Outdoor Recreation & Open Gym Activities

There are some great activity options available to Students, Staff and Faculty. Take advantage of these adventure opportunities made available by the BC Wellness Center, Student Programs, Human Resources and the Wilderness Skills Certificate Program.

Winter 2015 Schedule

There is a $5 registration/equipment fee for all advanced registration events.


Avalanche Awareness Lecture

Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile in the back-country, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger. There will be an optional field trip held on Friday February 6th from 12:00-5:00 PM at Snoqualmie Pass.

Overnight Snowshoeing/ Camping

Learn what is needed to extend your camping season year round.  Participants will meet on Thursday March 5th from 3:30-5:30 for a planning session to cover required gear, clothing, food, tour planning and equipment rentals. Our next meeting will be on the mountain where we will construct a snow shelter and experience perfect star gazing (weather permitting).  Don’t miss this epic adventure!

Introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a great way to relieve stress, build muscle tone and improve self-efficacy. It’s also one of the statistically safest recreational activities available. Put life priorities in perspective by dangling from a 40’ cliff with a fellow BC student.  All climbing equipment and instruction is provided. Packing list and information sheet provided upon online registration.

Guided Snowshoeing Trips

Basic snowshoe information, snowshoes, route selection and views will be provided.  Participants will meet at trailheads along the I-90 corridor in the Snoqualmie pass region for a great Friday afternoon workout and mental reboot.  Be prepared for winter driving and dress for winter weather conditions.  Packing lists,information sheet provided upon online registration.  Get out There!!!

Guided Friday Afternoon Hike

Meet at the Poo Poo Point trail head for a group hike. Great experience for first time hikers, anyone is welcome to join! Basic information and topographical maps will be provided.  Come prepared with comfortable walking/hiking shoes, a day pack with water, food, clothing and a light source (head lamp required). Take this opportunity to meet other outdoor enthusiast and start your weekend in an active and invigorating way.