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November 2018

Evening with Oregon Wild: Wild and Scenic Rivers

November 14, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

photo courtesy of Ellli Manoogian-O'Dell Join Salem Summit Company and our friends at Oregon Wild for a night of conservation conversation and learn how you can be an advocate for Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters. We will also be raffling off two Patagonia Black Hole 30L Packs in support of Oregon Wild, courtesy of Patagonia.   This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In honor of this monumental legislation, we'll be talking about how…

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Welcome Winter Party!

November 29, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Come and meet up with other winter sports enthusiasts and novices to welcome winter. Give or get expert advice on winter travel, learn about snowshoe, cross -country ski, backcountry tours, hut to hut skiing, avalanche education opportunities and alpine touring trips in our area. Staff members will also be available to fit cross-country boots, cross-country skis, and snowshoes, so when the snow starts falling you can be ready to run by the shop and grab some rentals or purchase some…

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December 2018

Avalanche Awareness: Know Before You Go

December 4, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join us for an informative presentation on how to stay safe during backcountry snow travel. Whether you are an occasional snowshoer or an aspiring backcountry skier, this class will give you great tools for planning trips and making decisions when you're outside. Bruce Moffatt, an experienced backcountry skier and ski guide, will share his expert knowledge and tips on how to make sure you stay safe during your winter outings! Bruce has been backcountry skiing since 1972. He has worked…

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Snowshoe 101

December 12, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Have the winter rains and snow-packed trails put a damper on your hiking plans? Never fear, great days in the outdoors don't end when the cold temperatures roll in, it's just time to switch to snowshoes! Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy your favorite trails in the darkest days of winter. Join us at the shop as experienced outdoorsman, adventurer, and Chemeketan Climb Leader Mike Rudy provided how-to information for beginner snowshoers, as well as some tips and tricks…

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February 2019

Trailblaze Challenge Info Session

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the shop to learn about the Trailblaze Challenge, a fundraising event put on by the Make-A-Wish Foundation: “The Trailblaze Challenge is not a race, it’s a journey. Designed as an endurance event, the 25.8 mile trek through Silver Falls State Park caters to all levels of hiking experience in one life-changing day. Set in the crown jewel of the Oregon State Parks system, the challenge provides participants with an opportunity for adventure, while making a direct impact…

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How to Wax Your Skis or Snowboard

February 28 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Winter marches on! Maybe you’ve skied every weekend since November or maybe you’ve just pulled your skies out of the dark recesses of your garage, either way it’s time for a fresh coat of wax. If you have ever wondered how you can wax your gear at home come down and we will give you a live demonstration and answer all of your questions.

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March 2019

First Wednesday: Pints and Passports

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you interested in traveling this year? Whether you have solid plans or hopeful dreams, come down to the shop to enjoy a free beer and visit with staff members and fellow travelers. Share or receive helpful hints, favorite destinations and trusted gear. We have a large selection of travel bags and accessories and we want to hear about your adventures! The first ten attendees will receive a free Osprey stainless steel pint and koozie. This is an informal event…

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April 2019

First Wednesday: Gear Care and Repair

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stop by Salem Summit during downtown First Wednesday and learn how to care for and repair your gear. Do you have gear with holes in it? Bring it in and we will help you fix it in the store! Are you concerned about washing your favorite down jacket? We are here to ease your fears and show you how to keep your favorite gear fresh and clean! This is an informal event with no seating, feel free to stop by…

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Intro to Backpacking with Osprey Packs

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Backpacking is one of the most immersive outdoor experiences. It combines hiking and camping to create a self-sustaining wilderness adventure. It may seem daunting at first, but with the proper gear and planning, backpacking can be for anyone. To help with the planning process, Salem Summit Company is hosting an evening with Osprey Packs and Summit Sales NW to provide some insight on how to get started backpacking, ensuring a safe and positive experience. Topics to be covered: -How to…

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Gear Closet Sale

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 4:00 pm

The Gear Closet sale is your chance to turn your old gear into new gear and get great deals on used gear you want.  We will have our next Gear Closet sale April 27 and 28th, 2019. Here’s how it works: Selling 1) Bring your used casual and technical outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment that you want to sell down to Salem Summit from April 15th to April 25th at the following times: Monday 15th - 10am-5pm Tuesday 16th -…

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