Women-only skiing event will host NAKED after-hours lap on chilly Colorado slopes: Event is open to non-binary skiiers and those who are ‘female identifying’

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Boot Tan Fest has grown rapidly in size since its founding in 2021 as an all-women ski retreat
  • This year, the weekend, which will likely include at least 500 women is taking place at Colorado’s Sunlight Mountain Resort 

A skiing event marketed primarily toward women allows ‘female-identifying and nonbinary’ skiiers on the slopes during the ski retreat’s annual after-hours naked lap.

Boot Tan Fest is returning to the Colorado slopes in March for a weekend of skiing and special events meant to bolster friendship among the female skiier community.

The event, first put on in 2021 with just 27 skiiers, is ‘the largest ski and snowboard festival on the planet for women and femmes,’ according to its website.

Boot Tan Fest has expanded considerably since its founding. Last year, ‘400+ incredible women & femmes ignited Boot Tan Fest’s liberating vibe.’

Jenny Verrochi, the event’s founder, who is also described as an ‘event enchantress,’ watched Boot Tan Fest grow rapidly into an event that now attracts some 500 people annually, for which skiiers fork over hundreds of dollars.

Boot Tan Fest has grown rapidly in size since its founding in 2021 as an all-women ski retreat

The weekend famously includes an after hours naked ski lap, which all women and 'female identifying' skiiers are invited to join

The weekend famously includes an after hours naked ski lap, which all women and ‘female identifying’ skiiers are invited to join

Recently, according to the Denver Post she said that they chose this year’s venue for the event – the Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort –  becasuse it’s a ‘super low-key, very chill vibe.’

‘This wouldn’t be possible at Aspen Mountain or Vail Resorts,’ she added.

Boot Tan Fest is not entirely taking over Sunlight Mountain, so during the day anyone – male, female, or neither – will be invited to join in on the skiing and snowboarding.

But, once the resort closes at 3pm on March 29, the slopes will be open only to Boot Tan Fest official guests, who will be invited to take the ski lifts up the mountain before stripping down for the naked lap.

‘It’s a normal ski day with your clothes on and then it’s an after-hours thing,’ Verrochi said, adding that undressing is not a requirement. 

The event, she said, aims to be a safe space for all.

The weekend will also include an area where women-owned brands can set up shop and peddle their wares, as well as an après ski tailgate that will take place on the evening of the 29.

Those who wish to go home with a permanent souvenir can commemorate the epic slope day with a tattoo done by the onsite tattoo artist who will be stationed at the bottom of the mountain.

The retreat will conclude the next morning with a guided journaling practice that will include live music.

This year, the weekend, which will likely include at least 500 women is taking place at Colorado's Sunlight Mountain Resort

This year, the weekend, which will likely include at least 500 women is taking place at Colorado’s Sunlight Mountain Resort

The retreat's founder said that the goal of the growing event is to foster camaraderie between like-minded female (and other) skiiers

The retreat’s founder said that the goal of the growing event is to foster camaraderie between like-minded female (and other) skiiers

Skiiers will have the opportunity to take the ski lifts up the mountain before stripping down for the naked lap - though doing the run in the nude is not a requirement

Skiiers will have the opportunity to take the ski lifts up the mountain before stripping down for the naked lap – though doing the run in the nude is not a requirement

Verrochi said that the goal of the growing event is to foster camaraderie between like-minded female (and other) skiiers.

‘We want it to be welcoming. Come by yourself and you’re sure to walk away with friends,’ she said. 

Tickets for the late-March event are still available for differing dollar amounts depending on the selected package – more information is available at boottanfest.com.

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