Snowshoeing in Europe


My name’s Hilary Sharp, I’m an International Mountain Leader (Trekking Guide) and for the last 25 years I’ve run my own business guiding snowshoeing and hiking in the European Alps.

Switzerland’s Gemmi Pass offers a great base for snowshoeing as

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Snowshoeing for Women

Woodstock Inn Winter Sports

About half of all snowshoers are women, who snowshoe to experience nature, to exercise with friends and family, for backcountry access, and to have outdoor fun throughout the winter. The various snowshoe companies have been catering to this market by … Continue reading

More High Country Trails Near Bend, Oregon

Snowshoe Magazine

There are lots of trails in the Bend area, but snow cover varies widely according to the season. However, the Bend area is awesome, the snow covered peaks worth the effort. The following trails open in December and usually run … Continue reading

Snowshoes For More Weighty Creatures!


We all enjoy putting our snowshoes on, stepping out into that deep powder, plodding away and becoming immersed in that whole snowy wintertime atmosphere. It’s what gets us excited and let’s be honest, snowshoeing an important facet of our very … Continue reading

Winter on the South Hams

South Hams view

You’re only a short distance north and east of Plymouth, yet the city is easily forgotten when you venture out on the South Hams. There’s a strong feeling of intimacy in the surrounding valleys and woodlands, and being at one … Continue reading

Getting Back on Track: Lyme Disease Recovery

The author and her grandson snowshoeing. A vital part of her recovery. Photo Laura Rose

It was a typical fall morning in 2011 when, on the last steep hill of my daily hike, I felt like I couldn’t possibly take another step without passing out. The sudden and intense onset of extreme exhaustion made me … Continue reading

Earthquake Relief Fund Created by Sherpa Adventure Gear


KENT, WASHINGTON, USA and KATHMANDU, NEPAL-April 28, 2015- Kathmandu-based outdoor apparel manufacturer Sherpa Adventure Gear has created an earthquake relief fund called “Help Sherpas Help Nepal” to support aid to remote villages affected by the disaster. The fundraising appeal is … Continue reading

New Site Design


Now that the snowshoe season is winding down, we finally have time to breath here at Snowshoe Magazine. We can start looking at things we want to do to prepare for next season. So with this, I want to ask … Continue reading

North America’s 4 Top Spring Snowshoe Destinations


The popular sport of snowshoeing makes for a great outdoor adventure and a wonderful way to get low-impact, cardiovascular exercise. Anyone who can walk may indulge in the sport that does not require any experience. There are a variety of … Continue reading

A Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Walk

Mount Royal

We’re perched in our snowshoes atop Mount Royal, gathered around Montreal’s iconic illuminated cross, which stands sentry over Plateau Mont Royal, the downtown core and the eastern end of the island. Our guide, Antoné, is an affable, bearded fellow in … Continue reading

Winter Athleticism Brings A Healthy Outlook, Part 2

Julie Dahl with Shadow

Julie Dahl with Shadow

Julie Dahl walks six to seven days a week for three miles. She felt it was time to transition from the physical taxation she’d experienced running to a less strenuous workout. Running provided a cardiovascular challenge, … Continue reading

Essential Gear for Snowshoeing


The key to enjoying a snowshoeing adventure is being prepared for the worst of conditions. Nothing can ruin an otherwise glorious experience worse than not having the proper tools necessary to brave the elements. And in some cases, venturing out … Continue reading