Upcoming Trips

The CDC and U.S. State Department are restricting travel to and from parts of the world with widespread transmission and recommending avoiding travel to other areas. The college has suspended travel by students, faculty, and staff to locations that have Level 2 and Level 3 alerts from the CDC until further notice

Outdoor Recreation Management is focusing on domestic travel expeditions for the upcoming Winter Break and Spring Semester. All of these expeditions are tentative and could be postponed due to current COVID conditions.


Italy Expedition

Vermont Winter Multi-Sport Expedition

Join the Outdoor Recreation Management for a multi-sport winter expedition to Vermont over winter break where we’ll backcountry ski, snowshoe, inbound snowboard, ice climb, fat tire bike, and winter camp. You’ll also increase your knowledge of winter specific wilderness medicine and ski patrol skills, avalanche mitigation, and winter survival.

Photos courtesy of www.sunrisemountainguides.com.

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    Expedition Information

    Length: 11-day expedition from Dec. 27, 2020–Jan. 8, 2021 

    Recommended for: Outdoor Recreation Management, Ski Industry Business and Instruction, and Wilderness Medicine majors and minors. Additionally, students looking for core credits can take this course for LHF credits.

    Faculty:
    Katie Wall, Outdoor Recreation Management

    Cost:  Approximately $1,500. Final price is dependent on student enrollment.
    Includes: Transportation, lodging, majority of meals, park entry fees, equipment fees, and outfitter fees. 

    Locations:
    Stowe Resort 
    Mount Mansfield
    Ranch Valley and Ranch Camp
    Smuggler's Notch Resort
    Smuggler's Notch State Park

    Prerequisites: Adequate physical ability and skiing or snowboarding experience highly encouraged.

    Course Credits Received: Two Outdoor Recreation Management credits (skills fundamentals) or two Lifetime Health and Fitness credits. These optional credits will be applied to your Spring 2021 course load.

    Registration: Coming soon!

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    Sample Itinerary

    This itinerary is subject to change.

    • Day 1: Drive to Vermont
    • Days 2–4: Weather dependent we’ll ice climb, cross country ski, or backcountry ski. We’ll be winter camping at Smuggler’s Notch State Park.
    • Day 5: Full day skiing/snowboarding at Stowe Resort. Yurt lodging.
    • Day 6: Fat tire mountain biking on single track at Ranch Camp. Yurt lodging.
    • Day 7: Weather dependent we’ll ice climb, cross country ski, or backcountry ski. Then hike to Sterling and lodge in nearby Smuggler’s Notch Resort.
    • Day 8: Meet with Ski Patrol and Smuggler’s Notch Resort and ski/ride the resort. Lodging near the resort.
    • Day 9: Weather dependent we’ll ice climb, cross country ski, or backcountry ski. Then meet with Stowe Mountain Rescue Director and lodge at Round Hearth ski dorm.
    • Day 10: Weather dependent we’ll ice climb, cross country ski, or backcountry ski. Lodge at Round Hearth ski dorm.
    • Day 11: Drive back to Lees-McRae College


Italy Expedition

Colorado Ski Industry Professional Development Trip

Join the Outdoor Recreation Management program for the international Outdoor Retailer conference, the largest global B2B trade event show in North America serving the outdoor industry. Here you’ll meet with industry professionals, view new equipment and products, and attend educational presentations about the outdoor retail industry. You’ll also tour the National Ski Patrol, National Ski Areas Association, and Professional Ski Instructors of America/American Association of Snowboard Instructors headquarters (PSIA-AASI)’s Headquarters. You’ll travel to several Colorado resorts for behind the scenes tours meeting with mountain operations, marketing, ski/ride school, and ski patrol directors and managers. Learn more about our trip in 2020 where we visited Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Loveland Pass, and Winter Park Resorts.

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    Trip Information

    Length: 8–9 day trip from Jan. 22–Jan. 30, 2021 (Dates might be adjusted by a day or two depending on the Ski & Snowboard Team's competition schedule.)

    Recommended for: Outdoor Recreation Management, Ski Industry Business and Instruction, and Business Administration majors and minors. Preference will be given to Ski Industry Business and Instruction students as spots are very limited. 

    Faculty:
    Katie Wall, Outdoor Recreation Management

    Cost:  Approximately $800. Final price is dependent on student enrollment and resort locations. 
    Includes: Ground transportation, lodging, Outdoor Retailer admissions, and most ski resort fees (flight and meals not included) 

    Locations:
    Denver, Colorado
    3–4  Colorado Ski Resorts (dependant on student interest and needs)

    Prerequisites: Skiing or snowboarding experience.

    Course Credits Received: Two Outdoor Recreation Management credits (skills fundamentals) or two Business Administration credits. These optional credits will be applied to your Spring 2021 course load.

    Registration: Coming soon!

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    Sample Itinerary

    This itinerary is subject to change.

    • Day 1: Fly to Denver then drive to first resort
    • Day 2: Ski/ride first resort
    • Day 3: Ski/ride second resort
    • Day 4: Ski/ride third resort
    • Days 5: Visit National Ski Patrol, National Ski Areas Association, and Professional Ski Instructors of America/American Association of Snowboard Instructors headquarters (PSIA-AASI)’s Headquarters.
    • Day 6-7: Attend the Outdoor Retailer Show.
    • Day 8: Ski/ride fourth resort
    • Day 9: Fly back to Lees-McRae

Coming Soon!

Expedition Norway/Iceland
Business and Outdoor Recreation Management  |  May 2021

Western National Parks
English, History, and Outdoor Recreation Management  |  May 2022

For more details, contact ORM Program Coordinator, Katie Wall.