

Lynn Hill Climbing Camps In addition to practicing useful and perhaps even life saving skills, these camps are designed to give you a comprehensive experience that will help you become more conscious and efficient in your climbing. During the camps we will work on a balance of skills that will help prepare you for a variety of climbing styles, whether it be crack climbing, technical face climbing, sport climbing, or bouldering.

Mountaingirl runs fun and challenging climbing workshops and private guiding for women in the UK and Chamonix. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced leader, our courses will help you improve in: alpine rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, trad climbing and bouldering. We work with top female UIAGM mountain guides, so that you get the highest-quality training and guiding available - by people who also happen to be some of the world’s best (and nicest) climbers.

Summit Hohberghorn, Switzerland

Sawtooth Mountain Guides is the premiere year-round mountain guide service of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. We specialize in custom mountain recreation ranging from half-day jaunts to multi-day adventures. Headquartered at the base of the Sawtooth Wilderness from the mountain village of Stanley, Idaho. Our specialties range from day treks and multi-day mountain adventures for special groups, as well as rock climbing, fly fishing, and mountaineering for individuals and families in summer. Often we combine mountain activities with other adventures such as river-running or mountain biking to round out an exciting vacation.

Segel und Klettern or Sail and Climb! Are you a climber who would like to sail? Or sailor who would like to climb? Perhaps you are a beginner who would like to learn a bit of both. Add biking or hiking to your sailing tour, or just enjoy a few stress free days on a sailing boat with friends or family. Sail and Climb tours offers unique experiences in all of the above. We create unique holidays for our guests who are looking to experience the very essence of travel in harmony with nature without compromising safety and comfort. Select a destination and begin your journey! Sail and Climb tours is your perfect partner for an unmatched experience.

Kalyimos, Greece
Kalyimnos, Greece

Suntoucher Mountain Guides Suntoucher Guides out of New Mexico are some of the most experienced and qualified rock and ice climbing guides in North America. Owner, head guide, and guide trainer John Kear is one of only a handful of American guides to have completed the International Guide Certification, UIAGM. Co-Owner Carolyn Parker is an AMGA Certified Rock guide and Athlete Trainer. We specialize in small ratio guided ascents and professional instruction.

Wild Walks New Zealand Wild Walks is based out of Wanaka and Queenstown. We specialize in hiking and climbing in New Zealand’s Mt Aspiring National Park and the South West World Heritage Area. We guide only small groups (max 5) on our New Zealand hiking and climbing adventures we take you where no one else can. From tough treks to easy walks, we provide a true wilderness experience.

The Women’s Wilderness Institute The Women’s Wilderness Institute offers high quality outdoor adventures and backcountry trips for women and teen girls in the Rocky Mountains and southwestern deserts and rivers. With more than 50 courses per year for women of all ages and fitness levels, we have an adventure for you. Whether you want a rejuvenating backpacking or river trip, the technical challenge and support of a women’s only rock climbing or mountain biking course, the stillness of backcountry yoga, or the creative inspiration of wilderness writing or outdoor photography, you’ll find it here!

Christy Sauer on Ama Dablam

expedition mountaineering

Alpenglow Expeditions was founded by Adrian Ballinger after working for nearly a decade and directing one of the largest international guide services in the U.S.A.. Adreinne found that many guides services in the industry were more focused on tagging summits than teaching mountaineering skills. Alpenglow was created to combine our guides’ passion for climbing big mountains with their desire to teach others. We feature high altitude expeditions around the world, and are one of the first American companies to require AMGA or UMIGM guides certifications with your safety in mind.

Adventure Consultants is a world-renowned mountain guiding company with a legacy of climbing expeditions to the world’s highest peaks, and wilderness treks to the more remote corners of the globe. Our programs are run by world class mountain guides, offering you adventures that are completed with quality, service, and safety. We offer 28 expeditions, treks and wilderness journeys to the Himalaya, Antarctica, South America, Greenland, Alaska and the Seven Summits and have excellent climbing schools in New Zealand and the USA. Whether you are taking your first steps into the realm of the outdoors, or are a seasoned adventurer, you will find the quality of the experience offered on an Adventure Consultants expedition second to none.

