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We do customized trips! Location and times of trips subject to change due to
weather and snow conditions. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center on
North Fort Lewis 7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Private Trips Brochure

Pre-registration is required for all trips.
Schedule, fees and trip details, to include meeting times, are subject to change without notice.  Register through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. Group rates/private trips available. For more information, call 252-967-6263 or visit JBLMmwr.comReasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for lunch & souvenir cup.

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Friday, Jan. 29
Night ski-n-snowboard at the Summit

Tired of the rain? Head for the snow and spend the evening at the Summit at Snoqualmie Friday, Jan. 29! (You need to go to the NAC to be fitted for gear). Transportation and gear are provided; go to the Northwest Adventure Center to get fitted for your gear before the day of the trip. Depart from Adventures Unlimited at 6:15 p.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6:30. ($45; have your own gear/transportation only: $25)

Bella Donna snowshoe Gold Creek Pond

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, Jan. 30
Come with us on an adventure to snowshoe by the light of the moon on  Snoqualmie Pass trails Saturday, Jan. 30. Gather your friends and join us on this ladies-only trip. Gear, guide and instruction are provided. Difficulty: beginner; distance: 1.5 miles; elevation gain: 50 feet; time: 2 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5:30 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:45. ($40) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Snowmobile the Cascades     

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly  

Sunday, Jan. 31
If you’re seeking the most fun-filled winter experience, check out this snowmobiling trip through the Cascade Mountains! Fun, action, beauty and excitement await you Sunday, Jan. 31. Transportation, snowmobile, helmet, boots, gloves and snowsuit are provided. Dress in layers. Minimum age to drive: 16. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15. Preregistration is required before Wednesday, Jan. 27. ($170; adult passengers: $125; passengers 15 & younger: $75) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Snow tubing   

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, Jan. 31  
Travel to one of Washington’s best tubing hills for a day in the snow with the Outdoor Recreation program. Dress warmly and get ready to go for a wild ride Sunday, Jan. 31! Tubing is a blast for all ages. Snow tubes and transportation provided. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15. ($35; ages 6–12: $25; ages 0–5: $5) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Military Appreciation Day at Crystal  

Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

Thursday, Feb. 4  
Don’t miss the chance to ski or ride Crystal for half-price Thursday, Feb. 4! The trip fee includes transportation and gear. While lift tickets are not included, they can be purchased at the mountain; military discounts are now available at the resort (no need to purchase online in advance). Go to the Northwest Adventure Center prior to the trip to be fitted for your gear. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6:45 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 7. ($45/have your own gear/transportation only: $25) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Winter survival camping trip 

    Adults Only

Saturday, Feb. 6
Head to Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park for an overnight trip starting Saturday, Feb. 6. Participants will learn the basics of trip preparation, winter travel, shelter construction, winter survival basics, backcountry cooking and leave-no-trace camping. A mandatory pre-trip class will be held at the Northwest Adventure Center Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 5–6 p.m. The trip fee includes winter camping class, group gear (not including sleeping bag), transportation, entrance into Mount Rainier National Park and three camp meals (participants are responsible for lunch on the first day). If weather doesn’t permit snow caves, we’ll use tents. Preregistration is required before Tuesday, Feb. 2. Minimum age: 18. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($85)  Trip with NAC expert guides

Mountain Day at White Pass 

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly  

Saturday, Feb. 6  
Head off the beaten path this season! Join us on a trip to White Pass Saturday, Feb. 6! This beautiful mountain town ski resort is your getaway from work. Ski or snowboard and get transportation, gear, two-hour lesson and full mountain lift ticket. If you prefer to snowshoe, gear and guide are provided. Call or come in to ask about cross-country skiing. Depart from McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:45 a.m. or Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6. (Ski/snowboard lessons package: $115; snowshoe: $45; have your own gear/transportation only: $35) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Gold Creek Family Snowshoe    

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, Feb. 7
This Gold Creek Pond trip is one of the easiest snowshoe hikes near Snoqualmie Pass, making it perfect for Families. You’ll be treated to great views to the head of Gold Creek Valley, Rampart Ridge, Chikamin Ridge and other Snoqualmie peaks. Join us Sunday, Feb. 7. Gear, guide, instruction and transportation are provided. Difficulty: beginner; distance: 1.5 miles; elevation gain: 50 feet; time: 2 hours. Minimum age: 6. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15. ($35) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Mountain Day at Mission Ridge 

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly  

Sunday, Feb. 7 
Travel across the mountains Sunday, Feb. 7 to central Washington for a day of skiing at the beautiful Mission Ridge Ski Resort. The ski/snowboard package includes transportation, gear, two-hour lesson and full mountain lift ticket. Prefer to snowshoe? Gear and transportation are provided. Depart from the Northwest
Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:15. (Ski/snowboard: $125; snowshoe: $55; have your own gear/transportation only: $50) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Bella Donna snow tubing    

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, Feb. 13 
Travel to one of the best tubing hills in the state for a ladies-only day in the snow Saturday, Feb. 13. Dress warmly and get ready to go for a wild ride! Tubing is a blast for all ages, so bring the entire Family! Snow tubes are provided. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15. ($35; ages 6–12: $25; 5 & younger: $5) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Red wine and chocolate tour

   

Sunday, Feb. 14     
Calling all chocolate lovers and wine connoisseurs! Head with us to the Olympics Sunday, Feb. 14 for a day of chocolate and wine. Each winery we visit will pair a sumptuous chocolate fare with a remarkable red wine. We’ll stop for lunch in Port Angeles. Price includes event admission, a variety of wine samples and a commemorative glass. Preregistration is required by Wednesday, Feb. 10. Minimum age: 21. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 7:15. ($80)

  Sea kayak skills class 

    Adults Only

Tuesday, Feb. 16
The Outdoor Recreation program offers five levels of our two-hour kayak skills class.
•  Level one: proper paddling techniques and how to buddy-rescue.
•  Level two: edging maneuvers and self-rescue.
•  Level three: recovery techniques and muscle memory exercises for the roll.
•  Level four: multiday kayak trip prep and t-rescue.
•  Level five: the roll.
The next sea kayak skills class is Tuesday, Feb. 16. You may start at any time and master as many of the levels as you’d like! Meet at Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center at 7:30 p.m. Minimum age: 12 ($25) Clinic with NAC expert guides

  Military Appreciation Day Stevens Pass

Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

Friday, Feb. 19
Head up north to Stevens Pass for fantastic snow and great deals at Military Appreciation Day Friday, Feb. 19. If you want to ski, snowboard or snowshoe, you’re in luck. The trip fee includes skis/board, boots and bindings. The snowshoe package includes snowshoes, trekking poles and guide. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 6:15. ($60; snowshoe: $50; have your own gear/transportation only: $40) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

  Moonlight snowshoe Gold Creek Pond

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, Feb. 20
Join us to snowshoe on the Snoqualmie Pass trails by the light of the moon Saturday, Feb. 20. Gear, guide, instruction and transportation are provided. Difficulty: beginner; distance: 1.5 miles; elevation gain: 50 feet; time: 2 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5:30 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:45. ($40) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

  Explore Victoria, B.C.  

  Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

Sunday, Feb. 21
Hop on the ferry and spend Sunday, Feb. 21 exploring Victoria, B.C., by foot. The downtown area has everything from antiques stores to artisan chocolate shops. You can also stop in at the Royal B.C. Museum or watch a thrilling IMAX film. The trip fee includes walk-on round-trip ferry ticket and transportation to and from Port Angeles. A passport is required. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4:45 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5 a.m. Preregistration is required before Saturday, Feb. 20. ($110; ages 5–11: $85; ages 0–4: $55) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

  Snowmobile the Cascades   

  Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

Sunday, Feb. 21
If you’re seeking the most fun-filled winter experience, check out this snowmobiling trip through the Cascade Mountains! Fun, action, beauty and excitement await you Sunday, Feb. 21. Snowmobile, helmet, boots, gloves and snowsuit are provided. Dress in layers. Minimum age to drive:  16. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15. Preregistration is required before Wednesday, Jan. 27. ($170; adult passengers: $125; passengers 15 & younger: $75) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; add $20 for lunch & souvenir cup

  Snowtubing 

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, Feb. 27
Travel to one of Washington’s best tubing hills for a day in the snow. Dress warmly and get ready to go for a wild ride Saturday, Feb. 27! Tubes and transportation provided. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15. ($35; ages 6–12: $25; ages 0–5: $5) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

  Mountain Day at Mission Ridge 

  Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

Sunday, Feb. 28
Travel across the mountains Sunday, Feb. 28 to central Washington for a day of skiing at the beautiful Mission Ridge Ski Resort. The ski/snowboard package includes transportation, gear, two-hour lesson and full mountain lift ticket. Prefer to snowshoe? Gear and transportation are provided. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:15. (Ski/snowboard: $125; snowshoe: $55; have your own gear/transportation only: $50) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

  Snowshoe or hike Reflection Lake 

    Adults Only

Sunday, Feb. 28
The trail from Narada Falls to Reflection Lake provides a magical experience through a winter snow-capped forest. Join us to snowshoe or hike the trail Sunday, Feb. 28. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 3.5 miles; elevation gain: 500 feet; time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Guide, gear, instruction and transportation are provided. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15. ($45) Trip with NAC expert guides

