Climb up a mountain, ski down. Paddle lakes and rapids. Climb rock & ice, learn to belay a friend. Pack your pack and hike through the woods. Travel for outdoors adventures during breaks, learn wilderness medical skills. Rent the cabin with your club, build your team & leadership skills on the ropes course. UVM Outdoor Programs provide four-season adventure right in our backyard, led by skilled & trained student leaders who teach while sharing their passions. We're here to help you develop backcountry travel and outdoor leadership skills (…and maybe even help you get some credit while you doing it!).
VISIT THE OUTING CLUBHAUS
The UVM Outing Club operates out of the Outing Club House - located right on campus, serving as a community resource for all UVM students looking to get outside. The OC provides gear rentals for all-season backcountry travel, a wide array of map and guidebook resources, and a team of student leaders who will gladly help with it all. The OC House is open Monday- Thursday (10am-3pm) and Fridays (10am-4pm) during the academic year, with limited operating hours during the summer.
SKI & RIDE WITH UVM SSC
The UVM Ski & Snowboard Club (UVMSSC) is a non-competitive, non-profit, student run organization dedicated to bringing together UVM's winter sports community and making skiing and snowboarding more accessible to UVM students. They host a number of on- and off-campus events throughout the entire academic year ranging from film festivals and rail jams to gear swaps and mountainside BBQs.
Membership to the UVMSSC gives students access to discounted seasons passes to local mountains, free weekly transportation to resorts, discounts to local shops, and more.
TAKE A TREK
For more than 40 years Wilderness TREK has been providing incoming first-year students the opportunity to build lasting friendships, initiate self-discovery, and explore the people and landscapes that are Vermont and the North Country during a unique 6-day, pre-move-in adventure. Be a participant, or even a TREK Leader!
LEAD THE WAY
Whether it's leading a trip, developing some specific wilderness survival skills, or helping run an outdoor-themed club or organization, there's a number of ways to sharpen your leadership skills and shape the experiences of your fellow students. Apply to be on the leadership team for the UVM Outing Club or Ski & Snowboard Club, Become a TREK Leader, or check out all the leadership development programs available in connection with Outdoor Programs.
LEARN THE ROPES (LITERALLY!)
UVM Outdoor Programs oversees the Team & Leadership Center (TLC), who provide top-quality group experiential challenges and team building programs for UVM and the surrounding community. TLC manages an adventure ropes course which features both with both low and high-elements - and higher, both student and community staff to facilitate programs throughout the year.
Seeking outdoor connection? UVM has a number of student-run outdoor and wilderness themed clubs and organizations - ranging from the Outing Club to Fly Fishing.