Beaver Creek Closes Out 2016 Snowshoe Race Series

Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race 2016

Final snowshoe race of the Beaver Creek series in 2016. Photo by Kim Fuller.

McCoy Park was dressed her best for the final race of the Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition in 2016, held on February 28. Bright blue … Continue reading


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

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


Gear Review: Kahtoola MICROspikes

MiroSpikes

What an epiphany when I realized that running on snow in the winter was not only accessible, but also more physically sustainable than running on roads, or even trail running in the summer. Accessible because of new advances in foot … Continue reading


Atlas Snow-Shoe Company Leads The Way On “Trail 2015”

Trail 2015 in Beaver Creek. Photo by Kim Fuller.

Trail 2015 in Beaver Creek. Photo by Kim Fuller.

The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are drawing in crowds from all over the world to watch the races on Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado, and Atlas Snow-Shoe Company is … Continue reading


Gear Review: Yukon Charlie’s 825 Pro II Series Women’s Snowshoes & Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Yukon Charlie's 825 Pro II Series Women's Snowshoes & Trekking Poles

Photo Courtesy of Yukon Charlie’s.

There’s no doubt that one of the biggest improvements in snowshoe design recently are the bindings. I started snowshoeing about 10 years ago, and the only thing I disliked about the sport was putting on … Continue reading


Training Tips For Snowshoe Racing: Triathlete Brad Zoller Hits The Snow

Brad Zoller with his training partner, Senna, last year in Barrington, IL for the Frozen Zucchini 5k snowshoe race.

When triathlete Brad Zoller lived in Chicago, he used to run the stairs to his apartment twice a week. He lived on the 23rd floor, and it took him about two minutes.

“I would take the elevator down, and then … 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


A Great Vermont Export: Darn Tough Socks

The men’s Bjorn Nordic Micro Crew sock by Darn Tough socks.

While I never saw her drink the entire time I was growing up, my mother kept a small bottle of brandy in the cupboard.  Mom hailed from upstate Wisconsin … Continue reading


Manitobah: Making Mukluks, Building a Legacy

Thousands of years ago, Inuit, Yupik, and other Native peoples inhabiting what is now Canada had to make it through some of the coldest winters on Earth.  So they invented a winter boot called a mukluk.

In 1997, when he … Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Sockology Inc. Founder and CEO Angelika Goncalves DaSilva

Angelika Goncalves DaSilva, founder and CEO of Sockology Inc.

Angelika Goncalves DaSilva of Calgary, Canada, is the founder and CEO of Sockology Inc.  Snowshoe Magazine interviewed her about her approach to keeping our feet warm while snowshoeing.

Snowshoe:  What are … Continue reading


Under the Arch: FootBalance QuickFit Footbed Review

Your poor, tireless feet. They’ve suffered at the helm of flimsy footbeds for far too long. You know the kind: the ones that come standard in any boot or shoe. A thin piece of foam is practically all that separates … Continue reading


Socking Stuffer: The Gift of Point6 Socks

In my family, receiving a new pair of socks was a telltale sign of Christmas traditions. They would vary from year to year: ski socks, wool socks, fleece socks, ridiculous holiday themed socks. Whatever they were, they’d always be a … Continue reading