While strolling the floors of the SIA Snow Show in Denver–for the 11th year–I find it challenging to discover a product that impresses me. It’s hard to admit, but it’s true. Sure, there are the snowshoes, the trekking poles and … Continue reading
The Maine Arts Commission is pleased to announce traditional snowshoe maker, Brian Theriault of Fort Kent, Maine, is one of the 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship award winners.
Continuing a Native American tradition that began centuries ago, Brian has been making … Continue reading
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
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
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.
IDAHO… Continue reading
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
The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation and the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, together with two local donors, have formed a unique partnership to permanently preserve 62 acres of open space in Jackson for use as ski touring and snowshoe trails … Continue reading
Tahoe Donner Cross Country and Downhill Ski Areas Open for the Winter Season; Snowplay Open Daily for Holidays
All three of Tahoe Donner’s winter venues are now open for the 2014-2015 season.
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area will open for the season on Saturday, Dec. 20. Initial operations will include 30 kilometers of terrain with the following … Continue reading
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The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is pleased to announce it will be hosting Winterfest, part of National Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Heart Lake Program Center in Lake Placid, New York.
ADK’s Winterfest is a … Continue reading
Kick-start your New Year’s resolution to keep in shape with an invigorating First Day Hike at a state park near you! All 50 states are participating in the fourth annual national event that invites families to celebrate the New Year … Continue reading
Bear Trax Adventures, a snowshoe touring company based in Killington has entered into a partnership with Killington Resorts.
Bear Trax will operate its snowshoe tours out of the Killington Clubhouse located on East Mount Road next to the Tubing … Continue reading
(Note: This article was co-written by Katie Hearsum.)
There are several snowshoeing rules that most snowshoers have come to know as commonplace. And many are obvious: if you can walk, you can snowshoe… if it’s covered in snow, go … Continue reading
An Italian startup founded by three mountaineers has announced that Snowfoot, the “radical step in mountain mobility” will be available for immediate purchase on the popular crowdfunding portal Indiegogo starting November 15. The patented technology developed to maximize flotation … Continue reading
Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop to Host Industry-leading Presenters, Gear Manufacturers and Local Vendors
The 4th annual Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop (NRASW) will take place Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 8:00am until 4:30pm at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana . NRASW is a one-day gathering of avalanche professionals and winter … Continue reading
When you spend three or four months of the year in near-perpetual darkness, a good light in almost mandatory.
That’s where the Snow Peak Lapel Torch comes into the equation.
Living in the Western Arctic two degrees inside the Arctic … Continue reading
The Landing Resort & Spa, Lake Tahoe’s first five-star boutique lakeside resort, has been named one of the “World’s Top 10 Picture Perfect Lakeside Hotels” by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced The Landing’s owners, Jim and Nancy Demetriades. … Continue reading
CLIF Bar’s Meet the Moment campaign inspires people to explore the outdoors and embark on a new adventure. If people post an image to their social channels with #MeetTheMoment, CLIF Bar will donate $1 to an environmental non-profit.
Meet the … Continue reading
RootsRated, the online resource for “where to go outdoors,” has introduced its new RootsRated mobile app for iPhone. Flooded with helpful reviews and inspiring photography, the RootsRated app sources local grassroots knowledge to offer the most up-to-date, verified information on … Continue reading
The “Healthy Kids Outdoor Act” will encourage states and … Continue reading
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is now accepting submissions for its “Zoom in to the Appalachian Trail” photo contest, a nationwide search for the best photos featuring close-up shots of the details that make up the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).
The … Continue reading
Nestled in the forests of the Adirondacks, Paul Smith’s College is known for setting the bar in environmentally-focused education. On April 21, Paul Smith’s announced the launch of its newest project to enhance sustainability as a campus-wide initiative, a joint … Continue reading
Every active snowshoer has to admit, there’s a full-time job waiting back at home and an office that has projects galore waiting to be completed. That’s our reality. We all have work to do. But for the computer user, true … Continue reading
Fimbulvetr – A new direction in snowshoes. For backcountry professionals. Made in Norway.
Visit http://www.fimbulvetr.no for more information.
