September 2009


Every year, Hoofers SnS puts on a variety of events for all members of the UW community, many of which are completely free. We are known especially for our annual Resale, Rail Jam, and ski/snowboard trips, but we also put on other miscellaneous events throughout the year. Check out the details below! To sign up for an event, go to and click "Sign up for an event" in the top right corner!


Our annual Resale is the largest ski and snowboard resale in the Midwest! We collect all kinds of new and used items from the community and sell them for incredibly affordable prices! If you're in need of some new gear, take a look at the resale page to find out more!

Rail Jam

The annual Hoofers Rail Jam is a freestyle ski and snowboard competition featuring daring members of both the club and the community. The Rail Jam is held on Observatory Hill where we create our own freestyle terrain right on campus! Head to the Rail Jam page for more information!


Members of Hoofers SnS go on trips to Tyrol Basin every week, as well as occasional special trips throughout the Midwest. In addition, we head out West on week-long trips every Winter and Spring Break. Visit our trips page to learn more!

Other Events

Hoofers SnS also hosts a variety of other events throughout the year, such as our kickoffs. For details, check out the news page for more information about our upcoming events!

All Hoofer Kickoff!

Kickoff Poster

Come check out the Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Club at the All Hoofer Kickoff!

Learn about our events, what we do, our teams, trips, and more! Sign up for the club and meet fellow skiiers and boarders as well check out all the other Hoofer clubs!

It's happening this Thursday, September 10th, at 7PM TITU in Memorial Union

Local Trips

Tyrol Basin

Hoofers will take small trips to Tyrol Basin every week shortly after the end of Winter Break. This is a great opportunity to get out and shred with your friends, and you might even make some new friends while you're at it!

Tyrol Basin

Tyrol Basin has 18 tree-lined slopes and 5 terrain parks that cover 40 acres on a 300-foot vertical hill. Located just 20 minutes away from Madison in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, Tyrol Basin is in the perfect spot for weekly trips with Hoofers SnS. If you'd like to view the trail map, click here!


NOTE: Trip details such as dates and prices are subject to change without notice. Please check back here for the most up-to-date information!

Trips will be held every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday until the end of the season. Each trip purchase includes transportation and lift ticket. Alternatively, if you have your own transportation, you can purchase a lift ticket separately with our Hoofers discount. If you need to rent gear, you may do so at Tyrol Basin. The van will leave from the N. Orchard St. parking circle in between Union South and the Computer Sciences building (click here for a map of the location). Cancellation must be made 48 hours before the trip by calling the Outdoor Programs Office at 608-262-1630!


Below are our discounted prices for the 2017-2018 season!

Weekdays (Monday - Thursday)

All-day (10 AM - 9 PM) Night (4 PM - 9 PM)
Pass $20 $15
Rental $18 $5
Helmet $5 $5

Friday College Day

All-day (10 AM - 11 PM)
Pass $17
Rental $17

Weekend/Holidays (Saturday - Sunday)

Holiday periods are during Christmas Break (Dec. 23 - Jan. 1), Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 13 - Jan. 15), and President's Day (Feb. 17 - Feb. 19).

All-day (9 AM - 9 PM) 4' Flex / Night
Pass $25 $20
Rental $18 $18
Helmet $5 $5

Signing Up

You can sign up and pay online at by clicking "Sign up for an event" in the top right corner. Alternatively, come down to the Outdoor Programs Office to sign up and pay the transportation and ticket fee. The Hoofers office closes at 6 p.m., and you may sign up any time we are open up to the day before the trip. You will NOT be allowed to sign up for a trip the day of the trip. Trips fill up fast, so sign up early!


For more information, contact Local Trips Directors Rachel Piltser and Owen Tortora at!

Midwest Trips

Every year, Hoofers SnS hosts a couple of trips to the most popular slopes in the Midwest. These trips include locations such as Devil's Head in Merrimac, Wisconsin, as well as locations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula such as Mount Bohemia and the Indianhead/Blackjack mountains at Big Snow Resort. This is an incredible opportunity to experience some of the best skiing and snowboarding of your life, as well as to meet lots of new people and have tons of fun at the same time!

