Seasonal adventures with Outdoor Recreation

by Senior Airman Caitlin O

The 86th Force Support Squadron’s Outdoor Recreation is providing some outstanding travel and adventuring opportunities in December and January.

“We offer these trips as a service to the military community at large,” said Nicholas Erhardt, outdoor recreation assistant. “It’s a healthy way to release some energy, explore Europe, and try something new. Besides, if we weren’t taking folks out on rock climbing, skiing, and hiking trips, we would be out there rock climbing, skiing or hiking!”

A few upcoming events include family trips, Christmas and New Year’s outings as well as a variety of day trips.

A casual outing for all ages, Erbeskopf is a family and beginner friendly area and a perfect place for first time skiers and snowboarders or for anyone who is preparing for big ski adventures later this season.

The $49 ticket provides transportation and the optional ski and snowboard rental. The Erbeskopf Ski day trip will be Saturday. It will also be hosted twice more in January for those who missed it.

Looking for a Christmas getaway? The big hit this season is the Austria Ski Trip.
From Dec. 21 to 26, this trip will give you the opportunity to hit the slopes in a big

This Christmas ski trip will be visiting Landeck, Austria, placing you close to top rated ski resorts and a variety of great restaurants and activities. The ticket price of $349 includes accommodation, rentals, transportation, two breakfasts and a

“I can’t wait for trip to Landeck, Austria.  Landeck is getting a ton of snow right now, so the conditions should be perfect,” Erhardt said. “We’re booked into an amazing Tyrolean style hut. And there are about a dozen ski areas within 30 minutes that offer everything from beginner to advanced expert terrain. Sounds like a recipe for a sweet ski trip over the holidays.”

Celebrating the new year? Join Ramstein Outdoor Rec as they kick off this year’s January Winter Adventure Week with a trip to Garmisch for a week in the Alpines.
Held Jan. 20 to 27, this trip will provide seven nights accommodation, along
with package rentals for all your snow adventures.

If you’re looking for a day trip to experience the holiday season, outdoor recreation provides a variety of day trips to local Christmas markets every Saturday in the month of December, the events paired with a hike provide you the opportunity to see local culture as well as to experience local views of the land.

“These events are all about getting out there and enjoying what you’re doing,” said Dennis Alexander, recreational assistant. “These events fill up fast, so I would recommend signing up as early as possible.”

For more information on tickets or travel requirements, visit the Ramstein Outdoor Recreation in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center or contact them at 480-5707 or 06371-47-5707.