Whether it’s snowshoeing, skiing,
boarding or hurtling yourself down a mountain on a giant inflatable tube, Outdoor Adventure Recreation (OAR) has something for all students who want to make the most of the snow blanketing parts of Washington. Snow in Seattle is rare—despite this weekend’s winter wonderland—so here is what you can look forward to in the coming months as winter wanes.
2/14-2/17 – 49 Degree O/N 2/15 – Crystal SnoVan 2/16 – Stevens SnoVan 2/17 – XC Skiing 2/21 – Tubing Snoqualmie Pass 2/22 – Stevens SnoVan 2/28-3/2 – Mount Baker O/N 3/1 – Stevens SnoVan 3/2 – XC Skiing and Skating 3/8 – Stevens SnoVan 3/9 – Crystal SnoVan 3/15 – Stevens Pass
2/19 – Outdoor Skills: Knots & Stuff 2/23 – Snow: Ski/Board 101
2/14-16 – Climb: Smith Rock 2/22 – Middle Fork Snoqualmie Snowshoe 3/2 – Boulder River
MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE IN NORTH BEND, WA
Still need to plan a romantic adventure for Valentine’s Day? Strap on some snowshoes, grab your valentine’s hand and drift around the night with a bunch of other people. A cocoa-filled Thermos would be a great addition to the trip.
CLIMB SMITH ROCK IN BEND, OREGON
If your valentine is opposed to both snowshoeing and the obligatory parades of flowers and chocolate, take the weekend (Feb. 14-16) to do some rock climbing in the beautiful red rocks of Bend, Oregon. This climbing hot spot boasts many climbs, with over a thousand of them bolted. It is sure to be a great weekend for your outdoorsy valentine.
SNOW TUBING AT SNOQUALMIE PASS
This is an event that I cannot recommend enough, though I have never participated in it myself. The idea of jumping into an inner tube and cascading down a mountain, without any skill required, just sounds fun. Although it has been offered several times throughout the year, the final tubing session of the season is quickly approaching on Feb. 21, so jump on this opportunity. Emily may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org