Outdoor Recreation — January 18, 2019


Ramstein Outdoor Recreation, KMC Center, Bldg. 3336, 480-5705 or 06371-47-5705. Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., Sun., holidays and training days 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. https://www.86fss.com/sports-and-recreation/outdoor-recreation

Black Forest, White Snowshoe
Jan. 22
Are you new to the growing sport of rock climbing? We’re here to help. Movement, safety, techniques, training, grading systems, and where to climb in our area both indoors and outdoors will all be covered and more in this comprehensive introduction. A perfect class to kick off the New Year with a new interest and new community to climb with. No previous experience necessary; belay certification not included and not required. Cost: $12, Ages: 10+ with parent

Ski Switzerland: Eiger valley
Feb. 1 to 3
Two valleys, three mountain ranges and around 206 kilometers of perfectly prepared pistes. In the Jungfrau ski region, snow fans can enjoy all kinds of activities in their element. The winter paradise by the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau offers skiers and snowboarders all their hearts’ desires: gentle slopes, steep drops, snow and fun parks, racing tracks and powder parties. We’ll drive down after work Friday, ski Saturday and Sunday, then return after lifts close Sunday evening. Hostel-style communal lodging in easy walking distance to grocery stores and dining options help keep costs low so you can ski HIGH under the 4000 meter mountains of the Swiss Alps! Lift tickets not included (~$75 per day). Sign up ASAP as space is limited! Ski one, two, or zero days and just enjoy the Interlaken area if you desire! Cost: $229.00, Ages: 18+

Family winter adventure day
Feb. 2
Join us for a fun-filled winter day at our local mountain. Erbeskopf is located only 45 minutes away from Ramstein Air Base and features popular sled runs, snowshoe and cross country ski trails, two ski lifts and a large snowman building arena. Bring your sleds, friends and family to enjoy endless possibilities of fun. Half price ski/snowboard equipment rental is available to participants during normal fitting hours (1 hour before store closes) three days prior to departure. Adult and youth snowshoe rental is included. Conditions are weather dependent. Cost: $30 Adults; $10 Children

Women’s climbing day
Every Monday
Women’s Climbing Day gives women the opportunity to develop their skills and techniques in a predominantly female environment. Support one another’s fitness goals while developing stronger friendships. Sign up for a belay certification to learn proper belaying techniques. Cost: $2.00, Ages: All

Wingman Wednesday
Every Wednesday
In honor of our Active Duty members, enjoy a day of climbing on us. That’s right, bring in your Active Duty Military ID and climb all day for free. Cost: $2.00, Ages: 18+

Family Climbing Day
Every Friday
Climbing provides a fun and exciting way to get some exercise for the whole family! Climbing can begin at just two years of age, but belayers must be 16 years or older and complete our belay class. Belayer not required; we have automatic belay stations and bouldering as an option as well! Cost: $4 per climber, Ages: All

Belay class
Every Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of knot tying, harness fitting, climbing equipment, commands and proper belay techniques at ODR’s indoor rock wall. After successful completion of the class, you will be able to test for your belay certification card, making you eligible to belay at the Ramstein indoor rock wall without supervision. Cost: $25, Ages: 16+

Do you already have previous experience belaying? If you are already competent at both belaying and climbing, you may skip the belay class and “test out” in the 15 minutes after every belay class.


Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905, 493-4117 or 0631-3406-4117. Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on federal holidays. https://kaiserslautern.armymwr.com

German Fishing Course
Jan. 26 to 27, Feb. 2 to 3, 23 to 24, Mar 2 to 3, 16 to 17
Earn your permit to apply for and receive your German fishing license. This course is offered in three different sessions for your convenience. Each session is two weekends long. Register in advance with Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation. Students must be able to attend full session in order to graduate. Classes are held in the basement of building 3213 on Kleber Kaserne. Cost is $60 per individual or $100 per family

Ski Metz, France
Jan. 27
Are your legs ready for Alps ski season? Neither are ours — join us for a trip to the indoor snowfield in Metz, France. Enjoy at least two hours on the indoor slopes to prepare yourself for the upcoming ski and snowboard season! Half price ski/snowboard equipment rental is available to participants during normal fitting hours. Cost: $35, Ages: All

Ski Express
Every Saturday
Every Saturday, the Ski Express will be rolling to some of the most well-known ski areas in Europe. Cost starting at: $79 per person

Ski Sxpress Special – Courmayeur, Italy
Jan. 25 to 26
Take advantage of a special Ski Express trip to Courmayeur, Italy! On the south side of Western Europe’s highest peak, and at the top of the Aosta Valley, Courmayeur is the highest village in Italy and shares access to the world famous Vallee Blanche with Chamonix. Cost: $99 per person

Bruges Beer Fest Weekend
Feb. 1 to 3
Explore the medieval city of Bruges and sample over 350 Belgian beers at the world famous Bruges Bier Festival! Because of its multiple canals and medieval atmosphere, Bruges is often called the “Venice of the North” and was named the “European Capital of Culture” in 2002. Deadline: Sign up before Jan. 28. Cost: Starting at $329+ per person

Bruges Beer Fest Express
Feb. 2
Visit Bruges, Belgium’s “Venice of the North” and attend the world famous Bruges Bier Festival! Here you can sample from over 350 Belgian Beers, buy specialty merchandise from your favorite brewery, and expand your appreciation of the sudsy stuff. Cost: $79 per person