On the Snow

Register for trips and classes online, or at the Outdoor Program located on the northeast corner of the Fitness and Recreation Center near Washington-Grizzly stadium. Call (406) 243-5172 for more information.

Cross Country Skiing                      

January 7, 2017

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.


Level 1 Avalanche Class Missoula                             

January 17, 18, 21 and 22, 2017  

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.


Avalanche Awareness Workshop                            

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

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.


Cross Country Skiing                      

January 28, 2017

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.


Level 1 Avalanche Class Missoula                             

January 31, February 1, 4, and 5, 2017    

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.


Level 1 Avalanche Class - Lost Trail                           

February 9, 10, 11 and 12                             

$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.


Ski and Snowboard Maintenance Class                 

February 2, 2017 from 6-7 pm at the ODP

Register by: Jan 30th                     

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.


Cross Country Skiing                      

February 4, 2017

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.


Snowshoe Outing                           

February 5, 2017

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.


Ski and Snowboard Maintenance Class                 

February 9, 2017 from 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.


Skiing and Snowboarding, Fernie, British Columbia                        

February 17-20, 2017

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.


Cross Country Ski Weekend in Glacier National Park                       

February 17-20, 2017

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.


Level 1 Avalanche Class - Lost Trail                           

February 23, 24, 25 and 26                           

$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.


Cross Country Skiing                      

February 25, 2017

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.


Women's Winter Skills Clinic at Yurtski                   

March 3rd-5th, 2017                      

$425      

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


Cross Country Skiing                      

March 5, 2017

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

Register by: Mar 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.


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.