Epic Colorado snow recently had Vail Mountain extending ski hours for the remainder of the season. With fully equipped kitchens, multi-room suites and plenty of unexpected complimentary amenities, Antlers at Vail hotel offers comfortable and budget-conscious lodging for families ready … Continue reading
Watching a pair of blue jays frolic in a bird-bath. Sitting on a park bench observing squirrels chase each other around a giant oak tree. Gardening in your backyard. Planting a tree. Fishing along a misty river. Seeing turtles sunbathe … Continue reading
The 19th annual Winter Trails day on January 11, 2014 offers children and adults an opportunity to try snowshoeing and/or cross-country skiing free at venues throughout North America. Winter Trails is easy to participate in, super fun and a great … Continue reading
Jackson Ski Touring makes holiday vacation planning easy with great offerings for kids and families. Special packages and programs will make for affordable winter fun set in picturesque Jackson, NH. With the recent snowfall, Jackson Ski Touring is now open … Continue reading
Powdr Announces ‘Protect Your Playground’ Grant Program To Fund Ideas to Protect Local Recreation Spaces
Powdr, a leading mountain resort owner and lifestyle sports company, today announced “Protect Your Playground”, a new environmental grant program funding individuals with ideas to protect their local environments. Powdr will award $40,000 in grants across its properties, which include … Continue reading
Details surrounding Winter Trails Day, SnowSports Industries America’s (SIA) nationwide demo day, were released this week. Scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2014, Winter Trails Days provides children and adults a chance to try snowshoeing and/or cross-country skiing FREE at … Continue reading
Quasi Xtreme Innovations has soft-launched Trackers, a combination cross-country ski and snowshoe that can grip the snow like a snowshoe but also glide like a ski. “We call it a skishoe, essentially a fat, short ski with crampon-like teeth on … Continue reading
A major snowstorm has blanketed Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski resorts with fresh powder, delighting skiers and snowboarders alike as snow totals pile up.
A potent combination of moisture and arctic air left significant amounts of new snow throughout … Continue reading
Snowshoeing and family: Two important things in life that go well together. And you can enjoy both in perfect harmony (plus much more) at Snow Mountain Ranch and Estes Park Center—two of the three YMCA of the Rockies locations in … Continue reading
After purchasing an Apple iPhone 5, my first order of business was to figure out how to protect my new investment. Knowing how abusive I am with my cell phones—R.I.P., my past five BlackBerries—I had to immediately act on … Continue reading
Report Estimates Backcountry Winter Recreation Contributes $22.5 Million Annually to Teton-West Yellowstone Economy
Newcomb and colleague Karl Meyer conducted random surveys over the course of the 2012-13 winter season of resident and non-resident backcountry visitors who participated in the activities of backcountry skiing and snowboarding (also known as alpine touring or AT), cross-country … Continue reading
“This mobile app makes it easier than ever to plan your visit to a national forest or grassland,” said U.S. … Continue reading
KEEN is unveiling The KEEN Effect a, fan-activated grants program designed to support projects that fuel people’s passion for protecting the environment and promoting responsible outdoor participation.
“At KEEN, we believe spending time outdoors is a key element to build … Continue reading
Located Near Crater Lake, Historic Union Creek Resort Combines Forest Setting, Rustic Charm, And Modern Comfort
Set deep in the renowned Rogue River National Forest just 23 miles from Crater Lake National Park, Union Creek Resort boasts a unique combination of rustic, historic accommodations, renovated rooms and amenities, and a long list of Oregon-born outdoor activities. … Continue reading
The Scott Expedition is starting from Scott’s hut and back again. Ben Saunders will start and finish at Scott’s Hut on the north shore of Cape Evans, Ross Island, Antarctica – S77º 3. Departing from Scott’s Hut they will traverse … Continue reading
I’ll call this an anniversary, rather than a birthday. And it’s been 10 years since I created this business… from the ground up. However, it doesn’t seem like a business anymore. I think of it more as a hobby… something … Continue reading
The third annual Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop (NRASW) will take place Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 8am until 4:30pm at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana.
NRASW is a one-day gathering of avalanche professionals and winter backcountry … Continue reading
National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest conservation organization, is pleased to announce the fourth annual Hike & Seek cities happening around the country this fall. Hike & Seek is a cross between a scavenger hunt and a one- to two-mile … Continue reading
The CNX difference – Every shoe is lighter. Faster. More efficient. CNX is a shoe that allows you to move about more freely with just enough material and protection for your feet in virtually any condition.
For more information on … Continue reading
This past February, Snowshoe Magazine covered the Winter Mountain Games Presented by Eddie Bauer — appearing for the second time on Vail Mountain in Colorado.
Here’s our interview with Paul Abling with the Vail Valley Foundation:
This weekend, Bend, Oregon will celebrate the thirteenth annual 2013 Dion Snowshoes United States National Snowshoe Championships. More than 200 of the country’s finest winter endurance athletes have qualified from 37 recognized qualifying races held throughout the season across the … Continue reading
This spring, KEEN introduces KEEN CNX, a new footwear collection that gives outdoor enthusiasts a low profile, lightweight way to jump, dive and scramble into summer. Just as KEEN’s part-shoe-part-sandal Newport brought lovers of the outdoors a new, hybrid way … Continue reading
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Beaver Creek’s popular running series offers winter enthusiasts an opportunity to participate in a series of snowshoe races on beautiful Beaver Creek Mountain. The third and final race takes place March 3, 2013 and kicks off up at Beaver … Continue reading
Atop Grouse Mountain, close to 100 snowshoe enthusiasts filled the starting gate for the annual Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run. With great trail conditions, racers tackled the newly extended 5.5 kilometer course which included not only the Snowshoe Grind trail but … Continue reading
Chaco Partners with American Camp Association Encouraging Children to Embrace a Life of Outdoor Adventure
Reinforcing its commitment to inspiring a lifetime of adventure, Chaco has partnered with the American Camp Association (ACA) to encourage young campers to enjoy a lifetime of outdoor activities and pursuits. Chaco will be the exclusive footwear provider to camp … Continue reading
Store owners, managers and buyers from over 100 outdoor retail businesses representing more than 400 retail doors voted on the most innovative and engaging marketing campaigns in this year’s Outdoor Industry Awards presented by Outdoor USA Magazine.
