The snow has started falling and the mountains are calling!
Why should you come out of winter hibernation and join Swell Women in hitting the slopes in beautiful Whistler this February? If you aren’t already sold on the idea of a stunning backdrop of the Coastal Mountains covered in white powdery snow, luxe, cozy accommodations, healthy, gourmet food, relaxing yoga and spa time, and a week spent zipping down the slopes then here are a few more reasons for joining us!
Increase your Physical and Mental Wellness
I know, it’s obvious right? When you are heading down the slopes, you are carrying the weight of your entire body in the lower half of your body so it is a great workout for your legs and lower back as you strengthen joints and bones! Let’s not forget about that heart as well which is getting an incredible workout all day long. However, along with the workout you may not realize how much brainpower goes into a day of balance and coordination on the slopes! There are so many slight movements and positions of your body that you must be conscious of to ski/board well, which build not only your mental awareness but also your appetite for all those delicious après and dinner options Whistler has to offer!
Increase your Social and Emotional Wellness
Waking up at the crack of dawn in the freezing cold may not seem appealing to those of you “winter hibernators” but add a group of new friends, a morning yoga class watching the sun rise from behind the mountains, a quick warm up in the hot tub and a hearty breakfast made especially for you by our private chef, and you’ve got one heck of a good start to the day!! On this retreat not only will you join a great group of women having a fantastic time; you will also have an amazing motivational team that encourages you to challenge yourself physically and mentally to conquer those mountains both on your skis or board and in your life!
Fresh Mountain Air, Crisp Snow and the Majesty of the Mountains
There is an abundance of research that cites the positive effects of fresh air, sunshine and nature on both Seasonal Affective Disorder and overall mental wellness. Not only will we feel and be well by riding all day but there is also so much we can learn from the mountains as they majestically offer strength to our bodies and feed our souls! They are grounding yet elevating, intoxicating yet soothing, wild yet serene. They keep us on the edge but still have the ability to wrap us in safety; such beautiful contradictions that have the ability to speak into our lives in so many ways!
Adventure is calling and a winter paradise awaits you in Whistler, BC. Come find your bliss with us on our very first Swell Goes Snow retreat this February 2018!
Get a taste of the Whistler life in this short movies from our friends at Blackcomb: