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Women, nonbinary skiers to hit slopes naked at Boot Tan Festival

Female and nonbinary skiers will get the chance to zip naked down a Colorado mountain as part of a festival its organizer describes as “full-frontal freedom” — and no, there won’t be any men sneaking glances at any unclothed ski bums.

Boot Tan Festival is gearing up for its fourth year of inviting women to hit the slopes fully nude for an after-hours ski run at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs on March 29-30.

Founder Jenny Verrochi, 33, said the event started “unintentionally” to create a “safe place” among female skiers that would allow “women to be free” in a private place.

This year, she has opened up the festival to femme-presenting nonbinary individuals as well, she told The Post Thursday.

Verrochi also said her first and foremost priority is to “protect the women.”

When asked if she feared men might try to sneak in under the disguise of nonbinary — as seen at a women’s tech job fair — Verrochi isn’t worried.

“We never had an issue with men or men-identifying.”

Boot Tan Festival is gearing up for its fourth year of inviting women to ski down a Colorado mountain fully nude in an after-hours ski run. Instagram/joreichers
When asked if she feared men might try to sneak in under the disguise of nonbinary — as has been seen before at a women’s tech job fair — Verrochi insists they’ve “never had an issue with men or men-identifying.” Instagram/hana_hart

As for women who may be weary, they don’t have to take their clothes, but Verrochi — who also participates in the event — said they won’t want to by the end of the event.

“There’s not a single person with clothes on by the end of the day,” she revealed.

She described the experience as “collective joy” and said most of the women feel free to strip to their birthday suits because they’re among like-minded people and no prying eyes are around.

The women will be clothed going up the ski lift and fully dressed before re-entering Sunlight Mountain Resort’s facilities.

In addition, only female staff will be on the mountain when the women and femmes zip down — and male employees will have their phones revoked for security reasons, Verrochi told The Post in a phone interview.

Verrochi said her first and foremost priority is to “protect the women” and those participants who don’t want to strip down don’t have to. Nikki House Media
She described the experience as “collective joy” and said most of the women feel free to strip to their birthday suits because they’re among like-minded people and no prying eyes are around. They expect 1,500 to participate. Nikki House Media

The literal ski bums will be met with their belongings at the bottom of the mountain.

Participants will have to check into the event and extra security will be around to keep the women and femmes safe, Verrochi said.

In addition, the slope the women will use after hours is private with no other intersecting trails, leaving zero space for a sneaky man to try and take a peak, she said.

The resort will be open to everyone — including men — during the day, but after its 3 p.m. closing time, only those with a Boot Tan Festival ticket will be allowed to stay and shred.

During the day, women-owned vendors will be spotlighted in a merchant village and festivities include a comedy show, live music, and a tailgate party.

Every year, Verrochi hopes the women find a “newfound love for their bodies” and walk away with “friendships” and new experiences.

The resort will be open to everyone — including men — during the day, but after its 3 p.m. closing time, only those with a Boot Tan Festival ticket will be allowed to stay and shred. Wheelie Creative

“It’s been wonderful [hosting the event],” the Carbondale native told The Post of the “liberating” event. “We call it full-frontal freedom.”

“I’m so lucky this is my job.”

The event started in 2021 with only 27 backcountry skiers before growing to 200 in its second year and 350 in its third.

This year, an expected 1,500 women and female-identifying beginner to expert skiers will strip down for the fun run at Sunlight Mountain, roughly 160 miles outside Denver.

The March 29 event cost $169 for one day of skiing and $200 for two days. There is also a tailgate-only ticket that costs $100.

It is also the first year the event will take place at Sunlight Mountain, which has a ski lift, leaving it open to beginners. The event’s previous location, Bluebird Backcountry, shut down, but the Carbondale native still wanted to keep it close to home.

The Post has contacted Sunlight Mountain Resort for comment.

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