Outdoor Recreation

We have expanded our hours!

Outdoor Recreation is now open Saturdays 8 a.m.–Noon

Learn to Ski & Snowboard

All Season Long

 

Learn the basics of skiing and snowboarding with our certified instructors at great resorts. We have multiple chances to learn all season long! Check out the dates for all the classes listed below.

Gear Fittings

If you plan on renting ski or snowboard gear this winter, please stop by the Outdoor Recreation Rental Center early to get your gear fitting. We’ll record your sizes and settings, give you a fitting card for each member of the family and take care of all the waivers at one time. Advance fittings mean faster checkout times when you do come to get gear!

Winter Equipment Servicing

The Outdoor Recreation Center offers ski and snowboard equipment waxing, edge-sharpening and base repairs as well as “while you wait” hot waxing and generally fast turnaround on most other work for any skis or snowboards. If you buy skis or snowboards and the bindings with ODR, they will mount them for you. Get your gear and keep it in optimal condition for chasing the best powder this winter! Please note that we do not mount or service personal ski or snowboard bindings.

Rental Equipment

Rent winter equipment starting Thursday, Dec. 13. We have a full range of ski and snowboard equipment to fit everyone. We also offer Nordic ski equipment and snowshoes for fitness training and backcountry adventures! This date is tentative and we’re ready to open the doors earlier if there’s enough snow on the slopes. Note: powder boards and skis will not be available until January (date to be determined).

FREE Gear

If you sign up for one of Outdoor Recreation’s ski and snowboard trips we’ll provide FREE rental equipment (limited to one ski or snowboard set per person).

The Great Outdoors

ODR Trips

Let Outdoor Recreation guide you on your next adventure! We have trips year round to get you exploring all that Japan has to offer.

Adventures by You

WHEN: any weekday and subject to guide availability. We do not book custom trips on Saturdays or federal holidays.

COST: Trip costs are based on the destination and number of participants. Always working weekends? We can arrange any of our popular adventure activities for your group on a day more convenient for you. Minimum participation numbers and 7–14 days advance booking is required, depending on the activity. Give us a call for more information.

Upcoming Adventures

Ski & Snowboard at Hachimantai / Shimokura

From$30
7 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Availability : Feb. 17
Enjoy a two for one resort package! Shimokura has more advanced terrain and lots of powder, while Hachimantai is great […]
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SOLD OUT!

Nanataki Falls Snowshoe Hike

From$25
7 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Availability : Feb. 23
Snowshoe the foot of Mt. Iwate on a relatively easy four-kilometer route (one way) to a beautiful frozen waterfall. $25 […]
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SOLD OUT!

Hakkoda Snow Monsters Snowshoe Hike

From$25
7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Availability : Jan. 26
Walk amongst the frozen trees, high in the Hakkoda Moutains, that resemble monsters! You’ll ride a cable car up, but […]
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Family Snowshoe Hike

From$15
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Availability : Feb. 2
Explore one of the scenic routes in the Hakkoda foothills for some easy snowshoeing. This trip will introduce you to […]
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CAT Ski & Snowboard Overnight at Shizukuishi

From$175
Sunday, 7 a.m.–Monday, 1 p.m.
Availability : Feb. 17–18
Calling all powder enthusiasts, Outdoor Recreation is taking you to the mountain in style! Spend your days crushing fresh lines […]
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Shizukuishi Ski & Snowboard

From$30
7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Feb. 2
Located south of Mt. Iwate, Shizukuishi has a variety of terrain for all skill levels. $30 R4R discounted price $75 […]
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Tazawako Ski & Snowboard

From$30
6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Feb. 9
This resort offers lots of runs for all skill levels and spectacular views of Lake Tazawako! $30 R4R discounted price […]
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Aomori Spring Ski & Snowboard Package

From$30
7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Feb. 23
Located on the northwest face of Mt. Iwaki in the Aomori Prefecture, Aomori Spring gets great powder snow and later […]
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Feb. 16 Still Available!

Geto Ski & Snowboard

From$30
6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Jan. 26 (SOLD OUT) & Feb. 16
Because of its location high in the Iwate Prefecture, Geto gets good snow early in the season and has a […]
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Single Airman and Team Misawa Trips
Single Airman trips are open to single and unaccompanied Active Duty military members from any branch of service.

Hakodate Winter Getaway

From$160
7 a.m. Saturday– 11 p.m. Sunday
Availability : Feb. 9–10
Explore beautiful Northern Japan with Outdoor Recreation. This trip includes transportation, a tour escort and lodging. Meals and incidentals are […]
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Towada Winter Festival

From$25
2–10 p.m.
Availability : Feb. 23
View exquisite ice sculptures, enjoy local entertainment and of course, fireworks! This program is open to all SINGLE or UNACCOMPANIED […]
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Ski & Snowboard Aomori Spring

From$30
7 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Availability : Feb. 18
It’s time to make fresh tracks and new friends on the mountain! Ski or ride in style with Outdoor Recreation […]
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CANCELED!

Snowball Team Combat

From$25
7:30 a.m.
Availability : CANCELED
CANCELED   Win cash prizes! We’re trying to field two seven-person teams to complete, so if you’re a “snowball warrior,” […]
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Feb. 24 Still Available!

Team Misawa Learn to Ski/Snowboard

From$30
7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Jan. 27 (SOLD OUT) & Feb. 24
Have you found yourself in the land of snow and ice with no clue what to do? ODR and Navy […]
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Team Misawa Thursday Night Lights

From$15
5–10 p.m.
Availability : Jan. 31, Feb. 14 & 28
Do you want to improve your skiing or snowboarding skills this winter? We’ve got just what you need! Outdoor Recreation […]
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Team Misawa Overnight Trips
These awesome overnight trips are a collaboration between the Single Airman and Navy Liberty Programs and are offered monthly. Single Airmen, ask about this month’s trip or sign up at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Single Sailors, please visit the Navy Liberty Office, Bldg. 980 for trip information or to sign up.

Rental Center

Visit the Outdoor Recreation Center located in the Weasels’ Den to make a reservation or give us a call for more information.
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Scuba

Regulator, BCD, wetsuit, scuba tank, snorkel, weights and air fills
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Base Beach & Marina

Powerboats, pontoon boat, jet skis, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and more
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Ski & Snowboard

Skiis and poles, cross country skiis, snowboards, snowshoes and base repairs (seasonal rentals December–April) 
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Camping

Sleeping bag, pads, tents, cots, lanterns, campstoves, grills and backpacks
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Sports

Bicycles, volleyballs, tennis rackets and balls, badminton set, softballs, bats, gloves, helmets, frisbee, croquet, GoPros and more
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Entertainment

Canopies, chairs, tables, water coolers, bouncy castles and more

Facilities

Outdoor Recreation has a number of facilities around base that will get you out and enjoying all the seasons in Misawa. Click on the links below to learn more about each one. Looking to venture off base? Scroll up for our trips!

Himberg Pool

Wild West Range

Base Beach

Parks

The Lodge

Weasels' Den

Outdoor Recreation Center

BLDG. 973
Monday–Tuesday & Thursday–Friday  |  7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday | 8 a.m.–Noon
PACAF Family Days  |  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
CLOSED Wednesday, Sunday & select federal holidays

Phone

226-9378  DSN
0176-77-9378  CELL

Weasels' Den

BLDG. 973
Arcade, The Barn, playground, running track, soccer field
Monday–Friday  |  5 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday  |  8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday  |  10 a.m.–7 p.m.
PACAF Family Days  |  5 a.m.–5 p.m.
Reservations  |  7 a.m.–6 p.m.
CLOSED federal holidays

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