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Your love of the outdoors starts here.

The Alpine Science Institute hosts a number of educational field days for local schools and youth summer camps.

Community education is important to us

Develop skills to start your own business

Community education is important to us

We offer community enrichment classes.

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The Alpine Science Institute offers year-round recreational opportunities for our community and beyond! Enjoy miles of student-constructed hiking and mountain biking trails. Sharpen your riding skills at our mountain bike skills area complete with drops, rock garden and skinnies – a joint project with the Lander Cycling Club. In the winter, groomed trails are open to cross country skiers of all ability levels.

In the fall, bring your family for an enjoyable day of apple-picking in our historic apple orchard. Enjoy a picnic lunch at our many picnic tables located throughout the area.

The ASI is open to the public 7 days a week from 8:00am to 10:00pm. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. No hunting is allowed on CWC property.


The ASI has a long tradition in the Lander community as a venue for private events such as weddings and family reunions. Limited spots are available each year between Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Events are capped at 100 guests. Tables and chairs are also available. Find out about available dates and rates by submitting an event inquiry!


At CWC Lander and the Alpine Science Institute, we believe in the power of the outdoors for people of all ages. We offer a variety of enrichment classes for the youth of Lander and surrounding communities. These courses include opportunities such as mountain bike clinics, day camps, and overnight backpacking expeditions. These classes not only offer a combination of outdoor skill-building and leave no trace philosophies but students also participate in other activities such as art and yoga.
Mountain bikers at the Alpine Science Institute
While the majority of our youth programming occurs during the summer months, we offer classes year-round and continue to expand the number and types of classes. To stay up-to-date on all of our youth programming, in addition to our other community education classes, you can follow us on our Eventbrite page or visit our Lander Community Enrichment page.
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