Adventures & Trips

Explore with us!

Asheville is home to some of the best hiking, paddling, climbing, biking, and backpacking on the East coast. Outdoor Programs offers a wide variety of outdoor trips, workshops, clinics and trainings for current UNC Asheville students.  No experience is necessary for any of our offerings! We will provide all transportation, essential equipment and highest quality instruction. Come share your next adventure with UNC Asheville’s Outdoor Programs. Human powered adventure is at the heart of what we do!  Programs may be open to faculty, staff, and rec card members based on availability and additional fees may apply.   Priority enrollment will be for our students.  Please email outdoorporgrams.rec@unca.edu to inquire about non-student enrollment on trips.

Spring 2023 Trip Calendar

  • January 22nd – Snow Tubing – $45
  • February 4th – Intro to Caving – $40
  • February 19th – Outdoor Bouldering – $40
  • March 18th – Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – $45
  • March 26th – Folk Art Center Day Hike – $35
  • April 8th – Intro to Mountain Biking – $40
  • April 16th – Intro to Whitewater Kayaking – $50

Ski Shuttles – Every Friday!

Join us on Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. to travel to Cataloochee Ski Mountain and shred the slopes.

  • January 27th
  • February 3rd
  • February 10th
  • February 17th
  • February 24th

Registration includes transportation and your lift ticket, for only $45! Rentals (skis or snowboards) are only $10.

How to Register for a Trip:

  1. Use the Trips and Programs Calendar (above) to choose the trips you’re interested in. You can also see what’s available and register for a trip with our online registration system.
  2. A Trip Leader will follow up with you via email to answer any questions and to share additional details about your trip! Make sure to check your email for all the necessary details and information after registering.

If you have any questions, please email outdoorprograms.rec@unca.edu

Requests for accommodations

If you have a request for accommodation please contact outdoor programs at outdoorprograms.rec@unca.edu.