“There are several … Continue reading
Old Man Winter made a significant powder play this week giving the Colorado ski season a major boost. Several days of consistent snowfall in Colorado’s high country was capped off this morning with accumulations totaling as much as six feet … Continue reading
Outdoor Retailer (OR) organizers, backed by the unanimous support of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) board of directors, has decided that the Winter and Summer Market tradeshows will continue at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah … Continue reading
The 18th annual Winter Trails Day experienced a very strong turnout at many locations this month. With good snow conditions in many areas of the country and a greater consumer interest in low impact exercise, final numbers are trending above … Continue reading
SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is organizing children’s winter apparel donations for the New York City-based charity Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) to help children in New Jersey and New York still suffering from the storm’s impact three months later.
For … Continue reading
The Snowshoe series consists of three races beginning on Jan. 6, 2013 at Creekside Park. The second … Continue reading
Snowshoeing is known as the world’s fastest-growing winter sport. Last season, despite dismal snow conditions, North America’s ski resorts saw an increase in snowshoer participation. Families and couples choose to snowshoe rather than ski or snowboard; in some cases, resorts … Continue reading
The Winter Games, being held January 29th through February 5th, will feature 151 USA athletes competing against other Special Olympics athletes from around the world. Team USA will compete in Alpine Skiing Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Figure Skating, … Continue reading
Winter Trails Day is Saturday, January 12, 2013. Enjoy a day of free snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
If you are new to winter sports, snowshoeing and cross-country are easy to learn and fun for all ages
making them perfect for … Continue reading
On December 21, 2012, the climbing community and MSR lost a dear friend. Bill Forrest, the Colorado climbing legend and prolific inventor, died of natural causes while snowshoeing on Monarch Pass, near his home in Salida, Colorado.
MSR and Bill … Continue reading
Thanks to another massive Pacific storm system that enshrouded the slopes with over five feet of fresh snow, Lake Tahoe is currently reporting the highest snowfall totals of all major ski destinations in the lower 48 states with summit elevations … Continue reading
Ibex Outdoor Clothing wants to celebrate being named the official wool clothing supplier of Telluride Ski Resort by sending one lucky skier to Telluride Ski Resort for a three-day ski-and-stay vacation. The contest will run on Facebook through January 3, … Continue reading
With nearly a meter of snowfall over eight days, Sun Peaks is on track to break its all-time record of 247 cm of new snowfall in December. The record set during the winter season of 2006/2007 could potentially be broken … Continue reading
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are two great options for warding off unwanted weight gain during the over-indulgent holiday season. In fact, getting out in the winter months on snowshoes or cross-country skis are both great activities for burning up hundreds … Continue reading
Impressive weekend snowfall accumulated throughout the state, giving Colorado Ski Country resorts plenty of fresh powder with which to greet eager skiers and snowboarders. After the previous weeks’ storm, and with yet another one anticipated later during this week, winter … Continue reading
The first race of the series is on January 6, 2013 at Creekside Park. Sign up for the 5k or 10k runs this … Continue reading
SnowSports Industries America (SIA)’s consumer website Snowlink.com,which re-launched this week, arrived just in time for the 2012/2013 Winter Season. The site features a fresh look with a new logo, bluebird skies and dynamic easy-to-use homepage. Snowlink visitors will … Continue reading
North Carolina-based base layer manufacturer, ColdPruf, announced today the latest expansion to the company’s growing product line with the addition of the Premium PerformanceTM base layer.
Backed by 99-year-old parent company, Indera Mills, ColdPruf adds the new active layer … Continue reading
Wild Earth Llama Adventures in Taos, New Mexico is giving abandoned, abused and neglected llamas a second chance while, at the same time, giving one lucky couple a chance to win a five-day, four night vacation package to Taos, New … Continue reading
Members of the 2012 United States National Team, Eric Hartmark of Minnesota and Jared Scott of Colorado, will be competing in the 2013 La Ciaspolada snowshoe race in the Val di Non of Northern Italy on Jan. 6.
