Avalanche Awareness Workshops

If you plan to play in the mountains this winter there is no excuse to be inexperienced in avalanche terrain. This fall we are offering 3 nights of training to help empower you in the mountains.

Explore Alaska! Fall 2014 Trips Schedule

Sign ups will start on the first day of classes, September 4th

   Fall 2014 Trips Faculty, Staff, & Alumni
5NOLS Adventure Film ShowingFreeFree
 Join us for an exciting evening of Adventure Film. This event is being brought to us by our friends at the National Outdoor Leadership School and is free of charge!   
6Upper Chena Fishing**$27$32
 Join us as we team up with Alaska Fish and Game to fish the scenic Upper Chena.  All fishing gear will be provided. Participants will need to purchase their own fishing licenses.   
7Rock Climbing**$54$65
 Get in one last day at the rocks outside of Fairbanks.  Never climbed?  No problem this trip is for climbers of all levels to get out and enjoy moving over the limestone at Grapefruit Rocks.  
12Evening Angel Rocks*$29$35
 Get out for a great evening on this classic Fairbanks hike. Enjoy the great fall views atop the granite covered ridge top before hikeing back down for the night.  
13Birch Hill Disc Golf*$9$11
 Get one last frolf game in before the winter season. Join us in a friendly disc golf game on the beautiful and well maintained Birch Hill trails just outside of town.  
20-21Far Mountain Backpack***$147$176
 Get out in the Chena Rec area to hike to the Far Mountain peak. Climb up to breath taking views of the the surrounding domes on this iconic backpacking trail.   
28Gulkana Glacier**$48$57
 The autumn colors are out and termination dust should decorate the high peaks around the Gulkana Glacier.  We will hike up and check out this majestic glacier in the Alaska Range.   
4Delta Clearwater Fishing**$64$77
 Head out to Delta Junction for some late season river fun. Float down the crystal clear water and fish for the late season salmon run while you're at it. All fishing gear will be provided.  Participants will need to purchase fishing licenses.    
11-12Granite Tors Overnight**$144$173
 Cranberries will be sweet and the tundra bright with fall colors on this great interior hike.  This fifteen mile loop goes above tree line and weaves through granite towers that rise more than fifty feet into the brisk fall air.    
19Eagle Summit*$35$42
 Head up north on the Steese Highway to the Eagle Summit trail head. Enjoy a short easy hike up to its peak and then branch out to explore the vibrant frosty arctic tundra and catch some great views of wildlife and the scenic surroundings.  
25Jack River Snowshoe**$70$84
 We will head down to the Denali Hwy to snowshoe out into the beautiful mountains of the Alaska Range.  The trail into the Jack River rolls through the foothills and brings you into an awesome mountain valley.   
Nov.  Non-Student Cost
1Denali Park Snowshoe**$70$84
 Hit the early season snow up the Triple Lakes Trail. Snowshoe up to gain commanding views of the semi frozen lakes and of mountains of Denali National Park.  
8White Mountains Ski*$32$39
 The White Mountains Rec Area is a great place for an early season ski.  We will follow the well used trails on the ridge tops on the Elliot Highway for a day of awesome views and a wilderness feeling.  
15-16Wilderness First Aid*$150$185
 This sixteen hour course gives you the ASHA Wilderness First Aid Certification.  It is a great base of knowledge and skills for all people who get out in the woods here in Alaska.  The course takes you beyond the basic First Aid course and puts the information into a practical backcountry context.  
22-23Cabin Ski Overnight**$130$156
 The White Mountains have an amazing collection of wilderness cabins to visit.  Get out with us on an overnight ski to one of these scenic cabins in which you can get warm and dry even if the weather has gotten cold and snowy outside.  
27-30Alyeska Ski Trip*$366$439
 Take advantage of the long weekend to sneak in a quick ski trip to Alyeska.  Alyeska Resort is a world class lift service ski area just south of Anchorage.  We will provide the transportation and the three nights of housing for this awesome ski weekend. (Lift tickets and rentals not included)    
5Goldstream Valley Exploration**$20$31
 Come out for a fun filled evening ski as we glide our way through the Goldstream winter wonderland to Ivory Jacks for a warm meal and a beverage. Don’t know how to ski? No sweat, learn along the way while admiring  great views of the arctic night sky.  
6Chena Hotsprings Snowshoe*$55$66
 Enjoy a snowy winter hike through the Chena Rec area before heading out to Chena Hotsprings Resort. Soak away your stress before finals in cozy hotsprings while keeping an eye out for aurora. Price includes a hotsprings pass.   
7Ice Climbing**$55$66
 Ever wanted to learn how to ice climb? This day trip is a great chance to get out and try this exciting activity.  Come climb a frozen waterfall surrounded the amazing mountains of the Alaska Range  

Rating system: * = No experience necessary, light physical exertion.

        ** = Some experience may be necessary, moderate physical exertion.

      *** = Experience required, strenuous physical exertion.

Active in the Alumni Association? If you have a current "Active Member" card, you can attend trips at the student rates.

Prices include: transportation, trip leaders, and use of Wood Center equipment. Prices for overnight trips include food. Contact us for additional information. 

All information subject to change!

Stop by our Wood Center office to sign up!

Refund Policy:

Payment in full is required to sign up for a trip.   A 100% refund is available if you notify the Outdoor Adventures Office of the cancellation more than one week (7 days) before the first day of the trip.   Cancellation less than one week before trip entitles the participant to a 50% refund. No refund is provided if the participant does not show up at the start of a trip.

Contact us at 474-6027

Email: uaf-oa-staff@alaska.edu

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