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Schedule of Trips and Events

OPR Winter Quarter 2014 Trips!

 


Weekly Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Bus!


1.7, 1.14, 1.21, 2.4, 2.11, 2.18, 2.25, 3.4, 3.11
Every Tuesday• Departs OPR at 3 p.m., returns at 11 p.m.
$8 per trip for CWU students & Rec. Center members, $10 for non-members.
*Pre-registration is required
Alleviate some school stress and head up to the mountain with us for an evening shred session. Whether you’re an experienced mountain ripper or new to sliding on snow, hop on our ski bus and come play for the night.


OPR Lift Ticket Discounts

*These tickets are non-refundable

Summit at Snoqualmie

$55 day pass (Regular $66)
$35 evening pass (Regular $40)
$82 Lesson Package (Regular $89)
(Includes rental, left ticket, and instructor)

Steven's Pass:

$55 Day Pass

White Pass:

$50 Day pass

Mission Ridge:

$50 Day pass

 


Weekly Kayak Pool Sessions

 

1.12, 1.26, 2.2, 2.9, 2.23, 3.2, 3.9
Most Sundays • 7 - 9 p.m. • CWU Aquatic Center
$5 per session • No experience needed.
No experience needed. This is a great chance to become introduced to the sport of kayaking. Participants need to wear a swimsuit and a long-sleeved shirt that can get wet.


AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

1.14, 1.16, 1.18-1.19
$275 CWU students and Rec. Center members
$325 for non-members.
This four day course will educate you on reading and measuring snowpack, analyzing avalanche terrain, understanding of avalanche release and triggering mechanisms, and how to use snow stability analysis and a forecasting framework. The course takes place on campus as well as in the field.

 


 

Avalanche Beacon Clinic

1.25
$8 per for CWU students & Rec. Center members, $10 for non-members.
*Pre-registration is required
Enjoy an afternoon at the Alpental Avalanche Beacon Park working with avalanche expert John Stimeris. John is an avalanche forecaster for the Washington State Department of Transportation and will guide participants through the proper technique for utilizing avalanche recovery tools such as transponders, probes, and shovels. This is an excellent introduction to the use of avalanche safety equipment, as well as a refresher for those who need to tune in their skills for the snow season.


 


Snow Shoe Day Trip


2.22
Departs OPR at 9 a.m., returns at 3 p.m.
$25 CWU students and Rec. Center members, $40 for non-members.
Join us for a day of exploration and exercise as our professional guides show you around the snow covered hills of the Kittitas Valley. Trips last from 4 to 6 hours and all equipment is provided.
*Fees cover transportation, equipment, and guides.


Snow Camping and Shelter Building


$65 CWU students & Rec. Center members
$85 non-members
This trip gives participants an introduction to snow shoeing, backpacking, building shelters, and camping in the snow. This trip is sure to deliver some memorable experiences and provide participants with some skills that may be very useful someday. All equipment and camping supplies are included.
Pre-trip meeting will be Wed. 1.29 @ 6 p.m.
*Fees cover transportation, equipment, and guides.

 


Cross Country Skiing Day Trip


2.8
Departs OPR at 9 a.m., returns at 3 p.m.
$25 CWU Students and Rec. Center members, $40 for non-members.
Come get introduced to the sport of Nordic Skiing with your friends at OPR. Whether you have been XC skiing before and need to brush up your skills or are a first timer, this trip will get you going.
*Fees cover transportation, equipment, and guides.
*Pre-registration is required


Backcountry Skiing Day Trips

1.26, 2.9, 2.23
Departs OPR at 10 a.m., returns at 4 p.m.
$35 CWU students and Rec. Center Members, $45 non-members
If you have an interest in Backcountry skiing but are unsure about where to go or who to go with, this trip is for you. Our ski guides at OPR are avid backcountry explorers and this is your opportunity to get on some fresh lines with the pros. Cost includes guides and transportation. Fully equipped backcountry packs including shovels, beacons, and probes are available


Valentine's Day Full Moon Snow Shoeing Trip

2.14
Departs OPR at 4 p.m., returns at 11 p.m.
$15 CWU students and Rec. Center Members, $25 non-members
Grab your honey and join us for a full moon adventure in the snowy foothills of Ellensburg. All equipment is provided, just dress warm and prepared to be amazed.
*This trip is weather depending


Mt. St. Helens Climb

3.8-3.9
$65 CWU students & Rec. Center members
$85 non-members
Join us as we spend the weekend hiking up the snowy face of Mt. St. Helens. This overnight trip will provide spectacular views, great camaraderie, and some insight and education on winter mountain exploration.
*Fees cover transportation, equipment, and guides.
Pre-trip meeting will be Wed. 3.5 @ 6 p.m.
*Fees cover transportation, equipment, and guides.


Custom Trips

Anytime With 2 Weeks Notice!

Got an idea for a trip? Bring it to OPR at least two weeks ahead of time, and you can be on your way! OPR staff will sit down with you and help with the planning process to make your trip idea a reality!


Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feel free to contact OPR:

Phone: (509) 963-3537 Email: outdoorpursuits@cwu.edu

In person: Located on the SURC East Patio!

Hours: Monday-Friday 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM