Alpine Club Winter 2012. Which trip will you go on?

Welcome back to DUAC. Here are the awesome trips we have lined up for you this winter. Grab your parka and get outside with alpine club, we have affordable trips to offer you this winter. Be sure to check your weekly email to know when to sign up for what trips. Happy winter!

Taos, NM Jan 13-16 

Spend MLK weekend skiing in New Mexico. Price is $175 if you’re a member, $250 if you’re not. The price includes transportation, 3nights lodging and 3 lift tickets, what a deal! (Did you know Taos has some of the most snow in the country right now?) Remember, all abilities are welcome on this trip.

Day Ice Climb Jan 21 

Interested in ice climbing? Come with DUAC for a day of guided ice climbing near Boulder. All abilities welcome. Price $35/$45 (member/non-member)

Day Ice Skate Jan 22 

How does a day of ice skating followed by some hot chocolate sound? This could be a fun outing with your friends or a romantic get away with your lover, either way come skating in the mountains with alpine club! Price $10/$20

Steamboat Jan 27-29 

More information TBA!

Moonlight Snowshoe Feb 3 

What could be better than snowshoeing under a moonlit sky? This trip leaves Friday at dusk and returns late in the night, be sure not to miss this exciting trip. Snowshoes will be provided. Price $10!

Ellington Beginner Ski Trip Feb 4 

Have you been wanting to try ski or snowboarding but never really had the opportunity to? At alpine club we understand getting into alpine sports can be costly so we want to make it affordable for you. For this trip you will receive transportation, lift ticket, rentals, AND a 1/2 day lesson for the small price of $20!!!! THAT’S A STEAL! Bring all your friends, ALL abilities are welcome.

Day Dog Sled Feb 5 

How often to you get to go dog sledding? Come with Alpine Club and you wont be sorry. Cute puppies + snow + DUAC = get stoked. Price $30

Ouray Ice Climb/Telluride Feb 10-12 

What could be better than a day of skiing at beautiful Telluride followed by a day of ice climbing at the world renown Ouray ice park? Price $150/200 and this includes transportation, 1 lift ticket, 1 day of guided ice climbing, and 2 nights lodging. WOW!

Silverton (experts only) Feb 24-26 

Waste deep pow, no lift lines, guided back country, and did I mention untouched powder? Come to Silverton mountain with Alpine Club for the best skiing of your life. We will spend one day shredding Silverton mountain and one day tearing up Wolf Creek (460″ annual snowfall). This trip is not to be missed. We ask that only expert skiers attend. Price $150/$180 this includes transportation, 2 nights lodging, 1 day guided skiing at Silverton. *Please note the Wolf Creek lift ticket in not included, you will be on your own for this ($30).

Ellington Begginner Ski trip #2 March 3 

If you missed the first trip or want to ski again for incredibly cheap prices, sign up for this one! $20

Winter 14r March 4 

Climb a 14er, IN THE SNOW! This day trip will take you up one of Colorado’s famous peaks in a winter wonderland. Please dress warm for this one! Price $10/$20 includes transportation.

Jackson Hole SPRING BREAK 2012 

Need an affordable and awesome spring break option? Come to Jackson Hole for 5 days of skiing with the Alpine Club. We will be staying at the base of some of the best skiing in the west. If you haven’t been to Jackson, you’re missing out! Price $350 for members $450 for non/members. This small price includes transportation, 5 nights lodging, and 5 lift tickets, ski ya there! This trip is open to all abilities. Sign ups start week 1 and continue at every weekly meeting. A deposit of $100 will be needed to reserve your spot. full payment due to alpine club by March 7th, 2012.


DUAC at Telluride Winter 2011






DUAC’s very own Max Eder climbing ice @ Ouray.

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Welcome back to DU! Alpine club has an amazing fall trip list lined up and is excited to meet and sign up new members. Here are some important dates:

*Tuesday September 13: KICK OFF MEETING*
Come to our first meeting to learn about what we do, where we go, and most importantly to get your membership. Memberships this year are $35, so remember to bring cash or check to get our awesome t-shirt and nalgene. 8pm Davis Auditorium. See you there!

Wednesday September 14: Trip Sign Ups Meeting
Come to Lindsey Auditorium at 8pm to sign up to come climbing with Alpine Club for free next weekend. We will also be having signups for our first trip, Backpacking, which will take place the weekend of the 23rd.  Also, if you want to sign up for a club membership, you can do that at any of our weekly meetings, including this one!

Thursday September 22nd: DUAC presents Matchstick Production’s Attack of La Nina- The Bitch is Back.
Come get ready for the ski season with DUAC. Buy your tickets with us, and we will bus you there for free. The cost is $25 and you can buy your tickets at any of our first two meetings, or look for our table set up outside Sturm. Ski ya there!





