The Butterfly Effect will land once again in Switzerland on March 10th, encouraging girls and women of all ages to get out on the slopes and experience a shared camaraderie and unity with other water(snow)-women.
The Butterfly Effect is a fun, non-competitive event, and is aiming to instill selfconfidence and a love for the ocean and mountain in women of all skill levels. Local and visiting women will gather on the slopes of Arosa to learn, ride, and share snow riding skills. There will also be The Butterfly Effect “downhiller” that the event is known for, which is gathering at the very top of the mountain and all the participants ride down together as a group to the very bottom. The women will be snow boarding and skiing. The event includes safety and stretching sessions, as well as food and gear from local sponsors, and riding clinics. The Butterfly Effect began in Hawaii in 2007. Tatiana Howard, the founder of the event, is a professional water woman who enjoys windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddling, tow in surfing, and now snowboards! This is the 2nd winter edition event in Switzerland. The first snow edition event was held in Grindelwald in 2011. Since The Butterfly Effects inception, it has flown to Brazil, New Zealand, France, Oregon, Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Israel, Tahiti, Fiji, Sweden, and Australia. The founders believe that water sports provide a healthy and fun lifestyle that gives those who participate in the events great happiness and self –confidence.
“Water sports have empowered, and inspired me to live out my hopes and dreams and giving back to surf/snow communities worldwide is a passion I wish to share with many!” Tatiana Howard, founder, The Butterfly Effect.
The Butterfly Effect will be providing clinics to the participants in hopes to improve the overall riding of women in snow sports. There will be guest riders sharing their knowledge with others. The event will also have open riding sessions allowing participants to meet international women and make friendships of a lifetime.
8:00 -Check in at front of Talstation Weisshorn (Look for Yellow BE Flags)
9.00 – Safety Speech and get into clinic riding groups
10.00 - Hawaiian blessing, short yoga/warm up
10.30 – 12.00 – Riding in groups and split into clinics (park, pipe, or slope in ski/snowboard)
12.00 – Lunch
1.30 – 3.00 – Groups and spilt into next clinic (park, pipe, or slope in ski/snowboard)
3.00 – Meet at top of Weisshorn to do annual Butterfly Effect Downhiller Ride all together
Registration for the event is online – www.betheffect.com
The event cost is usd $75 (CHF 70.–). Event begins at 8am.