BHPFA has teamed up with SheJumps and the Trailhouse to offer skills workshops for women & girls

We welcome all women and girls—transgender and cisgender, as well as non-binary people. SheJumps strives to fight against racism and acknowledges that our events and programs take place on traditional, unceded Indigenous lands.

SheJumps Mission:

SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities. Partnering with nature, SheJumps creates educational outdoor experiences for girls and women that nurture growth and transformation.

Where it started:

SheJumps was founded by three friends who rallied around the idea of, “If she can do it, so can I.” Whether skiing or climbing, SheJumps wanted to celebrate the accomplishments of women from beginners to pro athletes and provide them with a support system where they would feel confident taking jumps (risks) and try something new. 

In July 2007, Co-Founder Vanessa Pierce, organized SheJumps’ first event: 14 women climbing the Grand Teton, the largest group of women to that date. From that point it has become a community for women in all walks of life with programming across the nation. 

Upcoming Black Hills Events

Jump into Winter Film Series!

BHPFA and SheJumps are partnering to bring educational outdoor experiences for girls and women that nurture growth and transformation. To kick off this new partnership and to raise excitement for winter they are hosting a film series that will run through November, December, and January focused on women’s stories in the outdoors.

The first film showing, Precious Leader Woman, will take place on Saturday, November 252023, at the Custer Beacon from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm. Precious Leader Woman shares the inspiring story of world-renowned snowboarder Spencer O’Brien connecting to her Indigenous roots.

Bring the family out, all ages are welcome! Tickets are $5 per person.

Questions? Contact Andrea


December’s film, Advice for Girls puts a spotlight on the collective experience of women in the ski industry. The film highlights skiers across generations – from women who hold first descents to young skiers ready to make their mark on the slopes.

With advice from three generations of female skiers, the film’s central message reminds women and girls that they are worthy of success, allowed to take up space, and are valuable to their world. An intersectional cast features all types of women – women of color, queer women, women with disabilities, and more – the crew hopes that everyone can find someone in the film to connect to.

Thank you to the Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills for their generous support!

Thursday, December 14, 2023, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Film Run Time: 60min Tickets are $5, All ages are welcome!



January’s film Pasang: in the Shadow of Everest is a story that chronicles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s relentless quest to become the first Nepali woman to summit Everest in 1993.As an uneducated, indigenous woman and a Buddhist in a Hindu kingdom, her dream to scale the legendary mountain pits her against her family, foreign climbers, her own government, and nature itself. Her life would inspire a new generation of women, and her death would change a nation.

Thank you to the Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills for their generous support!

Film run time: 1hr, 12 min
Thursday, January 18, 2024 6:30-8:30 pm, Tickets $5 All ages welcome!

Let’s welcome winter by hiking in Wind Cave National Park! The Prairie Vista Trail is a beautiful place to greet the sun and the start of winter.

Meet at the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center at 6:45 a.m. The Prairie Vista trail is about a 1-mile loop with ~200ft of elevation gain, the estimated total hiking time is about 1 hour. Black Hills Parks & Forests Association (BHPFA) Program Manager and SheJumps Event Coordinator Andrea Fountain will lead you on the short hike to the overlook where we will enjoy a sunrise and reflect on the past year. After sunrise, we will descend and have the option to depart or head back to the visitor center for coffee and treats.

What to bring:

Please be prepared with warm layers, sturdy hiking/winter boots, and a water bottle. If you have any questions about what else to bring, please reach out to our Event Coordinator Andrea at

Who can come?

We welcome all women and girls—transgender and cisgender, as well as non-binary people. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Pre-registration is required for all attendees. Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed on this trail. Please leave your dog(s) at home.

Remember to bring your mug for coffee afterward!

*Please note: the event is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. We will let you know as late as the night before if we need to cancel due to weather conditions.