I think this is a great idea....I had suggested to REI that maybe they could help create a club, something similar to the COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB. Maybe have something available for ALL REI locations. I think it would be great to have several outdoor options available on a regular basis. Outings as well as educational opportunities. I know that REI has a monthly calendar of events, but these are few and far between, not to mention the cost. Maybe if more people think this is a good idea or could expand on it, REI might make an effort at helping create a "Get Outdoors Club."
To get back to your idea, I would be interested in hiking/snowshoeing in the RMNP area, the SUMMIT Valley, or anywhere along the Front Range.