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EVENTS
 
3/12 - Avalanche Safety: Part 2 - 6:30 PM
If you missed the first part of the course DO NOT HESITATE to come out, there will be a recap of Part 1.We have teamed up with Paul Taylor of Northwest Avalanche Center to give you a FREE primer on how to stay safe in the snow and prepare yourself for a potential avalanche when you're out on the mountain! Safety is key, folks - don't get caught without the skills you need to survive. - Learn More!
 
2/28 - Movie Night: Nikita - 6:00 PM
Join us for a movie night at US Outdoor Store! We will be showing two of our films, Spirits of the Cedars and the NikitaNation team edit. PLUS, you can make your own custom Nikita apparel with our heat press. There will be drinks from Migration Brewing Company, popcorn, snacks, Liquid Death Mountain Water, and copies of Hiheyhello Magazine! Hope to see you all there! - Learn More!
 
2/25 - Drink Beer & Wax Gear! - 6:00 PM
Come join us at the pub on Tuesday, February 25th, with your skis or snowboard for a free wax, a showing of 10 Barrel’s winter film; “Hold My Beer... A Snowboard Film”, raffles for swag from U.S. Outdoor and Arc’Teryx, and beer! A suggested donation of $10 is wicked appreciated, as those dollars will go right to the NWAC, the Northwest Avalanche Center. (We will also donate a portion of beer sales from the duration of the event to the NWAC!) Come hang out, get your gear waxed, have a beer and even do some good! Now that’s what I call a Tuesday. - Learn More!
 
2/13 - Avalanche Safety: Part 2 - 6:30 PM
If you missed the first part of the course DO NOT HESITATE to come out, there will be a recap of Part 1.We have teamed up with Paul Taylor of Northwest Avalanche Center to give you a FREE primer on how to stay safe in the snow and prepare yourself for a potential avalanche when you're out on the mountain! Safety is key, folks - don't get caught without the skills you need to survive. - Learn More!
2/6 - Brew-Ski Wax Tour: 54-50 Brewing Co. - 6:00 PM
Break out those Skis and Boards because the snow is here and we're coming to Washougal to wax them up for you! We'll be at Beerded Brothers Brewing from 6 PM - 8 PM waxing your boards and skis for a $10 suggested donation going to the Northwest Avalanche Center. First 25 skis/boards are guaranteed to be finished that evening, anything over that will be taken back to U.S. Outdoor and delivered back a few days later to be picked up! - Learn More!
 
2/4 - Brew-Ski Wax Tour: Beerded Brothers Brewing - 6:00 PM
Break out those Skis and Boards because the snow is here and we're coming to Vancouver to wax them up for you! We'll be at Beerded Brothers Brewing from 6 PM - 8 PM waxing your boards and skis for a $10 suggested donation going to the Northwest Avalanche Center. First 25 skis/boards are guaranteed to be finished that evening, anything over that will be taken back to U.S. Outdoor and delivered back a few days later to be picked up! - Learn More!
 
1/30 - Movie Night: Roadless - 6:30 PM
Join us for the screening of Teton Gravity's: Roadless! In the winter of 2019, Bryan Iguchi teamed up with fellow snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Travis Rice to explore an untamed part of Wyoming on a 10-day human powered expedition. We'll have free popcorn, complimentary beer thanks to Migration Brewing Company, and a raffle to round out the night featuring prizes from Jones Snowboards, Union Binding Company, Arbor Snowboards, and DAKINE. - Learn More!
 
1/27 - Brew-Ski Wax Tour: Gilgamesh Brewing - 6 PM
Break out those Skis and Boards because the snow is here and we're coming to Salem to wax them up for you! We'll be at Gilgamesh Brewing from 6 PM - 8 PM waxing your boards and skis for a $10 suggested donation going to the Northwest Avalanche Center. First 25 skis/boards are guaranteed to be finished that evening, anything over that will be taken back to U.S. Outdoor and delivered back a few days later to be picked up! - Learn More!
 
