Jan. 11, 18, and 25, 2020: Anthony Lakes Shuttle Service – Grab a ride in the OAP van to Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort each Saturday in January. Cost: $5. This is a great opportunity for students that need transportation to Anthony Lakes to ski or ride for the day. Space is limited to 10 students so sign up early in the OAP rental shop in Hoke 118 to secure a spot. Van leaves campus at 8am and returns by 5pm.
Jan. 21, 2020: Snowshoe Hike in the Elkhorns, 9am – 4pm. Cost: $5. Join the OAP for this snowshoe hike in the beautiful Northern Elkhorns near Anthony Lakes. Snowshoe up to 2-miles through subalpine forests to the Hoffer Lakes Basin with a wondrous view of craggy alpine peaks. Snowshoes and winter clothing (jacket, snow pants, gloves, and boots) are available to rent for FREE for EOU students. Rent the gear at the OAP rental shop in Hoke 118. Transportation is provided. Space is limited to 10 students so sign up early in the OAP rental shop in Hoke 118 to secure a spot. Van leaves campus at 9am and returns by 4pm.
Feb. 1 & 2, 2020: OUT 220 Avalanche Fundamentals – AIARE Recreation Level 1 Course, 8-5pm. Students receive 24-hours of instruction in avalanche evaluation and hazard mitigation. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying and avoiding unstable and avalanche prone slopes. Location: Anthony Lakes backcountry. Students must register through MountieHub.
Feb. 7 – 9, 2020: 8th Annual Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival. The 8th Annual Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival is coming! This will be a fun-filled weekend celebrating winter recreation in our region that will support and help sustain the Wallowa Avalanche Center. Find all the details at: https://www.eou.edu/outdoor/eastern-oregon-backcountry-festival-2020/