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Winter Break

DECEMBER 17-22 (Saturday – Thursday)
Steamboat Springs, CO

Cost: $800 + your Round Trip airfare to Denver, CO.

Sign-up by: Friday, Sept. 30

Ski Trip Deposit = $300


1. You must be part of VU and have an @vanderbilt.edu email address.

2.   Click here to SIGN UP and pay on-line!

You choose your price/logistics:

>> Meet us in Denver, CO for $800

Price includes:  Shuttle Bus from DEN to Steamboat Springs, 4-day lift ticket, and 5 nights lodging.

>> Meet us in Steamboat Springs for $625

Price includes:  4-day lift ticket, and 5 nights lodging.

NOTE:  Each price increases by $50 on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 27  at 5:30 pm in the Outdoor Rec. Center, located at 2600 Children’s Way.

Join us for our 21st annual semester break ski/snowboard trip! The price includes van/bus transportation (from Denver) to our condo, 5 nights lodging,and a 4-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 La Casa Condominiums, located 150 yards from the slopes. These large condos have the usual, plus free wifi and laundry facilities on the premises. There are also inviting outdoor hot tubs for your enjoyment. 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 $320 fee for every spot less than 6.

Click on Ski 12.16 for web for a colorful PDF with more info and photos . . .



DECEMBER 16-21 (Friday – Wednesday) WINTER BREAK
Canoeing and Island Camping
Cayo Costa State Park, Cayo Costa Island, FL
Cost:  $330

Sign-up by: Friday, Oct. 21

Click here for our sweet advertisement, photos, and our itinerary!


E-mail  to outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu to get on the waiting list.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, 11/3 at 5:30 pm in the Outdoor Rec. Center, 2600 Children’s Way

Have you ever wanted to paddle out to a tropical island paradise and simply relax away from everything? If so, than this is the trip for you! Trade in the white snow up here in Tennessee for the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. This trip starts with a road trip down to Southwest Florida, followed by a saltwater paddle to the barrier island of Cayo Costa, which is only accessible by boat. We will spend 2 days relaxing and exploring the island, and even a day paddle to Cabbage Key (the location Jimmy Buffet wrote “Cheese Burger in Paradise”) for… well … a cheeseburger in paradise! It is going to be a great mixture of adventure and relaxation in sunny South Florida this winter break. Estimate trip duration: 7 am Fri. to 8 pm Wed.

COST INCLUDES: transportation (via 12-passenger van) to and from Vanderbilt University, camping/hotel fees, group and canoeing equipment, and in-camp meals. Space is limited to the first 10 people that sign up, so don’t delay.



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 ORC rental hours. This is also where the Pre-Trip Meeting 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.