1/25 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
This trip sells out every year and is one of the MUST DO experiences in Portland! Snowshoeing in the moonlight is a magical experience, perfect for date night, girl’s night out, office Christmas parties, or just a great night with family and friends! Our route will allow you to break your own trail, while guides show you the way to some spectacular views of Mt Hood. After about an hour, we’ll stop for hot drinks/snacks and some star gazing and story telling. Take a moment to sit and take in the stillness of the remote mountain environment. This is a trip designed for anyone, young or old, any fitness level! Use the code USO40 at checkout to save 40% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
1/25 - Apres Stout Release Party - 4 PM
We are stoked to finally have snow on the mountain and a beer to keep us all warm and cheery from start to finish. Aprés was brewed in collaboration with US Outdoor Store where you can enjoy this beer while getting fit for boots, skis, or board or simply while shopping for your gear upgrade.We invite you to join us for a night of beer, ski/snowboard waxing, and plenty of give aways at our Production facility. - Learn More!
 
1/24 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
This trip sells out every year and is one of the MUST DO experiences in Portland! Snowshoeing in the moonlight is a magical experience, perfect for date night, girl’s night out, office Christmas parties, or just a great night with family and friends! Our route will allow you to break your own trail, while guides show you the way to some spectacular views of Mt Hood. After about an hour, we’ll stop for hot drinks/snacks and some star gazing and story telling. Take a moment to sit and take in the stillness of the remote mountain environment. This is a trip designed for anyone, young or old, any fitness level! Use the code USO40 at checkout to save 40% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
1/23 - BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SNOWBOARDING CLINIC
The backcountry is a magical place beyond the resort - past the gate and into the wilderness. It’s a place that you want to be, but first you’ll need a helping hand to prepare so that you can get the most out of your time among the trees. We've teamed up with Rare Earth Adventures to give all of you the knowledge you need to get out there. In this course we'll cover: Gear and how to use it, Do's and don't of the backcountry, Where to go, Staying safe, And more! The awesome folks over at Migration Brewing Company are donating the beverages to wet your whistle while you learn. - more info here!
 
1/18 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
This trip sells out every year and is one of the MUST DO experiences in Portland! Snowshoeing in the moonlight is a magical experience, perfect for date night, girl’s night out, office Christmas parties, or just a great night with family and friends! Our route will allow you to break your own trail, while guides show you the way to some spectacular views of Mt Hood. After about an hour, we’ll stop for hot drinks/snacks and some star gazing and story telling. Take a moment to sit and take in the stillness of the remote mountain environment. This is a trip designed for anyone, young or old, any fitness level! Use the code USO40 at checkout to save 40% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
1/17 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
This trip sells out every year and is one of the MUST DO experiences in Portland! Snowshoeing in the moonlight is a magical experience, perfect for date night, girl’s night out, office Christmas parties, or just a great night with family and friends! Our route will allow you to break your own trail, while guides show you the way to some spectacular views of Mt Hood. After about an hour, we’ll stop for hot drinks/snacks and some star gazing and story telling. Take a moment to sit and take in the stillness of the remote mountain environment. This is a trip designed for anyone, young or old, any fitness level! Use the code USO40 at checkout to save 40% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
1/16 (POSTPONED TO 1/24) - Avalanche Safety: Part 2 - 6:30 PM
If you missed the first part of the course DO NOT HESITATE to come out, there will be a recap of Part 1.We have teamed up with Paul Taylor of Northwest Avalanche Center to give you a FREE primer on how to stay safe in the snow and prepare yourself for a potential avalanche when you're out on the mountain! Safety is key, folks - don't get caught without the skills you need to survive. - Learn More!
 
1/14 - Sherwood Snowboard Team Wax Night
Break out those Skis/Boards because the snow is here and we're coming to Sherwood to wax them up for you! We'll be at the Sherwood YMCA from 6 PM - 8 PM waxing your boards and skis for a $10 suggested donation going to the Sherwood Snowboard Team. - Learn More!
 
