Trips and Skill Classes

Our spring break trips are coming up!  We have a backpacking trip to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah and a canoeing trip to the Green River in Utah.  Read the descriptions below for more information.

Check out the slideshow of 4 items below:

  • Slide Title: Land
  • Slide Title: Rock
  • Slide Title: Water
  • Slide Title: Snow

Call 406-243-5172, email or visit us in person for more information. The Outdoor Program is located on the northeast corner of the Fitness and Recreation Center.

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Classes are open to the public, while trips are open to the UM community only.  All pretrip meetings are held in the Outdoor Program.

Study Abroad

Take the trip of a lifetime August 3-18!

Mountaineering in Peru

Land

Register by: February 22, 2017

Pre-trip Meeting:  Feb. 23, 5 p.m.

Cost: $50 Includes Instruction, ice axes, transportation.

An introduction to mountaineering. We will be teaching trip planning, self-arrests, rope travel and how to build basic snow anchors.

Pre-Trip Meeting: March 8th and 15th - 5pm-6pm                           

Cost: $375 Includes transportation, park fees, & leaders               

Register by:  March 8, 2017

Spring Break! You cannot find a better way to spend your vacation than in the beautiful desert of Capitol Reef National Park. Spend a week backpacking through a remote area in the Utah desert, it is one of the least utilized national parks. You will navigate your way through narrow slot canyons and high desert walls. It is a trip you will never forget.

6-8 p.m. at the ODP                               

Register by: April 10

Cost: $50 Includes instruction, bench, and tools

This is a hands on introduction to bicycle maintenance and mechanics. Students will be able to fine tune their derailleurs, brakes, bearings, and learn the art of wheel truing. Also, each student will obtain the knowledge needed to take their own bikes apart in order to clean, lube, and grease all the moving parts.

The WFA 16 hour (with optional 4 hour CPR) course provides a great introduction to wilderness medicine for anyone spending time in the outdoors. The course focuses on injury and illness prevention, patient assessment, long-term injury management, improvised splint and litter construction and environmental emergencies.  Available for one credit as HHP 195 course.

Aerie's 72 hour Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is designed for outdoor professionals and outdoor enthusiasts, preparing them to care for injuries and illness in remote, challenging environments. The course is fast-paced, challenging, hands-on and fun. Available for two credits as HHP 249.

200+ hour Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician course includes: WEMT – 2 years, National Registry EMT-Basic – 2 years, American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR 2-years, Avalanche Awareness, Swiftwater Rescue First Responder – 3 years.  Available for 3 credits as HHP 331.

Rock

9-11 p.m. through March                               

Cost: $5 Includes personalized instruction           

Women get to come and climb with individualized coaching and instruction from other female climbers. The gym will be allowed for WOMEN ONLY for two hours during this time. You do not have to be a beginner to join this group of female climbers. All levels welcome!

5-7 p.m. through March                   

Cost: $15 Includes rentals and personalized instruction.

Belay class that teaches tying knots correctly and belaying safely. This class does not certify you to belay, but teaches fundamentals so when you feel ready, you then can try and get certified.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $25 for Griz card holders, $33 for visitors

New routes and a t-shirt! Come climb fresh new routes and get excited strong for climbing outside soon.

Cost: $500      

Call the ODP for details.

Register by: April 19

Cost: $42 Includes transportation, instruction, and gear.               

This rock climbing class is for ALL levels, however a prerequisite is that you know how to belay OR have taken a belay clinic this semester. From just learning how to climb to lead climbing. Equipment provided.

$25/hour includes personalized instruction and gear

Snow

Pre-trip Meeting: Jan 4th at 5pm in the ODP                       

Register by: Jan 4th

Cost: $40                                                                             

An easy way to get out, shape up and brighten up winter. The day begins with a review of basic cross country ski techniques and some practice exercises that can improve everyone's technique. We will then tour the cross country ski trail and check out animal tracks and winter ecology along the way. This trip is designed for those with no experience or cross country skiers who desire to improve their skills.

Cost: $275                                                                          

Follows the Level 1 guidelines of the American Avalanche Association. There are two evening sessions and two full field days. The evening classes are from 5-9 pm Tues and Wed in McGill Hall room 210 on the UM campus, and Feb 4 and 5 in the field.

