CWUNewsNewshttp://www.cwu.edu/opr/newsen-usWarren Miller's 65th Film comes to CWU Jan. 9http://www.cwu.edu/opr/node/2830Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:08:04<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(Ellensburg, Wash. – Dec. 22, 2014) Since 1949, Warren Miller Entertainment (</span>WME<span style="line-height: 1.4;">) has been famous for combining stunning cinematography with high-intensity action in its highly-anticipated films that follow some of the world’s best skiers and </span>snowboarders<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> on adventures across the globe.&nbsp; </span>WME<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> will make its annual stop at </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> with its </span>65th<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> film, “No Turning Back,”&nbsp; Friday, Jan. 9 for two screenings in the Student Union and Recreation Center </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 for </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> students and Recreation Center members, $14 for general admission and are available online at www.cwu.edu/tickets, or in person at </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Outdoor Pursuits &amp; Rentals (</span>OPR<span style="line-height: 1.4;">) and the Wildcat Shop. All tickets purchased the day of event are $16.</span></p><p>OPR will host festivities before each film as well. Attendees will enjoy free Winegars ice cream, free Monster energy drinks, chances for free lift tickets, and other giveaways throughout the night. This is also a great opportunity to run into some of the Northwest’s best skiers and snowboarders who often attend. As an added bonus anyone who signs up for a winter quarter event or trip with OPR will be eligible for a ticket to the screening for only $10.</p><p>With each release of a new Warren Miller film comes the excitement of the upcoming winter. “No Turning Back” will get audiences stoked for winter exploration and adventures, while witnessing the skill of professional athletes and the beauty of some of the world’s premier ski spots. Viewers of this year's installment will be transported to Japan, the Swiss Alps, Montana, France and more, as athletes like Josh Bibby, Tyler Ceccanti and Washington native Ingrid Backstrom share the thrill of winter sports.</p><p>Backstrom, who hails from Normandy Park and Leavenworth, Wash., has been featured in 12 ski films including “No Turning Back” and has been dubbed “the most popular, well-known, successful and awarded female big-mountain skier ever” by Powder magazine. Though she is just one of the awe-inspiring athletes in the film, her Washington-grown talent is sure to resonate especially with attendees of the screening at CWU.</p><p>For anyone looking to kick start their winter with a thrill and bring to live their inner adventurer, “No Turning Back” is a can’t miss. Whether attendees are seasoned skiers or snowboarders, or want to get in on the sports for the first time, WME never disappoints.</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"> OPR offers weekly adventures this fallhttp://www.cwu.edu/opr/node/2724Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:17:11<p>OPR is offering students ways to bring out their adventurous spirit and help build a healthier lifestyle with weekly opportunities to hike, climb and challenge heights throughout the fall months.<br><br>Hike into the hills of Ellensburg with fellow CWU students and experience a beautiful sunset view with the Weekly Sunset Hikes every Tuesday, starting Sept. 24. Participants will depart from OPR at 4 p.m. and return at 7 p.m.&nbsp; The cost is $5 per trip for CWU and Recreation Center members and $10 for non-members. Partakers need to wear good hiking shoes and bring snack and water. Registration is available at OPR and pre-registration is required.<br><br>The Weekly Challenge offers students the opportunity to participate in hair-raising activities on the CWU Challenge Course every Wednesday, starting Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. The cost is $5 per session for CWU students and Recreation Center members. Participants need to wear closed toed shoes and clothing that they can be active in. No experience needed as this course offers both low and high-rope elements for all comfort levels.<br><br>Lastly, the Weekly Climbing Trips to Vantage offer intermediate climbers the chance to show off their skills. This adventure will take place every Thursday, starting Oct. 3, with participants departing OPR at 3 p.m. and returning at 8 p.m. The cost is $15 per trip and participants must be Top-Rope Certified and will be responsible for their own camping gear, snacks and food.<br><br>Don’t miss out on the chance to experience a great workout and a beautiful view every week this quarter.<br><br><br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Ski and Snowboard Shuttle to the Summit at Snoqualmiehttp://www.cwu.edu/opr/node/2644Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:01:03<p>Come with OPR up to the Summit every Tuesday and Wednesday at 3 PM. Cost is $8 per trip which is a great deal and you can meet some cool people that love snow just as much as you do. Sign up early because there are limited positions per trip. Come up and tear it up.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>