Christy Sauer on Ama Dablam
Christy Sauer on Ama Dablam

Alpine Ascents International leads international mountaineering expeditions that have become benchmarks of quality in the climbing community and operates what we believe is the finest mountaineering school in the country. This expertise is based upon years of experience, not just from individual AMGA accredited mountain guides, but through experience on certain peaks where details are fine-tuned over time. Innovations like daily weather reports, established season-long base camps, environmental pioneering, and operating our trips with small climber-to-guide ratios led by Alpine Ascents guides are just some of the factors that keep us in the forefront.

Martina Palm skiing from the summit of Choy Oyu

Himalayan Experience is directed by Russell Brice, who has been leading expeditions to the Himalayas since 1974. Himalayan Experience offers guided mountaineering and trekking expeditions to Everest, Cho Oyo and Shishapangma. Our long association with the Himalaya has led to the formation of the most respected Sherpa team in Nepal. The team has been working together for over fourteen expeditions. The result is an incredible level of teamwork, communication, understanding and support - a unique factor that makes Himalayan Experience the envy of others. Your Himalayan expedition is likely to be the biggest adventure and perhaps most serious undertaking of your life. We appreciate this and provide the best and safest possible chance of success.

 Jagged Globe's Everst coordinator Mara Larson navigates the ice fall.
Jagged Globe’s Everest coordinator Mara Larson navigates the ice fall.

Jagged Globe Established in 1987, Jagged Globe has been widely recognised as world-leader in providing mountaineering expeditions, treks and courses for over two decades. Quality underpins the attitude we bring to the planning and organization of every trip we field, whether it be to set records on 8,000-meter peaks, to climb ice in Scotland, to ski in the alps, or to trek lost valleys of the Indian Himalaya. We never marginalize the resources needed to provide you with the first-class experience we promise you when you book with us.

Mountain Madness For more than 20 years Mountain Madness has been combining the physical challenge of climbing and trekking from the seven summits to oceania. Our AMGA accredited guides are highly skilled professionals selected based on their technical proficiency, careful judgment, teaching styles and great personalities. They are dedicated to the world of alpinism, many having first ascents and successful summits on major peaks in the Cascades all the way to Mount Everest. Mountain Madness guides bring a wealth of natural history, cultural anthropology and linguistic knowledge for their group’s enlightenment.

Lyndsay on Motorcycle Hill. Denali, Alaska

advanced technical and mixed alpine climbing

Jon Bracey Guiding One of Britian’s leading alpinists with first ascents in the Himalayas, Alaska, and the Yukon. Keep up to date with his exploits on his Scarpa Blog. Extremely talented, Jon specializes in taking clients up difficult routes including the North Face of the Eiger and the wall of the Grand Jorasses.


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adventure racing

Checkpoint Zero provides extensive coverage of U.S. adventure racing.

Gulf Coast Adventure Racing provides information for the beginner to the advanced  in the exciting sport of adventure racing in the Gulf Coast Region.

Muddy Buddy To all our Partners in Grime, welcome to the Muddy Buddy Series. This unique trail running and mountain biking adventure race is sure to be fun and challenging for everyone, and of course we will have the infamous mud pit at every event! Our team is working hard to make this year the best series yet, so grab your buddy and prepare to get dirty!

Odyssey Adventure Racing Escape from the ordinary and experience Odyssey Adventure Racing’s bold and daring endurance competitions. Whether you’re interested in our full series of adventure races, trail running races, triathlons & duathlons, or a unique training academy, a skills clinic and/or a positive team building event — Odyssey has a challenge for you! We’ve produced more adventure races, training academies, skills clinics and other multisport competitions than any other sports promoter in the country.

Team Crested Butte, 2006 Subaru Primal Quest. Moab, Utah
Team Crested Butte, 2006 Subaru Primal Quest.
Moab, Utah

Sleepmonsters If you’re into Adventure Racing you’re in the right place! You’ll find all you need to know right here and can see the latest reports from our network of Adventure Racing sites around the world. (To visit them click on the flags below.) If it’s going on in Adventure Racing … it’s on here!

Xterra Start racing! Ready to find your adventure? Become part of the Xterra family and be part of the growing adventure sport trend. Xterra specializes in trail running and off road triathlons held around the country and the world.

USARA Home to the United States Adventure Racing Association.

bootcamps

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditionining program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our program delivers a fitness that is by design both broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and even punish the specialist.