Known to … Continue reading
I have a history with the Hydro Flask lineup of double wall vacuum insulated reusable water bottles. They’ve been there for me through the thick and thin of every snowshoe outing, every summer hike, and every camping trip. My love … Continue reading
For winter snowshoe tours that crunch through the wild, slide into your boot straps and head out with the pros at Wild Nature Tours. Leading intrepid adventurers into BC’s picture-pretty Kootenay Rockies, these folks are all about the journey — … Continue reading
Outdoor Retailer, the industry’s largest and most influential trade event of the year (Jan. 22-26, 2013), will include new events and programs that speak to its core backcountry specialty attendees while providing the industry a glimpse of new, relevant product … Continue reading
More than 100 inches of snow has already fallen at Stevens Pass this season and the resort now has enough snow to open the entire mountain including Mill Valley (“The Backside”) this Saturday. With a winter storm advisory in affect … Continue reading
A new economic analysis details how the $12.2 billion winter tourism industry spread out across 38 states has experienced an estimated $1 billion loss and up to 27,000 fewer jobs over the last decade due to diminished snow fall patterns … Continue reading
Upgrades in snowmaking paired with ideal temperatures have propelled Vermont ski resorts into a promising early season. After starting the season with the most ski areas open in the country for Thanksgiving, Vermont’s snowguns have launched the resorts into December … Continue reading
The Adirondacks are home to winter traditions that span centuries, generations and most importantly, enliven even the coldest winter days. As snow descends on the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York, families, friends and visitors look forward to a host … Continue reading
Outdoors enthusiasts, community leaders, big-men-on-campus and any other green-minded individuals around the country will have a chance to evangelize environmental consciousness in their community through a new ambassador program that will outfit specially chosen “Sustainability Officers” with a supply of … Continue reading
Founded in 1999, the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) is dedicated to educating the public about sun-safe behavior and the importance of melanoma prevention and early detection. The New England States have a higher rate of new melanoma diagnoses … Continue reading
Canadian hat company, Ambler Mountain Works, today launches a two-week charity campaign that will donate half of all online sales proceeds to Peace Rehabilitation Center, a grassroots organization that offers protection and rehabilitation for at-risk girls and women in … Continue reading
Suunto unveiled the Ambit 2.0 upgrade, making the Ambit the only constantly-evolving, consumer-driven, GPS watch on the market. The 2.0 update will allow Suunto users to personalize the watch by downloading existing apps—innovative new features created by other users in … Continue reading
Winter Trails has updated details for its nine Anchor Site locations with complete listings including educational workshops, animal tracking and a variety of fun activities. The Anchor Sites represent the larger regional events for Winter Trails Day, scheduled for Saturday, … Continue reading
B.A.S.I.C.S., (Being. Aware. Safe. In. Crazy. Situations) a program service of the High Fives Foundation, has released the second installment of a five part video series to promote safety and awareness through world-class fundamentals coaching and education. The B.A.S.I.C.S. 2 … Continue reading
I’m always on the hunt for a decent shoe that can be worn after snowshoeing—an après-snowshoe shoe, if you will. It’s something that can be worn in the car after returning from a long trek. It’s something that provides, first … Continue reading
I’ve been a minimalist most of my life. During my college days, I kept my life’s belongings in a locked trunk that rested at the foot of my bed. I didn’t need much then, but things changed for me after … Continue reading
Comfort, durability, and bullet-proof design definitely describe the essence of Patagonia’s Scree Shield shoes that arrive out-of-the-box trail-ready and ideal for terrain that wields sharp, knotty stones and unruly obstacles. For the everyday snowshoer, the Scree Shields are the “plug … Continue reading
The Talus Outdoor Technologies ColdAvenger line of cold weather face masks has been chosen to assist The Coldest Journey, an unrivaled polar expedition, as a selected official gear sponsor. It is being led by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and is … Continue reading
Mt Seymour has been recognized as the number one snowshoe friendly ski resort in North America by Snowshoe Magazine.
The Vancouver ski resort beat off stiff competition from ski resorts across North America to be awarded the accolade which reflects … Continue reading
Snowshoe Magazine would like to congratulate the Airlite Inflatable Snowshoes company and its owner, Rick Stafford, on winning first place at the Arctic Innovation Competition in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Arctic Innovation Competition was created in 2008 by University of Alaska … Continue reading
Snowshoe Magazine, the Internet’s No. 1 resource for all things related to the sport of snowshoeing, has launched a buyer’s guide for snowshoes and accessories.
“Initially, the mission of Snowshoe Magazine focused on reporting and communicating the benefits of snowshoeing … Continue reading
Earlier this month, SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Board of Directors Chair, Tim Petrick, presented the 3rd annual Industry Achievement Award to longtime snow sports industry leader, educator and promoter Mary Jo Tarallo. The Industry Achievement Award acknowledges dedication to the … Continue reading
Snowshoe Magazine Becomes Platinum Sponsor of the U.S. Snowshoe Association and its 2013 National Snowshoe Championships
Snowshoe Magazine, the Internet’s No. 1 resource for all things related to the sport of snowshoeing, is stepping forward as the Platinum Sponsor of the United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) and its 2013 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships.
“Since starting this … Continue reading
For the 2012/2013 season, Snowshoe Magazine launched a new tagline that describes exactly what all of our readers should eventually pursue more than once while snowshoeing… and that is to “break your own trail.”
So, what does this tagline mean?… Continue reading
Vermont’s resorts have been hard at work planning and prepping millions of dollars of improvements for winter fun.
