Go Outdoors: Winter Events

Nevin Fowler

Avalanche Awareness CSU Outdoor Program – Nov 1

Northern Colorado is renowned for its dangerous, avalanche prone snowpack. The high winds and dry, cold air are a recipe which leads to this unstable snow. Don’t go into the mountains this winter without avalanche awareness!

For information on the clinic, go to the CSU Outdoor Program website.

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Stargazing at Fossil Creek Park Nov 4

This event, hosted by the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society, will provide people with the opportunity to learn more about the night sky. Listen to experts teach about the stars, and see astronomical features up-close through telescopes that will be provided

For more information go the the nature tracker website.

Never Summer Hut Trip CSU Outdoor Program – Nov 5-6

What’s cooler than tent camping, you ask? How about sleeping in a rustic cabin in the high mountains of Colorado! The CSU Outdoor Program is hosting a “hut trip,” to the Never Summer range. With food, group gear, transportation and the park permit all provided, this is the best hut camping deal in hut camping history.

For information on the trip, go to the CSU Outdoor Program website.

Fly Fishing Rendezvous – Nov 5-6

Get amazing deals on gear and learn from expert guides at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds fly fishing meetup. This is an unparalleled opportunity to immerse in the world of fly fishing. So, grab your buddies and get ready to learn!

For information on the trip, go to the Fly Fishing Rendezvous website.

The Breckenridge Dew Tour – Nov 8–11

With snowboarder, skiers and skateboarders all competing to be the best in their sport, the weekend is sure to be exciting and adrenaline filled. This is one of the greatest snow sport competitions around and features some big names from the sport. More than a competition, the festival also features vender and artists to create a fun light hearted atmosphere.

For information on the trip go to the Dew tour website.

Rocky Mountain National Park FREE day! – Nov 11

How do you best celebrate Veterans Day you might ask? Well as veteran myself, I would recommend taking advantage of the RMNP free day. Plan your activities around the beautiful mountains that constitute the national treasure.

For more information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park website.

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Warren Miller Film – Nov 11

Excited for the winter sport season? Then watch the Warren Miller ski/snowboard film. Not feeling excited about the season? Then watch the Warren Miller ski/snowboard film. Not sure what skiing or snowboarding even is? Then… well you get the idea. This is the most incredible snow sport film in the entire world. You will undoubtedly leave excited to shred some knar!

For information on the film, visit the Warren Miller website.

Avalanche Beacon Rescue Fundamentals CSU Outdoor Program- Nov 15

A follow on course to the Avalanche Awareness course, the Avalanche Beacon course provides information on how to proper use avalanche beacons. This invaluable tool can mean the difference between life and death. Make sure you and your friends are ready for the backcountry this year.

For information on the course, go to the CSU Outdoor Program website.

Fall Break Arches & Canyonlands NPS CSU Outdoor Program- Nov 19-25

Join the CSU Outdoor Program this fall break, in two of the countries most scenic National Parks. Trip includes activities like hiking, canyoneering and climbing.

For information on the trip, go to the CSU Outdoor Program website.

Avalanche Awareness CSU Outdoor Program- Nov 29

Northern Colorado is renowned for its dangerous, avalanche prone snowpack. The high winds and dry, cold air are a recipe which leads to this unstable snow. Don’t go into the mountains this winter without avalanche awareness!

For information on the course, go to the CSU Outdoor Program website.

New Moon – Nov 29

The new moon may not seem like a big deal, but for astronomers and photographers, this is a goldmine. The lack of moonlight allows viewers a distinct view of the stars. For best viewing, go to areas with little light pollution from cities. Cameron Pass is a great place to enjoy the night sky!

For information on how to view this astrological event, go to the Sea and Sky website.

Snowshoeing Lake Agnes CSU Outdoor Program- Dec 3

Don’t get boxed in by the cold this winter—grab your friends and beat the cold with some snowshoeing. The CSU Outdoor Program is providing the opportunity to explore the winter wonderland of Cameron Pass.

For information on the trip, go to the CSU Outdoor Program website.

Geminids Meteor Shower Dec 13-14

This is one of the most active meteor showers of the year. Although the almost full moon will outshine many of the meteors, some will still be visible.

For information on how to view this astrological event, go to the Sea and Sky website.

Collegian writer Nevin Fowler can be reached at blogs@collegian.com or on Twitter at @nevintfowler.