My Quest to find the Most Beautiful Destination in Backcountry Banff

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

10 Things to Do in Eau Claire Besides Snowshoe Racing

Hint: none of them involve cheese…

At the end of February, several hundred athletes will descend on Eau Claire, Wisconsin, for the 15th annual United States Snowshoe Racing National Championships. And although the city (with help from local bike … Continue reading

Moonlight, Snow Angels, and Snowshoes

What’s the best way to go stargazing in winter? On snowshoes of course! Head out of the city for a night hike this winter and get off the beaten path, climb up to a meadow under the stars, lie down … Continue reading

North America’s Top 10 Snowshoe-friendly Nordic Centers

(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

‘Tis the Season for Après! Whistler’s Cornucopia – By Night

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‘Tis the Season for Après! Whistler’s Cornucopia – By Day

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‘Tis the Season for Après! Whistler’s Cornucopia – The Morning After

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North America’s Top 10 Snowshoe-friendly Ski Resorts

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

Eat Your Way to Fitness on Snowshoes or Cross-Country Skis

Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are two of the best forms of aerobic exercise. But, if you go on a “Gourmet Ski Tour” on your snowshoes or XC skis, you … Continue reading

Banff’s Nature in Focus Guiding Company


I hear it and feel it beneath my feet. I’m snowshoeing across a small mountain lake with our friends and guides Paul and Eva Sylvestre, owners of Nature in Focus in Banff, and I look at Paul suddenly feeling … Continue reading

North Lake Tahoe’s Amazing Snow Conditions and Après-snowshoe Options

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The coffee I bought an hour ago has done the trick. No longer yawning, I cruise interstate 80 heading out of Reno’s industrial center with a jittery awareness. West of the glitz of downtown are the scraggy sage brush-covered foothills … Continue reading

Banff’s Top 10 Après-snowshoe Destinations

No matter what kind of snowshoer you are Banff National Park offers a wide variety of après-snowshoe experiences; from the historic to the wild to the modern, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of Banff’s best;


Storm Mountain … Continue reading