Adventure Program

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The Adventure Program offers exciting outdoor trips, courses and clinics each quarter and over intersession breaks. The Adventure Program is subsidized by the Stanford Outdoors (SO) student group, providing student members the opportunity to participate in outdoor experiences at the lowest possible cost.

Want to see a trip or course happen that is not currently being offered? Download and submit a Trip Proposal Form here.

Registration Information

SO Member registration for all Adventure Program experiences and OUTDOOR 105 and 106 field components occurs in-person at the Outdoor Center on Wednesday, January 6 at 8:00am. Registration opens for non-members on Wednesday, January 13 during Outdoor Center Hours. Bring printed and completed Assumption of Risk and Medical History forms to expedite the registration process. Adventure Program Registration Policies:

  • NO REFUNDS will be issued for any reason, unless the trip is cancelled.  For more expensive trips, consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance that protects you from canceling for unforeseeable circumstances such as injury or illness.  We recommend Travel Guard.
  • Individuals must be present to sign up for trips. Friends/partners cannot sign someone else up.
  • Due to high demand, SO Members can sign up for only one multi-day Adventure Program trip during member registration week. Registration after the first week is unlimited.
  • Stanford IDs will be checked by Outdoor Center staff to confirm memberships and Stanford affiliation.
  • Registration is on first come, first served basis.
  • Pre-trip meetings, if noted, are REQUIRED.

 

Adventure Program Trips

Unless otherwise noted, no previous experience is required for any of our trips and transportation is provided. Trips indicated as moderately to very strenuous require a high level of fitness and typically require you to hike/paddle/ski/etc. many miles per day, often carrying your own equipment.  Contact the Outdoor Center for more information.

Week#Trip TitleDates/Time(s)Brief Description Pre-Trip MeetingCost (Member/Non-Member)Difficulty Level
4Squaw/Alpine Cabin Ski Trip #1Friday 1/29 4:00pm to Sunday 1/31 late evening2 nights basic accommodation and some meals. Optional transportation to/from Stanford and Squaw/Alpine resorts. None$75/$100 (w/o transportation)
$90/$120 (w/ transportation)
Beginner-Advanced Skiing or Snowboarding
4Mt. Tamalpais/Stinson Beach Day HikeSaturday 1/30 8:00am to early eveningEnjoy redwoods, beautiful coastal vistas, and lunch at the beach. Includes lunch.None$10/$20 Moderately Strenuous
5Big Basin Backpacking #1AFriday, 2/5 12:30pm to Sunday 2/7, early afternoonBackpack through redwood trees ending at the Pacific Ocean. Includes meals.2/3 at 6:30pm$35/$50 FULL/Taking Wait ListModerately Strenuous
5Big Basin Backpacking #1BFriday 2/5 at 3:00pm to Sunday 2/7 afternoonStart at the beach and backpack up through Redwoods. Includes meals.2/3 at 6:30pm$35/$50 Moderately Strenuous
5Kirkwood Ski Bus #2Saturday 2/6 at 4:30am to late eveningRide our ski bus to Kirkwood Resort. Various packages available.NoneBus+Lift Ticket: $90/$110
Bus+Rental+Lesson: $145/$165
Bus only: $40/$50
Beginner-Advanced Skiing or Snowboarding
5Kirkwood Ski Bus #3Sunday 2/7 at 4:30am to late eveningRide our ski bus to Kirkwood Resort. Various packages available.NoneBus+Lift Ticket: $90/$110
Bus+Rental+Lesson: $145/$165
Bus only: $40/$50
Beginner-Advanced Skiing or Snowboarding
5Rock Climbing at Castle RockSunday 2/7 at 7:00am to afternoonBeginning level climbing trip to Castle Rock State Park. Includes lunch.None$35/$50Beginner. Requires belay certification at Stanford Climbing Wall
6Lost Coast BackpackingFriday 2/12 12:30pm to Monday 2/15 late evening.Hike along California's remote Lost Coast. Includes meals.2/10 at 6:30pm$35/$50Moderate-Very Strenuous
6Squaw/Alpine Cabin Ski Trip #2Friday 2/12 4:00pm to Monday 2/15 late evening.3 nights basic accommodation and some meals. Optional transportation to/from Stanford and Squaw/Alpine resorts. Includes 3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 2 dinner. None$120/$150 (w/o transportation)
$140/$170 (w/transportation)
Beginner-Advanced Skiing or Snowboarding
7Purissima Creek Day HikeSaturday 2/20 8:00am to afternoonHike along gorgeous Purissima Creek deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Includes lunch.None$10/$20Moderately Strenuous
7Kirkwood Ski Bus #4Saturday 2/20 at 4:30am to late eveningRide our ski bus to Kirkwood Resort. Various packages available.NoneBus+Lift Ticket: $90/$110
Bus+Rental+Lesson: $145/$165
Bus only: $40/$50
Beginner-Advanced Skiing or Snowboarding
7Kirkwood Ski Bus #5Sunday 2/21 at 4:30am to late eveningRide our ski bus to Kirkwood Resort. Various packages available.NoneBus+Lift Ticket: $90/$110
Bus+Rental+Lesson: $145/$165
Bus only: $40/$50
Beginner-Advanced Skiing or Snowboarding
8AAIRE Avalanche Level 1 in Tahoe #1Friday 2/26 at 5:00am to Sunday, 2/28 late eveningAIARE Level 1 in Tahoe includes course, transportation and basic accommodationNone$350/$400 (course only)
$425/$500 (course, transportation, accommodation). Touring equipment available for rent.
Intermediate/Advanced (black diamond) skiing or snowboarding required.
9Women's Cross Country Skiing RetreatFriday 3/4 at 12:30pm to Sunday 3/6 late eveningLearn the basics of cross country skiing and enjoy basic lodge accommodations. Includes meals.3/2 at 6:30pm$50/$75Easy-Moderately Strenuous
10AAIRE Avalanche Level 1 in Tahoe #2 - CANCELLED
10Squaw/Alpine Cabin Ski Trip #3Friday 3/11 4:00pm to Sunday 3/13 late evening2 nights basic accommodation and some meals. Optional transportation to/from Stanford and Squaw/Alpine resorts. None$75/$100 (w/o transportation)
$90/$120 (w/ transportation)
Beginner-Advanced Skiing or Snowboarding