About 20 minutes north of downtown Steamboat Springs, Colo. is a nature lover’s paradise called Strawberry Park. Ten minutes into your drive (four-wheel drive required in the winter) the pavement will give way to dirt and you’ll discover a massive … Continue reading
When you think of the Pyrenees, the first country that tends to come to mind is France. But the mountains stretch over the border into the Catalonian region of Spain, where you’ll find a whole range of resorts catering for … Continue reading
Switzerland. You possibly couldn’t find a more diverse climate or landscape in such a relatively small area. Despite this, its ski resorts attract tourists in droves for the dramatic alpine scenery, après-ski and numerous lakes. One of its better known, … Continue reading
The United States Snowshoe Association announced Bennington Vermont’s Dion Snowshoes added a fifth year to their title sponsorship reign, now extending through 2015.
USSSA Sports Director Mark Elmore said, “Dion Snowshoes has served as the USSSA’s National Snowshoe Championship title … Continue reading
It looks like Faber Snowshoes may have a hit on its hands with the new North Cliff snowshoe model.
“The North Cliff snowshoe was created with idea of offering an affordable and easy to use day hiking snowshoe for mountainous … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I made my way out to the mountains for the day with one of my favorite outdoor companions, my five-year-old son. While he may whine a bit more than my husband, and can’t exactly share a … Continue reading
Sometimes – perhaps oftentimes – nothing beats a KEEN.
That’s certainly the case with the new KEEN Summit County III boot. Last year, I gave the Summit County II boot a … Continue reading
There are lots of reasons why snowshoeing has not been added to the Winter Olympics lineup, and there are also a lot of reasons why it should be included. Competitive snowshoeing has been in existence for about 200 years, according … Continue reading
A millisecond after looking at National Geographic magazine photographs of the snow monsters of Zao, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, I was compelled to snowshoe amidst the real beasts in their icy flesh. My first attempt to travel there last year was … Continue reading
Record levels of snowfall in the Highlands of Scotland over the last two winters – depths of more than 250cm earlier in the season easily exceeded those at the recent Sochi Olympics – have boosted Scotland’s snow sports’ sector and … Continue reading
GAITERS: A BUYER’S GUIDE
When I moved to the Northeast after a lifetime spent in the South, I was introduced to a new piece of outdoor clothing. I quickly discovered that gaiters were more than an accessory for winter outdoor … Continue reading