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March 2019

First Wednesday: Pints and Passports

March 6, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 28, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Avalanche Awareness: Know Before You Go

January 8 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join us for an introductory talk on snow safety as Bruce Moffatt, an experienced backcountry skier and ski guide, shares some 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 as a backcountry ski guide in New Zealand, and has history as a certified alpine instructor, cross country certified instructor, coach, and examiner. He has also taught numerous telemark clinics in the the Northwest,…

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Intro to Cross Country Skiing

January 15 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

We are pleased to welcome Jim Todd from the Willamette Chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club to present this introductory course on cross country skiing in Oregon. Jim will cover popular destinations for cross country skiing in our neck of the woods, as well as proper clothing and equipment, and some technical pointers for beginner and intermediate skiers. Attendance is free and open to all who are interested!

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February 2020

Pints and Powder

February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Winter got a late start this year but it’s finally here and we want to welcome it! Join us at the shop for Pints and Powder. There will be:                -free beverages                -live waxing demonstration with our best waxer ready to answer your questions                -information tables on winter trips and winter gear                …

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Emergency Preparedness

February 18 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

If Salem was affected by a major natural disaster could your family survive for at least two weeks without assistance? Join us at Salem Summit for a presentation by Gregory Walsh, Salem’s Emergency Preparedness Manager, where you will learn about the tools you need to be prepared for an emergency. From a kit to keep in your car to water and food supplies for your home, find out what you need to be ready! This event is free and open…

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Trailblaze Challenge Info Session

February 25 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join us for an info session on Make-A-Wish® Oregon's Trailblaze Challenge. The 2020 Trailblaze Challenge is a 26.3-mile hike where participants will tackle the terrain of Silver Falls State Park, all in one life-changing day. This is not a race, it’s a journey that caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts. As well as being an extraordinary physical test, the real challenge is to help Make-A-Wish® Oregon raise vital funds needed to grant the wishes of local children, living in our…

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March 2020

Tales from the Trail: Backcountry Hut Ski Trip

March 11 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

A backcountry hut ski trip is on the bucket list for many Pacific Northwest adventurers. The solitude of these huts and the majesty of their surroundings can be both alluring and elusive as the huts are few and far between and often book up a year in advance. Luckily, local adventurers Jordy Young and Brian Bollwitt have just returned from their most recent hut trip and will be visiting the store to share their experience and help you plan a…

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