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OUTDOOR RECREATION DAY TRIPS

LIFT TO THE LIFTS (DAY SKI TRIPS)

SPECIAL OFFER – Any trip going to Monarch Mountain is just $80/person (ages 13+), which includes roundtrip transportation and a one-day lift ticket!

MARCH TRIPS:  (All Saturday trips)

March 2 – Copper Mountain Resort
March 9 – Breckenridge Ski Resort
March 16 – Keystone Resort
March 23 – Monarch Mountain
March 30- Copper Mountain Resort

APRIL TRIPS:  (All Saturday trips)

April 6 – Keystone Resort
April 13 – Breckenridge Ski Resort

(Reminder:  Season rental equipment is due back by Wednesday, April 24.)

RIVER GUIDE TRAINING – April – May, 2019

Every summer, Outdoor Recreation offers its customers exciting whitewater rafting trips down the Arkansas River, but this wouldn’t be possible without our very own river guides.

This year, Peterson Outdoor Recreation is offering a River Guide Training Program for the 2019 river season, and you might have what it takes to be one of our new river guides.

This is an incredible opportunity for anyone looking to become a river guide or to get their start in the Outdoor Recreation industry. Being a river guide can be incredibly difficult, but the rewards and experiences gained far outweigh the demands!

This program is open to all individuals within DOD or without.

Cost: $299

Location: Outdoor Rec and along the Arkansas River

Sign-up deadline: 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 27

To sign up, contact John, 719-556-4867, peterson.outdoor.rec@us.af.mil

BEGINNER MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS – April 10, 2019

New to mountain biking? Want to learn what it takes to ride the trails of Colorado Springs and beyond?

Join us at Outdoor Recreation, Building 640, to learn the basics of handling a mountain bike safely and effectively, to ensure your next outing is a success! Bring your own bike, or rent one of ours for an additional $5.

 

This program is open to all personnel eligible to use Outdoor Recreation facilities and services.

Cost: $5 if customer brings their own bike / $10 if customer rents an ODR bike.

Location: Outdoor Rec, Bldg. 640

Meet Time: 4:30 p.m.

End Time: 6 p.m.

Sign-up deadline: 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.

HIKING WITH INFANTS AND TODDLERS CLASS – April 17, 2019

Spring is a great time to get outdoors with your little ones! Striking out on the trail with your infant or toddler for the first time can be intimidating, so let our experienced staff demystify hiking with your most precious cargo.

Stop by Outdoor Recreation for this 1.5 hour clinic that will walk you through everything you need to know from dressing the kiddos to diapering and potty training in the outdoors, as well as suggestions on family-friendly local trails and other resources needed to plan a great (and safe) day outdoors with your infant or toddler.

This class is aimed at parents/guardians of children ages 0-5 years.

Cost: $5

Location: Outdoor Rec, Bldg. 640

Meet Time: 4:30 p.m.

End Time: 6 p.m.

Sign-up deadline: 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.

ARBOR DAY HIKE THROUGH NORTH CHEYENNE CAÑON – Saturday, April 20, 2019

Which pine tree’s bark smells like butterscotch? What type of tree makes its own sunscreen?

To learn the answers to these questions and more, let our knowledgeable staff guide you on a hike through North Cheyenne Cañon in celebration of Arbor Day. We will be discussing how to identify local trees as well as useful and interesting facts about the nature and wildlife of this beautiful canyon.

This program is open to all personnel eligible to use Outdoor Recreation facilities and services.

Cost: $15

Location: North Cheyenne Cañon (Trail TBD)

Meet Time: 9 a.m.

End Time: 11:30 a.m.

Sign-up deadline: 12 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

ROCK CLIMBING MOVEMENT CLASS – Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Learn the basics of rock climbing movement from our experienced ODR staff.

Join us to learn how to crimp, mantle, and flag, as well as the difference between several holds like a jug, slopers, and pinches. We will go over everything you need to know to get you moving on rock with more grace and efficiency.

 

This program is open to all personnel eligible to use Outdoor Recreation facilities and services.

Cost: $5

Location: Outdoor Rec or Fitness Center (TBD)

Meet Time: 4:30 p.m.

End Time: 6 p.m.

Sign-up deadline: 12 p.m. Monday, April 22.

FAMILY HIKE WITH INFANTS AND TODDLERS – Saturday, April 27, 2019

If you are new to hiking with your infant or toddler and want some guidance on where to start, this is the hike for you!

Our staff will walk you and your little one(s) through the ins and outs of hitting the trail together. We will be heading to a local, accessible trail to learn about the logistics of feeding, diapering, entertaining, and keeping your infants/toddlers happy on the trail.

This hike is aimed at parents/guardians and their children ages 0-5 years.

Cost: $15 per family (up to 4 individuals, i.e. 1 parent/3 kids or 2 parents/2 kids)

Location: TBD

Meet Time: 9:30 a.m.

End Time: 10:30 a.m.

Sign-up deadline: 12 p.m. Thursday, April 25.

CAMPER ORIENTATION COURSES – 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays

RPod Camper rentals are back! In order to rent a camper from Outdoor Rec, we require the completion of our 30 minute camper orientation course.

This is to ensure the renter’s complete knowledge of how to operate the camper and all onboard systems. We also require that your vehicle has a Class III hitch and has at least 5000 lbs of towing capacity.

Camper rentals will start in the first week of May.

A VAN WITH A PLAN

This is really cool:  Outdoor Recreation can provide you with a van and driver for your next big event. Whether you are going to the mountain for a day of skiing or attending a concert at Red Rocks in Morrison, Outdoor Recreation is here to help you have a fantastic time. Click here for details.

For custom pricing for your next event, call us at 719-556-4867, Option 1.

SAVE MONEY!

When you look at the cost of an Outdoor Recreation trip, the Single Airman Initiative and the RecOn Initiative will save you a big chunk of money. So go!

SINGLE AIRMAN INITIATIVE

Thanks to the Single Airman Initiative grant, Outdoor Recreation offers substantial savings on trips and programs designed foster a strong culture, mission and sense of community for airmen. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at (719) 556-4867, Option 1.

 REC-ON

Outdoor Recreation is able to offer special discounts for the active duty military, reservist and their ID card dependents for some of our adventure programs through a special RecOn grant. You won’t find savings like these anywhere. If you’re even modestly interested in one of these programs, we encourage you to sign up for it. We have the grant money today; we not have it tomorrow. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at (719) 556-4867, Option 1.

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