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 500 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.)

Fall 2020 Trips

The trip list for fall quarter 2020 will be announced in summer 2020!

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.


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 fifth year in 2020-21, students can take advantage of ski buses throughout the winter season.

More information about 2020-21 ski bus trips will be available in fall 2020.

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

2020-21 Mountain Passes

Alpine Club is your connection on campus to purchase your mountain pass each year. For the 2020-21 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 currently available to the general public for the 2020-21 season, but no special discounts are currently available through Alpine Club. Check back at the end of 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.

Students are eligible for a discounted IKON full pass or base pass. To receive the discounted pass, please contact the Alpine Club at with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Birth date
  • College email address

The club will then provide you with a unique code/link to purchase your pass.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Visit the Alpine Club website!

Alpine Club FAQ