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Winter Trails Day: Beginners No More

Woodstock Inn Winter Sports

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


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

Eat Your Way to Fitness With Snowshoeing


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

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

Winter Trails Users Should Stop Hating!


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

Snowshoe to Fitness

A Winter Family Snowshoe Adventure at Vail Resort

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


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?


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


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


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.

The Top 10 Resorts for Love on Snowshoes


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.