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She Shreds Mountain Adventures — teaching women the joys of backcountry snowmobiling

She Shreds Mountain Adventures owner Julie-Ann Chapman enjoys a view from the top during an snowmobile outing in the backcountry. — Photo courtesy Billy Stevens

The backcountry has become a very active playground in the Kootenays over the past few decades.

Ten years ago, retired professional snowboarder Julie-Ann Chapman created She Shreds Mountain Adventures, the first women-only snowmobile clinic in the world.

Since then, the business has grown to be a full-service snowmobile adventure company operating in the West Kootenays and Pemberton.

Chapman and her team specialize in teaching women to progress their skills in a male dominated sport.

Today, the company’s snowmobile clinics, avalanche courses and occupational training are open to all genders. Safely in the backcountry is paramount for She Shreds.

Read about the retired professional snowboarder Julie-Ann Chapman and how she discovered the joys of backcountry snowmobiling in the latest edition in Hall Printing's Daily Dose.

See Sarah Lord's story link here.