Trips

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES aka “OA” provides a variety of outdoor trips, day trips and clinics to the University of Utah community where participants can expect to see activities such as  rock climbing, river rafting, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, splitboarding, snowshoeing, canyoneering, ice climbing, stand up paddle boarding, camping and much more. The volunteer student trip leaders are in constant training to provide a safe and positive learning environment where students can develop their outdoor skills. 

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND TRIPS ARE ONLY FOR UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND THEIR GUESTS. TRIPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO ALUMNI OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

TRIPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES SUCH AS PERMITS, WEATHER, AND OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES.

REGISTRATION:

1. Call us at 801-581-8516 and pay with a credit card over the phone.

2. Come to see us during our office hours within the Student Life Center.

SPRING TRIPS, 2016

 

Introduction to Skate Skiing

Skate skiing is one of the most popular ways to experience our amazing winter environment. It is both physically and mentally engaging and appeals to anyone with a fun attitude and willingness to learn. Come out for a fun day of what is soon to be your new favorite sport! Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Saturday, February 6.  8:00 a.m.

Trip Cost:  $15+tax (full amount due upon registration and non-refundable)

Location: Park City, UT

Notes:  All skill levels are welcome to attend.

 

Ouray Ice Climbing

Largely regarded as the paradise of ice climbing, the town of Ouray, Colorado is home to enough climbing routes to keep you busy for a lifetime. Join us for a long weekend of climbing frozen waterfalls while retreating to cozy cabins in the evenings. Whether it’s your first time kicking your crampons into ice or if you have been at it for a few winters, there is something for everyone in Ouray. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Friday, February 12 – Monday, February 15

Trip Cost:  $170+tax (deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, February 9.  5:00 p.m.

Location: Ouray, CO

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes: Participants must be able to leave Salt Lake City no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12

 

Backcountry Skiing Yurt Trip

Yurt skiing might be the most fun thing on earth. Nothing is better than a weekend spent sitting around a warm wood stove at night with a cup of hot chocolate in your hands while the skies cover the steep, empty slopes around you with enough snow to fill in the previous day’s ski tracks. The approach to the Bloomington Yurt is long, but well worth the effort. Previous backcountry skiing experience is necessary. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Friday, February 19 – Sunday, February 21.

Trip Cost:  $120+tax (deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, February 16.  5:00 p.m.

Location: Bloomington Yurt, UT

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes:  Although no significant experience is necessary, this should not be your first time backcountry skiing/splitboarding.  You must be a proficient in-bounds skier or snowboarder.  Participants must be able to leave Salt Lake City no later than 5:00 a.m. on Friday, February 19.

 

Cross Country Skiing Yurt Trip

Join Outdoor Adventures for a weekend spent in the Uinta Wilderness on cross country skis. When the wind starts howling and the thermometer drops below freezing, you’ll be happy that you are surrounded by the warmth of the fire and new friends. No experience is necessary; all you need is an open mind and a sense of adventure. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28

Trip Cost: $125+tax (deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, February 23.  7:00 p.m.

Location: Green Canyon Yurt, UT

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes:  No experience is necessary.  Participants must be able to leave Salt Lake City no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26

 

Trip Planning Clinic

Have you ever felt overwhelmed when trying to plan an outdoor adventure? Whether it’s rock climbing, skiing, paddling, backpacking or anything else, organizing logistics can be a major struggle. Come to this free clinic with experienced Outdoor Adventures’ trip leaders and learn how to ease the burden of planning your own trips. We’ll look at guide books, websites, smartphone apps, and provide you with many simple ways to plan your next awesome adventure! This clinic is only open to University of Utah students, faculty and staff. Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures if you have any questions!

Clinic Date: Monday, February 29

Clinic Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Clinic Cost:  FREE!

 Clinic Location: The Hub (Next to OA in the Student Life Center)

 

Women’s Desert Rock Climbing

Join some of Outdoor Adventures’ fantastic women rock climbers as we venture down to Southern Utah to encourage female companionship while having a fun filled weekend of climbing and relaxing by a campfire. When the city gets too cold, St. George is the perfect destination to get some desert sun, meet new friends, and climb some beautiful sand stone. All skill levels are welcome. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6

Trip Cost:  $95+tax (deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, February 23.  7:00 p.m.

