Day Trips

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ELIGIBILITY, PRICE

Outdoor Recreation programs are open to all eligible customers at the regular price.  Some programs are offered to R4R eligible customers at a discounted price.  See program descriptions for details.

Ski Resort COVID-19 Info – Winter 20/21

Click here to read Ski Resort COVID-19 Info – Winter ’20/’21

We want customers to be aware of and well-informed of some of the ski resorts’ COVID policies before they spend the time and money to rent gear and get to the mountains, just to find out they can’t buy lift tickets, or they needed a reservation.

LIFT TO THE LIFTS (L2L)

Take the headache out of heading up to the mountains this winter and let us do the driving! Join us this winter as we head up to a variety of ski resorts every other Saturday.

Cost:  Regular Price -$35

Location:  Monarch, Breckenridge, Keystone

Restrictions:  None

Sign-up deadline:  By noon two days prior to the trip.

Dates:

  • Dec. 5 – Monarch
  • Dec. 19 – Keystone
  • Jan. 9 – Monarch
  • Jan. 23 – Breck
  • Feb. 6 – Monarch
  • Feb. 20 – Keystone
  • Mar. 6 – Monarch
  • Mar. 20 – Breck
  • Apr. 3 – Monarch
  • Apr. 10 – Keystone

Time:  6 a.m.-6 p.m.

MONARCH SKI LESSONS     

             

 

 

If you are new to skiing or snowboarding, taking lessons can give you the skills and confidence to drastically increase your enjoyment of the sport.

This season we are partnering with Monarch Mountain to offer our customers a ski lesson package which includes a shuttle ride to and from the mountain, lift ticket, rental equipment, and a four hour lesson. This is an amazing deal and spots will fill up fast, so call soon to reserve your lesson!

Cost:  Regular Price – $185; R4R Price – $50

Location:  Monarch Mountain    

Restrictions:  None         

Sign-up deadline:  By noon two days prior to the trip.

Dates:  Thursdays:  December 10, January 7, and February 4.

Time:  6 a.m.-6 p.m.

FALCONRY

Falconry is the ancient sport of training and flying hawks, falcons and owls.  Many believe the sport is over 4,000 years old.  This is a rare opportunity to see the ancient bond between man and bird. 

In a small group, you will interact with a variety of hawks, falcons and owls.  Learn their natural history and their differences and see an unforgettable flying demonstration. 

This beginner’s experience culminates with a chance for you to put on a glove and hold a trained falcon.

Cost:  Regular Price – $185; R4R Price – $40

Location:  The Broadmoor

Restrictions:  None

Sign-up deadline:  By noon December 10

Date:  Saturday, December 12

Time:  10 a.m.-2 p.m.

DOGSLEDDING AND TUBING 

 

Being pulled through the snowy mountains on a dogsled is a thrilling and beautiful experience.

These Siberian Huskies are playful, friendly, and will happily give you a one-of-a-kind tour on the snowy trails near Breckenridge, CO.

Then, after dogsledding, we’ll polish off the day with tubing at a premier adventure park in Summit County. Price includes roundtrip transportation, dogsledding tour, and ticket for snow tubing.

Cost:  Regular Price -$205; R4R Price – $50

Location:  Summit County, CO    

Restrictions:  Must be at least 4 years old; not recommended for women who are pregnant.    

Sign-up deadline:  By noon two days prior to the trip.

Dates:  Saturdays: Dec. 19, 2020 and Feb. 6, 2021  

Time:  6 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING / SNOWBOADING – Partnered with USAFA!

 

NOTE:  This trip is designed for beginner backcountry skiers, but, due to the nature of backcountry skiing and snowboarding, you should not sign up for this trip unless you are able to comfortably ski or ride a black diamond on the resort.

Get off the resort and spend a day skiing and riding your own personal powder, big lines, and tranquil trees in the backcountry. 

This one day trip geared toward beginner backcountry users will teach you the basics of using modern backcountry touring equipment and avalanche safety gear. 

It’s also a great way to get some perspective on how to stay safe and have fun, deep in the mountains, away from the chairlifts.

Your guide will take you to the best snow around, and show you the benefits to earning your turns in the Rockies!

These trips are for intermediate to advanced level resort skiers and riders, and folks who are cardio fit.

Cost:  Regular Price -$99

Location:  Dependent on where the snow is!

Restrictions:  Must be Intermediate to Advanced skier/rider ability.  

Sign-up deadline:  By noon two days prior to the trip

Dates:  Dec: 19, 27; Jan: 2, 16, 30; Feb: 6, 27; Mar: 7, 20; Apr: 3; May 8.

Time:  6 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

INTRO TO ICE CLIMBING – Partnered with USAFA!

Dawn Glanc climbing a WI 5 pillar in the Ouray Ice Park in Ouray, Colorado.

Colorado is home to some of the best ice climbing in the world, and we are lucky enough to have some beautiful frozen waterfalls perfect for beginners right here in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. 

