Beaver Creek’s Backcountry: McCoy Park is a powder playground for snowshoers

McCoy Park snowshoeing is a beautiful mountain adventure. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts.

On an early winter morning in Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park, the only sound to break through the crisp air is the crunching of snowshoes on unbroken trail. In every direction, snow crystals glisten beneath the Colorado sunshine, sparkling on … Continue reading

Snowshoeing, Snow camping and Snowstorms

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Eighteen college students and I were scheduled to take our winter snowshoeing and snow camping fieldtrip in northern Wisconsin on an early December weekday. It was over an hour drive to our destination.

I carefully watched the weather report several … 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

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

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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

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

Sled Dogs, Snowmobiles & Snow Days: New Hampshire’s Grand North Features an Abundance of Winter Fun & Events

Take in the northeast’s tallest peak from a comfortable seat aboard the renowned 4-track SnowCoach, which travels to treeline of Mount Washington at about 4,200 feet in elevation.

With temperatures quickly dropping and snow piling up, travelers can set their GPS for New Hampshire’s Grand North, which boasts a variety of wintertime events and fun. With winter in full swing now, New Hampshire Grand, the official visitor … Continue reading

Alpine Adventures Offers New Backcountry Snowshoe Tours

Backcountry snowshoers celebrate the end of an exhilarating hike, and look forward to the off-road trip back to town.

Alpine Adventures, the award-winning adventure destination best known for its zipline tours, is adding a new adventure opportunity for winter lovers of all abilities. Its new backcountry snowshoe tours offer an exciting off-road ride to a high-elevation snowshoe trailhead … Continue reading

Estes Park Winter Festival and Winter Trails Day Return in 2015 in Colorado

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The Estes Park Winter Festival, one of the fastest growing festivals in the state, has returned for 2015. The festival had become known for live music, family winter activities, delicious food and Colorado craft beer and wine – before taking … Continue reading

Slide Into Luxury This Winter at the Woodstock Inn & Resort

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With a fresh layer of snow blanketing the slopes of Vermont, the Woodstock Inn & Resort invites ski buffs and winter enthusiasts to Suicide Six, the resort’s private ski mountain featuring 100 acres of skiing on 23 trails with two … Continue reading

Where to Ski, Tromp or Glide This Winter at a National Wildlife Refuge

Two visitors enjoy the woods in winter on a Snowshoe Discovery Tour, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, WV. Credit: Kent Mason

Wander a real winter wonderland. Find thrills exploring scenic nature trails by snowshoe, ski or sled at a national wildlife refuge. Some refuges lend you the equipment free! Here are some refuges made to order for snowy fun.

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Mt. Hood Meadows Leads North America in 24 Hour Snowfall Accumulation

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More snow fell at Mt. Hood Meadows in a 24 hour period ending this morning than at any ski resort in North America, according to OnTheSnow.com. Meadows received 16″ of fresh, light powder the past 24 hours from a storm … Continue reading