Shula Sarner at the Boston Marathon
Shula Sarner at the Boston Marathon

running

Beyond Running Beyond Running is the creation of Scott Jurek. Since 2003, he has brought trail running camps, day clinics, stride analysis, coaching, and consultations to runners from all walks of life with varying experience. Through Beyond Running, Scott teaches clients to become healthier and stronger runners. And because training is more than just logging miles, Scott instructs clients to make training a lifestyle.

Dude Girl Trips Run at your own pace! This trip is not a race. Our trail running trip is about getting out on trails and doing what we love. It’s about stopping at the next ridge to take in the glittering blue lake below, or taking a moment to refresh in a meadow stream. Running? It IS about running. But you have 10 hours to make to the next camp, so use the time in this glorious setting wisely. Run fast. Run slow. Or somewhere in between. The trails are yours.

Marathon Tours Since 1979, Marathon Tours and Travel has been specializing in offering travel services to runners and their friends to the world’s best running events on all seven continents. We are a Boston-based full-service travel agency that provides group specials and individually customized itineraries.

ski mountaineering

Severine Pont, Swiss National Team
Severine Pont, Swiss National Team

SkiMountaineering.org provides a comprehensive ski mountaineering database of competitions located around the world.

United States Ski Mountaineering Association Ground zero for U.S. ski mountaineering events and information.

adventure and competitive swimming

Go Swim! Who are we? We are a group of swimmers who swim really fast, and like to help others learn how to reach their competitive potential in the area of professional and recreational swimming.

Swimtrek is the world’s leading swimming holiday operator, running swimming tours to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Middle East & Northern Europe. We go island or lake hopping following routes of cultural, historical and geographical significance. Pools are great for training, but nothing beats open water swimming holidays for fun, freedom and for a great feeling of achievement. All locations have been chosen for their excellent water quality. SwimTrek swimming holidays are suitable for most standards of swimmers, so why not experience something different and exciting?

triathlon and ironman

Active.com Your guide to an Active Planet, you will find it all here, events, coaches, gear and nutrition.

Carrmichael Training Systems As it has since 2000, Carmichael Training Systems leads the coaching and personal guidance industries with proven and innovative products, services, and content. The results speak for themselves; no other coaching company produces more champions in such a wide variety of sports and age groups than CTS. Of the four American cyclists to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, CTS coached three: Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, and David Zabriskie. From its corporate offices in Colorado Springs as well as regional centers and coaches around the country, CTS continues to deliver on its mission: To inspire and empower the athlete in EVERY BODY to perform at their best.

Coach Elizabeth Waterstraat USAT certified Triathlon coach and voted best triathlete blog and one of the best sports blogs around, this coach knows her stuff.

Endurance Sports Travel Our goal at Endurance Sports Travel is to eliminate the hassles and aggravations of your travel to a foreign race. We make every effort to ensure that your trip and race will be enjoyable, successful, and memorable.

Multisport.com Paula and Heather have combined to develop the most innovative training programs with ‘feminine’ issues and angles in mind. We have worked to create personal and manageable programs drawing from our combined 25-plus years of racing and training. At the core of it all is our understanding of the somewhat new and evolving place that athletics is taking in our lives and in the lives of women as a whole. In addition, all the special needs and considerations you may have as a female athlete will be addressed.

 5430 Sports Boulder Half Ironman
Lyndsay on the run. 5430 Sports Boulder Half Ironman

The Everyday Triathlete is a triathlon training club & coaching service that is focused on the athlete that wants to get the most out of their training while maintaining the work, life, training balance. Programs are designed to fit each athlete’s schedule while helping them reach their ultimate triathlon potential.  We understand the demands of everyday life and the minimal time athletes have to train so each program remains flexible to meet the athletes ever-changing work and life responsibilities.

TriChic is a company dedicated to female triathletes of all levels. Our team, Team TriChic, is an internationally recognized team for all female age groups. We provide team members special discounts for retail products, coaching,nutrition planning, in addition to great articles, training tips, workout plans, diet plans and team apparel.

Trismarter Put our incomparable combination of elite triathlon experience and insatiable interest and studies in sports nutrition and exercise science to work for you in preparation for the ultimate test of fitness and mental fortitude: TRIATHLON. We work with triathletes of all abilities, around the world, not because it is our job, but because it is our passion. It is because of this passion that Trismarter.com clients can rely on my commitment and assurance that they will receive the most professional and highest quality triathlon training.