1/11 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
This trip sells out every year and is one of the MUST DO experiences in Portland! Snowshoeing in the moonlight is a magical experience, perfect for date night, girl’s night out, office Christmas parties, or just a great night with family and friends! Our route will allow you to break your own trail, while guides show you the way to some spectacular views of Mt Hood. After about an hour, we’ll stop for hot drinks/snacks and some star gazing and story telling. Take a moment to sit and take in the stillness of the remote mountain environment. This is a trip designed for anyone, young or old, any fitness level! Use the code USO40 at checkout to save 40% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
12/18 - Movie Night: Fire On The Mountain - 6:30 PM
Dive into the mind of Chris Benchetler and watch the world’s best athletes embark on a spontaneous journey of skiing, snowboarding and surfing - all set to the music of Grateful Dead. We'll be pouring Migration Brewing Company's Après Stout and a kick-ass DAKINE Raffle after the film. About the movie: From the mind of Chris Benchetler comes TGR's latest short film collaboration. Improvisation is the silver thread that weaves this crew together. Just as the Grateful Dead did not ?t their music into an established category, this short ?lm ?nds a cast of some of the world’s best athletes on a spontaneous journey of skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and music, complete with a soundtrack comprised of only Grateful Dead music. - Learn More!
 
12/12 - Avalanche Safety: Part 1 - 6:30 PM
We have teamed up with Paul Taylor of Northwest Avalanche Center to give you a FREE primer on how to stay safe in the snow and prepare yourself for a potential avalanche when you're out on the mountain! Safety is key, folks - don't get caught without the skills you need to survive. - Learn More!
 
11/22 - 11/23 - Snowvana
Snowvana is the ultimate celebration of Winter and the best get-stoked party in the Northwest. Snowvana features the Mt. Hood Film Festival, a great selection of craft beers and spirits, live music from local artists, the latest gear from area retailers and manufacturer reps to provide advice. Snowvana is the only place where you can pick up your season pass from all of Oregon’s top resorts. - Learn More!
 
11/21 - Avalanche Safety: Part 1 - 6:30 PM
We have teamed up with Paul Taylor of Northwest Avalanche Center to give you a FREE primer on how to stay safe in the snow and prepare yourself for a potential avalanche when you're out on the mountain! Safety is key, folks - don't get caught without the skills you need to survive. - Learn More!
 
11/20 - Wine & Wax - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Missed the Brew-Ski Wax? Wine Lover? Arc'Teryx Fan? We've got you covered! We've partnered up with Arc'Teryx to bring back Wine & Wax! Bring in your boards and skis for a FREE wax while you sip on some wine and watch Arc'Teryx's new ski film! As always. we'll have raffles and giveaways. Cheers! RSVP Here.
 
11/14 - Brew-Ski Wax - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We're stoked to partner up with MIgration Brewing for Brew-Ski Wax! Bring your rigs in to U.S. Outdoor for a FREE wax and complimentary brews from Migration Brewing. ::Bonus:: Straightaway Cocktails will be in the house with their delicious cocktails to keep us toasty all evening. We'll have raffles, giveaways, ski/snowboard films, and more! RSVP Here.
 
11/3 - Warren Miller: Timeless - Elsinore Theater - 7:30 PM
The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season.Join the kickoff to winter with our 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, featuring ski legends like Glen Plake, alongside newcomers like Caite Zeliff, Jaelin Kauf and Baker Boyd. Shot on location in British Columbia, France, Austria, Switzerland, Colorado and Jackson Hole. Attendees will receive lift ticket discounts, free swag and more. Timeless is more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience. Learn more at WarrenMiller.com. - Learn More!
 
