Bluebird Backcountry Ski Area, CO to Host ‘Boot Tan Fest:’ An All-Women’s Nude Ski Lap in Celebration of Women’s Bodies and Backcountry Skiing

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Women are beautiful. So is backcountry skiing. On March 13th, 2023,  Wild Barn Coffee and Colorado’s Bluebird Backcountry Ski Area are teaming up to host ‘Boot Tan Fest:’ an all-women backcountry festival celebrating women’s bodies and the love of backcountry skiing. The event comes just in time for Women’s History Month.

An estimated 300 women will gather for a ski tour on March 13 at Bluebird Backcountry and then proceed to ski down together naked. There will be a festival at the base of the resort, and those not wanting to ski the nude lap can still partake in base-area festivities such as female-led brands, food, giveaways, live music—free tacos and beer—and more. The event comes from a partnership between Wild Barn Coffee and Bluebird Backcountry. Wild Barn Coffee wrote in a social media post regarding the event:

“We’re inviting all daring dames and brazen babes to strip down, gear up, and hang out with us on March 13th-14th at Bluebird Backcountry. Women and femme folk from all backgrounds are invited to explore the safe space we’re creating at Bluebird Backcountry.

Spend the day cruising around Bluebird (clothed), visiting women and femme-led vendor booths, and connecting with other cool humans. Then join us in the afternoon for our magnum opus, our pièce de résistance, our NAKED SKI LAP.

No, it’s not just because we want to experience the caress of crisp mountain air on our nether regions. We want to celebrate our bodies – aged, youthful, hairy, hairless, tattooed, wrinkly, curvy, dimpled – and all of the rad things they can do.”

Bluebird Backcountry will be rented out for the whole day, and security will be around the premises to prevent onlookers from watching the event. Boot Tan Fest aims to be as inclusive as possible while promoting diversity within the backcountry community, which is why 20% of event tickets will be held for those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color).

All women are encouraged to gather for a day of backcountry skiing, fun festivities, and all-inclusive female freedom.

 

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Here’s what you need to know about Boot Tan Fest:

  • 21+ event
  • $89 per ticket, which gets you into the event, access to the entire mountain, free booze, live music, fresh swag, and more!
  • Bring your own backcountry gear or plan on renting. You can’t get onto the mountain without a beacon, probe, and shovel. See our FAQs below for more info about this.
  • There are no lifts or lodges at Bluebird Backcountry, so be prepared for some type 2 fun! Bring water, snacks, warm clothes, you know – adventure necessities.
  • If you identify as a man or as a masculine-leaning, non-binary individual, this isn’t the event for you.
  • Grubbies and Bluebird’s Snack Bar!

FAQ’s

What’s included in my ticket?

Your event ticket gets you full access to Bluebird’s mountain and the entire Boot Tan Fest. We will have 15+ vendors including food and beverage vendors and live music in the afternoon. Some of our awesome sponsors will even be slanging free swag! Plus, you get the chance to make new friends who have a passion for the outdoors, which is priceless if you ask us.

Can my dog come?

Due to the insanity that would ensue, we ask that you leave your pups at home.

Can I camp?

Camping is encouraged! We have cabins this year! Rent a cabin for your whole crew, limited cabins are available. For those practicing to be hardcore, we have 50 vehicle camping spots available at $35 a pop. Included in the camping pass will be a dreamy dirt bag camp setting with live music by LVDY & a live snowboard painting by Drawing From Nature. There are no hookups but there are lots of other cool things including fire-pits, sunset views, and luxurious port-a-potties. What more do you need? If you want to snag one, add a spot to your ticket at the checkout!

Will there be any dudes there at all?

For safety, some male ski patrollers will be on the mountain. They will not attend the Naked Ski Lap but will be on call nearby should any safety issue arise.

Do I have to ski naked?

Of course not! But we promise the day will be THAT MUCH BETTER if you do. This event is really about connecting and celebrating ourselves, but doing so in a scenic, backcountry ski setting. The naked aspect is for fun but it’s also a way to challenge our community to dig deep, be brave, and show up totally and completely vulnerable. Because it doesn’t get much more vulnerable than wearing your birthday suit, in the winter, on a backcountry ski run.

I don’t have gear, can I still come?

This day is based on backcountry skiing. Bluebird has limited rentals and requires a beacon, probe, and shovel to even enter the backcountry (via skis, board, or snowshoes). Once you’ve figured out what you need, contact local shops, friends, et. al to scrounge up some stuff! There will be demo skis & splitboards, and Bluebird will rent gear day of, on a first-come-first-serve basis, but again, their supplies are LIMITED.

I’m new to skiing, can I still come?

You can. But, again, the backcountry is serious! Please keep in mind that Bluebird Backcountry doesn’t have lifts or a ski lodge to chill in. The Naked Ski Lap will take place on an ungroomed, blue run that requires everyone to skin up (clothed) and ski down (unclothed). It’s probably going to be more fun, and safer for you, if you’re at least proficient on your skis or splitboard and can enjoy touring around the mountain for the day. Check out this review of Bluebird Backcountry to get the full picture.


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5 thoughts on “Bluebird Backcountry Ski Area, CO to Host ‘Boot Tan Fest:’ An All-Women’s Nude Ski Lap in Celebration of Women’s Bodies and Backcountry Skiing

  1. They gonna have Wet t-shirt contest after too?
    Hope so, miss them good ol daze

  2. They did this last year, my friend was a photographer. It seemed like a fun, harmless publicity stunt to help more women feel like they belong in a male dominated sport. And here, there are two comments that are just downright sick, it’s no wonder women have to be extra guarded at all times. The levels of awareness are astonishingly low.

  3. Hypothetical Question: A Gay Women arranges to have women be nude. How is that any different than a straight man arranges to have women be nude? Where’s the outrage? Again, just a hypothetical question.

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