Mount Bohemia

Mount Bohemia - Michigan's Upper Peninsula


Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4 (This is during Mount Bohemia's Mardi Gras celebration!)

The bus will leave from the Chazen Museum at around 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and will return around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.


This is a weekend getaway to one of the snowiest places in the Midwest. Pack your bags for a great weekend of the best skiing and snowboarding at a great price - not to mention it will be an excellent Mardi Gras celebration!

We will be skiing on both Saturday and Sunday and will cap the group at around 50 people, with lodging right off the mountain in 5 yurts (think of a cross between a teepee and a cabin). The yurts include a place to sleep, showers, and refrigerated space. Bring your own bath towels, sleeping bags, and pillows. Breakfast and dinner are included for each day we stay (Friday - Sunday), but you will have to bring food for lunches or plan on buying food at the restaurant on the mountain.

Mardi Gras Madness

As part of Mount Bohemia's Mardi Gras celebration, there will be a number of special events on Saturday, March 3. These include:

  • All guys get beads to hand out and the girl who gets the most beads wins $1000 CASH!
  • Live music
  • Man carries woman contest
  • Limbo contest at North Pole Bar
  • Costume party at night with best costume winning $250 CASH!
  • Pie eating contest
  • Contests, games, and prizes


Due to the Mardis Gras celebration, girls ski free! Guys will have their (discounted) lift tickets included in their price.

  • Girls (or guys with a season pass): $180
  • Guys without a season pass: $210


Signup for this year's Mount Bohemia trip is still closed, but you can check out the event page here! Please note that if you sign up online, you must still complete a trip contract in the Outdoor Programs Office or at the pre-trip meeting.


For more information, please contact Midwest Trips Director Morgen Spees or Assistant Midwest Trips Director Logan Wright at!

Spring Break Trip - Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The crown jewel of our club, the annual Hoofer SnS Spring Break trip, is back for the 53rd time! There is nothing better than the tradition that Hoofers has created with the Jackson community. If you like deep snow, backcountry, sick vertical, and a classic ski town experience, Jackson is the trip for you. Furthermore, who wants to go lie on the beach for Spring Break when you could be riding the pow and shredding the gnar at one of the most bodacious mountain resorts in the entire world. Home of Teton Gravity Research and some rockin’ cowboys, Jackson Hole is 10,000 feet closer to the sun, gets 400+ inches of snow per year, and will knock your socks off! Jackson Hole has 2500 acres in bounds plus an additional easily accessible 3000 acres out of bounds and 4139 continuous vertical feet from top to bottom. Now... you might say, "Gee, isn't going out of bounds against the rules?" Not at Jackson Hole! They have gates that you are allowed to use to access the out-of-bounds area, but remember your avalanche gear. More info can be found at Jackson Hole's website.

If you're still not sold, ask any past participant from the trip how awesome it is, and we guarantee you the conversation will be followed with a 20‑minute story about a powder day followed by a social in Jackson.


  • Bus Package: March 24th - April 1st (arrive in Jackson Hole on March 25th and leave on March 31st)
  • Land Package: March 25th - March 31st


Price options include a land package (if you provide your own transportation) or a bus package (if you ride the bus with the club).

  • Bus Package: $680
  • Land Package: $480

What’s included:

  • Luxury coach bus ride to and from Madison to Jackson Hole (if you choose the bus package option)
  • 6 nights lodging at the amazing Antler Inn located in downtown Jackson (all rooms booked to double occupancy -- you will share a bed)
  • 4 lift tickets at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (see below for 5th-day options)
  • Stellar BBQ elk dinner provided by the Antler Inn Hotel
  • Wisconsin-style Brat Fry!
  • Socials galore!
  • A chance to be this year's King/Queen of the Mountain

Optional Purchases

If you'd like to ski all 5 days, you have the option of purchasing an extra lift ticket to ski at Grand Targhee! This extra ticket will cost $65 and will include round-trip travel to and from the resort. If you're not sure if you'd like to ski all 5 days yet, don't worry! You can purchase the extra ticket while you're in Jackson Hole for the same price!

