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Posted by Jane Carswell on Thu, Jan 24, 2013


CMH Bodacious in the Bugaboos

Bodacious = audacious, gutsy, remarkable, sexy, outstanding -- the synonyms are numerous.  CMH Summer Adventures offers women nothing less with its aptly named Bodacious Trips.  These inspirational and awe-inspiring ladies-only trips, geared toward all fitness levels – from strolling amid wildflowers to invigorating hiking to challenging mountain adventures and everything in between -- are a celebration of all ages and stages and have become one of CMH’s most popular offerings.  Four trips are on offer in 2013 and all include thrilling helicopter flights to breathtaking mountaintop locations surrounded by glaciers, mountain lakes and meadows ablaze with wildflowers; guided alpine hiking; luxury lodge accommodation; and great food and wine (not to mention a healthy dose of laughter). 

As a bonus this year, CMH is offering an early booking incentive of a special Bodacious lululemon Run: Swiftly Tech ½ zip pullover (retail value CAD $88) to those who sign up before February 28. 

Travellers can choose from the following trips in 2013:

The Classic: This annual women’s retreat in the Bugaboos is a tried and true combination of Heli-Hiking with professional mountain guides and invigorating yoga.  Join host Ellen Slaughter and yoga instructor Angie Smith from August 17 – 20, or host Mimi Harris and yoga instructor Lindsey Anderson from August 20 – 23.  Come and see what started the Bodacious phenomenon.

Stretch ’n Stir: Yoga instructor Julie Sagan, owner of Bikram Yoga West Edmonton, and her sister Chef Sandra Davis, owner of The Saucy Gourmet catering business in Edmonton, are back to host this vivacious trip comprised of yoga and hands-on culinary fun in the Bobbie Burns mountain range from August 17 – 20.  The perfect trip for those who enjoy a little more “flexibility” – and even more food -- with their getaway.

Cork and Core:  This program, hosted by friends Margo Sutter and Cindy Pocza, who have worked in the fitness industry for more than 20 years and both participated in the 2007 Ironman Canada, offers opportunities to take on some of the adventure elements available at the Bobbie Burns, followed by core strength training and wine tasting each evening – another passion Margo and Cindy share and love to impart to others.  Taking place at the Bobbie Burns from August 23 – 26.

Speaking from CMH’s headquarters in Banff, Alberta, Ellen Slaughter, the vision behind the first Bodacious trip and still one of its leaders, said “Watching women come together with girlfriends or female relatives and experience fun, mountain adventures and camaraderie, while strengthening friendships and making meaningful connections, is inspirational. These women support and encourage one another, while forming bonds that last for year and years, and it never ceases to amaze me and speaks to the majesty – and perhaps magic – of these spectacular mountains.”

For a sneak preview of what to expect on a Bodacious trip, watch this Bodacious video. To learn more or secure your space, call 800-661-0252 or email to reserve a Bodacious Getaway for 2013!

Photo: Three Bodacious Babes in the Bugaboos by Topher Donahue.

Tags: Bodacious in the Bugaboos, Adventure Travel, CMH Summer Adventures