Special Programs and Events

Reel Rock 16


Founded in 2006 by filmmakers Josh Lowell (Big UP Productions) and Peter Mortimer (Sender Films), the Reel Rock Film Tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences throughout the world. The film tour is the definitive annual event for climbing communities globally. Reel Rock shows are high-energy, community events that go beyond mere film screenings to include prize giveaways, non-profit fundraising and a party atmosphere.

Join the UM Outdoor Program for the premiere of Reel Rock 16 on Thursday, May 5th

University of Montana University Center Theater

Thursday, May 5th
Doors open at 6:30pm
Show begins at 7pm

Purchase your tickets at the Outdoor Program:
$15 in advance
$18 day of

Rock the Rec Climbing Competition

Date: March 13th, 2022 from 11am - 3pm at the Fitness & Recreation Center Climbing Wall

Price: $30 with a Griz Card, $38 for visitors - open to all skill levels

What to Expect:

  • Free T-shirt
  • All new climbing routes
  • Awesome prizes from local retailers and national climbing and outdoor companies
  • Reunite or meet new local climbers
  • 4 hours of climbing fun!

Sign Up here!




Discounted Lift Tickets

Lookout Pass and Lost Trail Powder Mountain

Starting in December, buy your tickets to Lookout Pass $50 or Lost Trail Powder Mountain $51 at the Outdoor Program. Tickets are available to the University of Montana community.

Lost trail and Lookout Pass
Snowbowl logo


Buy a student lift ticket at the Outdoor Program for $52 and get free transportation from the University to Snowbowl.  A shuttle will pick up in front of the Outdoor Program on weekends.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Are you ready for an adventure? The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be playing at The Wilma in Missoula on Jan. 13. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Buy tickets at the Top Hat online or by phone at 1-800-514-3849.

Go on a big-screen expedition to exotic landscapes, learn about remote cultures and be inspired to explore the world outside. See the best adventure, environmental and cultural films from the most prestigious mountain festival in the world.