Friday, Dec. 7

5–9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8

11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Winter Fest is coming back to the Weasels’ Den with lots of great outdoor gear at holiday savings! Burton snowboards, as well as Bluemoris skis & snowboard, are back. Save big on boards, skis, boots, bindings and lots of clothes at bargain prices! Don’t miss out on this two-day only sale! You’ll also get to mingle with the staff of some of the more popular Japanese ski resorts in Tohoku, learn about programs and have a chance to win prizes!

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

Team Misawa Thursday Night Lights Makado

5–10 p.m.
Availability : Dec. 20
Resort status pending Get out after work and learn the basics of skiing or snowboarding with our certified instructors at […]

Tazawako Ski & Snowboarding Package

6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Dec. 29
This resort offers lots of runs for all skill levels and spectacular views of Lake Tazawako! Due to the uncertainty […]

Aomori Spring Ski & Snowboarding Package

7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Dec. 23
Located on the northwest face of Mt. Iwaki in the Aomori Prefecture, Aomori Spring gets great powder snow and later […]

Appi Ski & Snowboarding Package

7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Dec. 22
Appi is the largest and one of the oldest resorts in the Iwate Prefecture. It features two gondolas to the […]

Geto Ski & Snowboarding Package

6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Dec. 15
Because of its location high in the Iwate Prefecture, Geto gets good snow early in the season and has a […]

Matsukawa Snowshoe & Volcanic Hot Springs

7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Availability : Dec. 15
The Hachimantai Mountains offer a beautiful location to try the sport of snowshoeing. This relatively easy hike takes about two […]

Mt. Hakkoda Overnight Backpacking Hike

7 a.m. Saturday–4 p.m. Sunday
Availability : Nov. 17–18
This hike starts at the Sukayu Hot Springs Resort and takes you up to a rustic mountain hut where you’ll […]

Single Airman Trips

Single Airman trips are open to single and unaccompanied Active Duty military members from any branch of service.

Team Misawa Learn to Ski or Snowboard Okunakayama

7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Dec. 30
Get out after work and learn the basics of skiing or snowboarding with our certified instructors at a local resort. […]

Hokkaido Winter Getaway

6 a.m. Saturday–9 a.m. Wednesday
Availability : Dec. 22–26
Enjoy a holiday getaway to Japan’s northern island for some winter fun! Snowmobile, explore Sapporo’s Illumination Festival and nightlife, visit […]

Team Misawa Christmas Day Skiing & Snowboarding

6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Dec. 25
Why hang around Misawa on Christmas Day? Get out and enjoy winter on the slopes. This location is open and […]

Team Misawa Winter Getaway Akita

7 a.m. Saturday– 6 p.m. Sunday
Availability : Dec. 1–2
Enjoy something different in winter! Overnight at a traditional Japanese Ryokan (old-style hotel) with tatami mat floors, futon beds and […]

Osaka, Kyoto & Nara Autumn Getaway

Availability : Nov. 21–25
Travel by ocean ferry to Nagoya and then explore some of the most popular sites in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. […]

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.

Pre-Season 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! If you aren’t able to get fitted before the season starts, visit us in the Weasel’s Den and we’ll make sure you’re covered before your first trip.

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).

Winter Equipment Servicing

Starts on Thursday, Nov. 1. Outdoor Recreation will begin accepting ski and snowboard equipment for waxing, edge-sharpening and base repairs. We offer “while you wait” hot waxing and generally fast turnaround on most other work! Get your gear ready for the season now! Please note that we do not mount or service personal ski or snowboard bindings.


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

Rental Center

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



Regulator, BCD, wetsuit, scuba tank, snorkel, weights and air fills


Base Beach & Marina

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


Ski & Snowboard

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



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



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



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


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


The Lodge

Weasels' Den

Outdoor Recreation Center

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


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Weasels' Den

BLDG. 973
Running Track, Soccer Field and Playground
Monday–Friday  |  5 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday  |  10 a.m.–7 p.m.
PACAF Family Days  |  5 a.m.–5 p.m.
Federal holidays  |  Noon–6 p.m.
CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day