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 300 members and 25 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 2018 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.

Alpine Club 101 – Devil’s Head Hiking/Camping

September 14-15 & September 15-16
$30 members/$45 non-members
Register online: Sept. 14/15 or Sept. 15/16


14er Climb – Mt. Sherman

September 22
$15 members/$25 non-members
Register Online


Boulder Canyon Day Climb

September 23
$30 members/$45 non-members
Register Online

Crested Butte Multisport

September 28-30
$40 members/$55 non-members
Register Online


Lander (WY) Climbing

October 5-7
$50 members/$60 non-members
Register Online


Sand Dunes Backpacking

October 12-14
$60 members/$75 non-members
Register Online

Mt. Audobon Day Hike

October 27
$15 members/$25 non-members
Register Online


Cave of the Winds Tour

November 3
$15 members/$25 non-members
Register Online


Woodward at Copper

November 4
$35 members/$45 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 third year in 2018-19, 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

2018-19 Mountain Passes

Alpine Club is your connection on campus to purchase your mountain pass each year. For the 2018-19 school year, Alpine Club is partnered with both the Epic Pass and Ikon Pass, giving you more opportunities to explore the mountains.

When you purchase your Epic Pass or Ikon Pass through this website, you help support Alpine Club.

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:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Beaver Creek
  • Breckenridge
  • 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.

Purchase the Epic Pass online.

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.

Purchase the Ikon Pass online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Visit the Alpine Club website!

Alpine Club FAQ