United States·January 25 - 28 2024

WINTER ESCAPE 2024: WOMEN'S ADVENTURE RETREAT

Experience the joy of cross-country skiing, Nordic ski touring, and snowshoeing in beautiful Central Oregon.

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Overview

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.

Highlights

Winter Fun for All

Winter Fun for All

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!

Expert Classic & Skate Ski Instruction

Expert Classic & Skate Ski Instruction

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.

Connection & Community

Connection & Community

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.

Sauna Experience

Sauna Experience

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.

Guided Snowshoe & Bonfire Under the Stars

Guided Snowshoe & Bonfire Under the Stars

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.

Guides & Trip Leaders

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 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

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.

Christa Nash Webber

Christa Nash Webber

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.

Kelly Schueuerman

Kelly Schueuerman

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 Warburton

Brenna Warburton

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.

Schedule

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DAY 1

January 25

  • 4-7 pm   Check-in at Suttle Lodge
  • 7:30 pm Welcome Gathering / Orientation 
  • 8:30-10 pm Hanging by the fireside at the lodge!
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DAY 2

January 26

  • 9:00 am - Meet at Suttle Lodge having had breakfast (not included) 
  • Transportation to/from HooDoo ski resort where you get to choose from one of the following options:
  • Opt A: Intro to Classic Skiing - This is a great options for folks who have not tried Nordic yet or have limited experience.
  • Opt B: Intermediate/Advanced Classic Skiing - This is a great options for folks who have previous Nordic experience.
  • Opt C: Intro to Skate Skiing - This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Skate Skiing for those who already have some classic Nordic experience.
  • Opt D: Intermediate/Advanced Skate Skiing - Join our talented instructors as they work with you to advance your skate skiing skills and push you to the next level. Prior experience is required for this workshop,  we recommend that you are already comfortable Skate skiing.
  • Transportation to/from HooDoo included.
  • Return to Suttle Lodge for lunch (not included)
  • Afternoon workshop with Deschutes County Search and Rescue volunteers about winter travel touring; planning your trip using weather conditions, recent snowfall and trail research to make good decisions, proper clothing and gear.
  • Social Hour w/wine tasting and NA beverages
  • Group dinner @ Suttle Lodge (included)
Included

All Classes and workshops

Guides

Transportation

Dinner

Not Included

Breakfast, Lunch

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DAY 3

January 27

  • After breakfast we will get shuttled to/from a local sno-park, where you can choose one the 3 following options.
  • Opt A: Intro to Nordic Touring - Today we leave the groomed trails and adventure into the forest on our skiis.  This class is also meant for beginners with little to no prior experience.
  • Opt B: Nordic Touring Level 2 - Prior Nordic experience is needed for this class. You will get to learn the joy of adventuring off the groomed trails on your skis.
  • Opt C: Snowshoeing Through a Winter Wonderland - Switch gears and embrace the tranquility of snowshoeing. Explore the peacefulness of the forested trails as we explore by foot.
  • Transportation to/from sno-park location included.
  • Box lunch (included).
  • Private Sauna back at Suttle, with cold plunge option.
  • Dinner on own at Suttle.
  • Evening snowshoe with Wanderlust Tours, bonfire, and dessert. All gear and transportation included.
Included

All classes and workshops

Transportation

Guides

Lunch

Not Included

Breakfast, Dinner

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DAY 4

January 28

  • Yoga and final gathering 
  • Brunch at Suttle Lodge (not included).
  • Enjoy our last morning at Suttle before check-out and time to say our goodbyes.
Included

Yoga

What's Included

What's Included

Resort trail passes

Saturday lunch

All gear and transportation for snowshoe and bonfire

Yoga

Welcome Swag Bag

All Instruction and Workshops

Sauna Experience

Friday dinner

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)

Saturday dinner

Breakfasts

Friday lunch

Alcoholic Beverages

Tickets

Retreat  Registration (NO LODGING)

Retreat Registration (NO LODGING)

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.

FROM$1,299.00/pp

Retreat Registration + Single King Room (Sleeps 2)

Retreat Registration + Single King Room (Sleeps 2)

Full retreat registration for 1 person, plus a room in the main lodge. 1 King bed, sleeps 1-2.

FROM$1,899.00/pp

Retreat  Registration + Upstairs  King  Room (Sleeps 3-4)

Retreat Registration + Upstairs King Room (Sleeps 3-4)

Full retreat registration for 1 person, plus a room in the main lodge. 1 King Bed + 2 Lofted Twin beds accessible by stairs.

FROM$1,939.00/pp

Retreat Registration + Upstairs Queen (Sleeps 3-5)

Retreat Registration + Upstairs Queen (Sleeps 3-5)

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.

FROM$1,969.00/pp

Retreat Registration + Deluxe Cabin (Sleeps up to 8)

Retreat Registration + Deluxe Cabin (Sleeps up to 8)

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!

FROM$2,489.00/pp

Retreat Registration + Rustic Cabin (Sleeps up to 6)

Retreat Registration + Rustic Cabin (Sleeps up to 6)

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.

FROM$1,659.00/pp

EXPLORE CENTRAL OREGON

Experience the magic of winter in Oregon's Central Cascades

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

EXPLORE CENTRAL OREGON

Trip Tips

REFUND POLICY

REFUND POLICY

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.

DRIVING IN?

DRIVING IN?

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. 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.

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.

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!

TRIP INSURANCE

TRIP INSURANCE

We recommend looking into Cancel For Any Reason travel insurance. Our travel partner, JennyMac Travel Adventures, is happy to book travel insurance for you at competitive rates. Contact Jen@jennymactravel.com! (You are also welcome to book insurance on your own...)

You'll Be Staying Here

The Suttle Lodge

The Suttle Lodge

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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WINTER ESCAPE 2024: WOMEN'S ADVENTURE RETREAT

United States· January 25 - 28 2024· 3 nights

FROM$1299/pp