All gals welcome at Chicks on Sticks Dec. 14

Ladies, this one’s for you. The inaugural International Women’s Ski Day, organized by K2 Ski Alliance together with ski industry partners and friends, is Dec. 14, and a group of lady skiers from Big Sky are hosting a local event called Chicks on Sticks.

The plan is to meet at the bottom of the Triple chairlift by the chapel at 10 a.m., said Liz Welles, who’s organizing the event together with Sarah Strommen and Hannah Victory.

“We’re looking mostly to push it as an informal way to get gals to meet new friends, and find people that ski at their ability level and just go out and enjoy the day,” said Welles, also an ambassador for the resort.

The first run will be en mass down Mr. K, a beginner run, and “whoever you end up at the bottom with is who you should go skiing with,” Welles said.

An informal après ski gathering is scheduled for around 3 p.m at Whiskey Jacks.

In celebration of Big Sky Resort’s 40th anniversary, lift tickets will be $40 all weekend. –E.S.W.