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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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 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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