ESPN Athlete Kate Bertine. Winston Crooke for ESPN

ESPN Athlete Kathryn Bertine. Winston Crooke for ESPN


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paragliding

Air Sports Net Welcome to Air Sports Net, Air Sports Net is a web site providing resources for hang gliding, paragliding, ultralights, powered parachutes. Our databases consists of over 1800 links to hang gliding, paragliding, powered parachuting, powered paragliding, skydiving, and ultralight products and services. If you are looking for equipment for hang gliding, paragliding, powered parachuting, powered paragliding, skydiving or ultralight, check us out first.

Fly Above All Paragliding School Leonardo da Vinci dreamt of flight and inspired others to make the dream come true. Now you can discover the joy of free flight in a paraglider or hang glider. Fly Above All is one of the largest flight schools in the country, known for training competent, safe pilots using our Progressive Learning Techniques. Come learn to fly in sunny Santa Barbara, California!

Les Ailes du Mont Blanc/The Wings of Mont Blanc Learn to fly in one of the world’s most beautiful parapenting meccas.


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skydiving

Drop Zone Welcome to Dropzone.com! Dropzone.com has been serving the skydiving community for more than a decade. We have grown from a single page to where it is today - the single best source for skydiving information anywhere in the world!

Perris Valley Skydiving With some of the most modern and complete training programs available, we ensure you enjoy the exhilaration of a jump as safely as possible at California’s Skypark in San Diego. Each skydiving lesson is taught by an experienced staff of instructors, with the highest credentials, that will provide as much skydiving information as possible and answer any questions you might have regarding southern California Skydiving.


online retailers

Athleta has been outfitting women since 1998. As athletes we push ourselves everyday to exceed our goals, to hit our personal best, and test our limits. At Athleta we subscribe to the same energy. We are constantly seeking out the very best fabrics to tailor our performance delivered apparel into hip, feminine styles.

Backcountry.com his is where it all started. Our roots were simple but our vision was and still is clear; we dedicated to being the best online retailer of the best built outdoor and backcountry gear on the planet. From the start our founders were intent on selling quality gear over the Web and what they found was that if the content is good and the products of the finest quality that people will come. If you’re as intense about your gear as you are about your adventures then you’re in the right store.

Melika is a godsend, clothing that actually fits the active woman. Their mission? To share the inspiration of the Pacific Northwest lifestyle with women everywhere. Melika performance activewear and swimwear is made in Oregon to fit your life, your style, and your sport.

MSOutdoor.com There are plenty of activities that we are involved in that take a special dedication and level of performance. Our equipment and clothing should hold up to that same challenge. Choose an activity to find the best equipment and apparel we have to offer specificly with you in mind.

Outdoor Divas Women are not small men. At outdoor DIVAS we live by this motto. Outdoor DIVAS is more than just a shop with a selection of “ladies models”. By devoting 100% of our space, inventory and energy to active women, we offer superior products and a selection of gear and apparel that is designed exclusively for women.

Performance Bike Over twenty five years ago, Garry and Sharon Snook began Performance, Inc. in the basement of their home in Chapel Hill, NC. It has since grown into the nations leading Bicycle mail order and retail company.

REI At REI, we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you’re new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.

Sierra Trading Post Owner Keith Richardson founded Sierra Trading Post® in 1986 in Reno, Nev. The company purchases name-brand overstocks and closeouts and passes savings on to its customers—selling dress, casual and outdoor clothing, footwear, home furnishings, accessories, and gear at savings of 35 to 70 percent.

Specialized Suspension Sciences Since the start of our Designs for Women line our aim was to deliver a full uncomprimising range of products designed for females with an option for every woman-bikes and equipment that are technologically advanced backed by science, and 100% inspired and built for the women we see everyday.

Title Nine offers clothes that move for women on the move. Title Nine is evangelical about women’s participation in sports and fitness activites. We are a group of quirky women and men who love to play and work together, and use the products we sell and want to turn all customers into Title 9 fans.


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Photo courtesy of Goa Park Hyatt

spa retreats

Canyon Ranch More than just a fabulous vacation, Canyon Ranch is an experience. This is the place where it all comes together and, in one amazing moment, you realize how great you can feel when you’re living healthy. Since 1979, Canyon Ranch has set the standard for health resorts all over the world. We aim to inspire people to make a commitment to healthy living, turning hopes and intentions into the highest enjoyment of life.

