Frozen Waterfalls and Ice Walks in Banff National Park

Spring is around the corner in the Canadian Rockies and it gets challenging to find good snow for hiking or skiing. Mornings are icy, afternoons are slushy, and you can start to expect some serious postholing conditions (even in snowshoes) … Continue reading

Winter at Vista Verde Guest Ranch

My wife and I started our Vista Verde stay with a very blank slate. We did not research Vista Verde before coming. We did not look at reviews or search the internet for stories written about Vista Verde. We knew … Continue reading

Distinguishing Reality from Delusion, Hoberg Thaws Tuscobia

Will this be just another delusion encountered on the Tuscobia Trail: A sub-40 hour finish at 2018’s 160-mile foot race? Maybe not. Scott Hoberg amazingly peeled 3 hours 10 minutes off his 2016 course record and tantalizingly lowered the bar … Continue reading

Tennessee Pass Offers Snowshoers A Gourmet Dining Destination

Tennessee Pass Cookhouse

Sometimes the best backcountry experiences aren’t all that far from home. Tennessee Pass is an easy-to-access area located near Leadville at the base of Ski Cooper, featuring a Nordic center, cookhouse and sleep yurts for anyone looking to have a … Continue reading

Winter Guide to Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year and Parks Canada is offering free admission into all national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites with free discovery passes. To quote Parks Canada, “There’s never been a better time to make … Continue reading

2017 Snowshoe Magazine Photo Competition

There are always so many great opportunities to get great photos. The snow with the great lighting makes it possible to catch photos like this one…

At Snowshoe Magazine, we wanted to give the opportunity for readers to submit their … Continue reading

Snowshoes, Skidoos and More Winter Fun in Newfoundland

“Why are you going to Newfoundland in the winter” was the most common question I got asked as I was prepping to take a trip to the edge of Canada this winter. Instead of answering “because it’s awesome”, which I … Continue reading

Ten Tips for Making Snowshoeing FUN with Kids

We have good days and bad days when we head out for a winter hike as a family. Fortunately I’ve learned to predict what kind of outing we’re looking at and I’ve figured out the key steps to planning a … Continue reading

Beyond the Edge: Sir Edmund Hillary’s 12 Reveals for “Going the Extra Distance”

Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon Sunday, July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m., signifying one of mankind’s greatest breakthroughs and accomplishments.

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The date May 29, 1953, stands for another of mankind’s greatest breakthroughs and accomplishments though not as … Continue reading

Snowshoer stranded for 30 hours in central Washington


Using his outdoor experience and list of 10 essential items, snowshoer Wally Fosmore of Shoreline, Wash. survived the elements and a night in the back country before finding his way to safety at a rendezvous point with local emergency services … Continue reading

10TH Annual Jazz Trax Snowshoe Stop Race Report

Well, this was a record year for the STOMP! The snow Gods were in full force and the race returned to its original location. The beautiful Bear Valley Cross Country Ski Area hosted the event, with a race start back … Continue reading

Waterton Lakes National Park: The Ultimate Snowshoe Playground

Located on the border of Alberta, Canada and Montana, Waterton Lakes National Park is mainly a summer destination, boasting beautiful mountains, sparkling lakes and an abundance of wildlife. There are quaint hotels and lodges, restaurants and enough hiking trails to … Continue reading