Come with us to learn about this fun, exciting, and surprisingly easy activity in North Cheyenne Cañon or on Lincoln Falls.  We will teach you how to climb these frozen flows and how to safely use ice climbing equipment, as well as how to belay your partners.  Don’t miss out on this unique and extremely fun part of the Colorado outdoor scene!

Cost:  Regular Price -$99

Location:  Dependent on where the ice is!

Restrictions:  Must be 9 years of age or older.

Sign-up deadline:  By noon two days prior to the trip.

Dates:  Sunday, Dec. 20; Saturday, Dec. 26; Sunday, Jan. 3; Saturday, Jan. 9; Saturday, Jan. 23; Sunday, Jan. 31; Saturday, Feb. 20; Sunday, Feb. 28; Saturday, Mar. 6; Sunday, Mar. 14; Saturday, Mar. 27.

Time:  7 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

SKI BIKE LESSONS    

(Click here to preview a 3:21 video on YouTube of a Ski Bike  rider at Keystone Resort.)  

Ever seen a ski bike on the hill and wondered how to get on one yourself? Here’s your chance! Join Outdoor Rec as we head up to a local ski resort for a personalized ski bike lesson.

Cost:  TBD

Location:  Keystone

Restrictions:  Must be intermediate to advanced skier/snowboarder; must be 13 years of age or older.

Sign-up deadline:  By noon two days prior to the trip.

Dates:  Saturday, Jan. 9

Time:  6 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKIING / SNOWBOARDING

 

Folks with previous backcountry experience who don’t need the intro level curriculum can come out and just ride!

Our guides will take you around our backcountry zones getting as much vertical in as possible in the day and sniff out the best conditions for you.

Learn some Jedi level tricks to find the best snow, set the most efficient skin track or how to ride more challenging backcountry terrain.  This is a great way to learn about a new zone and get the mentorship needed to continue your backcountry career!

Cost:  $99

Location:  Depends on where the snow is!

Restrictions:  Must have previous backcountry skiing / snowboarding experience.

Sign-up deadline:  By noon two days prior to the trip.

Dates:  Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 21; Mar. 13, 28; Apr. 10, 24; May 8.

Time:  6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

SHOE & BREW

Colorado is largely known for its high mountain peaks as well as the abundance of craft beer breweries located throughout the entire state. We’re heading west for a scenic and fun-filled day of snowshoeing, followed by a stop on the way home at a brewery to warm up and enjoy some local brewskis. All ages are welcome, but you must be 21+ to order alcohol.

Cost:  Regular Price – $45; R4R Price -$15

Location:  Breckenridge

Restrictions:  None

Sign-up deadline:  By noon two days prior to the trip

Dates:  Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Mar. 6

Time:  7 a.m.-4 p.m.

SNOWMOBILING 


Join Outdoor Rec on this thrilling two-day trip to the snowmobile capitol of Colorado just outside of Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Race through snow covered mountain trails all day and then spend a relaxing evening in the town of Grand Lake.  

Cost:  Regular Price – $460, add another rider for $40; R4R Price -$300, add another rider for $40.

Location:  Grand Lake, CO

Restrictions:  None

Sign-up deadline:  By noon two days prior to the trip

Dates:  Saturday – Sunday, Jan. 23-24; and Saturday – Sunday, Feb. 20-21

Time:  6 a.m. Saturday – 7 p.m. Sunday

SKI, SOAK & STAY    

One of the best ways to enjoy skiing and snowboarding in Colorado is spending the night minutes away from the mountain. One of the better ways is to include hot springs, too!

Join us for this exciting weekend of racing down Monarch Mountain and, just when you thought the day was over, we’ll head over to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs to soak and stay at their luxurious resort.

Cost: Regular Price – $350/person.  Customers can add a participant to their room for $80.  Room capacity is 4.

R4R Price – $175/person.  Customers can add a participant to their room for $40.

Location: Monarch Mountain & Mt. Princeton Resort

Restrictions: None

Sign-up deadline: By noon two days prior to the trip

Dates:  Saturday, Jan. 30 – Sunday, Jan. 31; Saturday, Feb. 27 – Sunday, Feb. 28

Time:  6 a.m. Saturday – 7 p.m. Sunday

SAVE MONEY WITH R4R!

R4R discounted pricing is available to:

  • Active Duty Air Force and their dependents,
  • Air Reserve and Air National Guard members and their dependents,
  • Sister service members and their dependents (Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Army) only if they are PERMANENTLY stationed on an Air Force installation. They need to have PCS orders to an Air Force installation, TDY orders do not count.

Who is NOT eligible:

  • Non-dependent family of eligible members,
  • Sister service members (and family) NOT permanently stationed on an Air Force installation (i.e. Army member stationed at Fort Carson is not eligible),
  • Foreign military members,
  • Veterans,
  • Retirees.

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 to 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 else. 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 forever. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 719-556-4867, Option 1.

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