Women’s Quest
Women’s Quest is the ultimate adventure to refresh your spirit, rekindle your passions and strike balance in your life. Each fun-filled health and fitness retreat combines physical, mindful and spirit-filled activities with challenging adventures that enliven, refresh, and encourage self-confidence and self-expression. Retreats are held in some of the most beautiful places on earth, immersing you in gorgeous landscapes, and combining a variety of activities to spark your senses, revitalize your body, and soothe your soul. Comfortable accommodations, inspirational talks, expert instruction and healthy, delicious meals, combined with massage, yoga, and creative activities round-out each retreat.

Pilates and yoga guru Kate Olson

Aziza Healing Adventures creates unique custom-made, and scheduled North American and international wellness and personal growth retreats. Programs are ideal for singles, couples, women only, and private groups interested in an alternative holistic personal growth experience. Agendas are designed to heighten awareness, inspire insight and improve the relationships and life of those who participate. We combine gentle outdoor activities such as yoga, hiking, swimming, labyrinth walks and meditation with fun creative exercises involving paint, clay, collage and found objects. The therapeutic process is effectively supported by the Expressive Arts, Reiki and Gestalt therapy principles.

Esalen Institute offers 500 workshops each year in a wide range of topics relating to our greater human capacity. Over 300,000 people have come from all over the world to participate in Esalen’s forty-year-long Olympics of the body, mind, and spirit, committing themselves not so much to “stronger, faster, higher” as to deeper, richer, more enduring. Esalen is a place with a global reach. It is a place, as Thomas Wolfe said about America, where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.

Inward Bound Yoga Retreats Inward Bound yoga retreats are among the top yoga retreats in the world, offering some of the best global and glorious adventures in personal renewal with exquisite options in Costa Rica, the Mexican Caribbean, South America, Jamaica’s Round Hill, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Guests include men and women looking for world class yoga retreat vacations with opportunities for immersion in adventure, world-class spas, tropical rainforests, European sophistication, meditation, natural earth energy, shamanic healing ~ always grounded in yoga, both active and restorative.

Lux World Travel is passionate about providing our clients with a vacation that offers renewal to your mind, body and spirit. Picture yourself gazing in awe at the Great Pyramid and Sphinx in Egypt. Meditate at ancient Buddhist temples in Tibet,  participate in healing shamanic ceremonies in Machu Picchu, Peru, or practice yoga on an inner journey in Bali. Programs are designed for anyone whose desire is to connect with the powerful energy of historic sacred sites and learn ancient healing practices in some of the most spiritual destinations in the world. Truly, travel for the journey inside you.

Just Let Go Metteyya Foundation Burgs is a highly attained and expert meditation teacher and healer based in the UK. He teaches the way of an enlightened being in the face of modern challenges: offering a variety of courses on Meditation, Chi Kung, Chi Yoga, and internal Alchemy to both beginners and advanced yogis. The courses accommodate all levels of aspirants,and range from day and weekend workshops to week and month long retreats. This site is the portal to his teaching and the online community.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Shambhala is a global community. There are more than 170 centers and groups around the world, as well as thousands of individual members. Shambhala Meditation Centers offer courses in meditation and other contemplative arts and disciplines, and also host community gatherings, celebrations, and family events. “In essence, the emphasis of the Buddhist path is to help us attain enlightenment, and the emphasis of the Shambhala path is help us create and maintain a good society. When we put these two together, we have the Shambhalian Buddhist view of enlightened society.” — Sakyong Mipham

Yogoloji is all about body rebalancing, relaxation, and calm, and yes its all about great activites, seei ng the environment at its best and enjoying the way nature challenges us as we take you to our favorite yoga chill-out spots around the globe. Your limitations are only what you believe them to be. During your Yogologic break as much (or as little) about yoga as you choose- no prior experience necessary. We will introduce you to all yoga is as you begin to feel the benefits and have the opportunity to enjoy other new activities.


