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United States·January 27 - 29 2023

LEARN TO NORDIC SKI RETREAT WEEKEND

Experience the joy of cross-country skiing and Nordic touring with professional instructors in beautiful Central Oregon.

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Overview

Enjoy in the stunning beauty of the Oregon Central Cascades wilderness on skis. Join our professional ski instructors for instruction and tours that will teach you the skills to enjoy this fun winter sport. No prior experience needed. Day 1 = Friday morning will kick off the weekend by heading to a local ski resort to learn on groomed trails, then return to Suttle Lodge for a guided workshop about skiing in the backcountry and a nighttime snowshoe with a bonfire! Day 2 = Saturday will be a full day of guided backcountry touring. Day 3 = Sunday we will close the weekend with a morning yoga session, a relaxed brunch at the lodge, and a final workshop focused on next steps before packing up to head home. Evenings will be spent snowshoeing to a bonfire or relaxing by the fire at Suttle Lodge. This trip has a max size of 12 participants / 8 minimum participants. Small group size maximizes learning. You’ll learn everything you need to know about planning for a ski adventure and how to stay safe.

Highlights

Winter Fun for All

Winter Fun for All

This trip is beginner friendly and requires no prior experience. Cross-country skiing is one of the best forms of cardio vascular exercise you can get, it’s low impact, and therefore can be done at all ages.

Expert Nordic Ski Instruction

Expert Nordic Ski Instruction

Learn the techniques behind Nordic skiing and touring. INCLUDES: Day 1 = instruction at a local ski resort on groomed trails + a guided workshop back at the lodge focused on skiing in the backcountry to prepare us for Day 2. Day 2 = a full day of guiding backcountry touring. Day 3 = yoga + an additional workshop to prepare you for future adventures.

All Gear Provided

All Gear Provided

Gear for both the ski days and snowshoe will be provided. INCLUDES: ✅ Boots ✅ Skis ✅ Poles

Connection & Community

Connection & Community

This weekend will get you away from the bustle of large alpine resorts and into the woods. Meet other women who want to explore and get out this winter! Build your community of AdventurUs Women.

Guided Snowshoe & Bonfire

Guided Snowshoe & Bonfire

Snowshoe through the snow-laden forest after the fall of darkness, while our naturalist guides will point out planets, stars and constellations as we relax in the glow of the fire. The hushed ambience of the forest will stir your soul. The magic of this unique experience will remain instilled within you forever! INCLUDES: Gear: Snowshoes and headlamp. Drinks: Hot Cocoa with the option of Hazelnut Espresso Vodka. Treats: Local dessert from Sparrow Bakery.

Hosts

MEET YOUR GUIDES & TRIP LEADERS

Ingrid Granlin

Ingrid Granlin

Our lead guide, Ingrid Granlin, grew up Nordic ski racing in Smithers, British Columbia. Her love for winter and skiing started as early as she could walk. In college she began coaching kids, then worked as a coach training facilitator teaching community level coaches in BC and Alberta for the National Coaching Certification Program and Cross-Country BC. Eventually she realized her strengths lay more in technique instruction, rather than coaching, and gained her level III Canadian National Association of Ski Instructors (CANSI) certification. She then became a level III Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Instructor. Ingrid has taught as a professional instructor for over 20 years in Canada, the US, and Switzerland. She currently teaches for various camps around the west and is the owner of Glide Nordic Ski School.

Saveria Tilden

Saveria Tilden

Saveria Tilden, CEO and Founder of AdventurUs Women, is excited to join this adventure and share her love of winter adventures as your trip leader.  Saveria has worked for REI Outdoor School as an instructor, teaching a variety of classes including kayaking, SUP, biking, rock climbing, map and compass/navigation, hiking, backpacking, and more. As an educator in a variety of fields over the past twenty years, Saveria has experienced first-hand the magic that happens when women come together to learn about and explore the outdoors, and she is passionate about bringing welcoming and exciting outdoor experiences to women who may otherwise not have the opportunity. She is certified as a Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, and AMGA SPI climbing guide.

Schedule

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DAY 1

January 27

  • 7:30 am - Meet at Suttle Lodge for breakfast & orientation.
  • Two-hour cross-country ski lesson at HooDoo resort’s beautiful cross country trails.
  • Ski rentals and trail passes provided - classics skis or metal edged classic skis, if icy.
  • Return to Suttle Lodge for lunch.
  • Afternoon workshop about nordic touring. Topics we will cover include planning your trip using weather conditions, recent snowfall, and trail research to make good decisions, in addition to proper clothing and gear choices.
  • Group dinner at Suttle Lodge.
  • Evening snowshoe with Wanderlust tours, bonfire, and dessert. All gear and transportation included.
Included

All gear, breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Not Included

lodging, alcohol

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DAY 2

January 28

  • Breakfast at Suttle Lodge.
  • Full day on skis touring to a mountain view destination. Transportation via van to backcountry location included.
  • Bag lunch.
  • Rentals provided by Pine Mountain Sports - Nordic touring, metal edged skis with wider bindings for off trail touring.
  • Dinner at Suttle Lodge.
  • Evening chilling at the lodge.
Included

All gear, breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Not Included

lodging, alcohol

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DAY 3

January 29

  • Breakfast at Suttle Lodge.
  • Yoga on-site at Suttle Lodge.
  • Final workshop on next steps and where to go from here.
Included

Breakfast

What's Included

What's Included

Meals starting with breakfast on Friday through breakfast on Sunday

All ski gear including boots

Transportation in van to backcountry touring location

Resort trail passes

10 hours of provided instruction and guided touring.

Snowshoes and transportation provided for guided nighttime bonfire adventure.

Packing lists

Pre-trip Zoom planning meeting.

Trip Insurance (highly recommended)

Accomodations - A link to our Suttle Lodge room block will be shared when you register.

