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Winter Trails Day: Beginners No More

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Winter Trails Day is the day when people can try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing for free at a participating location. The event produced by SIA, the national trade association of product suppliers has been held for 20 years and this … Continue reading


Planning a Girls’ Getaway on Snowshoes

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Among some women, the girls’ getaway weekend or program has become an annual tradition where small or extended groups of women, ladies, girls, mothers, daughters or friends organize a get together unaccompanied by (one might even say unburdened by) or … Continue reading


Smugglers’ Notch Snowshoe Programs in Vermont

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Smugglers’ Notch Resort, known as a prime Vermont family destination, has one of the most comprehensive mixes of snowshoe programs available this winter–for families with young kids, and outings for adults or families with older kids who want a bit … Continue reading


Eat Your Way To Fitness with Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing in 2015

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Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? Snowshoeing is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise and if you go on a “Gourmet Ski Tour” on your snowshoes or cross-country skis, you may very well … Continue reading


Can Hike Safe Cards Cover the Cost of Search and Rescue Efforts?

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If a hiker acts negligently and requires a search and rescue, who foots the bill of that search and rescue? Currently, there are eight states with search and rescue billing laws on the books; that is, if you are outdoors … Continue reading


Romantic North American Getaways for Snowshoers

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Snowshoeing and cross-country (XC) skiing are some of the most romantic forms of recreation and Valentine’s Day is coming. So get away with your loved one(s) to a winter wonderland of memories for some outdoor recreation and pampering that you … Continue reading


Eat Your Way to Fitness With Snowshoeing

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Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? Snowshoeing is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise but if you go on a “Gourmet Snowshoe Tour” on your snowshoes or cross-country skis, you may very well … Continue reading


Breckenridge Nordic Center To Open Exquisite Log Lodge

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Breckenridge Nordic Center in Colorado has combined with the town of Breckenridge in a public private partnership to develop a new 9,200 square foot log lodge on Peak 8, which will become the new base of the BNC operations by … Continue reading


Collective of the Most Sustainable Snow Sport Destination Resorts in North America Stands Against Climate Change

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Many snow sport destination resorts operate in an environmentally friendly manner, and some of these operators, who are exemplars using the most sustainable practices, have created a collective of the destination resorts called … Continue reading


Try Snowshoeing for FREE at Winter Trails Day This January

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Winter Trails Day is the day when people can try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing for free at a participating location. Save the date for Winter Trails Day: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Last year there was a strong turnout for the … Continue reading


An Overview of 2012/2013 Snowshoe Statistics

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According to the SIA/Physical Activity Council 2013 Participation Study, recently published by Snowsports Industries America (SIA), there’s a clear picture of the snowshoe population in the USA.

In a nationwide survey conducted with more than 40,000 people, it was … Continue reading


Eat Your Way to Fitness on Snowshoes or Cross-Country Skis

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Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are two of the best forms of aerobic exercise. But, if you go on a “Gourmet Ski Tour” on your snowshoes or XC skis, you … Continue reading


Kids’ Snowshoeing and XC Ski Programs this Winter

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Kids on snowshoes or cross-country skis? It’s not only about childhood obesity, nature deficit disorder, and better brain functions—it’s about fun.

What can the kids do after school or on the weekends? Have you set your plans for the school … Continue reading


Northern Lites Redux: New Beginnings for a Historic Snowshoe Company

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The Northern Lites snowshoe company was founded in 1992; in recent years, it experienced a decline in sales. So, in 2011, the Hallgren brothers saw an opportunity to acquire the company and then revamp the branding and marketing. Today, it’s … Continue reading


Winter Trails Users Should Stop Hating!

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XC (cross-country) skiers hate when snowshoers step on and mess up their groomed ski tracks and they both hate snowmobilers; while snowmobilers don’t want XC skiers and snowshoers using the trails that were paid for with snowmobile registration fees… and … Continue reading


New Jersey’s Erik Sports Boasts a Sustainable Operation and Whitewoods Snowshoes

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Whitewoods snowshoes designed by Erik Sports in Tranquility, N.J. are for the weekend snowshoer, who does not want to spend extravagantly on equipment. Erik Sports is North America’s first solar-powered sports company that distributes snow sports products in the U.S. … Continue reading


TSL Snowshoes: Homegrown Aluminum and Imported Composites

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TSL (Thones Sport Loisir) was set up in 1981 and in 30 years the French company has developed more than 60 patents and built an international business. TSL’s composite snowshoes are manufactured in France while the aluminum snowshoes are built … Continue reading


Eat and Snowshoe Events: Stuff Your Face with Less Guilt

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Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are known as the best forms of aerobic exercise, but if you go on a “Gourmet Ski and Snowshoe Tour” on your snowshoes or XC … Continue reading


Snowshoe to Fitness

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The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition encourages regular activity among children and adults with its premier program called the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA), whereby individuals keep track of their progress via the honor system and accumulate points … Continue reading


An Overview of Snowshoe Statistics

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According to research recently published by SnowSports Industries America (SIA) there's a clear picture of the snowshoe population. In a nationwide survey conducted with 40,000 people it was projected that there were 3,823,000 snowshoers in 2010 (calendar year). This was the highest snowshoe population on record and an increase of 11 percent from the previous year. Other snow sport populations were: alpine (11,504,000); cross-country ski (4,530,000); and snowboard (8,196,000).


Is Snowshoeing a Panacea for Anxiety and Depression?

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There have been studies done about exercise intervention to clinical populations diagnosed with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and even post traumatic stress disorder. This research shows that there are beneficial effects that produce a statistically relevant and significant reduction in these mental maladies.


Family Snowshoe and XC Ski Destination Vacations

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Plan to gather up the kids and head to the hills during the school breaks this winter. No need to head to warmer climates.  Winter can be snowy, yet mild, and perfect for a family vacation with plenty of activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country (XC) skiing. According to the experts, who regularly update XCSkiResorts.com, the nation's top XC ski resorts are exceedingly family-friendly with lots to enjoy together, both on the snow and off. What families want and need is exactly what a snowshoe or XC ski vacation delivers: multi-generational participation, quality time, and shared memories.


Gourmet Ski/Snowshoe Tours – Stuff Your Face with Less Guilt

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Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? XC Skiing and snowshoeing are some of the best forms of aerobic exercise but if you go on a "Gourmet Ski/Snowshoe Tour" on your xc skis or snowshoes, you may very well eat your way to fitness at a number of trailside food stops. What a grand time so go ahead, eat, ski, snowshoe, and be merry – appetizers, wine, champagne, fondue, entrees, desserts, and more.


Adventure Guides for a Great Winter Snowshoe Experience

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These days, snowshoeing is easy on packed and marked trails, but a lesser known secret about the winter ski experience is guided adventures in the backcountry.


The Top 10 Resorts for Love on Snowshoes

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It is a perfect romantic setting. The day spent in the great outdoors, the fireplace flickering, meals eaten by candlelight, a snowy panorama stretching in the moonlight and a sleigh outside the restaurant. It's romantic and perfect for Valentine's Day or any day.