REI announced details on its 2017 REI Outessa retreats. Now in its second year, this summer’s schedule includes three immersive, three-day outdoor adventures designed to connect women with the outdoors in a supportive learning environment.
The dates and locations are:
- July 14-16: Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Kirkwood, California near South Lake Tahoe
- August 18-20: Mt. Hood Skibowl in Government Camp, Oregon and 12 miles from the Mt. Hood National Forest
- September 22-24: Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville, New Hampshire in the White Mountain National Forest.
More than 20 of REI Outdoor School’s top female instructors will partner with leading outdoor brands to host a full range of adventures, including hiking, trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing, trail photography, paddle boarding, kayaking, climbing, yoga, backpacking, wilderness survival training, outdoor cooking and more. Registration is now open at www.REI.com/Outessa.
“Whether you are an experienced outdoors person or someone who’s thinking about trying new activities, Outessa is about getting away from it all and reconnecting with the outdoors,” said Susan Viscon, REI senior vice president of merchandising and board member of Camber Outdoors. “We heard some amazing stories from participants last year and we are expanding the retreats in 2017. This fun environment is designed by – and for – a supportive community of women who like adventure.”
Registration for REI Outessa is $799 per person, which includes classes led by REI’s professional guides, use of on-site gear, chef-prepared meals, wine and beer, evening entertainment, inspirational speakers, and a goodie bag packed with products and gear.