Outdoors

Students enrolling in courses taught at UM's Fitness and Recreation Center must present a Griz Card validating that the Campus Recreation Fee has been paid for that semester.

NOTE: For all HHP ACTivity Classes:


  1. There are additional Montana Board of Regents approved fees with courses that are noted with that course.  Please visit the detailed course information within Cyberbear for more information.  
  2. Grading Policy strictly enforced- classes missed prior to and after late registration count towards total absences allowed.
  3. Auditing of HHP ACTivity Classes is not allowed
  4. For more information on Student Tuition and Fees, please visit:  http://www.umt.edu/business-services/Students/Tuition%20and%20Fees/default.php .

Mountain Biking
Instruction in the principles of and how to be comfortable and confident riding a mountain bike off-road. Topics/Skills include: basics of mountain biking, understanding balance and agility of your bike, and basic repair and maintenance. Class will be held on-campus and at scheduled sites. Students provide own transportation. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Helmet!! No helmet, no riding! Bike in good working order, comfortable riding shorts/tights, and sneakers or riding shoes.

Fundamentals of Kayaking
Taught by the Campus Recreation Outdoor Program staff. Learn basic strokes and the technique for the roll, as well as introduction to moving water and boating safety. No experience necessary. Price includes instruction, pool rental, and equipment. Additional Campus Recreation Fee. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Swimwear, outdoor layers, wetsuit, splash jacket, booties. Wetsuit & splash jacket, booties may be rented. Equipment Provided: Kayaks, paddles, helmet, & personal floatation device.

Fundamentals of Whitewater Rafting

Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures, 912 E. Broadway
Website: http://www.trailadventures.com     http://learntoraft.com/ 

Taught by the Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures staff. Four days on Idaho’s Main Salmon, a great spring trip with an educational emphasis on the fundamentals of running whitewater and multi-day river trips. Topics will include boat rigging, equipment, river safety, practice scenarios, hydrology, knot tying, and food packing. Additional Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures Fee. Graded Credit/No Credit.

Fundamentals of Rockclimbing
Taught by the Campus Recreation Outdoor Program staff. Learn the basics of belaying, knot tying, movement on rock, and rappelling all in this introduction to rockclimbing. Price includes basic climbing equipment, instruction, and transportation. Additional Campus Recreation Fee. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: Appropriate dress. Equipment Provided: Harnesses, ropes, belay devices.

Fundamentals of Fly-Fishing

An introduction to Fly-Fishing. Students will be introduced to elements of the sport including: equipment, trout biology, reading water, casting proficiency and bug identification. Students will leave the class with the ability to: select appropriate gear for the spectrum of fly-fishing situations; defend against "salesmanship" when buying new gear; skills and confidence necessary to catch fish with a fly rod more consistently. Class will conclude with a day on the river. Graded Credit/No Credit. Requirements: Current fishing license or willingness to buy a short-term license for the river day. Equipment Needs: Personal gear if you have it.  There is an additional Montana Board of Regents approved fee associated with this course.  Please visit the detailed course information within Cyberbear for more information.



Fly-Fishing For Women
An introduction to Fly-Fishing for women only. Students will be introduced to elements of the sport including: equipment, trout biology, reading water, casting proficiency and bug identification. Students will leave the class with the ability to: select appropriate gear for the spectrum of fly-fishing situations; defend against "salesmanship" when buying new gear; skills and confidence necessary to catch fish with a fly rod more consistently. Class will conclude with a day on the river. Graded Credit/No Credit. Requirements: Current fishing license or willingness to buy a short-term license for the river day. Equipment Needs: Personal gear if you have it. There is an additional Montana Board of Regents approved fee associated with this course.  Please visit the detailed course information within Cyberbear for more information.

Ski/Snowboard Backcountry
Taught by the Campus Recreation Outdoor Program staff. Learn how to build various types of snow shelters, travel in the backcountry, evaluate avalanche hazards, operate and use avalanche transceivers, and to become more efficient living in the snow.  You must be a beginner-intermediate rider; so fairly comfortable skiing or riding (alpine or telemark skiing or snowboarding) but do not need previous backcountry experience. Price includes transportation and instruction. Additional Campus Recreation Fee. Graded Credit/No Credit. Equipment Needs: a backcountry/ski touring set up – skis you can walk in and skins, snowboard (need to have a split board with skins or snowshoes if using a snowboard), tent, appropriate clothing, food and supplies. All the gear except for skis and snowboards can be rented at ½ price from the Outdoor Program. 

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