United States·January 25 - 28 2024
Experience the joy of cross-country skiing, Nordic ski touring, and snowshoeing in beautiful Central Oregon.BOOK NOW
Escape to the serene winter wonderland of Sisters, Oregon, for a rejuvenating multi-day women's retreat at the picturesque Suttle Lodge. Embrace the enchanting beauty of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains as you immerse yourself in a perfect blend of nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and soul-nurturing experiences. Get ready to create unforgettable memories with a group of like-minded women who share a passion for adventure, self-discovery, and the great outdoors. This event is also a fundraiser for SheJumps and a portion of each registration will be donated to SheJumps. Learn more about this amazing non-profit at https://www.shejumps.org.
This trip offers ski instruction for everyone; from new skiers with no prior experience to seasoned skiers looking to improve their technique. Cross-country skiing is one of the best forms of cardio vascular exercise you can get, and it’s low impact and therefore can be done at all ages. Snowshoeing is another magical way to enjoy winter!
Technique classes for skate, classic and back-country touring on cross country skis. INCLUDES: Day 1 = instruction for all levels on local, groomed trails + a guided workshop back at the lodge on backcountry ski touring. Day 2 = a full day of guided backcountry touring on skis or snowshoes.
A private sauna experience will be awaiting us at the end of day 2. A perfect way to take care of ourselves after 2 days of skiing and snowshoeing.
Join us for an unforgettable winter retreat that promises to invigorate your spirit, connect you with nature, and leave you with lasting memories. Experience the magic of Sisters, Oregon, on this Nordic skiing and snowshoeing journey designed exclusively for women seeking adventure, self-discovery, and a celebration of winter's beauty.
Kicking 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 wholly 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.
MEET YOUR GUIDES & TRIP LEADERS
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 coaches in BC and Alberta for the National Coaching Certification Program and Cross-Country BC. She’s since moved away from coaching and more towards instructing technique to adults and children in both the US and Canada. She gained her level III certificate for both the Canadian National Association of Ski Instructors (CANSI) and the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Instructor. Ingrid has taught as a professional instructor for over 25 years in Canada, the US and Switzerland. She currently teaches private lessons via Bend Endurance Academy for various camps around the west. Her ski school, Glide Nordic offers group and private lessons for all ages and abilities.
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.
Christa was born into an outdoorsy, traveling family in the Pacific Northwest - evergreens, mountains, and crystal cold lakes are a part of her DNA. Christa spent 11 years living overseas in Hong Kong working for an outdoor education company followed by a one-year travel sabbatical in Central and South America with her hubby and two kids. She settled in Bend, Oregon five years ago and has been loving putting roots down and creating community in the high desert. She's an active member of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Mountain Rescue and Medical teams and an avid adventure racer, backcountry, alpine & Nordic skier, mountain biker, paddler, yogi, and trail-runner.
One of Kelly Schueuerman's favorite activities is sharing her love of cross country skiing with others. As a passionate recreational skier herself, Kelly spent five years teaching at Mount Bachelor's Nordic Center where she focused on empowering beginning and intermediate women skiers to improve their skills and grow their confidence. As an instructor her students describe her as patient, encouraging, and skilled at converting technique to skill. Kelly utilizes her expertise as a mental health counselor to create a fun and safe learning environment for all.
Brenna has 30 years in the business of Nordic skiing. Her roots are at Anthony Lakes Nordic Center near Baker City, OR. Brenna's parents ran the Nordic Center and Ski School at Anthony Lakes and Brenna tagged along- first with the local Alpine ski racing team, and later balancing instructing with training for national level Nordic ski races. Brenna represented the Pacific Northwest Ski Association at national events during her high school years, and skied for St. Lawrence University as a college student. Internationally, she completed the Norwegian Birkebeiner twice, and worked as a ski guide for a small resort near the Rondane mountains in Norway. Brenna also worked as a full time Nordic coach in Bend for 10 years and as a Nordic instructor at Mt. Bachelor for 3 years. Highlights included working as a staff member for US Ski team development trips to championship races in Norway and Germany. Brenna joined the Glide Nordic staff in 2021, and takes a playful approach to introducing participants to the sport. Currently, Brenna is tasked with showing her 8 and 10 year old children that Nordic skiing is cool- her toughest coaching challenge to date.
4-7 pm Check-in
7:30 pm Welcome Gathering / Orientation
8:30-10 pm Hanging by the fireside at the lodge!
All Classes and workshops
All classes and workshops
Resort trail passes
All gear and transportation for snowshoe and bonfire
Welcome Swag Bag
All Instruction and Workshops
XC Ski/Boot Rentals (if needed)
Transportation to/from Suttle Lodge to HooDoo
Transportation to/from local Sno-Park
Trip Insurance (not provided, but recommended)
Full retreat registration for 1 person without lodging. Choose this if you are sharing a room with someone who already paid for a room/cabin or if you live locally and are driving to/from Suttle Lodge each day.
Full retreat registration for 1 person, plus a room in the main lodge. 1 King bed, sleeps 1-2.
Full retreat registration for 1 person, plus a room in the main lodge. 1 King Bed + 2 Lofted Twin beds accessible by stairs.
Full retreat registration for 1 person, plus a room in the main lodge. 1 Queen Bed + 1 Lofted Queen bed and 1 Twin bed accessible by staircase.
Full retreat registration for 1 person, plus your own Deluxe Cabin. Cabin has 1 Queen bed in a private room, 2 Queen beds in a lofted area, and 2 day beds in the common space. This is a great option for a group of friends wanting to coming together!
Full retreat registration for 1 person, plus your own Rustic Cabin. The rustic cabins have 1 Queen bed, a bunk with 2 Twin beds, and 1 Full futon. There is no plumbing, but you have access to a nearby bathhouse for toilet, sink, and shower.
EXPLORE CENTRAL OREGON
Surrounded by the snowy peaks of the local volcanoes, this wintery wonderland will be our classroom for the weekend.
Our standard cancellation charges are set out below: 61 days 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. If the state imposes another lock-down or regulations that clearly impede our group's outdoor activities, we will issue refunds.
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.
Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) is the closest airport and is about 45 minutes away. You can also fly into Portland International Airport (PDX) which is approximately 2.5 hours away. Shuttle Oregon & Enviro Shuttle provide shuttle options from RDM.
We will provide a full packing list for all participants, but be prepared for being outdoors in winter conditions.
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Tucked into the Deschutes National Forest, just a little over 2 hours from Portland, 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.
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