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Alpine Club

Founded in the 1928, the Alpine Club serves as the University of Denver’s longest-running and largest individual club on campus. The club helps a strong collection of outdoor enthusiasts, beginners to experts, to find their place here at DU.

With more than 300 members and 20 trips to choose from throughout the year, Alpine Club is your ticket to the outdoors!


Program Information

Club Website: denveralpineclub.com

Membership Registration: Begins September 1

Trip Registration: Begins Week 1 of fall quarter

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Winter Quarter 2018 Trip List

  • Ellington Beginner Ski Trip (beginners only): Sunday, January 7
  • Taos, New Mexico: Friday, January 12 – Monday, January 15
  • 90th DUAC Anniversary Ski Bus #2: Arapahoe Basin Saturday, January 20
  • Ski Bus #3: Vail: Saturday, January 27
  • Dogsledding/Snowmobiling: Sunday, January 28
  • Steamboat (Super Bowl Sunday): Sunday, February 4
  • Ski Bus #4: Beaver Creek/Vail: Saturday, February 17
  • Winter Park Ski Biking: Sunday, February 18
  • Silverton/Wolf Creek (experts only): Friday, February 23 – Sunday, February 25
  • Ski Bus: Beaver Creek: Saturday, March 3
  • Aspen: Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4
  • Ski Bus: Breckenridge: Saturday, March 10
  • Spring Break: Park City, Utah: Sunday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 21

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

For pricing, departure and return times, and descriptions of each trip, visit the Alpine Club website, and select “Current Trip List” from the “Get Outdoors” drop down.

Club Membership

All University of Denver students 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.

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.

2018-19 Mountain Pass

Alpine Club is your connection on campus to purchase your mountain pass each year. Stay tuned for updates on passes for the 2018-19 season. The type of pass will be announced at a later date.

For the current season (2017-18), we offer the Epic Pass.

In Colorado, resorts include:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Beaver Creek
  • Breckenridge
  • Keystone
  • Vail

These are the same resorts our Ski Bus travels to throughout the ski season. Opportunities to purchase your pass directly from the club on campus will be offered throughout the fall and spring.

For questions, please contact Alpine Club directly at alpine.du@gmail.com.

Ski Bus

Entering its second year in 2017-18, 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 pass supported by Alpine Club. 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.

Contact & Support

All of our officers can be reached at alpine.du@gmail.com.

With Alpine Club continuing to be the primary connection to the outdoors, we are currently fundraising to help support our club’s equipment, travel and lodging needs.

We hope you will consider a gift to Alpine Club and appreciate your support, no matter the amount.

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