University of Vermont


Here it is folks, your OC menu to adventure, learning, and outrageous fun for the semester! Our unbeatable prices for trips include meals, transportation and rental of any equipment needed.

Spring 2014 Trip Calendar

Hiking & Backpacking


Get the feel of an outing club trip on a beautiful day hike. Locations TBD with group input.

Date: January 25, January 26, March 30 April 28
Limit: 9 per group | Price: FREE!!

Backpacking the Whites***

Explore the best mountains on the east coast. The White Mountains offer some of the Northeast's most beautiful views. Come see for yourself!

Date: March 29 & 30
Limit: 9 per group | Price: $40

Backpacking Maine Weekend ***

Explore the rugged Maine backcountry.

Date: February 7, 8 and 9
Limit: 9 | Price: $40

Backpacking Mount Mansfield Weekend ***

On this intensive weekend, nine participants with significant backpacking experience will cover as many miles of the Long Trail as they can handle! Location TBD with group input.
Date: February 15 and 16
Limit: 9 | Price: $30

Backpacking Kinsman Ridge Weekend ***

Watch spring roll in while hiking along The Kinsman Ridge Trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Date: March 30 and 31
Limit: 8 | Price: $30

Backpacking the ‘Dacks Weekend***

Spend a weekend hiking in the Adirondack Mountains, an area renowned for its beautiful views and numerous peaks.

Date: March 15 and 16, April 5 and 6
Limit: 9 | Cost: 35

Backpacking Kinsman Ridge Weekend***

Watch spring roll in while hiking along the Kinsman Ridge Trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Date:March 22 and 23
Limit: 9 | Price: $35

Burnt Rock Day Hike*

Come enjoy an early spring day hike on this classic Vermont hike, culminating in a spectacular 360 view from the peak!

Date:March 22
Limit: 9 | Cost: $15

Hiking and Yoga*

Combine two great activities to create one special, relaxing day by traveling to the mountains to distress before finals.

Date:April 27
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Mount Hunger Day Hike**

Come enjoy an early spring day on this classic Vermont hike, culminating in a spectacular 360 view from the peak!

Date:April 12
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Franconia Ridge Hiking Weekend***

With almost a third of the ridge above tree line, this overnight promises to show participants the best of New Hampshire’s famed White Mountains!

Date:April 12 and 13
Limit: 9 | Price: $35

Snake Mountain Day Hike*

Snake Mountain's summit boasts a wide view of Champlain Valley. Come on this day hike and see it for yourself.

Date:April 6
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Snake Mountain Sunrise Hike*

Give your day the best possible start by watching the sunrise over Champlain Valley, while having breakfast at the top of Snake Mountain.

Date:April 27
Limit: 9 | Price: $15


LNT Wilderness Ethics *

Do you love the mountains? Come learn the seven principles of Leave No Trace to preserve the natural environment around us.

Date:March 15
Limit: 9 | Price: $15


Rock Climbing & Alpine Climbing

Ice Climbing 101 *

Join Outing Club's ice climbing leaders to explore the basics of ice climbing clothing, equipment, top rope belay systems, axe & crampon technique, and movement.

Date: February 1, 9 and 15
Limit: 6 Price: $40

Ice Climbing at Bristol Cliff **

Check out Central Vermont’s finest ice climbing: Bristol Cliffs. Join the OC for a full day of refining your anchor construction and climbing skills! Ice 101 or similar experience is necessary.

Date: February 17 (Presidents Day)
Limit: 6 | Price: $40

Ice Climbing 201 ***

Let OC leaders find you some great climbing in North Conway, New Hampshire on the last ice trip of the season! Ice 101 or similar experience necessary.

Date: February 22 and 23
Limit: 6 | Cost: $60

Rock 101*

Learn the basics of equipment, belaying, and technique from the OC’s best!

Date: March 29, April 13
Limit: 6 | Cost: $20

Bouldering 101**

Come learn the techniques of bouldering with the OC out and around the Smugglers Notch Area.

Date: April 19
Limit: 6 | Cost: $15

Intro to Women's Rock *

An all-women's trip that will teach the basics of equipment, belaying and climbing technique. Introductory Rock 101 content will be covered.

Date: April 5
Limit: 6 | Cost: $20

Rock Climbing in New Hampshire ***

Chalk up your hands and dust off the harness. Join the OC to explore some of the Northeast's best climbing on this spring trip. Rock 101 or demonstration of equivalent skill required.

Date: April 12 and 13
Limit: 9 | Cost: $40

Rock Climbing at Smuggs**

Explore some of the great cliffs located in Smuggler’s Notch. Rock 101 or demonstration of equivalent skill required.

Date: April 28
Limit: 9 | Cost: $20

Telemark Instruction & Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding

Learn to Telemark at MRG *

Free heel for peace… learn the telemark turn at Mad River Glen with the one and only diesel powered single chair! Price includes transportation, rental, instruction, lift ticket, and lunch.

