Mountain Mentors pairs experienced outdoorswomen with aspiring female mountain athletes who share achievable, mountain-based goals. 

At the beginning of each season, accepted applicants are paired on a one-to-one basis with regards to activity of interest, time commitment, and skill level.  We facilitate mentorship pairings and community programming for women interested in or knowledgable in backcountry skiing, split-boarding, and climbing.

important deadlines

september 30th, 2019

Winter 2019/20 applications open.

october 15th, 2019

Winter 2019/20 applications close.

november 1st, 2019

Winter 2019/20 mentorship pairs announced.

late november, 2019

Winter 2019/20 mentor onboarding.

december 8th, 2019

Season Kickoff Mingler - a day for mentorship pairs to meet each other, set their season goals together, and discuss time commitments with one another.

february 26th-28th, 28th-March 1st, 2020

Wendy Thompson Hut Trips (2 trip offerings) - a weekend (or week) of fun with the whole mentorship cohort at the Wendy Thompson Hut with 1 guided day (per trip).

march 14th, 2020

Winter 2019/20 SkillShare and Whistler Patroller Day - a day for the entire mentorship cohort to come together and participate in some skills-based training and showcase what they’ve learned throughout the season so far.

april 17th, 2020

End of Winter Season + Send-off Party.

In addition to these dates, mentorship pairs will be responsible for planning and facilitating their own mentorship sessions. We ask that participants be able to commit to at least one mentorship session per month for the duration of the season.

how to apply


Winter 19/20 mentee applications are now closed.


Winter 19/20 mentor applications are now closed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at programs@mountainmentors.org.