The Vermont Cynic

A look into Chicks on Sticks’ 5:00 a.m. ski trips

A look into Chicks on Sticks' 5:00 a.m. ski trips

Payton Kurrle, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

At around 5:00 a.m. March 4, a white van pulled into the parking lot of Gutterson Fieldhouse.  Junior Finn Brokaw, a group leader of Power through Powder, got out of the van and opened the back, revealing a pile of ski equipment. Ten women, geared up with backpacks and skis over their shoulders, pil...

Skiers shred for female health care and empowerment

Senior Meghan Driscoll smiles while skiing down the mountain March 20.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

It’s not unusual to see stacks of colorful skis in the dining hall on weekend mornings as student skiers eat an 8 a.m. breakfast before hitting the slopes. For campus organization, Chicks on Sticks, skiing is more than a pleasant pastime - it’s connected it to social justice. Founded by two fem...

Sunrise ski aims to empower women

Sunrise ski aims to empower women

Erin Powell, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Hoards of students hit the slopes each weekends, but a group of UVM women don’t just shred  for fun — they ski for Planned Parenthood. Chicks on Sticks is an all-female ski group that was started in 2017 by senior Emily Listow. It aims to create an inclusive and fun environment for women who ski a...

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
Chicks on Sticks