Location: St. George, UT

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes:  This trip is for women only.

 

Spring Break: Sawtooth Backcountry Hut Skiing and Splitboarding

Spend your Spring Break with Outdoor Adventures skiing or snowboarding endless fields of soft Idaho powder. At night, we will dry ourselves out in the wood fired sauna looking at the stars before a good, warm night’s rest in our hut miles away from everybody else. This will certainly be an unforgettable experience that you don’t want to miss. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Sunday, March 13 – Saturday, March 19

Trip Cost:  $350+tax (deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Monday, March 7.  5:00 p.m.

Location: Bench Hut, Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes:  Although no significant experience is necessary, this should not be your first time backcountry skiing/splitboarding.  You must be a proficient in-bounds skier or snowboarder.

 

Spring Break: Red Rocks Rock Climbing

Kick off your desert climbing season with Outdoor Adventures in Red Rocks National Conservation Area in Nevada. One of the premiere climbing destinations in the United States, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. This is the best time of year to visit the otherwise too-hot desert to do everything from your first rock climb to your new hardest route. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Saturday, March 12 – Friday, March 18

Trip Cost: $230+tax (deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Thursday, March 10. 5:00 p.m.

Location: Red Rocks, Nevada

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes:  All ability levels are welcome.

 

Spring Break: San Juan River Rafting

Skiing and climbing not your passion? Join us as we float a scenic desert river enjoying whitewater rapids and beautiful canyon side hikes while relaxing on sandy beaches at night. Our awesome trip leaders will keep you stoked and comfortable. Did we mention dutch oven berry cobbler? Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Friday, March 11 – Saturday, March 19

Trip Cost:  $350+tax (deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, March 8.  5:00 p.m.

Location: San Juan River, UT

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes:  All ability levels are welcome.

 

Backcountry Skiing Yurt Trip

Ski season is far from over! Get in another weekend backcountry ski trip with Outdoor Adventures as we explore the Tushar Mountains in Southern Utah. This trip was a huge success last year, with the group skiing more than two feet of fresh snow. Our yurt trips are guaranteed to sell out fast so sign up quick! Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3

Trip Cost:  $170+tax (deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, March 29.  5:00 p.m.

Location: Puffer Lake Yurt, Tushar Mountains, Utah

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes:   Although no significant experience is necessary, this should not be your first time backcountry skiing/splitboarding.  You must be a proficient in-bounds skier or snowboarder.  Participants must be able to leave Salt Lake City no later than 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 1

 

Past Trips 

 

Know Before You Go with Utah Avalanche Center

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 27.   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Cross Country Skiing Day Trip

Trip Date and Time: Saturday, January 30.  8:00 a.m.

 

FAQ’s

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Our programs are available to all current University of Utah Students, Faculty, Staff and their guests. These trips are not open the the General Public or Alumni.

WHAT IS A “COOPERATIVE ADVENTURE?”

Cooperative Adventure trips are planned and coordinated by Outdoor Adventures and the trip participants. Trip costs are shared equally by all participants. All group planning, leadership and risks are shared by all participants equally.  Because Outdoor Adventures trips are exciting, physically demanding, and take place in an environment over which we have no control, they can be potentially dangerous. As a participant on a Cooperative Adventure Trip, you must personally accept these conditions and assume full responsibility for your own safety and well-being. Trip size is limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis. A non-refundable deposit is required when you sign-up to secure a spot for you. Each trip has a pre-trip meeting, and your attendance is strongly recommended. If you can not attend the meeting, please call to schedule a time to meet with one of the trip coordinators.

UNIVERSITY POLICIES:

University of Utah policies prohibit alcohol, controlled substances, and firearms. These items are not permitted on Cooperative Adventure Trips. Participants are not required to have health insurance, but it is strongly encouraged.

DON’T FORGET OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IS OPEN DURING THE SEMESTER BREAKS TO HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME AWAY FROM CLASSES. GET OUT AND PLAY!

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SEEKS TO PROVIDE EQUAL ACCESS TO IT’S PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES TO PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES.