10 Skiing & Winter Outdoor Recreation Programs Around the World

  1. Presidio of Monterey, California
    Offers various equipment rentals for winter sports, including skiing and snowboard rentals.
    Website: http://www.pom-fmwr.com/fmwr/
Photo courtesy of Presidio of Monterey.
Photo courtesy of Presidio of Monterey.

2. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
The Hillberg Ski Area, located ON Base!
Has a chairlift, sledding and handle tow. There is also a lodge with a snack bar and equipment rentals.
Phone: C-907-552-4838
Website: www.jberlife.com/fun/outdoor-recreation/hillberg/
Tickets Available: Alyeska Ski Area tram and lift tickets, Hilltop Ski Area tickets and more.

Photo courtesy of JBER ODR.
Photo courtesy of JBER ODR.

3. United States Military Academy at West Point, New York

The Victor Constant Ski Area is located on base and offers gear rental and sales. They also have snowmaking machines to make sure the conditions stay perfect for winter sports.
Phone: C-845-938-8810
Website: www.westpointmwr.com/ski/index.html

Photo courtesy of U.S. Military West Point ODR.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Military West Point ODR.
Photo courtesy of Whidbey Island ODR.
Photo courtesy of Whidbey Island ODR.

4. Whidbey Island NAS, Washington State

There’s so much to see and do here. Nestled near islands and the Olympic Mountain range, the activities are endless. Equipment rentals and trips are available.
Phone: C-360-257-2432
Website: http://whidbey.navylifepnw.com/
Tickets Available: Ski Resort tickets are available through the ITT office.

Photo courtesy of Fort Carson MWR.
Photo courtesy of Fort Carson MWR.

5. Fort Carson, Colorado
Fort Carson MWR offers a wide variety of activities, trips and equipment. Their on-base store Mountain Post Outfitters offers winter gear for sale.
Phone:  C-719-526-6452
Website: www.mwrfortcarson.com
Tickets Available: A-Basin, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Steamboat Springs, Vail and more.

6. Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan
Offers ski and snowboard equipment and clothing.
Phone: DSN-315-243-5732 or C-046-816-5732.
Website: www.navymwryokosuka.com/
Tickets Available: Family Snow Trips to Fujiten to Yamanashi, Grinpa & Yeti in Shizuoka, and Fujiten in Yamanashi

Photo courtesy of Aviano Air Base ODR,
Photo courtesy of Aviano Air Base ODR.

7. Aviano Air Base, Italy
Provides Winter Outdoor Recreation activities including trips, ski and snowboard rentals and other outdoor adventure programs located around Europe.
Phone: C-0434-30-8623, DSN-314-632-8623
Website: www.31fss.com/sports-recreation/outdoor-recreation/
Tickets Available: There are a multitude of tickets available to resorts within many countries around Europe.

8. 426th Air Base Squadron, Stavanger, Norway
This air base offers a diverse selection of winter outdoor recreation activities, including skiing, snowboarding, winter shelter construction and more.
Phone: C-011-47-5195-0581, DSN-314-224-0581
Website: www.426stavanger.com/
Winter ODR Activities: Lessons and tours in snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Also a weekend alpine ski bus is available from January to April.

Photo courtesy of Schinnen Community MWR.
Photo courtesy of Schinnen Community MWR.

9. USAG Benelux-Schinnen, Netherlands
Schinnen Family and MWR offers hiking and bike  trips, equipment rentals, and other winter activity adventures within Europe.
Phone: C-0464-43-7560, DSN-314-360-7560
Website: http://schinnen.armymwr.com/europe/schinnen/programs/odr/

10. USAG Bavaria, Germany
This garrison includes Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch. There so many winter activities available through this base! Trips, equipment rentals, lessons, and much more!

Photo courtesy of Grafenwoehr MWR.
Photo courtesy of Grafenwoehr MWR.

Phone: C-011-49-9641-83-8529, DSN-314-475-8529
Website: http://grafenwoehr.armymwr.com/europe/grafenwoehr/