It is the mission of Outdoor Adventures to foster personal growth and a spirit of adventure for the UAF community through education, experience and accessibility in the wilderness of Alaska and right here on campus.
Wilderness Welcome Orientation Trip
Stay healthy and get out in the Alaska wilderness. A big part of enjoying life in Fairbanks is embracing an active, outdoor lifestyle. UAF Outdoor Adventures offers Wilderness Welcome Orientation before the traditional New Student Orientation. Start your time at UAF right by participating in this from August 13-17.
During Wilderness Welcome students from all over the U.S. and the world get to know each other while they explore Alaska's vast wilderness. No experience is required, but all students will be challenged.
We have a wide range of summer and winter gear to help you get out and enjoy the best kind of distancing by getting away in the backcountry. During the winter we rent XC skis, AT skis, ice climbing and mountaineering gear. During the summer months we rent rafts, canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards as well as many of the camping necessities. Check out our rental list for all the gear that is available.
Delta Clearwater Paddling
We are glad to announce that Outdoor Adventures is open for summer 2021. Outdoor Adventures is open Monday-Friday.
Our Hours are:
Wednesday and 10-5pm
Insiders Guide to Grapefruit Rocks
Mount Prindle Backpacking
Jack River Packrafting
Family Friendly Alaska Range Adventure
This video trip plan provides an outline for a long weekend in the Alaska Range. It includes camping destinations, hiking routes, gear lists, maps and safety considerations for this journey. To download the maps and gear lists for this trip Click Here to get to a Google drive with this information.
Outdoor Adventures also offers a variety of classes ranging from Ice Climbing to Mountaineering, Wilderness First Aid and Advanced Wilderness Leadership.
This semester we are offering a wide variety of outdoor events to help you get outside, be active, and explore! From mountain biking and running to fatbiking and cross country skiing, our Outdoor Adventures staff members are excited to show you the beautiful trail systems we have right here in Fairbanks. All of these events will be based on or near campus and are free for students!
Outdoor Adventures Living Learning Community
Banff Mountain Film Festival - Virtual
We know the Banff Mountain Film Festival is a tradition for many Fairbanks families and adventurers. While we cannot gather in the Davis Concert Hall this year, Banff has us covered! This year you can get the stock from the comfort of your own cabin with your favorite beverage. You can watch it a few times and see more films than normal! We bet some die hard folks will project it on the side of their house with a bonfire. This will be a great evening at home during our long dark nights. By purchasing the programs through the link below, you will be supporting UAF Outdoor Adventures and you can do it from anywhere!
A reminder of some Virtual Tour basics:
- Individual programs: $15 USD (3-day rental period)
- Bundle (2 programs): $28 USD (14-day rental period)
- The rental period begins immediately upon viewing (as soon as the customer presses play).
- Films can be re-watched within their rental period.
- Purchase here to support UAF Outdoor Adventures: https://filmfest.banffcentre.ca/?campaign=WT-152954
- On the website, customers will need to have an internet or wifi connection to view
the films, and they are available only through online streaming (not download).
We have a Banff Mountain Festival App, it can be used to watch films, but not to purchase them. They have to be purchased on the web first. The App will let you synch programs you rented, without needing wifi, once the synch process is finished.
- If your customers have technical questions, direct them to the Help Centre for more information. (Reviewing the “How do I watch on my SmartTV” will be particularly helpful)
- Sales will be available starting 8am MST on November 26