Here’s the latest and greatest news in upgrades, expansions, additions, and more:
Bromley is getting ready to undergo a much … Continue reading
Sugar Bowl Resort in California has signed an agreement to operate Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, one of America’s largest cross-country operation, which is being purchased by the Truckee Donner Land Trust, the Trust for Public Land and the Northern … Continue reading
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the popular Mountain Masochist 50-mile trail run is preparing for its largest race to date with over double the amount of racers from previous years. The race will take place on Saturday, November 3rd and include … Continue reading
To combat today’s “indoor childhood” trend, National Wildlife Federation has a new goal to move 10 million kids from their indoor habitat back into the outdoors, at home, school, and parks, anywhere there is green space. A generation ago, … Continue reading
Angel Fire Resort said that it will keep one of the nation’s highest elevation zipline open this winter for mountain thrill seekers.
This winter, skiers and snowboarders can spend half the day in one of the best terrain parks in … Continue reading
The Denver Nordic Ski Association (Ski Denver) is pioneering urban skiing in the mile-high city. To make it a reality, popular local artists Opie Gone Bad, Dave Tamkin and Chris Webb will play a free concert on October 22.
The … Continue reading
In the weeks following the close of another successful Summer Market tradeshow, Outdoor Retailer today confirmed* the semi-annual tradeshow hit record-breaking attendance figures for the third consecutive year. Final reports indicate the show saw a five percent increase in overall … Continue reading
, the historic high desert resort located in the middle of O’Keeffe Country, is one of Northern New Mexico’s most desirable après-ski destinations. New Mexico’s ski resorts received some of the best snow in the United States last year, so … Continue reading
The second annual Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop (NRASW) will take place on Oct. 13, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Mont. NRASW is a one-day gathering of avalanche professionals and winter … Continue reading
The cooking experience on the trail is always a fickle experience. Growing up in Colorado, I was always accustomed to cooking with a large Coleman stove while camping or a small MSR backpacking stove. Both required fuel, such as white … Continue reading
Snowshoe Mountain Resort promised to deliver the most terrain open in the region by detailing its new Snow Guarantee: If Snowshoe Mountain cannot offer the most skiable terrain open compared to all other mountains in the region then your next … Continue reading
Headsweats, the world leader in performance headwear for active endeavors, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2012 U.S. National Snowshoe Team. By providing team members with Headsweats Performance Beanies and Snowflake Beanies, the athletes will be able … Continue reading
To coincide with the debut of its new insulated collection, Vasque is excited to announce sponsorship of the 2012 – 2013 U.S. National Snowshoe Team. Snowy weather calls for high quality footwear and the new Vasque insulated collection offers durability, … Continue reading
On Friday, September 14, KEEN invites everyone across the globe to go outside to play for 10 minutes on Worldwide Recess Day. This global celebration comes at a time when people are stressed out, always online and increasingly sedentary. KEEN … Continue reading
Scientists are setting sail on August 25 to study ocean acidification in the Arctic and what this means for the future survival of marine and terrestrial organisms.
The Arctic Ocean is one of the most vulnerable places on the planet … Continue reading
For a free day of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, join your fellow winter sports enthusiasts for Winter Trails Day on Jan. 12, 2013.
If you are new to winter sports, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are easy to learn and fun … Continue reading
The Newport H2 Sandal is what would happen if the KEEN Targhee shoe ate a KEEN Portico Flip; the two would magically morph into a pair of Newports. No matter the sport—even for everyday wearing—the Newport Sandal is the perfect … Continue reading
I’ve seen quite a few awards tossed around post-Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. So, I thought I’d ride that bus and give my “Best of Snow” award for my favorite product/brand from the New Exhibitor Pavilion at the show: the NOW … Continue reading
When purchasing a boot for every day wear and tear, do you care that its abrasion-resistant outsole has superior traction and that the leather upper is “WeatherSealed” (whatever that means)?
I’m not sure I check for those features when shopping … Continue reading
As a member of the outdoor industry, I receive a few perks from time to time. I get to see a lot of new gear and technology before it all hits the shelves. Not only that but I also get … Continue reading
Silver Star Mountain Resort has launched an unprecedented new perk for Alpine Season Pass and Alpine Day Tickets holders. To add to the resort’s 115 alpine runs, all passes and tickets will include unlimited access to all Nordic trails, snowshoe … Continue reading
While it’s understood that the 2011/2012 snow season was a drastic, uncontrollable failure for the snow sports industry, the years prior for snowshoeing have been an overwhelming success. Depending on the weather can sometimes be a tough career choice, but … Continue reading
When I first registered for the MS150, I thought twice about getting involved. I don’t exactly have the road cyclist’s physique—in fact, I’ve never been on a road bike for more than two miles at one time. It felt strange … Continue reading
Inspired by Discovery Channel, Discovery Expedition – an innovative collection of lifestyle products specifically designed for active and intellectual exploration – has launched a search for new products and technologies that enhance life in the great outdoors.
Discovery Communications and … Continue reading
Dog sled and snowshoe designers and builders Paul & Darlene Bergren of Minot, N.D., are among the recipients of the 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowships, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
Paul Bergren built his first … Continue reading
The North Face Third Annual Explore Your Parks Program Helps American Families Discover the Outdoors
The North Face today announced the expansion of its Explore Your Parks program to encourage families to get outdoors and enjoy the nation’s treasured and endangered State Parks. The North Face, along with American Hiking Society and Leave No Trace … Continue reading
Osprey Packs announced their sponsorship of the 2012 Climb Against the Odds, the Breast Cancer Fund’s annual mountaineering expedition for breast cancer prevention.