Date: February 1, 8, 15
Limit: 9 | Price: $40

Backcountry Ski Days **

The Tear Drop; those famous glades on Big Jay…explore some of the best backcountry ski spots in Vermont with the Outing Club! Intermediate to advanced skiing skills required.

Date: February 9, 17 & March 15
Limit: 6 | Price: $25

Backcountry Snowboard Days **

Strap in and explore the wild backcountry of Vermont. Intermediate to advanced riding skills required.

Date: February 16, March 22
Limit: 6 | Price: $25

Chicks on Sticks

An all-women’s chance to find the cold smoke in the chutes & beautiful glades of Big Jay Peak! Must have intermediate to advanced skiing or riding skills.

Date: February 22
Limit: 6 | Price: $25

Ski Tuckerman’s Ravine***

An age-old OC tradition. Explore the classic routes around Tuckerman’s Ravine. Must have intermediate or advanced skiing skills.

Date: April 5-6
Limit: 6 | Price: $45


Snowshoe Hikes

Snowshoe Stowe Pinnacle **

Enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Mansfield, Camel's Hump, and the rest of the Worcester Range on this great Vermont classic!

Date: February 2
Limit: 9 | Price: $20

Snowshoe for Hunger *

Contribute to the fight against hunger, enjoy the weather, and check out the spectacular panorama from the peak of Mount Hunger.

Date:February 23
Limit: 9 | Price: Canned good donation

Snowshoe Mt. Abe*

Honor Honest Abe this President’s Day Weekend with a treasured American activity by snowshoeing Mt. Abe and enjoying the great outdoors.

Date:February 17
Limit: 9 | Price: $20


Adirondack Canoe Weekend *

Be among the first to paddle New York's finest waters this spring. See the sights and watch some wildlife in the beautiful Adirondacks.

Date:April 27 & 28
Limit: 9 | Price: $35

White Water Canoe Day Trip **

Ever have the need to tackle that adventure of fast moving water. Come paddle one of Vermont’s rivers and get great whitewater experience. Previous experience canoeing required.

Date: April 20
Limit: 8 | Price: $30

Canoe Day Trip*

Whether experienced paddler or having never paddled before, this trip can be right for every level of experience. Paddle Vermont’s freshly melted lakes or ponds on this day trip and enjoy the sights.

Date: April 20, April 27
Limit: 9 | Price: $20

Special Winter Trips

Sledding Tour of VT *

A white-nuckle special on some of Vermont's best sledding hills. End your day with mountain pies and stay the night at the famous Outing Club cabin in Bolton!

Date: February 2 & 16
Limit: 9 | Price: $25

Backcountry Cooking Weekend*

Hike in and learn the art of building a bomber snow shelter and let us teach you some great ways to dine well while you’re miles away from a kitchen!

Date: March 29-30
Limit: 9 | Price: $25

Cross Country Ski Tour*

Explore the beauty of Vermont by touring on a pair of XC skis.

Date: February 8
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Mountain Biking 101*

Grab your bike (or rent one!) and explore the beautiful network of mountain biking trails on the Catamount ski trail.

Date: April 12
Limit: 9 | Price: 15 (not including bike rental)

Mountain Biking 201**

Grab your bike (or rent one!) and explore the beautiful network of mountain biking trails in the Northeast Kingdom. Mountain Biking 101 or similar experience required.

Date: April 20
Limit: 9 | Price: $15

Cabin Work Weekend *

Join us at the Outing Club's beautiful Bolton Cabin for a weekend of spring cleaning, projects, porch building, mountain pies, and fun!
Dates: March 22 & 23
Limit: INFINITY| Price: FREE!!!

Service Day at Taft Lodge*

Team up with the GMC to help maintain Taft Lodge while on the tallest mountain in Vermont!

Date: April 12
Limit: 9 | Price: FREE!!


Campus Partnerships


The ALANA G.E.A.R. program is a collaborative effort supported by the ALANA Student Center and the UVMOC. The goal of GEAR is to create a fundamental wilderness skill development, community building opportunity, and bridge to the UVMOC for ALANA students.

The Greenhouse

The Outing Club has teamed up with the Greenhouse to provide an outdoors experience for Greenhouse dwellers. Residents can sign up for a weekend hike through the Wilderness Guild.


Banff Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is on the road across North America and around the world. Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or an armchair adventurer, this event is for everyone. Don't miss the excitement!

Winter Classic

Recruit your best team for the 4th Annual Winter Classic, an Outing Club tradition. This three-man race at Bolton Valley ski area consists of three legs: downhill skiing, snowshoe 5k, and cross-country skiing 5k! Everyone is welcome so grab some friends, wax up your skis, and get ready for an adventure race like no other! Sign up at the Outing Club House!

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