Upcoming Events

Angell Basin Snowshoe Tour

Friday, Jan. 20th, 2023

Do something really fun at the start of the term! Join us for an afternoon of snowshoeing up to the gorgeous Angell Basin in the Elkhorn Mountains near Anthony Lakes ski area. No experience necessary and the OAP can provide all winter clothing and gear. Transportation is provided. 

Space is limited to 10, so register early. Register by filling out the two forms below:

Angell Basin Snowshoe Tour Registration Form

OAP Medical History Form

Location: Angell Basin – near Anthony Lakes Ski Area 
When: Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $5/person
Fitness Level: Moderate
Distance: 3 miles round trip


Queer Climb Night

Queer Night @ the Climbing Center in the Fieldhouse

Wednesday, 6-8pm
Cost – FREE

This is a great opportunity for LGBTQIA students to try out the sport of rock climbing in a safe indoor environment. We want to provide an inviting space that embraces the queer community. Folks will get personalized instruction on how to climb and belay from knowledgeable and helpful OAP staff. All equipment is provided.

REGISTRATION FORM FOR QUEER CLIMB NIGHT


Sledding @ Spout Springs

OAP Sledfest 2023

Are you the fastest guy or gal on snow since penguins learned to fly? What? Penquins don’t fly? It doesn’t matter…because you’ll be having too much fun sledding your little hiney off. We’ll be going some place where there is enough snow to really get the sleds racing. No experience necessary to participate and the OAP can provide winter clothing and sleds. Transportation is provided. 

Space is limited to 10, so register early. Register by filling out the two forms below:

Sledfest Registration Form

OAP Medical History Form

Location: Spout Springs

When: Friday, Jan. 27, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $5
Fitness Level: Easy-Moderate
Distance: Variable 


Black History Month Climb Night

Black History Climb Night @ the Climbing Center in the Fieldhouse

Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 6-8pm
Cost – FREE

Join us in celebrating Black History Month. This is a great opportunity for BIPOC students to try out the sport of rock climbing in a safe indoor environment. We want to provide an inviting space that embraces our communities of color on campus. Folks will get personalized instruction on how to climb and belay from knowledgeable and helpful OAP staff. All equipment is provided.

REGISTRATION FORM FOR BLACK HISTORY CLIMB NIGHT



11th Annual Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival

11th Annual Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival

We are so excited to be celebrating 11 years of glorious mountain culture in Eastern Oregon. This year we are bringing back the live music at the Starbottle Saloon for Saturday night. Bag of Hammers will be getting us dancing and swinging. We’ll continue to offer two avalanche snow safety clinics on Saturday taught by Wallowa Avalanche Center forecasters and the guided backcountry tour in the A-Lakes backcountry on Sunday. Also, our online fundraiser will have a ton of cool gear and local merchant prizes to auction off. So…come up to Anthony Lakes for a fantastic weekend of backcountry fun and support the Wallowa Avalanche Center and their mission of keeping people safe and riding on top.

Jan. 23 – Feb. 5, 2023- Online Auction

Online auction to benefit and raise funds for the Wallowa Avalanche Center. Amazing prizes, equipment, and services from local businesses and sponsors will be available. To join in the fundraising fun visit 32 Auctions

Feb. 3, 2023 – Film Showing & Fundraiser @ HQ in downtown La Grande

We’ll be showing the award-wining documentary “Buried” that commemorates 40-years since the Alpine Meadows, CA avalanche disaster that killed 7 people. Along with showing the film we’ll have a raffle and pie auction event to raise funds for the WAC. Dust off the old family recipes or excite us with your phenomenal baking skills. We need pie donations galore! Expect great local brew, food, and vendors. 

Saturday, Feb. 5th – Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort

8 a.m – Festivities start out with the Kip Rand Memorial Backcountry Race. Register HERE.

10 a.m. – Avalanche Companion Rescue Clinic at Anthony Lakes. (Meet at EOBF tent outside south of the rental shop)

1 p.m. – Avalanche Basics Clinic: snow profiles and stability tests in the AL backcountry.(Meet at EOBF tent south of the rental shop)

3 p.m. – Bag of Hammers at the Starbottle Saloon. Come dressed in your most outlandish outfit and prepare to dance your pants off!

Sunday, Feb. 6th – Elkhorn Mountains

9 a.m. – Self-organized free touring day in the Anthony Lakes backcountry. Join WAC forecasters on a tour of Angell Basin near A-Lakes. They’ll show you some helpful techniques for evaluating the local snowpack and good touring options. (Meet at EOBF tent south of the rental shop)