University Recreation


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    Snow-based trips may include a variety of activities such as snowboarding, skiing, cross-country skiing, and snow tubing.


    If you have a trip that you would love to take this year please email with your suggestions.

    Snow Vans

    For those skiers and boarder who just can't get enough snow, we have vans going to local hills every weekend and most Saturdays. Only $5 for the ride, you get the tix & any gear on your own.

    Overnight Trips

    Because one day is not enough, we have multiple days now trips to mountains a little farther away! Lodging/food costs apply. You get your lift tix & gear on your own, but the rest is organized for you.

    Beginner Specific Trips

    Have you always wanted to learn to ski or snowboard? OAR will bring you up to Steven's Pass for a lesson taught by their PSIA certified ski instructors that includes gear rental, lesson, and lift tickets for a heavily discounted price! Increase your skills and learn how to fly down the mountain with onlly a small hole in your pocket.

    Lift Tickets

    Stock up for winter break! OAR offers discounted day passes (9am-close) for just $52(that's a $10 savings) to Stevens Pass. Tickets are ready to use at the lifts; just put it in your pocket and go! No waiting in line to redeem vouchers. Tickets are good EVERY day of the season, including holidays. Purchase in-person from the OAR office (Fitness 173) during hours ( For additional info, contact us at This deal is available to all current SU staff, faculty, and students! Unfamiliar with Stevens Pass, explore at:

    Meet the Snow Coordinator:

  • Eric Kennedy

    Eric Kennedy

    Snow Coordinator
    Senior: Environmental Science and Business Economics

     Hi, I'm Eric and I'm a natureholic. I feed my addiction any way that I can, but most frequently through sending big lines on bikes and skis. My dream is to one day be adopted by a pack of wolves deep in the rugged Idaho wilderness.

    Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, AIARE Level I Avalanche, Basic Kayak Rescue, Leave No Trace Course

  • An adventurous goal helps one discover those essential human qualities - curiousity, patience, fear, alertness, willpower and bodily energy. I found climbing gave a unique sense of control over one's destiny. The exaltation one can get in the presence of mountains can be a memorable lesson in humility and an aid to self-realization.

    ~ F. Beckey