REI Co-op to open new store in Billings, Montana in spring 2020

New store Shiloh Crossing will offer top-quality outdoor gear, expertise and experiences?

Nov 20, 2019


SEATTLE – REI Co-op will open a new store in Billings, Montana in spring 2020, bringing a wide assortment of quality outdoor gear, experiences and expertise to  the  Yellowstone Valley  and the communities of eastern Montana and northern Wyoming . Known as “Montana’s Trailhead,” Billings offers year-round outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, paddling, s now sports . The new 22,000-square-foot space will be located at  Shiloh Crossing  and offer a specialty bike shop for maintenance and repairs.  
“Billings is an incredible outdoor community and we look forward to further connecting our local members and visitors to their favorite outdoor places and activities,” said Janet Hopkins, REI regional director for the mountain region. “Whether our members are hiking one of the area’s many trails or road tripping along the scenic Beartooth Highway, we can help them plan any kind of adventure.” 
REI Billings will offer a range of programs to connect people to a life outdoors. A national leader in outdoor experiences and education, last year, the co-op helped more than 350,000 people across the country get outside and be inspired to lead an active lifestyle through a wide range of classes, tours and events. 
In addition, REI actively works with nonprofits to steward local trails and public lands and connect people to the outdoors. This year, REI invested $63,000 in Montana’s outdoor community and has a longstanding partnership with the National Forest Foundation, which is based in Missoula. As REI gets closer to opening in Billings, the co-op plans to invest further in the local outdoor community.  REI Billings marks the co-op's fourth location in the state ,  joining existing stores in Bozeman (144 miles), Missoula (345 miles) and Kalispell (435 miles).  
Join the REI team 
Candidates interested in joining the REI team at any local store can apply online at  REI expects to hire up to  5 5  employees for the  Billings  location. New employees will receive a wide variety of benefits, including generous product and service discounts, competitive pay ,  and retirement contributions. REI employees also enjoy unique perks, like two paid “Yay Days” that allow them to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity and an additional paid day off on Black Friday to # OptOutside  with family and friends. REI has been recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 22 consecutive years. 
Store facts: 
  • Address: Shiloh Crossing at the northwest corner of Shiloh Road and King Avenue  
  • Square footage: 22,000 square feet 
  • Open date: Spring 2020 
  • Special features: Bike shop; in-store workshops for a wide range of outdoor activities 
  • REI Co-op membership: Over 130,000 lifetime members in Montana, learn more at 
  • Other Montana stores: Missoula (opened 2000), Bozeman (opened 2010) and Kalispell (opened 2018) 


About the REI Co-op

REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 179 locations in 42 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.