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Out & About, Feb. 1

Published: 10:47AM January 31st, 2013

Snowtubing

Feb. 1: $35. Bundle up and get ready for a wild ride on one of Washington’s greatest tubing hills. Tubing’s a blast for all ages, so bring the entire family. (The kids don’t have school. What a great way to spend the day!). Snow tubes provided (Ages 6–12: $25; ages 5 and younger: $5) Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations for special needs.

Ski/board Summit

Feb. 2: $45. Head to the snow with us! Spend the day at the Summit at Snoqualmie. Transportation only is $25.

Snowmobile Cascades

Feb. 2: $160. For those seeking a fun-filled winter experience, give snowmobiling a try! The trip will bring you fun, action, beauty and excitement as you zip through the snow of the Cascade Mountains. Not only are snowmobiles provided, but helmet, boots, gloves and snowsuit are as well. Be sure to dress in layers. Adult passengers: $90; passengers 15 and younger: $60. Minimum age to drive: 16. Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations for special needs.

Shoe Hurricane Ridge

Feb. 3: $60. Discover the beauty of the Olympic Mountain Range with a snowshoe trip. Join us and hit the trails that offer something for everybody. Minimum age: 12.

Ski Keechelus Lake

Feb. 3: $40. Spend a day in the snow-filled Cascades skiing along Keechelus Lake. Head toward Snoqualmie Pass. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5 miles; time: 3 hours. Minimum age: 12.

Half-price at Crystal

Feb. 7: $45. Don’t miss the chance to ski or ride Crystal for half-price. Come for Military Appreciation Day, and we’re providing your ride to the mountain and gear, if needed. Lift tickets should be purchased at the mountain. Transportation only is $25.

Winter survival camping

Feb. 9-10: $75. Join the Outdoor Recreation Program and head up to Reflection Lake in Mount Rainier National Park. This overnight trip will teach participants the basics of trip preparation, winter travel, shelter construction and winter survival basics, backcountry cooking and leave-no-trace camping.

A mandatory pre-trip class will be held at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North Feb. 6, 5 to 6 p.m. The trip fee includes winter camping class, group gear (not including sleeping bags), entrance into Mount Rainier National Park and two camp meals. Participants are responsible for lunch on the first day. Minimum age: 18.

Ride near Rainier

Feb. 9: $80. Head to Elbe, a town in the outskirts of Mount Rainier National Park, for a two-hour guided afternoon horseback ride. No experience is necessary. Bring the entire family along for a great day. Minimum age: 7. Popular family trip.

Ski/board Mission Ridge

Feb. 10: $50. Tired of rain? Travel across the mountains to central Washington to ski at the beautiful Mission Ridge Ski Resort. Hit the slopes. (Transportation only is $30).

Snowtubing

Feb. 10: $35. Bundle up and get ready for a wild ride on one of Washington’s greatest tubing hills for a fun-filled day in the snow. Tubing’s a blast for all ages, so bring the entire family. (Ages 6–12: $25; ages 5 and younger: $5). Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations for special needs.

After-work kayak class

Feb. 13: $20. Learn self-rescue techniques and other paddling skills from the safety of the indoor pool. Learn the skills you need to become more confident on open water kayaking trips from the safety of the indoor pool. The focus is on self-rescue techniques and other paddling skills. Minimum age: 12.

Bungee jumping

Feb. 16: $135. Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off the highest bungee bridge in the country. A full 20 stories high, the spectacular private bridge is nestled in an emerald green forest above a sparkling river. If you’re craving adrenaline, you won’t be disappointed with this trip. Trip fee includes two jumps and a Dangerous Sports Club T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 pounds.

Red wine and chocolate

Feb. 16-17: $165-$240. Join us at a winery in the Olympics to pair a sumptuous chocolate fare with remarkable red wine. Price includes a variety of wine samples, a night’s lodging and a commemorative glass. Minimum age: 21.