You also have the option of purchasing a trip t-shirt! More information regarding t-shirt price and design will be released later.

How Do I Sign Up?

Signup for 2018 will open on Monday, February 5th, at 12:30 PM. You can sign up online at or in-person at the Outdoor Programs Office in Memorial Union.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can people who aren't UW students go? YES! In fact, they are encouraged to come. As long as you are a Union member (UW students are automatically Union members) and a Hoofers Ski and Snowboard member, you can go.

What if I don't know how to ski? Jackson Hole is accessible to everyone, and lessons will be available at a discounted rate! That being said, the better you are, the more you can enjoy the mountain.

What if I don't know anyone going? Hoofers trips are a GREAT way to meet new people. If needed, talk to us and we can work out a rooming situation for you.

Is there an opportunity to go into the backcountry with some sort of guide? Unfortunately, Hoofer SnS is not currently able to organize a backcountry guide for the club. Sorry!

Winter Break Trip

SAVE THE DATE: This winter, we're going to Park City, Utah on January 9th-17th, 2015!

Aspen, CO 2014:

January 10th - January 18th


Get ready, It’s that time of year, kids! Time to start signing up for Hoofer SnS Winter break trip! This year, for the first time since 1987, Hoofers will be shredding lines in the legendary ASPEN SNOWMASS chowder! This page will be your go-to portal for all things Hoofer SnS Winter Break (READ EVERYTHING BELOW BECAUSE IM A GREAT WRITER).


That’s right, for the first time in 27 years, Hoofers will be able to do laps in an X-Games caliber park, rip through the best bowl skiing in CO, and live the Aspen lifestyle for a week, all for under $700! Aspen Snowmass is home of FOUR HUGE MOUNTAINS (Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, and Highlands), which are ALL easily available to hit with the lift tickets you receive.


Where else can you live the Aspen lifestyle for a week at a price like this? The answer is nowhere. So tell ya friends, ask your parents for an early Christmas present, pick up an extra job. Whatever it takes to get you to Aspen, it will be absolutely worth it!


-Depart Madison on Friday, January 10th, Arrive in Aspen on Saturday, January 11.

-Depart Aspen Friday, January 17th, arrive in Madison Saturday, January 18th.


Bus package: $680

Land package: $495

Optional Discounted 5th Day Lift Ticket will also be available! Price: TBD


Bus Package:

-Bus transportation from Madison, WI to Aspen, CO

-Great lodging along the Snowmass slopeside at the Woodbridge Condominiums (basically ski in, ski out) WITH: Shuttles leave the condos to each of the four mountain villages, Aspen town square, and nearly everywhere else you need to go, private balconies, heated pool and hot tubs, full kitchens, brick fireplaces. WHAT ELSE DO YOU EVEN NEED?

-4 days of lift tickets good at any one of the 4 mountains (Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, Highlands)

-Our world-famous trip T-Shirts made by the great people at


-Hoofer’s legendary semi-annual brat fry -18 and over DJ parties at the bottom of the mountain as well as in Aspen

-Other super fun socials and concerts (more info TBA closer to the trip date)

-21+ pub-crawl in Aspen

-Access to discounted rentals and lessons!

-(more TBA closer to the date as well)


Land package includes everything except for the bus transportation.


Don't have $680 casually on hand at the moment? No worries!! You only need to put $100 down when you sign up! Final payments are due by THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST. Plenty of time to cash in the paycheck... or beg your parents for money.


Want to be a trip leader?

 Trip leader applications can be found at the bottom of this page. It's a great experience and you also get a discounted trip cost!


The trip will be officially on sale on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013. Join this event and Janessa and I will send out a message when you guys are able to start signing up. But until then, let’s get the word out!!




Email Denys and Janessa at!


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