Alta, Utah - Winslow Passey, lead guide for Utah Mountain Adventures, is bringing a yoga and skiing retreat to Alta from March 3-7, 2010. The retreat combines yoga instruction with both resort and backcountry ski outings. Participants will learn about and use the principles of body alignment and self awareness taught in yoga and then integrate them into skiing. In Passey's words, "I strive to increase self awareness among participants to help them establish a connection to their surroundings so they can maximize their fun and enjoyment."
The retreat includes one day of skiing at Alta Ski Area and two days skiing the surrounding backcountry, as well as five yoga sessions. Four nights of lodging and meals are included. Interested participants should have good fitness, enjoy hiking and have intermediate to expert level skiing skills. Yoga experience and backcountry skiing experience are not required.
Alta Lodge is the launch pad for the retreat. The all-inclusive package price of $1,899 per person is for a standard room, double occupancy. The price includes four nights of lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Alta lift ticket, all instruction and guide fees, lodging service charge and taxes. Single-occupancy rooms are available for an additional price. Backcountry ski equipment is available to rent.
Passey is an American Mountain Guide Association certified Ski Mountaineering Guide. She been guiding for nine years and is a lead guide for Utah Mountain Adventures. She has world-wide guiding experience that includes Antarctica, Nepal, Mongolia, South America and Alaska.
Passey's yoga training is in Satpa Yoga under the direct supervision of yogi Dr. Sushil Bhattacharya, founder and director of Sapta Yoga International in Kathmandu, Nepal. Passey has been sharing her yoga with others in the mountains on guided trips to Denali in Alaska and in the Himalayas traveling to Everest Base Camp.
About the Lodge
Alta Lodge has been owned and operated by the Levitt family since 1959. Fine dining, traditional lodge ambience, afternoon tea, and the Sitzmark Bar make Alta Lodge the place to be while on vacation at Alta. For reservations call 801-742-3500 or