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Snow Sports and Winter Activities

Snow Sports

Avalanche Awareness

Enjoying winter safely in the backcountry involves knowing how to recognize potential avalanche hazards. This course will focus on snowpack structure, snow metamorphism and more importantly, avalanche dynamics, terrain analysis, stability evaluation, route finding, safety and rescue. Day 1 is from 4:30-10:00pm at the Rec Center. Day 2 is optional and in the field from 7:00am-7:00pm. Fee includes equipment, instruction and clinic handouts. Transportation is by carpool.

Dates Pre-Trip Meeting Reg. Deadline # of Part Fee Location
1/24; 5:30-9pm 1/25; 7am-6pm None 1/23; 6pm 15 $50 OP Classroom; Mountain Research Center
2/21; 5:30-9pm 2/22; 7am-6pm None 2/20; 6pm 15 $50 OP Classroom; Mountain Research Center

3/11, 3/13; 5:30-7:30pm

3/16 ; 7am-6pm

None 3/10; 6pm 15 $50 OP Classroom; Mountain Research Center

 

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Avalanche Beacon Clinic - Wednesday Workshop

Practice using a beacon and freshen up on your beacon search skills before Powder starts flying. A limited number of beacons will be available for rental from the CUOP Rental Center during this free Wednesday Workshop.

Dates Pre-Trip Meeting Reg. Deadline # of Part Fee Location
3/5; 5:30-7pm None 3/5; 5:30pm 10 FREE OP Classroom

 

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Snow Shoe Clinic

Spend an hour with the Outdoor Program learning about the basics of snow shoeing. Clinic will cover equipment, environmental concerns, great locations and more!

Dates Pre-Trip Meeting Reg. Deadline # of Part Fee Location
1/24; 5:30-9pm 1/25; 7am-6pm None 1/23; 6pm 15 $50 OP Classroom; Mountain Research Center

 

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All or part of the CU Outdoor program is conducted on public lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service, Boulder County Open Space and/or Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.