Outdoor Trips & Activities Schedule

Detailed trip descriptions are available further down the page, after the schedule listing.

Please note that students are given first priority for programs with limited space.

Spring 2014 trip & activity schedule
Date Activity Pre Trip Meeting Date Sign-up Deadline Student Cost Non-student Cost*
Jan. 24 – 26 Mt. Bachelor Ski & Snowboard Trip N/A Dec. 6 $180.00 $230.00
Jan. 31 Skibowl Night Skiing N/A Jan. 29 $15.00 $20.00
Feb. 7 – 9 White Pass Overnight Snowshoeing Feb. 5 Feb. 5 $25.00 $40.00
Feb. 14 Skibowl Night Skiing N/A Feb. 13 $15.00 $20.00
Feb. 16 Circuit Climbing N/A Feb. 13 $10.00 $15.00
Feb. 21 – 23 Hoodoo Skiing N/A Feb. 19 $45.00 $60.00
March 7 Skibowl Cosmic Night Tubing N/A Feb. 5 $15.00 $25.00
March 15 – 23 Spring Break Backpacking Trip Feb. 19 & March 5 Feb. 19 $125.00 N/A
March 30 Source Rock Climbing N/A March 27 $5/$10 (with gear) $10/$15 (with gear)
April 11 – 13 Soda Peaks Lake Backpacking April 9 April 9 $10.00 $15.00
April 25 – 26 White Salmon Rafting N/A April 23 $30.00 $40.00
May 16 – 18 Smith Rocks Climbing Trip May 14 May 14 $30.00 $40.00

Note: Non-student refers to staff, faculty, and acompanied family/friends. There are a limited number of available spots.


Extended trip description

Grand Canyon Spring Break Trip

March 15 – March 23
$125

This year the Recreation Office is planning a trip for spring break that is the deal of a life time. We are taking seven students with us on this five day backpacking trip. We will be surrounded by amazing country, towering cliffs, a beautiful raging river, and some of the coolest people on campus! Come explore a part of the Grand Canyon that most people don’t get to see. We will travel into the depths of the Grand Canyon, hiking from the South Rim to the Colorado River and back.  Please be advised that this will be an extremely challenging trip and good physical conditioning is required.


Weekend and overnight trip descriptions

White Pass Overnight Snow Shoeing

Feb. 7 – 9
$25 (student) / $40 (non-student)

White Pass is a small ski/logging town located between the Goat Rocks Wilderness and the William O Douglas Wilderness. Our plan is to hike north of White Pass in the William O Douglas Wilderness, and find a beautiful lake to call our home for a few nights. The hike will be approximately 6-8 miles round trip, with some elevation gain. Be prepared to spend two evenings in a winter wonderland, where we all will have the opportunity to build snow caves and understand a little more clearly what it takes to survive in the snow.

Hoodoo Skiing

Feb. 21 – 23
$45 (student) / $60 (non-student)

The Hoodoo ski resort is located just north of Mount Washington in Oregon just off of highway 20. Before we arrive at Hoodoo on Saturday though, we will spend Friday evening at the beautiful ranch style Horse Creek Lodge. Saturday morning we head out from the comfy lodge and take the short ride to Hoodoo. After a long day on the slopes we will return to the cozy Horse Creek lodge again for another fun evening. Sunday we will head home!

Soda Peaks Lake Backpacking

April 11 – 13
$10 (student) / $15 (non-student)

Soda Peaks Lake is nestled in-between a few peaks in the Trapper Creek Wilderness. There are beautiful views along the way, and great solitude to be found at the lake. The hike into the lake is approximately 4.5 miles with around 1500ft in elevation gain. Plan on a cool day for this spring trip, and be ready to immerse yourself in the wilderness as we all have a need to do for a weekend!

White Salmon River Rafting

April 25 – 26
$30 (student) / $40 (non-student)

The White Salmon is both an amazingly beautiful and fun river to raft. Narrow canyons, remote woods, wildlife, and continuous rapids are a few of the things that you will get to experience on this trip. The White Salmon is class at a 3-4 level, with a potential to run a waterfall near the end of the day. If you like or have ever been interested in rafting, then this is the perfect adventure for you!

Smith Rocks Outdoor Rockclimbing

May 16 – 18
$30 (student) / $40 (non-student)

Smith Rock is located in the Oregon high desert just outside of Terrebonne, OR. Smith Rock is world renowned for its amazing climbs of all different kinds of difficulty, and attracts people from all over. Also coupled with its great climbing opportunities Smith Rock provides many miles of hiking trails, with great views of the Crooked River that meanders around its base and views of the Cascade Range. Weekend plans include potential paddleboarding, hiking, and rockclimbing.


Day trip descriptions

Skibowl Night Skiing

Jan. 31 & Feb. 14
$15 (student) / $20 (non-student)

Join us for a fun filled evening at one of the nation’s largest night skiing resorts. Night Skiing lasts from 3pm-11pm, with lots of lighted runs for your enjoyment. Price includes lift ticket, transportation, and rentals.

Skibowl Cosmic Tubing

March 7
$15 (student) / $25 (non-student)

Not a big fan of skiing or boarding, but still enjoying being on the mountain? Love the feeling of snow, without having to worry about the stress of flying at high uncontrollable speeds down the intimidating slopes? Well this is the prefect event for you! We will be tubing form 7pm-10pm at Skibowl with music, black-lights, lasers and other awesome lights while sliding on an inner tube at Skibowls groomed tubing runs.

Circuit Bouldering Gym

Feb. 16
$10 (student) / $15 (non-student)

Come learn the ropes of climbing from the pros who teach at the Circuit Boulder Gym at a time when we have the whole gym to ourselves. They will teach good wall etiquette, climbing techniques, and body mechanics! This is a great and fun place to learn to climb and test yourself, or for the old pro to find new limits! Come hang with us and see what it’s all about ☺!

Source Rock Gym

March 30
$5/10(w/gear) (student) / $10/15(w/gear) (non-student)

Come try your skills out at the Source with ropes and 36ft walls! We will have the whole gym to ourselves so as to fully be able to enjoy the gym! Their climbs vary from ones that anyone can do, to the old pro looking for a new challenge to test themselves. The Source is the first full rock climbing facility in Vancouver, so come show some support for the community and see what they have to offer!