Tickets

Retreat Registration

Retreat Registration

Everything included (food, gear, and guides) except accommodation. Once you register you will be sent a link to our room block at the Suttle Lodge with housing options.

FROM$1,395.00/pp

EXPLORE CENTRAL OREGON

Glide your way through a wintery wonderland.

Surrounded by the snowy peaks of the local volcanoes, this wintery wonderland will be our classroom for the weekend. 

EXPLORE CENTRAL OREGON

Trip Tips

DRIVING HERE?

DRIVING HERE?

Before you hit the road, we recommend taking a look at Trip Check, for timely updates on the routes to get here. We also recommend an AWD vehicle if possible. If you are coming from the Salem area, we are about 7 miles past the Hoodoo Ski area and 4 miles before Camp Sherman. If you are coming from the Bend or Sisters area we are about 4 miles past the Camp Sherman turn off. Curious about the weather? Camp Sherman is the closest weather reporting station.

FLYING IN?

FLYING IN?

Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) is the closest airport and is about 45 minutes away. Shuttle Oregon provides shuttle options from RDM. You can also fly into Portland International Airport (PDX) which is approximately 2.5 hours away.

TRAVEL PLANNING ASSISTANCE

TRAVEL PLANNING ASSISTANCE

We are proud to partner with JennyMac Travel Adventures for all of your travel needs! Whether it’s booking airfare, lodging, or a rental car for your next AdventurUs Women trip, Jen is committed to making your next adventure as fun as can be. Let Jen do the planning so you can focus on the adventure! Explore travel options at www.jennymactravel.com or contact Jen@jennymactravel.com!

WHAT TO PACK

WHAT TO PACK

We will provide a full packing list for all participants, but be prepared for being outdoors in winter conditions.

COVID POLICY

COVID POLICY

We will have COVID protocols in effect. 👉 Masks on shuttles when we can't be 6' apart. 👉 Health Screening Survey prior to our first day. All COVID policies set forth by the venue, city & state must be followed. We recognize this continues to be an evolving situation and we reserve the right to change our policies as things evolve.

You'll Be Staying Here

THE SUTTLE LODGE

THE SUTTLE LODGE

Tucked into the Deschutes National Forest, the historic Suttle Lodge & Boathouse sits on the shore of Suttle Lake. Surrounded by incredible forested grounds and beaches that are stunning at any season, Suttle Lodge is — dare we say it — pretty magical.


Lodging is not included with registration. We have a block of rooms held. Once you register you will receive a link to our room block where you can book your room directly with Suttle. 

The various rooms types are listed below and can be shared with other attendees. 


Downstairs King

Downstairs King

KING BED ON GROUND FLOOR OF MAIN LODGE. EQUIPPED WITH LOUNGE CHAIRS, BACK PORCH COFFEE, AND STEVEN SMITH TEAS.  SLEEPS TWO.

Upstairs Queen

Upstairs Queen

SECOND FLOOR LODGE ROOM WITH ONE QUEEN BED AND LOFTED TWIN BED AND QUEEN BED ACCESSIBLE BY STAIRCASE. EQUIPPED WITH LOUNGE CHAIRS, BACK PORCH COFFEE, AND STEVEN SMITH TEAS. SLEEPS SIX.

Rustic Cabin

Rustic Cabin

SMALL RUSTIC CABIN WITH ONE QUEEN BED, ONE TWIN BUNK, AND ONE FULL FUTON. CAMP CHAIRS, AND PRIVATE PORCH. NO PLUMBING, COMMUNAL BATHHOUSE NEARBY FOR TOILET, SINK, AND SHOWER. LINENS AND TOWELS ARE NOT INCLUDED. $20 PER BED, PER STAY. SLEEPS SIX.

FAQs

Yes! Over 60% of attendees sign up on their own and leave with a whole new group of like-minded adventure friends!

The weekend officially kicks off at 7:30 am Friday morning but staff will be onsite Thursday evening ready to great  folks who are staying Thursday night. 

Activities for our event weekend will end on Sunday around 11am to allow for room check out at 11am. Please plan your travel to allow you to stay until the end of the event.

We are proud to partner with JennyMac Travel Adventures for all of your travel needs! Whether it’s booking airfare, lodging, or a rental car for your next AdventurUs Women trip, Jen is committed to making your next adventure as fun as can be.  Let Jen do the planning so you can focus on the adventure! Explore travel options at www.jennymactravel.com or contact Jen@jennymactravel.com!

Yes, and it is free. You can also look into taking a shuttle from the Airport. We will provide travel recommendations in the attendee planning docs.

This is an active trip but appropriate for beginners.  To chat more about this you can email info@adventuruswomen.com 

Our standard cancellation policies are set out below:

  • 61days or more before travel: Full refund minus a 15% cancellation fee based on the full trip amount;
  • 31-60 days before travel: 50% of total booking price will be refunded;
  • 30 - 0 days before travel: No refunds, no exceptions.

Any refund shall be made less any platform, transaction and processing fees that have been incurred.

To ensure your experience is unforgettable much of our planning is finalized in the months leading up to your trip. Scheduling of guides, permits, class locations, food planning, goodie bags, and all the little things that make our events great get finalized manually. 

Cancellations within the 60-day window incur costs that we cannot recoup. Last minute cancellations within 30 days are even harder as we often cannot fill the vacated spot on short notice. Our cancellation policy ensures the best possible experience for everyone.

We strongly recommend purchasing Cancel For Any Reason coverage as part of your travel insurance policy.

Sample of coverage: https://www.travelinsurance.com/cancel-for-any-reason-coverage/

LEARN TO NORDIC SKI RETREAT WEEKEND

United States· January 27 - 29 2023· 2 nights

FROM$1395/pp