 
11/1 - 11/3 SKIFEVER
Trade Shows West is the production managers of the Portland SkiFever & Snowboard Show. If you are looking at being a vendor at the shows, it's a great opportunity to connect with your customers front and center. If you are looking to purchase or getting ready for the season this is the best and only way to do it! Save HUNDREDS on equipment and clothing all under one big roof. Check out the entertainment, resorts and so many other booths at the show. - more info here!
 
11/1 - Warren Miller: Timeless - Aladdin Theater - 6:30 PM & 9:30 PM
The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season.Join the kickoff to winter with our 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, featuring ski legends like Glen Plake, alongside newcomers like Caite Zeliff, Jaelin Kauf and Baker Boyd. Shot on location in British Columbia, France, Austria, Switzerland, Colorado and Jackson Hole. Attendees will receive lift ticket discounts, free swag and more. Timeless is more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience. Learn more at WarrenMiller.com. - Learn More!
 
10/25 - Warren Miller: Timeless - Arlene Schnitzer - 7:30 PM
The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season.Join the kickoff to winter with our 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, featuring ski legends like Glen Plake, alongside newcomers like Caite Zeliff, Jaelin Kauf and Baker Boyd. Shot on location in British Columbia, France, Austria, Switzerland, Colorado and Jackson Hole. Attendees will receive lift ticket discounts, free swag and more. Timeless is more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience. Learn more at WarrenMiller.com. - Learn More!
 
10/24 - Warren Miller: Timeless - Kiggins Theatre - 7:30 PM
The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season.Join the kickoff to winter with our 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, featuring ski legends like Glen Plake, alongside newcomers like Caite Zeliff, Jaelin Kauf and Baker Boyd. Shot on location in British Columbia, France, Austria, Switzerland, Colorado and Jackson Hole. Attendees will receive lift ticket discounts, free swag and more. Timeless is more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience. Learn more at WarrenMiller.com. - Learn More!
 
10/19 - Movie Night: The Endless Chain LIVE - 6:00 PM
Last summer, Benjamin Jordan embarked on a Paragliding journey, a record breaking 750 miles, along the entire length of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Join us for a special screening of his newly completed film about The Endless Chain expedition. Benjamin will present the film in person, beginning with an inspiring talk about the stereotypes surrounding masculinity in extreme sport. Migration Brewing donated the beer and The Wellness Center will be doing short massages before the film (all included with the price of a ticket). - Buy Tickets Here!
 
10/17 - Avalanche Safety: Part 1 - 6:30 PM
We have teamed up with Paul Taylor of Northwest Avalanche Center to give you a FREE primer on how to stay safe in the snow and prepare yourself for a potential avalanche when you're out on the mountain! Safety is key, folks - don't get caught without the skills you need to survive. - Learn More!
 
10/12 - CannonBall NW Red Ale Release - 6 PM
Join Migration and US Outdoor Store to gear up for getting back on the mountain. We will be releasing our NW Red Ale to keep you warm at 7.1%, US Outdoor will be offering free ski/snowboard waxing. And this is an opportunity to swap your ski/snowboard gear with other riding enthusiasts. We will also have a gear expert on hand to evaluate gear to know whether you are trading up or trading down. Location: Migration Brewing Company 2828 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232 - Learn More!
 
10/5 - Pray for Snow - 5 PM
We’re back! Join us for yet another epic Pray For Snow Party in the Pearl!If Pray for Snow: The Movie got you all piped up into a snow fever last year; just wait for our latest releases – “Hold My Beer…” featuring Eric Jackson and Curtis Ciszek and “Wachs This” featuring Lucas Wachs. Did we mention Portland is the world premiere again, oh ya, cause it is. Beyond the films, we’ve got live music, massive gear giveaways, industry vendors, specialty beers, Mt. Hood Meadows season pass pickups, and enough beer to drown a flock of jerrys. Speaking of jerry – we’ve brought back our “Jerry of the Night” costume contest so get those go-pros mounted and gapers gappin' if you want to win a custom Deviation Ski & Snowboard Works snowboard or pair of skis. US Outdoor Store will be also be waxing rigs for a $5 suggested Protect Our Winters donation so get your board or skis tuned up now instead of putting it off til the last minute. So adult of you. Keep in mind: On-site waxes are only available for the first 50 pairs of skis or snowboards. Get here early if you want to guarantee your spot. After the first 50, US Outdoor will still be able to take your skis or snowboards back to the shop to wax for a 20% discount. They will be able to be picked up from the shop. Equipment must be in good condition – ie. clean and free of rust or damage RSVP here!
 
