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

Big White: The BC Champagne Powder Sampler

Large and in charge! That pretty much sums up Big White Ski Resort. They don’t call this resort BIG for nothing. A big mountain complete with big snow banks, big runs, big white outs, big parties and of course big … Continue reading

Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race on March 1 Brings Locals to the Podium

McCoy Park, Beaver Creek

Second race in the 2015 series brings temperate weather, a soft course, smiling snowshoers and sweaty competitors. 

Sunday’s snowshoe race at Beaver Creek, Colorado’s McCoy Park brought out both speedy and leisurely snowshoers. The snow had some give, particularly on … Continue reading

Wisconsin Makes Cheese and Snowshoes

In 2013, Wisconsin’s 134 cheese plants produced 2,842,456,000 pounds of cheese, accounting for 25.5 percent of the total U.S. cheese production (according to a 2014 Dairy Data report, Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Service and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture). This must be … Continue reading

What is the Ceinture Fléchée, and Why Does Every Winter Adventurer Need One?

Whether you call it the ceinture fléchée, the L’Assomption sash or simply an arrow sash, these woven accessories are undeniably handy and historical pieces of winter gear.

Ceinture fléchée come in many different forms and styles. A common theme among … Continue reading

Colorado Roots Propel Cirque Mountain Apparel

cirque mountain apparel

Find a snow-covered cirque on skis, and you’ll likely be taking some great powder turns.

“A cirque is a basin carved out by a glacier,” said Alex Biegler, owner and founder of Cirque Mountain Apparel. “And they always make for … Continue reading

Ho Ho Ho Gear for Her!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… bringing with him a big sack of new gear, to enhance her adventures in the New Year. But with so many gear … 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

USSSA National Championship Shoes: Sweden’s Icebugs to Top Medalists

Now a new reason to get those snow-miles of training in before the 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships , February 27-March 1, 2015, race in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Eight National winners ace a pair of iconic Icebug shoes! … Continue reading

Gear Review: GSI Outdoors Wine Glass Gift Set

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I love roughing it in the woods, but sometimes it’s nice to bring along some luxury as well.  Prior to getting a Wine Glass Gift Set, my experiences with wine in the woods were pretty mediocre.  I had taken bottled … Continue reading

Winter 2014/2015 Trail Running Shoe Roundup

(Note: This article was co-written by Luke Harris.)

Last month we wrote about making the transition from roads to trails. One of the more important pieces of advice we learned from our trail running experts was that shoes matter. Unlike … Continue reading

See and Be Seen: How to Stay Safe While Running at Night

If you’re on a nine to five schedule it’s likely that you won’t see much daylight for the next few months, making pre- and post-work runs quite literally a dark experience. If you’re new to night running you need only … Continue reading