Snowshoe Tour to Subterranean Ice Sculptures

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UPDATE: The following article is about a wonderful tour in natural location Unfortunately, it appears that now some visitors are skipping the tour and walking through private property to try and get to the cave. Absolutely do not do this. … Continue reading

Secret Snowshoe Summits of the Alps: Mont de l’Arpille, Switzerland

Descending from Arpille, with just our tracks in view, and the mountain to ourselves.

In the Alps there are some great 2000m (6,561 feet) summits that are accessible on snowshoes, providing amazing views and great stashes of powder. I live in the Alps in the winter months, and guide groups on snowshoes for nearly … Continue reading

Snowshoeing in the Sky

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I’d heard of heli-skiing and even heli-biking, though I’d done neither. But heli-snowshoeing? It seemed to border on contradiction, like heavy metal yoga (which does, in fact, exist at a studio in Atlanta, where I live). But I was booked … Continue reading

Big White: The BC Champagne Powder Sampler

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Large and in charge! That pretty much sums up Big White Ski Resort. They don’t call this resort BIG for nothing. A big mountain complete with big snow banks, big runs, big white outs, big parties and of course big … Continue reading

Let it Snow! 5 Places You Can Still Snowshoe in Oregon

The Summit of Tumalo Mountain

With an unusually warm winter that has been full of sunshine and rain the locals and visitors to Oregon are practically begging for the white stuff. From local breweries that are labeling their winter ales “pray for snow” to roadside … Continue reading

Arctic Snowshoeing in Tromsø, Norway

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The arctic, at last!

Stepping down from the plane we fought through the heavy snow swirling across the tarmac and briskly walked into the arrival lounge of Tromsø Airport. It was midnight and after sitting for two hours in a … Continue reading

Top Après Snowshoe Spots in Boise, Idaho

Self-serve wine "taps" make Bodovino one of a kind.

With so many great opportunities for snowshoeing near Boise, it’s very possible (and common) to venture out of town for a morning hike and be back in the city by happy hour. Whether you make the easy 45-minute jaunt up … Continue reading

My Quest to find the Most Beautiful Destination in Backcountry Banff

This is how you should spend your time at Shadow Lake Lodge - Relaxing!

I’ve been on a quest this winter to find the most beautiful destination to explore in backcountry Banff National Park and I believe I may have just found it.   I just took a 3 day mixed ski and snowshoe trip … Continue reading

Totally Unplug at Nature’s Harmony

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Getting back to nature and away from it all is pure bliss and the reason many people turn to snowshoeing as a winter activity. There is a certain elegance in the simplicity of the equipment, the effort required, and the … Continue reading

The Izaak Walton Inn and Glacier National Park

The Red Caboose at the Izaak Walton Inn.

We pull into the Izaak Walton Inn and see the iconic yellow hotel sitting on the edge of the railroad tracks. In the middle of nowhere. Or the middle of everywhere—it depends how you look at it.

The Izaak Walton

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La Gatineau Loppet 2015

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Despite a wind chill that sent the temperature plummeting to -35, the annual Gatineau Loppet – a ski and snowshoe event – drew more than 2,300 participants over this past Valentine’s Day weekend.

Still in its infancy, the snowshoe race … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Amongst Frozen Rivers and Waterfalls in Quebec

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There is nothing quite like the view of a frozen waterfall; water frozen in mid-air by bone chilling temperatures creates a stunning display for the onlooker. This sight is made only sweeter by the challenging trek that takes you there. … Continue reading