10/3 - First Thursday: OHSU Running Day
Gear up for the Portland Marathon and join us for an all day shopping event! This event is open to all. Altra will be in the house demoing their latest running shoes from 5PM - 8 PM. Complimentary Beer and Wine all day long. OHSU Employees receive 25% off a regular priced item (show OHSU ID. Excludes electronics and surfboards). RSVP here!
 
9/26 - Movie Night: Snowsurf - 6:30 PM
Get together with like-minded folks, drink delicious brews, and enjoy Snowsurf, a perfect film as we transition from Summer to Winter. Migration is donating the complimentary brews, we'll fire up the popcorn machine, and we'll have some raffle prizes to round out the night. Join award winning Australian photographer Shane Peel as he journeys to the mountains, beaches and silver birch forests of Japan's northern most island, Hokkaido to follow a unique pod of breakaway snowboarders and surfers. Runtime: 62 Minutes - RSVP here!
 
9/5 - First Thursday: Crazy Hour
Join us for from 5 PM - 7 PM for complimentary beer and wine and 40% OFF ALL Summer Apparel! (Don't worry, we'll have the opening day NFL game on so you won't have to miss a play).- learn more here!
 
8/16 - 8/18 - PCT DAYS
Pacific Crest Trail Days is an annual summer festival that celebrates and promotes hiking, camping, backpacking and outdoor stewardship. Attendees can participate in activities, games, & presentations, win awesome gear at the raffle, watch a series of films, and get great deals on the latest outdoor products from sponsors at the Gear Expo. If you’re into car camping, day hiking, long distance hiking, or just curious, a wide-range of gear and info will be here! Don’t miss out on a great time at the 13th annual PCT DAYS, located in the Marine Park of Cascade Locks, Oregon…the heart of the Columbia River Gorge! - learn more here!
 
8/1 - FIRST THURSDAY: LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD
Learn how to reduce your pack weight so you can go further down the trail. Bring your packed, trail-ready pack for an interactive gear experience. We'll have a US Outdoor expert teach you skills on how to make your base weight lighter while you enjoy some complimentary beer or wine. - RSVP here!
 
7/25 - LAST THURSDAY: YAPPY HOUR
The last Yappy Hour was such a hit, we're doing it again! Bring your pup, have a complimentary glass of wine or a beer, custom order dog gear at 10% off, join in on some competitions, and have some fun with your furry friend! We'll have a professional photographer set-up to capture you and your pup, a treat catching competition at 6:45 (to move it along, you only get three treats total this time), and some prizes provided by Ruffwear! We're also adding a FREESTYLE competition. We'll have a panel of judges and the best trick wins Ruffwear gear! - RSVP here!
 
7/23 - MOVIE NIGHT: COLD WATER JOURNAL
Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and popcorn while you enjoy Cold Water Journal. Coldwater Journal follows surfer and filmmaker, Ben Weiland's, decade-long obsession with exploring the most frigid, desolate and starkly beautiful coastlines on the planet in search of perfect waves and high adventure. - RSVP here!
 
6/27 - MOVIE NIGHT: ANDY IRONS KISSED BY GOD
Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and popcorn while you enjoy Andy Irons Kissed By God. A film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the "People's Champion." He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue collar rise to fame and success. However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy's life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases. Written by Teton Gravity Research. - more info here!
 
