Day Trips

REMINDER:  Tuesday, April 20, is the return date for Season Rental Skis/Snowboards.  See you then!

 

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.

 

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:  May 8 – SOLD OUT.
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:  April 24 – SOLD OUT, May 8 – SOLD OUT.
Time:  6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.



ZIPLINING

Join us for a high-flying day of adventure as we head to the Broadmoor’s Soaring Adventures right here in Colorado Springs.  Tons of fun with thrilling zips right next to Seven Falls!

Cost:  Regular price, $250; R4R price, $100
Location:  Broadmoor
Restrictions:  Must weigh between 90 and 250 lbs.
Sign-up deadline:  By noon two days prior to trip.
Date:  Saturday, April 24
Time:  TBD

 

HALF-DAY WHITEWATER RAFTING: BIG HORN SHEEP CANYON

Half-day trips begin May 22.  To see information about our rafting trips this summer, visit our Whitewater Rafting page.  

 

ROCK CLIMBING, BEGINNER

North Cheyenne Cañon is a beautiful natural resource just a short drive away from Peterson.  With diverse wildlife and stunning views, the Cañon is a great place to spend a morning rock climbing with our experienced staff.  Sign up early, our climbing programs fill up fast!

Cost:  Regular Price – $70; R4R – $20.  Includes climbing equipment and guided service.
Location:  North Cheyenne Cañon
Restrictions:  Must be at least 8 years old.
Sign-up deadline:  Noon two days prior to trip.
Dates: 
May 8, June 5

 

ROCK CLIMBING, INTERMEDIATE

Clear Creek Canyon just outside of Golden, CO, pairs beautiful views with incredible rock climbing. If you have prior rock climbing experience and are looking for something a little more challenging than our beginner program, this is the trip for you!

Cost:  Regular Price – $135; R4R – $50.  Includes transportation, climbing equipment, and guided service.
Location:  Clear Creek Canyon
Restrictions:  Must be at least 12 years old.
Sign-up deadline:  Noon two days prior to trip.
Dates:  
June 19 (SAPI Only), July 31

 

FLY FISHING

We are partnering with Angler’s Covey to offer this incredible half-day fly fishing trip. You will head to the river and get professional guided instruction on the basics of fly fishing.

Cost:  TBD
Location:  TBD  
Restrictions:  TBD
Sign-up deadline:  Noon two days prior to trip.
Date:  
June 20.

 

SUNRISE HIKE

Looking to start your day off right? Join Outdoor Rec on this quick but classic outing to a local hike to soak in the sun rising over Colorado Springs. A beautiful experience that will jump start your day!

Cost:  $15.  Includes guided hike.
Location:  North Cheyenne Cañon.
Restrictions:  None.
Sign-up deadline:  Noon two days prior to trip.
Dates:  
June 27.

 

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 PROGRAM INITIATIVE (SAPI)

Thanks to the Single Airman Program Initiative (SAPI) 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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