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Exloring UAS' backyard

Starting Spring 2018 the UAS Recreation Center and Outdoor Studies (ODS) will be teaming up to offer outdoor trips to the UAS community.

This program will utilize the skill and experience of our Outdoor Studies students (ODS) to guide outdoor trips for the UAS student body. These trips will vary from learn to ski days at Eaglecrest, snowshoeing and skiing in our backyard, cabin over-nighters, hiking Juneau trails, to paddle boarding in the spring. The REC Center provides the gear, ODS the experience and guidance, with students benefiting by getting out and engaging with our environment.

See you outdoors!

Outings are currently being planned for the spring semester. As the schedule is planned it will be posted here as well as in the campus and REC Center calendars. A good place for announcements on outings will be the REC Center Facebook page as well. Many trips will have a limit on participation due to equipment. If trip group size is limited by equipment, sign-ups will be on a first-come basis.

Learn to Ski

Looking to learn to ski or sharpen your ski skills while sharing the slopes with other UAS students? REC+ODS Outdoor Adventures has secured a screaming deal for UAS students. Friday, February 9th UAS will be providing transportation from the REC Center to Eaglecreast for student ski lessons at only $39. This includes transportation to Eagelcreast, lessons, lift, and ski rentals. You will not find a better deal!

Our group size is limited to 20 and requires completion of Eaglecrest waiver, registration, and payment to Eagelcrest for ski package (due at mountain). See links below for forms.


The bus leaves the REC Center at 4pm. You may drive up yourself and meet the group if you'd like but you must be at Eaglcrest by 5pm. When completing the registration form please specify how you'll be getting to Eaglecreast. When on the bus please have your completed waiver, dress for the weather, and payment to Eaglecrest.

The lesson runs from 5pm to 8:15pm, with the bus returning to the REC Center. 


You may bring your own dinner/snacks or purchase food at Eaglecrest. Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30pm-7:30pm, $12 for Adults. No food/drink will be provided so be sure to come prepared.


  • Eaglecrest Ski School form and waiver (must be completed ahead of time and brought with you.
  • Sign up form (with limited openings you must register using our form, Learn to Ski Sign-up tab above).

If form does not appear below you may also go directly to google form and log-in to your UA Google account or person Google account.


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