 
6/20 - BINGO & BLUES
Mark your calendars for June 20th at 5:30 PM for Bingo and Blues Waterfront Blues Festival edition. This time it’s going to be even bigger than before as we are partnering with the Waterfront Blues Festival with all proceeds going to the Sunshine Division. - more info here!
 
6/6 - YAPPY HOUR
Join us for our first ever, Yappy Hour! Bring your pup, have a glass of wine or a beer, custom order dog gear at 10% off, and have some fun with your furry friend! We'll have a professional photographer set-up to capture you and your pup, a treat catching competition at 6:30, and some free swag provided by Ruffwear! Woof!- more info here!
 
5/16 - TIPS AND TALES FROM THE PCT
Our in-house PCT'er, Bryan Brown, will be sharing his stories, tips, and tricks from his time on the trail. We'll also be a showing the short documentary, "Only The Essential: A PCT Documentary." This event is good from beginner hikers, to expert backpackers. As always, we'll have complimentary brewskis and popcorn! - more info here!
4/26 - MOVIE NIGHT: FREE SOLO
Beer, Popcorn, The North Face Swag, and an Oscar winning film, what more could you ask for?! Join us for a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free solo climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: scaling the face of the world’s most famous rock — the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park — without a rope. Renowned filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork. - more info here!
 
4/25 - EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
"A well trained person needs only a knife to survive." - Mors Kochanski Join us for this FREE class put on by our good friends at Rare Earth Adventures! This event will cover what you need before entering the backcountry, creating an emergency plan, how to respond when things take a turn for the worse, backcountry first aid, emergency equipment, and more. Complimentary beverages and popcorn will be provided. You don't want to miss this event, it may just save your life some day. more info here!
 
4/20 - REP DAY - SAMPLE SALE
Join us on April 20th as we'll be hosting our Second Annua Vendor Pop Up Shop and Sample Sale. Vendors will be selling everything from Bikinis to Snowboards at wholesale price! Cold beverages will be provided and reps will be on site to answer any and all of your questions. - more info here!
 
4/4 - BINGO & BREWS: SPRING EDITION
You all asked for it so here it is! Bingo & Brews: Spring Edition is coming back on April 4th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. This time it’s going to be even bigger than before (and we’ll be prepared with more seats, tables, and fun). As always, Thunder Island Brewing Company will be supplying the delicious brews. A newcomer to B&B, Outdoor Vino, will be hitting you with their amazing wine. Rare Earth Adventures and Wonderland Expeditions will also be in the house raffling off a guided adventure and some swag. And it's all befitting our friends at Trailkeepers of Oregon. - more info here!
 
3/29 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
This trip sells out every year and is one of the MUST DO experiences in Portland! Snowshoeing in the moonlight is a magical experience, perfect for date night, girl’s night out, office Christmas parties, or just a great night with family and friends! Our route will allow you to break your own trail, while guides show you the way to some spectacular views of Mt Hood. After about an hour, we’ll stop for hot drinks/snacks and some star gazing and story telling. Take a moment to sit and take in the stillness of the remote mountain environment. This is a trip designed for anyone, young or old, any fitness level! Use the code USO40 at checkout to save 40% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
3/24 - U.S. OUTDOOR - DEMO DAY
Try before you buy 2020 skis and boards. Additional discounts to those who demo. Sign up early for a complimentary U.S. Outdoor gift package. $25 dollar suggested donation to Northwest Avalanche Center for day of registration. Remember to bring your boots! - register here!
 