Professional skier
Professional skier and Red Bull Athlete Andrea Binning.
Red Bull Photoprofiles. Peter Mathis

backcountry ski touring/expeditions

Welcome to Aspen Expeditions! Join us on a backcountry skiing/riding tour, a hut trip, an alpine or rock climbing excursion, or a trekking adventure tour through the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges, (Aspen, CO and beyond). We take care to prepare out guests for their outdoor adventure by providing the proper technical training and sharing our cultural knowledge of these unique mountain environments.

Babes in the Backcountry Babes is an organization of powerful, professional, knowledgeable women and men dedicated to raising awareness of how we walk in the natural world based out of Colorado. Our year-round inspirational outdoor adventures provide awareness, education and useful skills to enhance not only your outdoor experiences, but to also impact all aspects of your life. We offer one day backcountry skiing clinics, multi-day ski mountaineering trips, mountain bike skills clinics and adventure get-a-ways. We look forward to you joining us in the mountains!

Ice Axe Expeditions specializes in North Pole and South Pole ski adventures. We offer a wide range of expeditions, products and services to polar enthusiasts while showcasing our own passion for these unique and beautiful environments.

Salina Glacier, Haute Route

North Cascades Mountain Guides We offer courses and private guided trips in rock climbing, alpine climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, and backcountry skiing. Our main emphasis is on safety, fun, and learning. We forge unforgettable experiences adventuring into the grandeur of the “American Alps” and beyond. All of our guides are experienced, professional instructors. We can customize any trip and have separate women only programs. Whether you choose a day at the crag, a backcountry ski excursion, an alpine rock climb, our courses are aimed at increasing your knowledge and enthusiasm in mountain exploration.

She Rocks the Haute Route If alpinists had to name one ski tour as the single most famous one, this would probably be it. It crosses eleven glaciers at an average elevation of 3,000 meters. On this women only trip Marge Wheeler will ski in three different countries. The huts are sophisticated, the mountains dramatically alpine, and the packs are small enough to let you enjoy the skiing even at the highest elevations of the trip. Touring in such spectacular mountains coupled with the multi-cultural exchange will make this trip a unique experience.

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dogsledding and snowshoeing

Adventures in Good Company Combining lots of outdoor activity, natural beauty, and four nights in an award-winning resort, this wintertime adventure vacation is the perfect recipe for an interlude in your daily life that is at once invigorating and deeply relaxing. The invigorating part comes from the very fun activities of dog sledding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.

The Silent Way Experience the Northern light, Mountains, Forests, Alaska husky’s, and white snow. Come closer to nature, the great expanses of wilderness. Our tours are high quality ecotourism dogsledding adventures; we go out with small guided groups of 5-6 people - all our guests drive and handle their own team of dogs. The Silent Way is a family run company utilizing Vindelfjällens nature reserve, Padjelanta/SarekNational Parks, and the beautiful mountain areas of northern Sweden. Come and enjoy our beautiful arctic travel in Lapland, Sweden.

Winter Green Dogsled Lodge For over 25 years, Wintergreen has offered lodge-to-lodge dog sledding vacations and dogsled camping adventures for all ages — no experience needed! Wintergreen is the north country’s premier recreational dogsledding center & the nation’s only resort devoted exclusively to dog mushing.

Snowkiting

Paracademy has been in there from the start and runs IKO snowkite courses from beginner to instructor levels. The team has run courses across Europe and as far a field as New Zealand. This year has even seen Neil Godbold the team’s head snowkite teacher training the Royal Marines for their South Pole expedition, which is now underway and will see the Polar Quest team snowkiting back from the Pole! So you will be in good hands whether you are new to the sport completely or already kite surf or landboard and want to try the snow as your next kiting challenge!

Becky Bishop mid competition. Photo courtesy of Aaron Beck
Becky Bishop mid competition. Photo courtesy of Aaron Beck

Snowkite Soldier promotes and teaches an exciting new sport called Snowkiting!  It’s a thrilling alternative to skiing and snowboarding that combines windswept backcountry landscapes and miles of powder with the freedom to ride in places you never imagined. We offer a variety of programs to suit your needs, ranging from basic kiting techniques and safety to backcountry-guided services. All you need is a pair of skis or a snowboard; we’ll provide the rest. Our qualified instructors have access to the best Snowkite terrain in the country and are using the highest quality kite products on the market. Snowkite Soldier is based in Sun Valley, Idaho and offers you, our customers an eco-friendly adventure that once discovered, allows you to never buy a lift ticket again.

