bringing the backcountry community together

WNDR Roost events were created to bring the backcountry community together to share, discover, explore, learn, sweat, and experience the beauty of backcountry skiing in a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment. Skiing with the growing WNDR Alpine community at last year’s WNDR Roost was an incredible experience. When the dust had settled, we immediately knew we had to grow and expand the event. Let’s Roost!

WNDR WOMEN ROOST

alpine touring backcountry skis ski event

For our first Roost of the season, the name says it all. This is a 3 day, women’s backcountry touring event, hosted and led by Melissa Gill and additional Friends of WNDR (FOW) in Utah’s Wasatch Range.

This is not your typical guided backcountry skiing event. Rather, it’s an opportunity to grow, ascend, and charge hard together with the WNDR Alpine community and our close knit crew of FOW. 

EVENT DETAILS

Included

• 3 consecutive days of touring with the WNDR Alpine community in the Wasatch

• Conversations about terrain assessment, communication, individual strengths that contribute to

   group dynamics, and more.

• Mindful movement - Prior to each day, a half hour light yoga/mindfulness session will be available.

   Bring your mat!

• Snow safety - We will gather each morning to discuss the forecast for the day with Utah Avalanche

   Center’s Nikki Champion.

• Tour of the Checkerspot Design Lab in Salt Lake City - Material science meets ski building meets

   responsibility. Take a look through the eyes of WNDR Alpine with an intimate peek into the future of    

   biobased materials, skis, and manufacturing circularity.

• Apres beverages, dinner, and party

• Tips and tricks

• Avalanche and snow safety briefing (previous backcountry experience is still required)

EVENT DETAILS

How to Qualify

This event is open to any female-identifying skier to purchase a pair of 2021 WNDR Alpine skis. Event is subject to availability. As long as this message is up, enrollment is still open!

In your order notes, tell us that you’d like to join the WNDR Women Roost. We’ll follow up with a personal invite via email in the following days. 

Women who already ordered 2021 skis, you’re invited! Reach out to secure your spot!

Questions? Call us at 801-415-1815 or email us at hello@wndr-alpine.com


Roost Qualifications

  • Standard backcountry skiing equipment, including beacon, shovel, probe, and the knowledge to use them. 

  • AIARE 1 training is recommended but not required. 

Featuring

Melissa Gill

Mental Calisthenics Ninja, Yogi, Podcast Fanatic

About Melissa

Marguerite Van Komen

Ski Patrol Veteran, Dog Lover, Educator

About Marguerite

Nikki Champion

UAC Avalanche Forecaster

Grace VanSurksum

Mechanical Engineering & Yoga Leadership, WNDR Alpine

PLEASE READ

This is an invite to come backcountry skiing with us at our favorite local spots - it is not an all-expenses-paid, guided expedition. As always, all of the standard inherent risks of backcountry travel apply, including but not limited to avalanche risk, exposure, altitude, unforeseen obstacles, and variable weather conditions. We intend to create an environment of safe and responsible decision making for all. However, the inherent risk you assume is your own. Inappropriate safety equipment, or lack of ability to use this equipment may bar you from participation.

• You are responsible for your own transportation and lodging.

• If you purchase within our given window, your name will be entered, and you will receive an
   invite via your email.

• Additionally, expect to sign a liability waiver and model release form,
   as we may film some of our skiing.

• We are planning this event with regard to necessary social distancing protocol.
   You can expect us to take this safety measure seriously in the execution of all aspects of the Roost.

EVO Roost

The evo Roost series is in direct collaboration with evo.com’s physical locations in Denver, Portland, and Seattle. 

Pep Fujas, Matt Sterbenz, IFMGA Guide Dan Corn, and local FOW will be leading an exclusive, two-day ski touring event in the backcountry adjacent to each evo location. Like the other Roost events, your skis are your ticket!

The Event






• 2 consecutive days of touring with the WNDR Alpine community in the backcountry adjacent to your local evo store

• Conversations about terrain assessment, communication, individual strengths that contribute to group dynamics, and more.

• Snow safety - We will gather each morning to discuss the forecast for the day with Dan Corn

• A behind the scenes look into WNDR’s Algal Tech ski materials platform - Material science meets ski building meets responsibility. Take a look through the eyes of WNDR Alpine with an intimate peek into the future of biobased materials, skis, and manufacturing circularity.

• Tips and tricks

• Avalanche and snow safety briefing (previous backcountry experience is still required)

EVENT DETAILS

How to Qualify

This event is open to any backcountry skier to purchase a pair of 2021 WNDR Alpine skis from a physical evo location. Event is subject to availability. As long as this message is up, enrollment is still open!

When you buy skis from any evo store, you'll be asked for your email to subsequently receive an invitation to the evo Roost.

Explore our skis on evo.com!

Questions? Call us at 801-415-1815 or email us at hello@wndr-alpine.com


Roost Qualifications

  • Standard backcountry skiing equipment, including beacon, shovel, probe, and the knowledge to use them. 

  • AIARE 1 training is recommended but not required. 

Featuring

PEP FUJAS

Freeskiing pioneer, marketing and product at WNDR Alpine

About Pep

MATT STERBENZ

Freeskier, industry veteran, founder of WNDR Alpine

About Matt

DAN CORN

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide for Exum Mountain Guides

About Dan

Please Read

This is an invite to come backcountry skiing with us at our favorite local spots - it is not an all-expenses-paid, guided expedition. As always, all of the standard inherent risks of backcountry travel apply, including but not limited to avalanche risk, exposure, altitude, unforeseen obstacles, and variable weather conditions. We intend to create an environment of safe and responsible decision making for all. However, the inherent risk you assume is your own. Inappropriate safety equipment, or lack of ability to use this equipment may bar you from participation.

You are responsible for your own transportation and lodging.

If you purchase within our given window, your name will be entered, and you will receive an invite via your email. 

Additionally, expect to sign a liability waiver.

We are planning this event with regard to necessary social distancing protocol. You can expect us to take this safety measure seriously in the execution of all aspects of the Roost.

VITAL ROOST

A spring skiing event designed to put the all-new Vital 100 through its paces in the high alpine.

Details coming soon...