3/23 - INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY SKI/SPLITBOARD
This two-day course will take you to the backcountry of Mt. Hood, where you will learn how to efficiently travel up-hill and earn your turns in breathtaking scenery. Spend the first day learning equipment orientation and use, avalanche awareness, mountain weather, basic navigational skills, emergency preparedness, and backcountry riding techniques. Your guides will teach you different techniques and tips to make your travel more efficient and your experience more enjoyable. Your second day will take you further out into the backcountry, where you can put your newfound knowledge to use as you seek untracked lines. Meet your guide at a local gear shop in Portland, Oregon the evening before your course to size boots and pick-up rental gear. The next morning you’ll meet at Rare Earth Adventure’s office in Troutdale for a quick gear check, then load up and head to the mountain. Once we’ve reached the trailhead and geared up we will move together to a location for the educational portion of the trip and spend several hours learning the skills required to spend time in avalanche country. After lunch, we’ll climb up to gain maximum elevation for your ride back to the van. On day 2, you’ll put your newly learned skills to the test with a day of skinning and riding. This trip includes: A professional guide, transport to and from REA office, AT skis or splitboards, and avalanche gear. Does not include: meals or overnight accommodation. This trip is NOT designed for a beginning snowboarder/skier, but for an experienced snowboarder/skier with little or no backcountry experience. Clients will need to have the ability to comfortably navigate challenging terrain before signing up for this trip. This trip requires three (3) participants to run. Use the code USO50 at checkout to save 50% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
3/22 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
This trip sells out every year and is one of the MUST DO experiences in Portland! Snowshoeing in the moonlight is a magical experience, perfect for date night, girl’s night out, office Christmas parties, or just a great night with family and friends! Our route will allow you to break your own trail, while guides show you the way to some spectacular views of Mt Hood. After about an hour, we’ll stop for hot drinks/snacks and some star gazing and story telling. Take a moment to sit and take in the stillness of the remote mountain environment. This is a trip designed for anyone, young or old, any fitness level! Use the code USO40 at checkout to save 40% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
3/16 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
This trip sells out every year and is one of the MUST DO experiences in Portland! Snowshoeing in the moonlight is a magical experience, perfect for date night, girl’s night out, office Christmas parties, or just a great night with family and friends! Our route will allow you to break your own trail, while guides show you the way to some spectacular views of Mt Hood. After about an hour, we’ll stop for hot drinks/snacks and some star gazing and story telling. Take a moment to sit and take in the stillness of the remote mountain environment. This is a trip designed for anyone, young or old, any fitness level! Use the code USO40 at checkout to save 40% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
3/15 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
This trip sells out every year and is one of the MUST DO experiences in Portland! Snowshoeing in the moonlight is a magical experience, perfect for date night, girl’s night out, office Christmas parties, or just a great night with family and friends! Our route will allow you to break your own trail, while guides show you the way to some spectacular views of Mt Hood. After about an hour, we’ll stop for hot drinks/snacks and some star gazing and story telling. Take a moment to sit and take in the stillness of the remote mountain environment. This is a trip designed for anyone, young or old, any fitness level! Use the code USO40 at checkout to save 40% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
3/8 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
This trip sells out every year and is one of the MUST DO experiences in Portland! Snowshoeing in the moonlight is a magical experience, perfect for date night, girl’s night out, office Christmas parties, or just a great night with family and friends! Our route will allow you to break your own trail, while guides show you the way to some spectacular views of Mt Hood. After about an hour, we’ll stop for hot drinks/snacks and some star gazing and story telling. Take a moment to sit and take in the stillness of the remote mountain environment. This is a trip designed for anyone, young or old, any fitness level! Use the code USO40 at checkout to save 40% off of your trip! - more info here!
 
3/7 - FIRST THURSDAY: WINTER CAMPING
Love camping, but don't love the crowded campsites and swarms of mosquitoes? Then it's time you gave winter camping a shot! Rare Earth Adventures will teach you how to have a safe and successful winter camping trip. You'll learn about appropriate clothing and layering systems, essential skills, and the equipment necessary for winter camping. We'll also have a variety of gear available for you to test and some insider tips for local areas with killer views and great snowshoeing! As always, we'll have complimentary beverages and we'll fire up the popcorn machine. - more info here!
 
3/2 - MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE
 

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