Utah Kite Addiction Snow Kiting School Our Snowkiting Lesson One includes everything you will need to become a skilled trainer kite pilot and will get you ready to pilot a larger kite.  In the lesson, we will go over wind awareness, local meteorology, site evaluation, kite safety, and basic kite flying skills including utilizing the “wind window”, assisted launching and landing, power strokes, and equipment maintenance. A trainer kite is yours to keep allowing students to practice and get the most out of our Lesson Two program.

For more information on this quickly evolving sport, check out www.snowkiting.com and Snowkiter.info

ice climbing

Alaska Ice Pixies We invite you to come enjoy the outdoors and meet new girlfriends! If you are ready to have a good time….come on down…or up…. but don´t miss it. We will have a slideshow of women guiding Denali. We will have yoga, ice climing top-ropes with demo gear. Ski touring with your own equipment. Kegs from the Mooses Tooth. Outrageous raffles, or bring your own fun!

Chicks with Picks Join us in Ouray, Colorado for our tenth anniversary teaching women of all abilities how to ice climb and improve current skills. We create a fun, safe and supportive atmosphere to learn ice climbing from our infamous Girly Guides. Our intensive 3 and 4 day clinics offer an intimate 4-to-1 ratio that focus on taking your climbing to the next level. You gain the technical skills needed to become a more self-reliant climber and equal partner.

Canadian Rockies Ice Climbing The Canadian Rockies offer the best ice climbs on the planet world famous for aesthetic routes and a remote mountain experience. Based in Canmore, Alberta, our staff consists of certified guides, professional sponsored climbers specializing solely in waterfall ice climbing. We are the local experts for guiding demanding, challenging routes with 8 successful seasons behind us. Beginner to expert climbers welcome and customized climbing vacations are available.

Mountaingirl runs fun and challenging climbing workshops and bespoke guiding for women in the UK and Chamonix. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced leader, our courses will help you improve in: alpine rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, trad climbing and bouldering.We work with top female UIAGM mountain guides, so that you get the highest-quality training and guiding available - by people who also happen to be some of the world’s best (and nicest) climbers.

Nina Silitch, Engadine Ski Marathon
Nina Silitch, Engadine Ski Marathon

nordic skiing classic and skate

Boulder Nordic Sports Boulder Nordic Sport Camps offer an exciting way to learn about skiing and balancing your passion for the sport with real-life demands. Events focus on technique development, yet we find a way to ski enough to be tired and hungry at the end of each day. Whether it is an afternoon clinic at your local ski trails, or a ten-day adventure in New Zealand, we have a fun way to immerse yourself into skiing and rapidly improve your ability in all aspects of the sport.

Tracks and Trails Enjoy gliding through valleys and forests no matter what your age or ability while improving your fitness in a stunning landscape! Try different techniques both classic and skating, it’s the perfect winter cross-training for runners, cyclists & triathletes. Cross country skiing, (or nordic) gives a great sense of freedom and with ski tracks in a variety of terrains and stunning locations.

Photo courtesy of skijumpingusa.com
Photo courtesy of skijumpingusa.com

ski jumping

Women’s Ski Jumping USA Interested in taking flight and fighting gravity? Join the movement and help get the sport recognized by the Olympic games!

skiing/snowboarding

Access Trips If you`re serious about developing your snowboarding, whether you`re an absolute beginner or a seasoned expert, and you`re looking for more than the usual uninspired snowboarding holiday, our snowboard camps are made for you. We are the only company specialized in offering a wide range of snowboard camps and we enable you to explore entire mountain regions and experience the very best that these areas have to offer. All holidays involve expert snowboard instructors who provide small-group, personalized instruction.

Big Sky Yoga-Ski Retreats What do yoga and skiing have in common? Balance, flexibility and focus Yoga helps cultivate these qualities, so it follows that practicing yoga can help improve ski technique. Let’s face it, we love skiing for its adrenaline rush. But the other side of this coin is the potential for injury. Think of yoga as insurance against injury and one of the best ways to improve your skills on the slopes. It does both by addressing your body’s imbalances and fostering strength and flexibility.

