REI is one of two dozen outdoor recreation companies threatening to boycott the Outdoor Retailer trade show. Pictured here, the REI co-op in Jackson. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — REI Co-op will open its doors on Friday, Nov. 5 in Jackson, announced the company yesterday Oct. 25.

The store is located in the Powderhorn Mall, the same location as the old Lucky’s Market.

This is the first REI to open in the state of Wyoming.

Local artist Haley Badenhop was commissioned by REI to complete the mural on the side of the building. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

According to the press release by REI,  members and the community are invited to join the three-day grand opening celebration. The store will open each day at 9 a.m., with giveaways while supplies last. REI will host an outdoor social every afternoon from 2 to 6 p.m. with music, outdoor vendors and local partners. Participating nonprofits will include Friends of the Bridger Teton, Coombs Outdoors, and Friends of Pathways. REI reportedly donated $20,000 in total to the three non-profits.

“We are thrilled to join the community and support the active lifestyles of local residents and visitors as they play and explore in the region,” said Jason Priest, REI Jackson Hole store manager. “Whether trying a new activity or heading out on a familiar trail to bike, hike or ski, we aspire to be at the center of people’s outdoor lives for products and expertise.”

According to REI, prior to the opening of REI Jackson Hole, more than 4,600 people in the city and 31,000 in the state were lifetime co-op members.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.