Dec. 4 - Dec. 10, 2023

Don't be discouraged by today's cold, wet weather - the rest of the week
looks sunny, and it might hit 50 on Saturday 😎😎😎! All events are open to
the Williams College community.



Winter Study Announcements:

1) *DEADLINE to apply for Winter Study PE Financial Assistance* is
approaching - Dec. 12th!!!

Limited financial aid is available for Winter Study PE, only to beginners
wanting to learn to downhill ski, snowboard, or cross country ski. If you
are interested, please read the program details
and then fill the application form
<https://airtable.com/app2ReyxzGd84F9jv/shrBGmoFiKjjev8Xx> by Dec. 12th to
be eligible.

2) Winter Study PE Sign-ups - *IN PERSON in Lasell Gymnasium on 1/3/24
6-8:30 pm*

Winter study WOC PE sign-ups (and January ski pass sales see #3 below) will
take place on Wednesday, January 3rd from 6:00-8:30 pm in Lasell
Gymnasium. Students
who want to take a downhill ski, snowboard, telemark ski, cross country
ski, or snowshoe class can sign up, in person, at this time.

Learn to ski/snowboard passes for Jiminy Peak will be available at the
discounted price of $135 this year (regular price would be ~$440-675),
including 3-days of ski pass, rentals, instruction, and transportation to
the mountain.

Cross country skiing trail fees will depend on conditions, but will be
around $30 for the full 3-classes of instruction. All transportation,
instruction, and equipment provided by WOC.

Snowshoeing has no fee.

3) Winter Study Non-PE Ski Pass Sales - Discounted Jiminy Peak ski passes

Discounted January passes for Jiminy will be available for purchase on
Wednesday, January 3rd from 6:00-8:30 pm in Lasell Gymnasium (financial
assistance not available). Only good for Monday - Friday 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

January 2024 Non-PE Rates

January Pass


January Pass + Rentals


3-Visit Pass


3-Visit Pass + Rentals


Hunting season has started in MA & NY.   As you consider your plans to get
outside on hikes, etc. in the coming weeks, please be advised of the dates
for deer hunting season in Massachusetts and New York.

MA: Nov. 27 - Dec. 9 (No hunting on Sundays in MA) HOPKINS MEMORIAL FOREST
IS CLOSED during this time period!

NY: Nov. 18 - Dec. 10


Facility Schedules

The WOC Equipment Room

Will be open M – Th, 12:30 —1:30 PM, & F 12–2 pm - Level M Paresky

Bouldering Barn Staff/Faculty lunchtime hours

There will be Thursday 11:30 - 1:30 fac/staff Bouldering Barn hours this

Bouldering Barn Open Hours

Come visit the WOC Bouldering Facility located on Walden St. and Hoxsey.
Climbing shoes and chalk are provided. Bring a water bottle! There will
only be room for 10 climbers and 1 staff person in the space at one time.
Before walking to the Bouldering Barn click here
to check the (mostly) current number of users in the building.

Mon & Wed 7 - 9 pm

Tue & Thu 4 - 7 pm (Thursday 4-5:30pm are non-cis-male hours)

Fri 2 - 4 pm

Sat & Sun 2 - 5 pm


Activities - (Click here for extra information - i.e. mileage, elevation,


Weekly sunrise hike (this will be a REAL witness to the sunrise!!) – a
“wake up” and down trek on Pine Cobble

Meet on Paresky steps, Baxter lawn side) at 5:55 AM for a dawn good sunrise
hike - (sunrise at 7:10AM). This is a 3 mile round trip hike with one
thousand foot elevation gain to get your blood flowing and endorphins
coursing through your veins!! Dress for the chilly weather and wear good
footwear for a trail that will be wet, muddy and rocky! Bring a filled
water bottle, headlamp/flashlight and a cup for hot drinks. Return to
campus by 8:45AM. Please sign up here
or email [log in to unmask] with any questions!


🪁 KITE FLYING ON KITE HILL – We (Sophie, Josh, Sam, and Sam) will be
walking from campus, through the Stone Hill trail system, to Kite Hill
(about 4 miles out and back). Never been there? It’s flat, and beautiful,
and windy. Windy enough to fly a kite? We sure hope so! We’ll have at least
one kite, we might have hot chocolate, and we’re guaranteed to have a lot
of fun. We’ll leave at 9:30am from Paresky. Back by noon. Sign up here
Email [log in to unmask] with any questions!

(Williams students flying a kite on Kite Day in the 1960s)


(KINDA). LEAVES. GOGO SQUEEZ. Now that we have your undivided attention,
join Claire McDonald and Charlie Halverson on Sunday for a POSTPONED trail
run to de-stress and revel in the lovely nature of Stone Hill :) We will be
meeting and leaving from Paresky Steps @ 2:30PM!! Trail running shoes or
running sneakers recommended! CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!
YAYAYAYAYYYY! Dress warmly/bring layers! We will all enjoy a yummy Gogo
Squeez beforehand! Email [log in to unmask] with any questions; sign up here

The Williams Outing Club (est. 1915)


Find us online at woc.williams.edu and @WOCstagram

Equipment Room: Paresky, Level M

WOC Office: 2nd Floor Paresky


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Williams Outing Club

Paresky Center, Room 218

Williamstown, MA 01267


We respectfully acknowledge that Williams College stands on the ancestral
homelands of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, who are the indigenous
peoples of the region now called Williamstown. Following tremendous
hardship after being forced from their valued homelands, they continued as
a sovereign Tribal Nation in Wisconsin, which is where they reside today.
We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit
to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

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