From June 17 to 23, 2012, a team of up to 27 women who have been touched … Continue reading
School is out, and many kids are already spending hours inside glued to their electronic devices. To foster a healthy outdoor lifestyle it’s time for parents to boot them outside so they can benefit from some fresh air surrounded by … Continue reading
OIWC is proud to announce the first annual sponsorship of its Education Series, an annual series of professional development events for women in the outdoor industries. GORE-TEX, adidas Outdoor, CamelBak and REI will be supporting every Education Series event throughout … Continue reading
Think of the Thermal Bar like a base layer for your body’s core – worn on the inside, so to speak. This one-of-a-kind, healthy energy bar does more than provide a much-needed boost before, during and after a nice snowshoe … Continue reading
The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, invite people everywhere to enjoy, explore, learn, share, and give back to America’s nearly 400 national parks during National Park Week 2012.… Continue reading
Explore the Nordic trails in British Columbia and win a prize in BC Nordic’s “Nuts for Nordic 2” photo contest. It’s simple: hit the trails, click, upload and vote for your favourite photos.
Running until March 31, the online photo … Continue reading
Combine the results of the Dion 2012 USSSA National Snowshoe Championships, the 2012 World Snowshoe Championships, the 2012 Winter Teva Mountain Games, and the 2012 Jeremy Wright North American Snowshoe Championships and you have the best of the best of … Continue reading
I rarely enjoy a sports drink that is made with milk, much less anything that thickens the saliva and tastes like a milkshake at the local Smashburger. Plus, I’m not sure that’s something you’d want to consume before a moment … Continue reading
The snow conditions haven’t been kind to snowshoers this season. That’s no secret. For those lucky enough to have snow, they had to creative with finding the right trail.
My story for the 11/12 season is no different: I had … Continue reading
As a result of its abundance of fluffy white stuff and its reputation for hosting top-notch elite sporting events, Bend, Oregon has been selected to host the 2013 Snowshoe National Championships.
Officials with the U.S. Snowshoe Association made the announcement … Continue reading
As Spring Break approaches, travelers are searching for one final snow-filled mountain get together. The breathtaking Estes Park is one of the most stunning and undiscovered snowshoeing location, perfect for the much-needed mountain escape.
Snowshoe Magazine would like to congratulate the 2012 U.S. National Snowshoe Teams:
Mitchell Kasyon – Colorado
Postyn Smith – Colorado
Sam Sahli – Colorado
Samantha Lewis – Colorado
McKenna Ramsay – Colorado
Melissa Tekippe – Wisconsin… Continue reading
There were plenty of familiar faces on the podium at the inaugural Winter Teva Mountain Games presented by Eddie Bauer, as many seasoned veterans of the annual summer event proved their mettle in the snow. Josiah Middaugh (Vail, Colo.) and … Continue reading
Atlas Snow-Shoe Company, the leader in snowshoe innovation and snowshoe racing, is the official snowshoe sponsor of the inaugural Teva Winter Mountain Games in Vail, Colo., February 10–12, 2012.
The human powered, environmentally friendly Teva Mountain Games, founded in … Continue reading
The United States Snowshoe Association, established in 1977, is pleased to announce that it will continue to offer the All-Military Division as part of their 2012 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships in Frisco, Colorado, February 24-26, 2012.
Any current … Continue reading
ORS Snowshoes Direct Video Productions presents the 2011 / 2012 racing snowshoes and running snowshoes category. Video offers an overview and review of the snow shoes offered in this category, comparing and contrasting the features of each model. Products include … Continue reading
The tenth annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer at Stratton Mountain raised over $91,500 for the VT/NH Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, with funds still rolling in.
Snowshoers emerged in all shapes and sizes, some even on four … Continue reading
Los Alamos, NM is opening up its night skies for visitors like never before. At just under 7,500 feet in elevation and no air and light pollution, Los Alamos, New Mexico, has some of the clearest night (and day) skies … Continue reading
ORS Snowshoes Direct Video Productions presents the 2012 beginner snowshoes category. Video offers an in-depth explanation and review of how to select and buy snow shoes in this category, comparing and contrasting the features of each. Models include Tubbs Xplore … Continue reading
ORS Snowshoes Direct Video Productions presents the 2012 Recreational/Trail-Adventure snowshoes category. Video offers an in-depth explanation and review of how to select and buy snowshoes in this category, comparing and contrasting the features of … Continue reading
ORS Snowshoes Direct Video Productions presents the 2012 Go-Anywhere/All-Terrain snowshoes category. Video offers an in-depth explanation and review of how to select and buy snowshoes in this category, comparing and contrasting the features of each. Models include Tubbs Wilderness, Tubbs … Continue reading
The annual nation-wide event – Winter Trails Day – is scheduled for this Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at over 80 locations nationwide. Despite a few locations reporting lower snowpack levels, excellent snowshoeing and cross country skiing conditions remain across the … Continue reading
ORS Snowshoes Direct Video Productions presents the 2012 Expedition/Backcountry snowshoes category. This video offers an in-depth explanation and review of how to select and buy snowshoes in this category, comparing and contrasting the features of each. Models include Tubbs Mountaineer, … Continue reading
Highline Sports & Entertainment announced today the schedule for the 2012 Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series. Dates for the 2012 series include: Sunday, Jan. 8, Sunday, Feb. 5 and the annual Jeremy Wright North American Snowshoe Championships on Sunday, March … Continue reading
The new MSR SureLock pole designs feature three major boosts in technology:SureLock Adjustment System: Unlike friction-based… Continue reading
So, what gear made it into the backpacks of our gear reviewers after the holiday gift-giving surge? From traction gear to emergency gear, Snowshoe Magazine has a few recommendations from our reviewers and some readers.
