For Fall Semester 2018, Outdoor Activities has a slew of adventures planned, from horseback riding to snowshoeing.
“For the first six weeks, we have a lot of activities carry over from the spring such as water-based activities and land-based activities,” said Morris Christensen, a Student Activities adviser.
But when the snow starts to fall, Outdoor Activities plans many winter adventures.
Morris said they have programs focused on skiing, such as cross-country classes.
“We have this activity called air boarding where we take an inflatable sled and hike to a top of a hill and slide down,” said Marissa Shin, a senior studying recreation management. It is super fast and super fun; I loved it every time.”
Prices for these excursions range from $5 to $25, which Shin said are more affordable compared to other companies in the area.
Included in the price of the ticket are the transportation costs, food costs and the cost of the equipment.
Some of the places Outdoor Activities visits are Targhee National Forest, the Salmon River, Pointless Crag and other places in Wyoming and Montana.
For those on a time crunch, several activities are held on campus including the Ropes Course located in the Upper Fields on the south side of campus.
“All of our trips are geared toward all skill levels and anybody that is a beginner,” Christensen said. “Really why we exist is to introduce students to a lifetime of activities.”
Students wishing to gain more outdoor experience and leadership skills can sign up to become a trip manager or volunteer. Outdoor Activities holds meetings every Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Hart 154.
“Everyone can agree that school and work and dating life can get stressful, and for some people the outdoors is a really great way to refresh and not worrying about all the little tasks,” Shin said. “It is a great way for me to escape, think and refresh.”
For more information about the activities offered this semester, visit campusrec.byui.edu.