In the fourteen years since outdoor DIVAS first opened its doors, the ski industry has made remarkable strides in the way it approaches women.  Manufacturers have brought hundreds of models of skis to market, designed specifically for women.  Top companies have given women a voice in product design and innovation. Women have embraced this trend and the ski companies have responded with even more variety.  As the list of really great womens skis continues to grow, the challenge of finding the perfect match has become even more difficult.

outdoor DIVAS has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Vail Mountain as they create a truly unique women’s ski demo experience.  This winter,  Skadi participants can be guided through a substantial collection of women’s skis by some of Vail Mountain’s most experienced female instructors.  These inspirational women are leaders in their field and have decades of experience working with skiers and their equipment.  The festival will include a large-scale, two-day ski demo village, including skis from leading brands like Armada, Atomic, Blizzard, Dynastar, Elan, Head, K2, Kastle, Line, Nordica, Rossignol, Salomon and Völkl.

Skadi (pronounced ‘Scotty’) is the Norse goddess of winter.

December 14-16, 2016, female skiers will be treated to a customized on-mountain guided experiences with female instructors, evening VIP events, and female-specific ski equipment demos.  United by a passion for skiing and the outdoors, Skadi Fest is an event designed by women for women and is offered for any level of skier.

Anyone who calls herself a skier knows that skiing is about more than sliding gracefully over frozen crystals.  It is about family and friends; camaraderie and companionship.  From the viewing of the new all women’s ski film “Between”, to wine and cheese pairings and morning yoga; Skadi Fest is about the full experience, both on- and off-mountain.

Proceeds from the silent auction each night will benefit Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer, on March 25, 2017. 100% of the proceeds from Pink Vail benefit patient care and programs for all cancer patients at Shaw Cancer Center in Edwards, CO, providing free programming like fitness training, nutrition coaching, emotional support, outdoor adventures, massages, acupuncture and more.

Skadi Vail is sponsored by Vail Mountain, Vail Sports and outdoor DIVAS.  


  • SKADI Vail General Admission Ticket: $349 (minus Eventbrite processing fee), which includes an awesome VIP gift bag, unlimited equipment demos, guided ski school experiences and signature evening events. ($299 with coupon code SKADIGODDESS)
  • SKADI Wednesday and Thursday Nights/Unlimited Demos: $189 (minus Eventbrite processing fee), which includes the signature evening events on Wednesday and Thursday nights and unlimited demos on Thursday and Friday.($139 with coupon code SKADIGODDESS)skadivail-logo