STABILicers Original –
The STABILicers … Continue reading
On a warm day of snowshoeing the Brooks Range Mountaineering Isto jacket is an “A” game choice for any snowshoer. It’s a softshell that features a breathable four-way stretch fabric, so it moves when you move… and quite effectively when … Continue reading
Wild Earth Llama Adventures in Taos, New Mexico – voted as one of the “Top 10 Best Tours in the United States” by Trip Advisor – is hosting a raffle to help with their llama rescue efforts, with a great … Continue reading
In this video, Snowshoe Magazine reviews The North Face snowshoeing combo: Perception Jacket, Mountain Pants, Snow Beast Boots and the Patrol 34 Backpack.
For more information:
The North Face Perception Jacket – http://bit.ly/sbGH84
I rarely snowshoe with trekking poles. It’s just not something I do. I like having my hands and arms free to use a camera, examine local trees, check e-mails on my blackberry, and throw snowballs at passing snowmobilers. I feel … Continue reading
Fine dining at a backcountry yurt may seem like a bit of an oxymoron, but that’s exactly what the Crested Butte Nordic Council (CBNC) has been able to pull off. Over the last three years they’ve turned their Magic Meadows … Continue reading
For years now, The North Face Denali Jacket has been a popular choice among outdoor enthusiasts and people who want to own a warm fleece jacket to wear when the temperatures drop. It seems to be a rite of passage … Continue reading
Indulge in a good dose of holiday cheer Dec. 9-10, 2011 at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, where its annual holiday fête has grown to include a special Holiday Gift Market complete with carolers and cocktails, and Deschutes Beer-Pairing Dinner the night … Continue reading
Looking to pursue cross country skiing, in addition to snowshoeing? This video – provided by ORS Cross Country Skis Direct – offers detailed information on how to choose the right pair of backcountry-telemark boots and bindings.
Get the family together and head to Crystal Mountain Resort to take advantage of midweek specials offered during non-holiday periods. Spend quality time with the family outdoors while saving money for holiday shopping or your next excursion. Pack your snowshoes … Continue reading
Looking to pursue cross country skiing, in addition to snowshoeing? This video – provided by ORS Cross Country Skis Direct – offers detailed information on how to choose the right pair of backcountry-telemark skis.
It’s been a while since Snowshoe Magazine has reviewed anything with the Patagonia brand attached to it, and doing so is considered a huge step for our matured gear review process – refined throughout our eight-year history. While most of … Continue reading
To purchase the Chaco Arbora Tall Waterproof Nurl boots, click here.
Looking to pursue cross country skiing, in addition to snowshoeing? This video – provided by ORS Cross Country Skis Direct – offers detailed information on how to choose the right pair of sport-racing skate skis, boots, bindings and poles.
For the first time in snowshoe racing history, competitors will have a healthy choice of international races to attend that offer huge cash prizes. And while the list is long, here’s Snowshoe Magazine’s top five ground-breaking, must-attend championship snowshoe racing … Continue reading
The majority of the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts will open for the 2011-12 winter season this week with impressive early season skiing and snowboarding conditions, unbeatable early season vacation packages, non-stop entertainment and new guest amenities from recent resort capital … Continue reading
Looking to pursue cross country skiing, in addition to snowshoeing? This video – provided by ORS Cross Country Skis Direct – offers detailed information on how to choose the right gear and how to get the winter season started on … Continue reading
Waldorf Astoria Park City, the first ski property from the iconic hotel brand, announces a new collection of amenities for the winter season. Located in picturesque Park City, Utah, at the base of Canyons Resort, the hotel unveils several new … Continue reading
Canyons Resort in Park City Announces New Amenities and Programming for Grand Opening of 2011/2012 Ski Season
The 2011/2012 ski season will mark the grand opening of the newly reinvented Canyons Resort as it introduces more on-mountain enhancements in 2011 than any other U.S. ski resort. Canyons will open this Friday, November 25, at 9 a.m.
