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Winter Break

DEC. 15 – 21, 2014 (Monday-Sunday)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Cost: $840 + your Round Trip airfare to Denver

Sign-up by: Friday, Oct. 3
Bring $275 cash, check, credit card or Vanderbilt Card to the ORC to register

Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, 10/29 at 5:00 pm

Join us for our 19th annual semester break ski/snowboard trip!  The price includes van or bus transportation (from Denver) to our condo, 6 nights lodging, and a 4 of 5 day lift ticket to Steamboat Springs, Ski Town USA, with 165 named trails and 16 lifts.  You will need to meet us in Denver or in Steamboat.  The base elevation is 6,900 feet, with 9,080 feet at mid mountain and 10,568’ on top of Mt. Werner.   A shuttle runs from our condo to the resort, but it is also within walking distance.  We will be staying in the Lodge Condominiums, located 200 yards from the slopes.   These large condos have the usual, plus free wifi and laundry facilities on the premises.  There is also an indoor hot tub, two outdoor hot tubs, and an outdoor heated swimming pool.  The rate we are paying is for “full occupancy”, which means two people are assigned per bed.  If you want a bed to yourself or if a group wants to secure a unit all to themselves, there will be an additional $300 fee for every spot less than 6.    Click on the PDF below for more info.

>> Meet us in Denver for $840

Price includes:  Van/Bus from Denver to Steamboat, 4 of 5 day lift ticket, and 6 nights lodging.

>> Meet us in Steamboat for $660

Price includes:  4 out of 5 day lift ticket, and 6 nights lodging.

Click for a colorful, printable PDF about this trip:  Ski Steamboat 2014

Click for Photos of Steamboat in Nov as of Nov. 5, 2013!

DEC. 14 – 20, 2014 (Sunday-Saturday)
Climbing (Intermediate-Advanced)
Red Rock, NV
Cost: $575 + your Round Trip airfare to Las Vegas

Sign-up by: Wednesday, Nov. 19th
Bring $200 cash, check, credit card or Vanderbilt Card to the ORC to register
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, 11/19 at 5:00 pm

Go west for the winter and climb at one of the best cold weather crags in the world during our winter break climbing trip!  Price includes transportation from the Las Vegas Airport to the campground, all food in the back-country, associated camping and park entrance fees, and a shared hotel room for the last night.  Located just fifteen minutes outside of Las Vegas, Red Rock hosts a staggering variety of climbing.  We will follow the sun and climb on a bit of all which Red Rock has to offer, whether it’s all-day multi-pitch traditional routes, pumpy single-pitch sport routes, and even a nice selection of powerful boulder problems. Unbound by convention and unwilling to conform to any specific style, come join us as we head to the desert and traverse the climbing spectrum.

Click for a colorful, printable PDF about this trip: Red Rock Winter 2014 Info Sheet



Trip Information

Most trips are designed for a small group of people (10-12), and many of the trips require no previous experience. The fee for each trip covers the activity, transportation, in-camp food, camping fees, and group equipment. For more information, look for flyers around campus or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center (at 2600 Children’s Way and behind the new Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center) during rental hours. This is also where trip sign-up takes place. Trips are open to all VU students, faculty, staff, and VRWC members. Alcohol is not permitted on any trip, except the Ski Trip.