January 24 & 26 (NULH 6-8pm), with optional field day on Jan. 29                        

Free with a $12 optional lift fee

This workshop consists of two evening lectures and a field trip. The field trip will be conducted for skiers and snowboarders. The workshop is essentially free; except there is a lift fee for the optional ski / snowboard field day. The one-way lift fee will be approximately $12. There is no registration for the evening lectures and field trips will be organized at the end of the second lecture. Skiers or snowboarders attending the field session must be able to easily negotiate intermediate slopes. For more information contact info@missoulaavalanche.org. Lectures - Tuesday Jan 24 and Thursday Jan 26 - 6-8 pm North Underground Lecture Hall - University of Montana Campus. Optional field trip - Jan 29 for skiers and snowboarders.

Pre-trip Meeting: Jan 25th at 5pm in the ODP                    

Register by: Jan 25th

Cost: $40                                                                             

An easy way to get out, shape up and brighten up winter. The day begins with a review of basic cross country ski techniques and some practice exercises that can improve everyone's technique. We will then tour the cross country ski trail and check out animal tracks and winter ecology along the way. This trip is designed for those with no experience or cross country skiers who desire to improve their skills.

Cost: $275                                                                          

Follows the Level 1 guidelines of the American Avalanche Association. There are two evening sessions and two full field days. The evening classes are from 5-9 pm Tues and Wed in McGill Hall room 210 on the UM campus, and Jan 21 and 22 in the field.

Cost:  $225

Follows the Level 1 guidelines of the American Avalanche Association. There are two 4 hour classroom sessions and two field days. Class is Thursday and Friday February 9 & 10 from 5-9 pm in ED 312 at the University of Montana, and Feb 11 and 12 in the field.

6-7 pm at the ODP

Register by: Jan 30                

Cost: $15 Includes instruction, ski bench time, a bar of wax and a stick of p-tex. 

A one hour class on demonstrating and teaching people how to do base repair, wax their boards, and sharpen their edges.

Pre-trip Meeting: Feb 1st at 5pm in the ODP                      

Register by: Feb 1st

Cost: $40                                                                             

An easy way to get out, shape up and brighten up winter. The day begins with a review of basic cross country ski techniques and some practice exercises that can improve everyone's technique. We will then tour the cross country ski trail and check out animal tracks and winter ecology along the way. This trip is designed for those with no experience or cross country skiers who desire to improve their skills.

Pre-trip Meeting: Feb 1st at 6pm in the ODP      

Register by: Feb 1st       

Cost: $40 Includes instruction, rentals, and transportation           

An easy way to get out and explore some fantastic winter scenery.

6-7 pm at the ODP

Register by: Feb 6th                       

Cost: $15 Includes instruction, ski bench time, a bar of wax and a stick of p-tex. 

A one hour class on demonstrating and teaching people how to do base repair, wax their boards, and sharpen their edges.

Pre-trip Meeting: Feb 15 at 5pm at the ODP

Register by: Feb 13th                       

Cost $345 Includes Lift tickets (2 days), transportation, and lodging.        

Fernie Alpine Resort is a ski resort, located near the town of Fernie, British Columbia, Canada. It is a big mountain with big terrain in a small Canadian town. It is known particularly for its high annual snowfall, reportedly the highest of any resort in the Canadian Rockies, and for its powder skiing. Lots of lifts and three huge bowls. Participants must have a passport.

Pre-trip Meeting: Feb 14 at 5pm                              

Register by: Feb 13th

Cost: $250 Includes instruction, transportation, lodging, park entry fee, permits, and rentals.     

It’s Glacier National Park, one of the most beautiful places on earth, in winter.  You will be cross country skiing the trail system along the North Fork of the Flathead River. Lodging will be at the charming North Fork Hostel along the river.

$225

Follows the Level 1 guidelines of the American Avalanche Association. There are two 4 hour classroom sessions and two field days. Class is Thursday and Friday February 23 & 24 from 5-9 pm in ED 312 at the University of Montana, and Feb 25 and 26 in the field.

