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Winter at Alpengirl

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Do Alpenguides Even Exist in the Winter?

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 22:18

Girls summer camp Montana skiingSnow covers the Bridger Range to the east, the Tobacco Roots to the southwest, and the Gallatin Mountains due south - the wide valley that Alpengirl Camp calls home is surrounded by mountain ranges. After winter snowstorms, they are sharp and white against the blue Montana sky. (Well, the sky is blue for a few hours each day at least). Short days make for sunrise and sunset commutes, with rosy alpenglow coloring the snowy peaks morning and night. Long nights with temperatures well below freezing make for sparkling stars and surprising mornings: often a snow squall has blown through town during the night, leaving a fresh dusting over everything as the sun peeks up.

Our Alpenguides are scattered near and far during the winter months, pursuing their passions and living lives of hard work, learning, creativity and adventure. (wild)Flowerchild is directing ski school at a Minnesota ski area, Banana Split is working as ski patroller at a Washington ski area, Mattie Goat is a private tutor for a young future Alpengirl (we hope!) in Bozeman, MT, and Light Speed is studying astrophysics at Princeton in NJ. There are more Alpenguide bios and photos yet to be posted on our website, we are still in hiring mode at Alpengirl and are very excited to announce our excellent Alpenguides for your trips later this spring - keep an eye out for the Pre-Camp Letter emailed to registered families at end of May!

Camp Director A-Grl is holding down the fort at the Alpengirl office under the loving gaze of the Summer 2022 master calendar. Her days are full of welcoming campers new and old as registration continues at a quick pace (we are almost FULL now, only about 20 spaces still available), talking with the many wonderful women interested in joining the dynamic Alpenguide team, and planning the summer’s many activities and adventures.

Despite her days dedicated to Alpengirl, weekly ski expeditions, and other winter pursuits, A-Grl fills in her free time with caring for her elderly fluffy dog Koda, baking delicious scones and cookies for ski buddies and taking regular jaunts to the river near home in Manhattan, MT.

We are excited for lengthening days, the continued coming-together of an amazing team of Alpenguides for 2202, and for each and every girl who decides to adventure with us next summer. For now, wear appropriate layers, get some fresh air, and stay adventurous!