Ho Ho Ho Gear for Her!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… bringing with him a big sack of new gear, to enhance her adventures in the New Year. But with so many gear … Continue reading

Winter Clothing Tips From a Snowshoe Guide

Regular readers of Snowshoe Magazine will have seen my pictures from around the Swiss Alps before but may not have realised that, in winter at least, snowshoeing is my work. I’m an International Mountain Leader (IML) and I lead groups … Continue reading

USSSA National Championship Shoes: Sweden’s Icebugs to Top Medalists

Now a new reason to get those snow-miles of training in before the 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships , February 27-March 1, 2015, race in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Eight National winners ace a pair of iconic Icebug shoes! … Continue reading

Gear Review: GSI Outdoors Wine Glass Gift Set

Tote

I love roughing it in the woods, but sometimes it’s nice to bring along some luxury as well.  Prior to getting a Wine Glass Gift Set, my experiences with wine in the woods were pretty mediocre.  I had taken bottled … Continue reading

Winter 2014/2015 Trail Running Shoe Roundup

(Note: This article was co-written by Luke Harris.)

Last month we wrote about making the transition from roads to trails. One of the more important pieces of advice we learned from our trail running experts was that shoes matter. Unlike … Continue reading

See and Be Seen: How to Stay Safe While Running at Night

If you’re on a nine to five schedule it’s likely that you won’t see much daylight for the next few months, making pre- and post-work runs quite literally a dark experience. If you’re new to night running you need only … Continue reading

Four Kinds of Snowshoes for Big People and Heavy Loads

Faber Bear Paw, Heavy Duty lacing, 16x30 inches
Carrying some weight on your belly or your back and headed out into the powder? Then go big with your snowshoe choice.

Range of Light Carries on a Rich Ecological Tradition

One century ago this month, on December 24, 1914, America’s greatest pioneering naturalist died in Los Angeles at age 76.  John Muir was a true Renaissance man – a botanist, geologist, engineer, inventor, rancher, explorer, ecological thinker, and writer whose … Continue reading

Taking the World by Storm One Snowfoot at a Time

Just over two weeks into their crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo and Snowfoot shows no sign of slowing down in support and sales. From the Italian mountains to the United States and all the way north to Canada, this innovative company … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Fun with Kids

While for most of us, snowshoeing is a perfect activity in its own right – considering the exercise and peace of a snow-covered winter landscape among other things – for kids, especially the younger ones, it may be just a … Continue reading

TSL Introduces a New Generation of Snowshoes

More than 36 years ago TSL Snowshoes was founded deep in the heart of the Alps and created a brand that is now known for its high quality snowshoes. A popular European household name, TSL is breaking new ground in … Continue reading

ANALYSIS: Will Merino Wool Keep Us Warm While Snowshoeing?

“My Merino wool hat keeps me toasty warm.”

“I swear by my Merino wool socks.”

“Snowshoers are coming back to traditional materials like Merino wool.”

“I can snowshoe for hours in Merino!”

“There is nothing warmer than Merino wool.”

“Merino … Continue reading