Current News & Events



Current News & Events

LOTS of CSI Winter Fun! 2/1/2014
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Sun Valley CSI Student Ski Day! + Win a Free Lift Ticket!

Date: Saturday, Feb 8, 2014

Time: 7:45am-6pm

Want to shred some snow at the oldest Ski Resort in America? Join the CSI Outdoor Program on their annual Sun Valley Ski trip, open to full and part-time students! We’re excited to once again partner with the outstanding staff at Sun Valley, and cannot wait to show our school spirit up in Hailey! We’re also partnering with CSI Program Board to bring you the lowest-cost  lift tickets EVER, so there’s no reason why you can’t be there!  Sign up in the Student Rec Center at the Front Desk, or contact Christa Gessaman at 732-6697 or to register / or get more info!

Here’s the low-down on this trip:

Tickets are $15 for full and part-time, Spring 2014 CSI students!  This includes lift ticket + transportation. Good for the first 60 students that sign up, then the cost goes up to $25 per ticket. $70 for staff and faculty that want to join in the on the fun!

Participants MUST be 18 year or older.

We’ll meet & load up to leave at 7:45am at the Taylor Building Circle. Will meet up at the bus around 4pm and depart no later than 4:30pm to arrive back at CSI by 6pm (road conditions permitting). 

No Lunch provided, so bring one and a snack or purchase at the resort.

If you need to rent gear, do so the day before from Elevation or Claude’s Sports to save your ski time + moolah on Saturday.

Wear appropriate clothing for ski or snowboarding, including appropriate head gear, gloves & protective eyewear!

For Intermediate and up skiers and snowboarders.

(No refunds).

Want to win a FREE Sun Valley Lift Ticket for the CSI Ski Day? “Like” the CSI Outdoor Program on Facebook and enter the sweepstakes to win! Entries are accepted until February 6th, and the winner will be contacted then! Only 1 entry per CSI student, and only current Spring 2014 CSI students can enter to win! Visit for more information!

(Sponsored by CSI Program Board and CSI Outdoor Program)


Snowshoe in the South Hills!

Date: Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Time: 1pm-5pm



Come spend an afternoon exploring the South Hills in a whole new way! A great activity for all ages, we'll spend the afternoon snowshoeing to some of the most picturesque and hidden scenery in the South Hills. 

This activity is open to CSI students, staff and faculty, but due to a limited amount of gear, there are only spaces for 11 participants. If you have your own gear, you are welcome to meet us there and participate for free!

We will meet in the parking lot of Magic Mountain at 1:00pm, and will snowshoe until about 4:30pm. We will do two loops, so participants have a choice to do one or both loops of the hike.

Cost: $7 per person, includes gear only.

Age: 14 and older

What to Wear: We will be hiking in deep snow, so wear warm clothes (in layers!), jeans and sweat pants NOT recommended. Recommend nylon, ski, or water resistant pants or gaiters. Wear warm, sturdy boots fit for the snow. Gym shoes NOT recommended. Sunglasses, sun screen, and gloves HIGHLY recommended.

What to Bring: A backpack for snacks, extra layers, or to carry your personal items; WATER, Chapstick, and anything you might need for the day! A camera is also recommended, as we will stop to rest occasionally, and will always stop for a photo op!

SIGN UP: Sign up in the Student Recreation Center and pay at the Front Desk. If you are signing up family members, please notify us. Also, be sure to fill out a waiver form when you sign up! More information will be sent to you! 

Contact Christa if you have any questions: 732-6697! “Like” us on Facebook at !



Snowshoeing at Craters of the Moon!

Date: Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Time: 8am-5pm


Come snowshoe with the CSI Outdoor Program!

Spend the day exploring Craters of the Moon -- a vast ocean of lava flows scatter with cinder cones and sagebrush. In the winter, this landscape is even more unique as the snow reveals the rolling depths of the landscape and gives viewers a whole new scene.

We'll meet at the Taylor Building / SUB Circle at 8am on Saturday Feb 22nd, and depart by 8:30 am to Craters of the Moon National Park for a Geology and History of the Park briefing, and snowshoe gear orientation. Afterwards, we'll be fitted for snowshoes and then depart for a 3 to 4 hour easy to moderate snowshoe hike, exploring the park and trails for fitness and recreation. At a halfway point, we'll stop and eat lunch, at which point patrons can decide to turn back or continue on the trail.

We should be back to CSI by 5pm. Cost for this trip is $15, which includes transportation and gear. This event is open to everyone, including students, faculty/CSI Staff, and community members. Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch and snacks.

All participants should register at the CSI REC CENTER front desk. For more information, contact or call 732-6697.



Tubing at Magic Mountain!

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014

Time: 1:00-3:00pm


Join the CSI Outdoor Program at Magic Mountain for an afternoon of tubing!


$7 tickets will get you 2 hours of tubing + a voucher for hot chocolate at the lodge, or

$15 ticket will get you transportation + 2 hours tubing + a voucher for hot chocolate!


There’s only space for 50 people, so sign up now! Limited space for transportation!


We’ll leave the CSI Taylor Building circle at 12pm and will return to CSI no later than 4:30pm!


All participants must register at the CSI REC CENTER front desk. For more information, contact or call 732-6697!


(Brought to you by CSI Program Board!)




SIGN UP NOW! Limited spots available!! We’ll see you there! J



Christa Gessaman   732-6697
CSI Outdoor Program
Charges and Fees will Apply