Explore the outdoors year-round with your fellow students
Founded in 1928, the Alpine Club serves as the University of Denver’s longest-running and largest individual club on campus, and is open to DU students currently enrolled in classes. The club helps a strong collection of outdoor enthusiasts, beginners to experts, to find their place here at DU.

With more than 350 members and 30 trips to choose from throughout the year, Alpine Club is your ticket to the outdoors!

All of our officers can be reached at




(Students: Your username AND password are your DU ID number.)

Winter 2020 Trips

All experience levels are welcome on trips, unless otherwise noted.

For departure and return times, registration dates and descriptions of each trip, please visit the Alpine Club website.

Skiing – Vail (Epic Pass)

January 11
$10 members/$15 non-members
Register Online


Skiing – Copper (Ikon Pass)

January 12
$10 members/$15 non-members
Register Online


Ellington Beginner Skiing

January 12
$35 members/$45 non-members
Register Online



January 17-20
$240 members/$280 non-members
Register Online


Skiing – A-Basin (Ikon) or
Breck (Epic)

January 18
$10 members/$15 non-members
Register Online


January 25
$70 members/$85 non-members
Register Online


Skiing – Winter Park (Ikon)

January 26
$10 members/$15 non-members
Register Online


Avalanche Safety Course

January 31 – February 2
$240 members/$280 non-members
Register Online


Skiing – Copper (Ikon) or
Vail (Epic)

February 1
$10 members/$15 non-members
Register Online


Skiing – Winter Park (Ikon)

February 15
$10 members/$15 non-members
Register Online

Silverton/Wolf Creek

February 21-23
$220 members/$260 non-members
Register Online


Skiing – A-Basin (Ikon) or
Keystone (Epic)

February 22
$10 members/$15 non-members
Register Online


Skiing – Copper (Ikon) or
Beaver Creek (Epic)

February 29
$10 members/$15 non-members
Register Online



March 6-8
$180 members/$220 non-members
Register Online


All University of Denver students currently enrolled in classes are eligible to join Alpine Club at any point during the academic year. Membership is $50 and is valid for the entire academic year (September-May).

Members receive several benefits including:

  • Current year’s Alpine Club t-shirt
  • Alpine Club Nalgene water bottle
  • Priority registration for all trips
  • Discounted member rate for all trips

Registration will be available online beginning in September. Members may pick up their t-shirt and water bottle at any club meeting.

ONLINE ACCOUNT INFORMATION: Students – You already have an account! Your username AND password are your DU ID number!

Become a Member

Club Meetings

Weekly Alpine Club meetings are held every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. in Lindsay Auditorium (Sturm 281) when fall, winter or spring quarter classes are in session.

These meetings serve as an opportunity to connect with club officers and other members while hearing from guest speakers, watching films, winning free stuff and more. The weekly meetings also serve as the pre-trip meeting, which is required for trip attendees for the upcoming weekend’s trips.

Ski Bus

Entering its fourth year in 2019-20, students can take advantage of ski buses throughout the winter season. Charter buses will take you from campus up to one of the resorts featured on the Epic and Ikon passes. The cost for a seat on the bus is typically between $10-15 and covers your transportation to the resort and back to campus. Students are responsible for their lift ticket, equipment, food and any other expenses. Registration will be online and is first come, first serve. Registration is discounted for Alpine Club members.

We recommend that students looking to make multiple trips to the mountains to purchase a pass through the club to save money.

Equipment Rentals

Students, faculty and staff looking to rent outdoor equipment can now do so via The Gear Garage at the Center for Sustainability.

Equipment available includes:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Camping tents
  • Backpacks
  • Camping gear such as stoves, tarps, etc.
  • Snowshoes

To check equipment availability and make reservations, sign in to The Gear Garage website. Learn more by contacting The Gear Garage at

2019-20 Mountain Passes

Alpine Club is your connection on campus to purchase your mountain pass each year. For the 2019-20 school year, Alpine Club is partnered with both the Epic Pass and Ikon Pass, giving you more opportunities to explore the mountains.

The Ski Bus will travel to both Epic and Ikon resorts throughout the ski season. Opportunities to purchase your pass directly from the club on campus will be offered throughout the fall and spring.

Epic Pass
In Colorado, the Epic Pass resorts include:

  • Beaver Creek
  • Breckenridge
  • Crested Butte
  • Keystone
  • Vail

If you are ages 13-18 at the time of purchase, you may be eligible for a pass that is cheaper than the college pass.

The Epic Pass is no longer available for the 2019-20 season. Check back in spring 2020 for more information about purchasing your 2020-21 Epic Pass through the Alpine Club.

Ikon Pass
In Colorado, the Ikon Pass resorts include:

  • Aspen/Snowmass
  • Copper Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Steamboat
  • Winter Park

If you are ages 13-17 at the time of purchase, you may be eligible for a pass that is cheaper than the college pass.

The deadline to purchase a discounted Ikon Pass for 2019-20 has passed. Please contact the Alpine Club at if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Visit the Alpine Club website!

Alpine Club FAQ