Canyons … Continue reading
Looking to pursue cross country skiing, in addition to snowshoeing? This video – provided by ORS Cross Country Skis Direct – offers detailed information on how to choose the right pair of skis and how to get the winter season … Continue reading
At Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show this past January, Cascade Designs unveiled its 2011-2012 MSR Snowshoe line. The eight models in the line feature a variety of the best and newest technical features exclusive to MSR snowshoes.
“Our number … Continue reading
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We recently had a reader – Dave, a soon-to-be resident of Denver – inquire as to what he should wear and use while snowshoeing. Here are our recommendations for Dave:
Arc’teryx Gamma MX Softshell Jacket – Men’s: http://bit.ly/vg8I4c
The North … Continue reading
Travelers preparing for the upcoming ski season in Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) will now have more options and easier access to Colorado’s world class resorts. Several new flights will be offered for the 2011/12 ski season, adding to the … Continue reading
Amid the twin crises of health care and a tough economy, national parks and protected lands are a largely unrealized source of public health benefits. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis says, “Being outdoors has positive effects on health … Continue reading
It was a clean sweep for Allison Crocker (Amherst, MASS) as she won all three events at the USA Orienteering Championships, held October 21 – 23 in Boston and surrounding areas.
Crocker led the women’s field in the Sprint (Franklin … Continue reading
The North Face launched a 14-city KNOW Boundaries Snow Safety Tour, which partners top athletes, including, Ian McIntosh, Dana Flahr, Lucas Debari and Conrad Anker, with The North Face and REI stores around the country to provide valuable insight on … Continue reading
Snowshoes.com, an online guide to staying active in winter, announced the launch of the Snowshoes.com Get Going! Workshops at select REI stores nationwide. The workshops are designed for everyone from first-timers looking for assistance on choosing a snowshoe or dressing … Continue reading
With snow already gracing the mountaintops, the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley is preparing to greet winter in style with November happenings. The Crested Butte Nordic Center kicks off its season on Nov. 19, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort opens Nov. 23 … Continue reading
First Descents Chosen by the EPIC Foundation for the Second Year as Beneficiary of the 8th Annual 80’s Ski Party
For the second year in a row, the EPIC Foundation has chosen First Descents, a Denver-based non-profit providing free adventure therapy to young adults fighting and surviving cancer, as the beneficiary of the all funds raised at the party. This … Continue reading
The Quebec Snowshoes Association is proud to help host the World Snowshoe Championship on March 9-12, 2012. Following last year’s event in Japan, this year’s race site will be Forêt Montmorency. World champion and Quebec resident, David Le Porho, will … Continue reading
Woodstock, Vermont celebrates the holiday season with its annual town-wide Wassail Weekend held December 9-11, 2011. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is offering a special package for guests to enjoy this enchanting holiday celebration including tickets to see the highly … Continue reading
This season Waterville Valley Resort is making strides to improve snow conditions on the resort’s 52 downhill trails, all terrain parks and their 70 km of cross country tracks. Skiers and riders will be able to take advantage of the … Continue reading
Fresh off a record-shattering season in terms of both snowfall and skier visits, the seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts carry this momentum into the 2011-12 season thanks to nearly $100 million in capital improvements that will enhance the guest experience … Continue reading
As in past seasons, the United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) goes through an arduous planning process for its regional qualifying snowshoe race series and its championship event. The 2011/2012 season is no exception. In fact, it's a preseason of positive developments for the USSSA and its snowshoe racing team. The USSSA is adding new sponsorships, new events, and is adding a race registration solution for event participants.
One of the first backpacks I owned back in the 80s was a Kelty external frame. It was a solid pack – aluminum frame and all. It's hard to find an external frame pack nowadays, especially a reliable one. And they're not ideal for snowshoers. Nonetheless, I found one that any shoer should consider.
Continuing my series on Batman's preferred outdoor clothing and gear, I now focus my attention on the Nau Asylum jacket. This hardy, three-layer winter garment is waterproof, windproof and an all-conditions masterpiece – particularly suited for harsh, snow-covered environments. Snowshoers, pay attention!
Designed with Batman in mind (not true), the Deuter Freerider Pro 30 is a pack that can stash a lot of stuff. Most importantly, it can stash a set of snowshoes to its front – protected by a combination of hypalon and Deuter Ballistic materials.
The best way to test the structural integrity of any backpack is to drop a 15-pound bowling ball – from a distance of 10 feet in the air – into the main compartment. If it doesn't rip a hole through the bottom of the pack, continue with testing its durability by filling it full of honey and allowing wild animals to have their way with it. In that same line of analysis, spray it with pheromones and once again allow wild animals to have their way with it. If it remains relatively intact thereafter, the pack is most decidedly a decent product and should be endorsed as such.
I've always been a big supporter of MSR's water filtration products. In fact, I still own and use an older model from the 90s. And it works great! But what I've been suggesting to fellow snowshoers and hikers is to use the SteriPEN in conjunction with a filtration system – especially on long backcountry trips.
Location: Cable, Wis. – Lakewoods Resort… Continue reading
Location: Cable, Wis. – Lakewoods Resort… Continue reading
Location: Cable, Wis. – Lakewoods Resort… Continue reading