Pre-trip Meeting: Feb 22nd at 5pm in the ODP                  

Register by: Feb 22nd

Cost: $40                                                                             

An easy way to get out, shape up and brighten up winter. The day begins with a review of basic cross country ski techniques and some practice exercises that can improve everyone's technique. We will then tour the cross country ski trail and check out animal tracks and winter ecology along the way. This trip is designed for those with no experience or cross country skiers who desire to improve their skills.

$425

Follows the Level 1 guidelines of the American Avalanche Association in a remote field based setting in the Swan Range.

Pre-trip Meeting: Mar 1st at 5pm in the ODP                      

Register by: Mar 1

Cost: $40                                                                             

An easy way to get out, shape up and brighten up winter. The day begins with a review of basic cross country ski techniques and some practice exercises that can improve everyone's technique. We will then tour the cross country ski trail and check out animal tracks and winter ecology along the way. This trip is designed for those with no experience or cross country skiers who desire to improve their skills.

Water

March 16, 28, 30, April 4 (8:30-10:30pm in the Grizzly Pool)

April 6 (5-8 p.m., eddy), April 11 (5-8 p.m., town run on the Clark Fork River)

*River days are subject to be changed based on temperatures and river levels.

Register by: March 9      

Cost: $185 Includes gear, instruction, pool time, and transportation to and from the river.            

This is a fundamentals of kayaking class that starts with the basics and progresses with each session. The first half of the class is in the Grizzly Pool. We advance to moving water on the river from there.  You are welcome to bring your own boat or use one of ours.

Pre-Trip Meeting: March 9th and March 16th 5pm to 6pm

Cost: $375 Includes transportation, permit fees, equipment/group gear, and trip leaders

Register by:  March 9, 2017

Spring Break! Spend a week canoeing the Labyrinth Canyon of the Green River in Utah.  What is considered by some to be one of the premier canoeing trips in America.  Canoe 45 miles from Ruby Ranch to Mineral Button with several side hikes along the way.

Classroom days (March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20) are in ED 214 from 6-8pm

Field days (April 8 and April 22) will be announced on their location in the classroom sessions.

Register by: March 27                         

Cost: $145                                                          

Instruction provided by the expert guides at Missoulian Angler.

April 13, 18, 20 (8:30-10:30pm at the Griz Pool)

April 25 (5-8 p.m., eddy), April 27 (5-8 p.m. through town on the Clark Fork River), and April 30 (All day on the Blackfoot River) *River days are subject to be changed based on temperatures and river levels.

Register by: April 10th                   

Cost: $185 Includes gear, instruction, pool time and transportation to and from the river.             

This is a fundamentals of kayaking class that starts with the basics and progresses with each session. The first half of the class is in the Grizzly Pool. We advance to moving water on the river from there.  You are welcome to bring your own boat or use one of ours.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.                

Cost: $295                                                                          

This Whitewater Rescue Course is designed for professional rescuers, raft guides, and whitewater paddlers. Day one covers rescue fundamentals including equipment, organization, basic rules, reading water, and a raft trip through the Alberton Gorge focusing on inflow risk management and rescue situations. On days two and three we'll develop and practice skills on the river. We always modify the class based on the students rescue or paddling experience and background. While the initial emphasis is safety and self-rescue, the class offers an in-depth look at reading water, recognizing and avoiding hazards, quick rescue techniques, boat-based rescues, dealing with boat wraps, entrapments, technical rescue systems, and a variety of practical scenarios. We progress from a solid foundation of rescue skills, and practice into rescue scenarios on the river. No experience is necessary. The class is challenging, fun, and tailored to the student’s needs. It is certified through the Whitewater Rescue Institute.

Montana River Guides headquarters, 138 Big Bend Lane Alberton, MT, 59820.

Campus Recreation is an equal opportunity service provider that conducts certain activities under special permit with the US Forest Service, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Bureau of Land Management. The University of Montana's Campus Recreation trips are permitted on the Lolo, Bitterroot, and Clearwater National Forests (Clause VII.B.). The UM Outdoor Program is partners with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and a member of the American Canoe Association, Trout Unlimited, The Access Fund and the Professional Ski Instructors of America.