Who we are

In the early days of March 2012 Al Tandy opened the doors of Salem Summit for the first time. He sought to fill the need for a local store supplying quality outdoor gear and apparel. Drawing on his years of experience managing a specialty outdoor store in Stillwater, Oklahoma and a degree in Hotel Restaurant Administration, Al tailored the store’s selection to outfit adventurers in Salem. His endeavor was met with great anticipation and support from the many adventurous residents of Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley. So much so, that after four years in our original location on State Street we felt the need to expand our footprint and found a deserving new home in our current location in the historic Greenbaum Building on Commercial Street.  

At Salem Summit, we have a passion for playing outdoors and enjoying all nature has to offer. When you come see us, we hope to share our experience and excitement with you and help you prepare for your upcoming adventures! We chose Salem as our home not just for its amazing access to the bounty of Oregon, but because there are so many great ways to enjoy the outdoors within the city limits. To that end, we are eager to outfit you for whatever you have planned, whether you need a jacket that keeps you dry when walking the dog through Minto Brown Island Park or a down parka to keep you warm on Mount Hood. Our goal is to provide you with what you need for all of life’s adventures.

Customer service is our number one priority and in order to provide the level of service we can be proud of, our staff members are required to be expertly trained in product knowledge so they can properly answer all of your questions. Salem Summit staff members have been through extensive training both in-house and by manufacturer representatives so that they are brimming with product knowledge, brand information and other helpful tips and tricks. If you have a question – we can answer it.

We hope to see you in the shop soon so we can show you around our curated selection of the best gear and apparel the outdoor industry has to offer!

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