Last Wednesday was International Woman’s Day. On that day I took a photo with a group of fearless women called Chix on Stix, ranging in age from 45 to 80 years old.
Chix on Stix is a ski club at Mount Snow that gets together on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, run by ski instructor Donnamarie Colasurdo. This is her 14th year running the group. Donnamarie loves what she does, giving ski tips for every situation we can face on the slopes, taking us to the next level. The group is made by self-selected ability.
We also participate in many social events on and off the mountain. I admire how many women over 60 take part in this group. The involvement we experience on the trials is priceless. It reminded me of the ‘80s when I skied with a large group of friends. Some of who were instructors, experiencing enjoyable group spirit on the slopes, and afterwards going to Cuzzins Bar for more group spirits.
Chix on Stix brings out, in all the Chix, a common bond, team moral, and more confidence in our skiing ability. A sorority of skiers, making new friendships and most of all great instruction with Donnamarie our trailblazer, motivating the Chix on Stix.