FALL 2022 CLINICS:

Bear Safety Clinics:

Are you Bear Aware?  Join the Outdoor Recreation Program for this 1-hour Bear Safety clinic: this is a must-do for anyone recreating around Bozeman. Learn the basics of bear behavior, keys to preventing bear encounters, and what you need to do to respect this powerful animal and stay safe in Bear Country.  Cap off the clinic with an opportunity to fire off some inert bear spray (no irritant added) to get real life practice with this essential safety tool. 

Every participant will receive two coupons with completion of the clinic:

  1. 1 Free Weekend rental of any of our bear safety products (bear spray and bear-proof food storage products)
  2. 25% discount off our already low-priced season long rental of bear spray (full price=$20, discount price=$15)

These clinics and the rental specials are made possible with support from the Office of the Dean of Students. 

Cost: Better than free! Receive free and discounted bear safety rentals with completion of the clinic. 

Where: Meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St. 

Dates: 

Tuesdays, 4-5pm: September 13, 27, October 11, 

Wednesdays, 5-6pm: September 7, 21, October 5

SPRING 2023 CLINICS:

Avalanche Rescue Clinics

Learn to use an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel for the first time or refresh your skills and get some focused coaching with Outdoor Recreation Program staff on hand. All equipment is provided, but you will need to arrive at least 15 minutes early to check out your equipment if you're borrowing from us.  Feel free to bring your own gear to get more familiar with it.  Bring gloves for realistic practice and a warm jacket so you'll be able to focus as the temperature drops.  

Every participant will receive two coupons with completion of the clinic:

  1. 1 Free Weekend rental of any of our avalanche safety products (beacon, shovel, probe)
  2. 25% discount off our already low-priced season long rental of an avalanche safety package

Cost: Better than free! Receive free and discounted avalanche safety rentals with completion of the clinic. 

Where: Meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St. 

Cross-Country Ski Clinics

Are you interested in learning how to cross-country ski? Cross-country skiing is a great way to explore Montana in the winter and meet new friends! The Outdoor Recreation Program will be offering FREE beginner ski lessons this semester. All ski gear (skis, boots, and poles) are provided to participants at no cost. Please call or swing by the Outdoor Recreation Building at least 15 minutes ahead of time to pick up your gear rental.

Each clinic will start at the Outdoor Recreation Building, and we will walk to the ski loop on campus. No experience is necessary! Lessons will be geared towards beginner skiers, and focused on the fundamentals of classic skiing technique.

Cost: Free!

Where: Meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St.