 Military Appreciation Day at Crystal  

  Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

Friday, March 4
Don’t miss the chance to ski or ride Crystal for half-price Friday, March 4! The trip fee includes transportation and gear. While lift tickets are not included, they can be purchased at the mountain; military discounts are now available at the resort (no need to purchase online in advance). Go to the Northwest Adventure Center prior to the trip to be fitted for your gear. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6:45 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 7. ($45/have your own gear/transportation only: $25) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

  Winter survival camping trip   

    Adults Only

Saturday, March 5
Head to Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park for an overnight trip starting Saturday, March 5. Participants will learn the basics of trip preparation, winter travel, shelter construction, winter survival basics, backcountry cooking and leave-no-trace camping. A mandatory pretrip class will be held at the Northwest Adventure Center Wednesday, March 2 from 5–6 p.m. The trip fee includes winter camping class, group gear (not including sleeping bag), transportation, entrance into Mount Rainier National Park and three camp meals (participants are responsible for lunch on the first day). If weather doesn’t permit snow caves, we’ll use tents. Preregistration is required before Tuesday, Feb. 2. Minimum age: 18. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($85) Trip with NAC expert guides

  Seattle night photography workshop 

Adults Only

Sunday, March 6
    
Just because the sun’s gone doesn’t mean your day of photography has to end! Night photography is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of digital photography. Join us Sunday, March 6 as we take a journey to Seattle after dark. One of the nicest aspects of night photography is that our images are not dependent on a good sunset or sky conditions in order to be spectacular. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventure’s Unlimited at 5:15. ($55) Trip with NAC expert guides

  Snowshoe or hike Hurricane Ridge  

    Adults Only

Sunday, March 6
Discover the beauty of the Olympic Mountain Range on snowshoeing trails that offer something for everybody. Join us Sunday, March 6. Guide, gear, instruction and transportation are provided. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7:45 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8 a.m. ($65) Trip with NAC expert guides

  Astrophotography workshop 

    Adults Only

Tuesday, March 8
During this astrophotography workshop Tuesday, March 8, we’ll concentrate on capturing the Milky Way and creating star trails. Some of the subjects that the course will cover include an understanding of the night sky, appreciating the importance of planning for your shoot, understanding the differences between shutter, speed, aperature, ISO, white balance & more. Plus, you’ll learn to focus your lens at night, understand noise reduction and get other tips and techniques. Minimum age: 12. This is a classroom workshop at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. ($10) Trip with NAC expert guides

Saturday, March 12
Bella Donna Mountain Day Stevens Pass  
 
Ladies, this trip is just for you! Head up north to Stevens Pass with the Outdoor Recreation program for fantastic snow Saturday, March 12. If you want to ski, snowboard or snowshoe, you’re in luck. The trip fee includes skis/board, boots and bindings. The snowshoe package includes snowshoes, trekking poles and guide. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 6:15. ($60; snowshoe: $50; have your own gear/transportation only: $40)

  Snowtubing 

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, March 12
Travel to one of Washington’s best tubing hills for a day in the snow. Dress warmly and get ready to go for a wild ride Saturday, March 12! Tubes and transportation provided. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15. ($35; ages 6–12: $25; ages 0–5: $5) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

  Introduction to single-track mountain biking 

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, March 13
If you’ve always wanting to try mountain biking, this is the trip for you. Join us Sunday, March 13 for this instructional guide designed for beginners. You’ll spend the day learning the basics, while getting plenty of time to work on your newfound skills. We provide the bike, helmet, gloves and transportation! The location will be determined based on conditions. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5–6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12. Depart from McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($35) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

  Snowshoe or hike Paradise 

    Adults Only

Sunday, March 13
Discover the beauty of Mount Rainier on snowshoeing trails Sunday, March 13. Travel along Mount Rainier’s Glacier Vista Trail while exploring the best route up to Panorama Point. Difficulty: moderate to difficult; distance: 3 miles; time: 3 hours. Minimum age: 12. Guide, gear, instruction and transportation provided. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15. ($45) Trip with NAC expert guides

  Waterfall tour  

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, March 13
Explore the largest concentration of waterfalls in the continental U.S. as we travel on the Historic Columbia River Highway Sunday, March 13. An abundance of small waterfalls will be viewable from the road. Plus, we’ll stop at five major waterfalls, including the world-famous Multnomah Falls! We’ll also stop in Hood River, Ore., for lunch. The trip fee includes round-trip transportation. Depart from McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30. ($65; ages 5–12: $40; ages 0–4: $15) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Open-water scuba The first level of any diver’s education, the goal of open-water scuba is to make you a safe, confident and competent diver. With this certification, you can dive at a maximum of 60 feet. The requirements are: swim continuously for 200 yards and able to tread water or float for 10 minutes. There are academic requirements that involve lectures, quizzes and exams. Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a certification card that recognizes you as an open-water diver, allowing you to dive anywhere in the world! Join us for this week-long course July 7–13 or July 14–20. Minimum age: 15 ($195)

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