Gemma Usher-Wilson on the Vallee Blanche. Chamonix, France
Clothing designer Gemma Usher-Wilson on the Vallee Blanche. Chamonix

Kim Reichhelm’s Ski Adventures Kim Reichhelm’s skiing resume is impressive, with two World Extreme Skiing Championships under her belt along with winnings in the U.S. Extremes and the South American Extremes. She has skied with the U.S. Ski Team and the Women’s Pro Tour. For eighteen years she has coupled her skiing abilities with her vivacious and fun-loving personality to teach people the new skills and confidence in the sport she is passionate about. “A lot of people feel so empowered by their ski experience that it carries into the rest of their lives.”

SkiClinics.com is a leader in adventure travel vacations, specialty sport camps and clinics. We are proud to be home to the Xteam Advance Ski Clinics now in their 15th season. We run trips from the Alps to the Arctic and across North and South America. We offer Heli Ski Trips, Private Clinics, Avalanche Awareness Camps, Women Camps and Progression Camps with both the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI).

Ski Like a Woman is an on-line directory of ski and snowboard lessons and programs for women at over 250 resorts around the world. Snowsports instruction used to be the same for men and women. But now you have a choice; be exhilarated, not exasperated, on the slopes!

Tara Jeffries, owner ATAKA!
Tara Jeffries, Cervinina

Ultimate Groove Telemark Ski Camps offers instructional clinics in the Western and Eastern U.S. in telemark skiing for women while emphasizing adventure, camraderi, and fun. We aim to provide women with a way to access and develop personal goals - whether they are physical, mental, or spiritual in a winter environment that puts them in touch with their greater groove in life. Ultimate Groove camps are designed to provide women with the resources to develop their own skiing abilities.

heli-skiing

Canadian Mountain Holidays When you book a CMH Heli-Skiing or CMH Heli-Hiking trip, prepare yourself for a mountain experience like no other. We have evolved over the past 40-plus years to become the world’s largest heli-skiing and hiking operator, yet we are proud to continue to offer the highly personal service that defined us from the start. We are the industry leaders in snow and mountain safety; offer the specialized mountain flying services of Alpine Helicopters; and employ highly trained guides. Safety is our first priority, womens weeks available.

Chugach Powder Guides Over 3,000 rivers, 100,000 glaciers and 39 of the world’s most significant mountain ranges dominate Alaska’s landscape. Worldwide, we’re known for creative itineraries that combine drama with decadence and top-shelf customer service. Whatever your interests are, Chugach Adventure Guides will show you the  Alaska most people never see. Heli-skiing, snowboarding, rafting, fishing, snowcat treks, and premier lodging—Chugach Adventure Guides  designs trips that are diverse, accommodating and always put your safety first.

Elemental Helicopter Skiing Welcome to the most definitive guide to worldwide heli-skiing. Elemental Adventure specializes in providing customized heli-skiing packages to some of the most exciting destinations around the world. We have over ten years experience in organizing exceptional heli-ski adventures to some of the world’s most powder-blessed mountains. As well as the more established bases in Canada and Alaska, we have particular expertise in organizing trips to more logistically challenging areas such as Kamchatka in eastern Russia and Greenland.

Professional skier and Red Bull Athlete Andrea Binning. Red Bull Photoprofiles. Tony Harrington
Professional skier and Red Bull Athlete
Andrea Binning. Red Bull Photoprofiles.
Tony Harrington

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Nestled in the heart of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains - and with more than 10 metres of snowfall each year, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is renowned for majestic mountains, pristine powder and exceptional ski terrain. Experience the challenge of steep trees, the thrill of a glacier descent or the more relaxed pace of our gentler slopes as you explore more than 1,200,000 acres of our ski terrain.

Points North Heli Skiing This is a fun, informal camp for those “Alaskan Ladies” that want to progress their level of skiing in the big mountains of Alaska. The camp will be a very smooth transition to eventually skiing more technical lines with extensive sluff management, line selection, air’s and much more. The theme of the camp will be all about support, communication and there will be zero attitude or pressure.

Powder South We are a team of highly skilled professionals. Our heli-ski guides are UIAGM/IFMGA Internationally Certified Mountain Guides with years of experience in the heli-ski industry worldwide Powder South offers Heli-Packages in the Chilean Central Andes. We are based outside of Santiago, Chile where we have access to thousands of hectares of unlimited terrain offering steep couloirs, exciting ridges, big bowls and even volcanoes. Our guides are leaders in their profession and possess the expertise and talent to guide your heli-ski/snowboard adventure safely and successfully.