Trips and Clinics
Nordic Mountain Ski & Snowboard Trips
We offer ski trips to Nordic Mtn. each Monday night in Interim! These trips are night skiing – we leave at 4pm from the Student Rec and Wellness Center (SRWC) and will arrive back home around 11:00pm.
- Lift Tickets – $15
- Ski or Snowboard Rental – $15
Just swing into the OAC to sign up and reserve your spot. We’re open Mon-Fri 1-5pm every week of interim. If you need transportation, just let us know and we’ll get you a ride there at no cost.
See you on the slopes!
- January 7
- January 14
- January 21
Big Snow Resort Ski Trip, Feb. 22 - 24
We’re going north to hit some powder! Big Snow Resort is in the UP and lift tickets include both Blackjack and IndianHead ski hills. We’ll leave Friday, Feb. 22 and return Sunday, Feb. 24 – 2 days of skiing!
- $150 covers 2 day lift tickets, transportation and lodging
- Bring extra money for food
- Need rental gear? The OAC will rent a snowboard at no cost (included in your registration fee) Skis are available at Hergerts here in town for $20/day.
- To Register, visit the Outdoor Adventure Center in the Rec Center during our office hours:
- Mon-Fri 1-5pm
Wisconsin Indoor Climbing Series (WICS)
The Wisconsin Indoor Climbing Series (WICS) is back again! To register for individual competitions, visit the WICS site: http://uwl-web.com/climbwi/
The WICS Schedule for Spring is:
- UW Stout, Saturday, Feb. 2
- UW Oshkosh, Saturday, Feb. 16
- UW LaCrosse, Saturday, Mar. 2
- UW Eau Claire, Saturday, Mar. 9
- UW River Falls, Saturday, Apr. 6
- UM Duluth, Saturday, Apr. 13
Climbing Wall Clinics
Climbing 101 – Climbing Basics class – 30 min.
This is our orientation class designed for beginning climbers with no experience, looking to get into the sport of climbing. Our instructors will focus on equipment use and care, climbing commands, spotting, efficient movement and a general introduction to the climbing wall rules. On slower nights our staff may be available to offer the class on a drop-in basis; however there will also be signup for scheduled class times. You can sign up in advance; classes are free and are available on a first come first served basis. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or just show up!
Current Scheduled Classes: TBD
Belay Skills Class and Certification – 1 hr
Once you’ve been climbing, you’ll want to learn how to belay so you can expand your climbing options and climb with friends. This class covers all the knots and techniques you’ll need to know in order to belay on your own. On slower nights our staff may be available to offer the class on a drop-in basis; however there will also be signups for scheduled class times. You can sign up in advance; classes are free and are available on a first come first served basis. Email us at email@example.com to sign up!
Current Schedule Classes: TBD
Assisted Lockers Belay Device Clinic – 45 min.
This clinic covers various types of belay devices and includes the grigri and other assisted locking devices. If you want to begin climbing outdoors, start setting routes or are just looking for something fun to explore, this is a great clinic. For this class, you will need to register. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the wall to let us know!
*this is a pre-requisite to our route setting clinic
Current Scheduled Classes: TBD
Trip fees indicated are for students and their guests, and cover the cost of transportation and most gear. Trip attendees, however, must provide their own personal gear, e.g. clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, etc.
Single day trips:
Single day trip attendees are expected to provide their own food, snacks and drinks. The OAC and its staff do not provide food or snacks on single day trips.
The cost of food and snacks are included in the trip fee for multi-day trips. Menu planning and special accommodations and needs are all discussed at the pre-trip meeting.
Payment and sign up for outdoor trips is managed at the front desk of the Outdoor Adventure Center. Both the “waiver” and “medical form” are required at the time of payment for the registration process to be considered completed. Student Recreation accepts Titan Dollars, cash, checks and credit cards (Mastercard and Visa).
The Outdoor Adventure Center reserves the right to cancel a trip in the event of inclement weather, schedule conflicts, or if the minimum number of sign-ups were not met. Registrants will be contacted via e-mail to inform them of the cancellation of a trip. A full refund will be issued to registrants if the OAC cancels a trip.
Refunds will only be issued in the event that OAC cancels a trip.
Pre-trip meetings & Departure
Select programs, activities or trips require attendance at a pre-trip meeting. Information discussed and education provided at the pre-trip meetings are related to safety and risk management, elements essential to the enjoyment of the particular activity or trip. Meetings are held in the OAC, and registrants will be informed of the meeting date and time via e-mail. Failure to attend a pre-trip meeting may disqualify a registrant from participation in the activity or trip.
Outdoor Adventures staff and trip attendees all meet at, and depart promptly from the Outdoor Adventure Center.