The program aims to empower women through their passion for mountain sports.
West Lebanon, NH (November 19, 2021) – Blizzard Tecnica is proud to announce the second annual scholarship for women looking to advance their education in snowsports – the Women2Women Education Scholarship. Whether applicants are interested in avalanche safety, ski instruction, guiding, health/wellness or other related coursework, the program application parameters are intentionally relaxed, as to encourage all women skiers to pursue their individual goals. The grants awarded will include coursework fees along with a pair of Blizzard skis and Tecnica boots.
Blizzard Tecnica’s Women2Women (W2W) program is widely considered one of the most committed women’s programs in skiing, closely and continually evaluating women’s products, needs, and lifestyles as they pertain to skiing. Education is a key pillar for the program, and after the success of the inaugural W2W Education Scholarship last year – awarding 18 recipients over $15,000 in scholarships and equipment – Blizzard Tecnica’s Global W2W Project Leader, Leslie Baker-Brown, felt more confident than ever of its significance to women.
“I’ve been so moved hearing the stories of the women who won last year’s W2W Education Scholarship,” said Baker-Brown. “These courses are not only helping them advance their mountain skills or careers, they’re also empowering them in their everyday lives and allowing them to inspire other girls and women to know they can do or be anything they want.”
“Without the support of this scholarship, the AIARE ITC course would have been inaccessible to me,” explained 2021 W2W Education Scholarship winner, Hannah McGowan. “Empowering women with education invites them to advance into leadership positions. Additionally, and more abstractly, often women have a hard time holding the conviction that not only are their goals are worth pursuing, but that as an individual she is worthy of pursuing her goals. To have support from a company can be a powerful nudge towards pursuing things that are inspiring but feel like a reach.”
Applications will be accepted at the links below from November 19 to December 20, 2021, at which time Baker-Brown and an international team involved with the W2W program will review all entries and award a number of grants dependent on applications received. Winners will be alerted in January 2022 with funds and products awarded thereafter.
For more information, please contact Maro LaBlance at [email protected].
Designed and developed in the historic and modern-day epicenter of ski equipment manufacturing, the Austrian Alps, Blizzard skis has been engineering top-performing alpine skis since the 1940s. With a rich history in technology-firsts, their team of expert product developers pulls data from world-champion skiers to weekend warriors to design the best skis for every type of skier. The US headquarters is located in West Lebanon, NH, and handles all sales and marketing efforts in the US, along with collaboration on marketing and product development with the product team located in Mittersill, Austria. Blizzard Sport USA is under The Tecnica Group umbrella where Blizzard and Tecnica operate as a single business unit in the United States. #LIVETHEMOMENT with us at: IG – @blizzardskis, FB – @blizzardski, www.blizzard-tecnica.com/us/en.
Since 1960, Tecnica has been a world leader in developing technical, high-performance footwear and alpine boots. True to their Italian heritage, Tecnica’s alpine ski boots and outdoor footwear put performance first, designed to maximize the experience for the outdoor enthusiast, whether skiing the steep and deep or exploring local mountains. The US headquarters is located in West Lebanon, NH, and handles all sales and marketing efforts in the US, along with collaboration on marketing and product development with the parent company, Tecnica Spa, located in Giavera del Montello, Italy. #LIVETHEMOMENT with us at: IG – @tecnica_sports, FB – @tecnicasports, www.blizzard-tecnica.com/us/en.