Winter: Snow Adventure & Survival Skills

Status: Operational

Overview

During this 4-day trip, you’ll experience winter adventures such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and constructing a snow quinzee at 9,960 feet. You’ll also learn survival skills and how to be comfortable doing wintertime activities.

Dates
March 21st – March 24th, 2025

Location & Lodging

The trip takes place in Angel Fire, New Mexico and participants are housed in a heated cabin with showers and hot meals.

Costs
Of Mountains & Men provides nearly everything for this life-shaping experience. All equipment is provided. All main meals and snacks are provided, and we cover the cost of youth fishing licenses. The only cost is the young man’s transportation to/from the Colorado Springs airport where other young men will meet up and carpool down with an OMM board member or we will establish a pickup point in the town of Angel Fire within 30 minutes of base camp. Participants need only bring their clothing and personal gear. A detailed packing list will be sent to all participants.

Eligibility
Young men ages 12-18 at the time of the trip (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis). No winter adventure or survival skills are necessary. Youth without a father figure in their life will have a priority; if we have room, however, we’ll take young men who do have a father figure in their life.

Acquired Skills

  • Snowmobiling
  • Ice Fishing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Survival Skills: Snow quinzee construction, dressing properly, cold weather injury treatment, etc.

Safety

Safety is paramount – activities will be modified as weather conditions dictate.

Campfire Talks

Discussions about Christian masculinity will occur throughout the trip. These are biblically based discussions centered on the book “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge. For more information click here.

The only cost to teens/mentors is their transportation to/from Colorado Springs Airport.

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