Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals at CWU Has the Hookup for Winter Warriors

We know it’s getting cold, Wildcats, and the winter chill may have you tempted to curl up in front of your heater with a cup of cocoa and Netflix for company. I’m not saying you can’t let the cold make you a hermit, but Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) offers so many activities besides taking naps in your footie pajamas (you know who you are) that this winter in Ellensburg promises to be the best yet.

Participating with OPR this winter will make you as happy as Buddy the Elf. It’s been scientifically proven.141300507029450927_zBFl4HW0_c

Start the season with your best snowshoe, ski or snowboard forward by coming out for Winterfest and the Outdoor gear swap tomorrow, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SURC. If free admission, vendor booths, free giveaways and mini clinics aren’t enough to pry you from your hibernation zone and get you to Winterfest, then the dream job opportunities that will be available should do the trick. Some of the biggest names in Northwest winter recreation including Mission Ridge, the Summit at Snoqualmie and Mountain High Sports will be on hand with displays and information on their programs and in the past have recruited students to work at their locations for the upcoming season.

Whether you’re a seasoned winter warrior with gear to sell and trade or a newbie looking to get in on the snow sports scene for the first time, the Outdoor Gear Swap is the perfect way to trade in gear you’ve outgrown or find the equipment you’ve been searching for. Either way, participating in the Swap will have you ready to hit the slopes.

After a day spent getting amped up for the season, the adventure continues with the Warren Miller film “Ticket to Ride” at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the SURC Theatre. By following some of the world’s most talented skiers and snowboarders to exotic destinations like Kazakhstan and Iceland, “Ticket to Ride” combines exceptional cinematography with thrilling athleticism to create a film worthy of the Warren Miller name. He’s kind of a big deal – check out his work at www.skinet.com/warrenmiller and a preview of “Ticket to Ride” right here:

            That’s just what OPR has in store for tomorrow, so be sure keep your eyes and ears out for what they have planned for the rest of the season. Now’s the time to down your cocoa, lose the flannel pajamas (but put on other clothes, because, you know) and get in on the action.

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