Stay tuned for more awesome this fall………

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Adventure Film Festival – May 27th @ Sturm

Adventure Film Festival – Friday May 27

The Adventure Film Festival World Tour presented by Patagonia and hosted by the DU Alpine Club is on Friday May 27th at The University of Denver campus.

All films shown in Davis Auditorium!

We will be showing six of the best and most inspiring independent films of the year encompassing all aspects of adventure, from serious exploration to environmental heroism to gripping tales from the edge of the believable.

When: Friday May 27th at 7pm (doors at 6pm)

Where: University of Denver Campus – Sturm Hall – 2000 E. Asbury Ave. Link to Map: Pay Parking is on Race Street

Cost: $12 pre-sale/$15 door

Tickets: Available at Wilderness Exchange in downtown Denver, Bent Gate Mountaineering in Golden, or the University of Denver campus by contacting

Facebook Event Link:

There will be a raffle with Patagonia, Black Diamond, and other products soon to be donated by Wilderness Exchange.

All Proceeds from the event will go to the University of Denver Alpine Club’s Kathryne Ellington Memorial Fund.…ellington.html


  • Solo – The story of Andrew McAuley’s solo journey to become the first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand across 1600km of one of the wildest and loneliest stretches of ocean on Earth.
  • Eastern Rises – An incredible film about a fly fishing adventure on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Eastern Russia – home to the most abundant and biologically diverse population of wild rainbow trout, salmon, and steelhead that has ever existed on Earth.
  • Skateistan: To Live and Skate in Kabul - The documentary of two young skateboarders in their daily struggle to break down social, gender, and ethnic barriers between the children of a war-torn country through skateboarding.
  • Wild Water – A journey into the mind and soul of whitewater, into the places only river runners can go, places of discovery, solitude, and risk.
  • Second Nature – In an exploration of the abstract and the extreme, Second Nature examines the natural boundaries of the human body through three longboarders racing down the roads of California’s High Sierras.
  • As it Happens – The dispatches from Renan Ozturk and Cory Richards attempt to establish a new alpine climb on Tawoche (21,320 ft) in Nepal and to tell their story as it unfolded…from the field. Using social media, their story was followed by over 100,000 people in real time.

Please contact for more information.

Hope to see some of you there.


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Spring 2011 Trips

Ahhhh….spring! The best time of the year as we get to mix Winter and Summer activities all together! Check out our trips below and we can’t wait to see you on some.

Sun. April 3–Winter 14er: Quandry

Sat. April 9–Telemark Clinic: Join Alpine Club at Eldora Ski Resort. You get a lift ticket, a lesson, AND rentals for ONLY $40!! This is an AWESOME deal! Rentals themselves are usually 40 bucks… so this is a STEAL! And it’s gonna be a blast!

April 15-17–Great Sand Dunes National Park/Hot Springs/Day Hike

April 22-24–Multi-Sport Weekend to Badlands and Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota!

Mon. May 1 –A-Basin Beach Day

May 6-8–Climbing Weekend @ Shelf Road

May 13-15–Rafting on Arkansas River

May 20-22–Backpacking

DUAC Hiking Quandry

DUAC Hiking Quandry

Climbing at Shelf Road

Climbing at Shelf Road

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Winter 2011 Trips!!!

Get ready for a snowy 2011:

Jan 8th Ellington Beginner Ski Trip I

Jan 14th – 17th MLK Ski Weekend: Utah for Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend! Join us for some skiing in the powder-packed sunny mountains of Utah for the extended holiday to reap the benefits of this incredible deal!

Jan 21st – 23rd Avalanche Level 1 Certification: Learn how to travel in and around avalanche terrain. Gain insight into decision-making strategies, develop crucial planning and travel techniques, comprehensive rescue skills, and learn about the human factors involved in avalanches. This action-packed 24 hour, 3-day course is a combination of classroom and field instruction taught by professionals. Each day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) runs from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Feb 4th – 6th Mt Evans Cabin backcountry ski and snow shoe

Feb 11th – 13th Telluride Ski Day and Ice Climbing at Ouray Ice Park

Feb 19th Woodward II:

Feb 20th Ellington Beginner Ski II

Feb 25th – 27th Silverton:

Mar 5th Dogsled

Mar 13th – 19th Spring Break!!!

DU Alpine Club Ice Climbing in Ouray

DU Alpine Club Ice Climbing in Ouray

DU Alpine Club Ice Climbing in Ouray

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DUAC Featured on Student Programs Blog

The DU Alpine Club recently was featured on the newly created Student Programs Blog ( which is designed to provide more information to DU Students.

You can read the article by Hannah Smith here:

Also if you haven’t noticed is that the Alpine Club is featured around the DU website:

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Meet Your Future Significant Other Here

Well you probably don’t want to associate that closely with any of these kids. But in case you do we have the 2010-2011 DUAC Officer Bios up on the website.

Scroll over to here to droll over your favorite Alpine Club officer:


*And please if you are going to stalk us we will appreciate it more if you leave skis, climbing gear, and cash money in front of our doors…

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New School Year 2010-2011!!!!

We are back and ready for the new school year which means hiking, biking, camping, climbing, Moab Utah, and going to Ski Film Premieres!!!

First Meeting of the Year September 15th, 8:00pm Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall

As always at our first meetings come check out what the Alpine Club is all about, sign-up for membership, and win some free stuff.

We will be holding table events all over campus so don’t be afraid and come talk to one of the friendly officers to learn more about the club.

Fall Trip List:

  • Sept 18: Day Hike
  • Sept 19: Day Climb
  • Sept 23: “The Way I See It” by Matchstick Productions Ski Film Premiere
  • Sept 25: Horseback Trail Ride
  • Sept 26: Day Mountain Bike
  • Oct 1-3: Independence Pass Weekend
  • Oct 8-10: Backpacking Weekend
  • Oct 15-17: Moab Weekend
  • Oct 22-25: Climbing Weekend
  • Nov 6: Woodward @ Copper Mtn.
  • Nov 7: Cave Spelunking
  • All Prices TBD but we promise to keep them cheap

Remember we always have a wicked Winter trips (think long weekends at amazing resorts, spring-break, ice-climbing, etc) so sign-up now to get the low-down on all of the trips.

If you have any questions please contact DU Alpine Club Secretary: (

DU Alpine Club on a Hike in RMNP: Fall 2009

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Can't Come with Us to Jackson?

Need something to do for spring break?  Check out this great offer from the Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado:

Starting from $215 per person based on double, occupancy for 2 nights

Includes Lodging at Glenwood Hot Springs, unlimited pool admission to the World’s Largest Hot Springs Pool across the street, daily continental breakfast, 8 Slide ticket for Water Slide, Glenwood Hot Springs Beach Towel and a $25 resort credit to be used at the Spa of the Rockies, Athletic Club, Sports Shop or Grill! Complimentary parking on site.

*2 night minimum, please call for additional nights, persons or room upgrades; rates based on standard room category

*Valid 3/18 – 4/4

*#800-537 – SWIM or

Additional  persons are $72 so for 4 ppl in a room the cost is only $143.50 per person plus tax for 2 nights and all the inclusions!

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BIG Meeting this Wednesday!

Thanks to Everyone who came out for the Gaper Day Contest! (Click the Picture for more pictures)

This Week’s Meeting

Pre-Trip: Ouray Ice Climbing/Telluride Ski and Board Trip

Wednesday Feb. 10th, 8pm in Lindsay Auditorium

If you are already signed up for this trip, you MUST attend this meeting. THE ALPINE CLUB DOES NOT GIVE REFUNDS. If you are signed up but cannot go, you must sell your spot. Price includes 2 days worth of transportation, lift tickets, ice climbing instruction, and lodging. Feb. 12-14, $200 members/$240 non-members

2/17: Avalanche Awareness Class – Sturm 453

$5 recommended donation.

Come learn avalanche basics with the DU Alpine Club and Friends of Berthoud Pass!  This trip is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for those interested in the Winter 14er Trip, Silverton, and anyone who wants to explore more of the backcountry.  Come to this Wednesday night’s meeting for more info!

Sign-Ups/Information will be held for the following three (3) trips:

2/20: Winter 14er – $15 for members/$20 for non-members

Come experience winter at 14,000 feet above sea level!  This is a great trip for anyone who likes to climb mountains year round.  Price includes transportation and lunch.  Avalanche Awareness Class HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

2/26-2/28: SILVERTON Guided Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Trip – $200 for members/$250 for non-members

This trip is the reason I joined the Alpine Club, and it does not disappoint!  Come experience the wildest, most extreme ski area in Colorado for a day of guided backcountry skiing, and then a day at one of Colorado’s fabulous Gem Resorts.  This trip cannot be missed!  Price includes transportation, lodging, and guided lift tickets.  EXPERTS ONLY.  Avalanche Awareness Class HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

3/14-3/19:Spring Break in Jackson Hole, WYO – $325 for members/$375 for non-members

Words can hardly describe how amazing FIVE FULL DAYS of skiing or riding in Jackson Hole will be.  Forget Mexico, JACKSON HOLE IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR SPRING BREAK THIS YEAR.  You will not be disappointed.  Price includes transportation, lodging, and lift tickets.

AMA and Club Rock Climbing Info

Wednesday Feb. 10th, 8pm in Lindsay Auditorium

Our new sponsor, AMA, will be giving out information at the meeting. The new Club sport for Rock Climbing will also be at the meeting giving out information. It’s a Win-Win situation!

Interested in becoming an Officer?

Come to our Wednesday night meeting to find out more, or email Jon Jay at Officer elections will be held on March 3rd, 2010.

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