Whumphing and Mountain Snowshoe Adventures: Andrew Nugara’s World

“All of a sudden, this big crack appearing in the snow . . . ” an avalanche forming directly in front of him, introducing in a forceful way to adventure snowshoer Andrew Nugara the imminent and clear danger at hand. … Continue reading

Five Things To Do With Snowshoes That Aren’t (Exactly) Snowshoeing

What do you picture when you think of snowshoeing? Walking along a trail winding through the woods, poles in hands, heart rate rising? Maybe a line of people crossing a snowy meadow?

Relentless forward motion is one way to snowshoe, … Continue reading

What’s a Yooper? And what’s a Yooper doing on snowshoes?

What’s a Yooper? From The Associated Press caption, dated May 19, 2014, reads, “Da ‘Yoopers’ added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary celebrating residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.” Yes, in April that year, Merriam-Webster added: “Yooper noun: a native or resident of … Continue reading

Screams of Pain: The Danelle Ballengee Story

On December 13th, 2006 I went for a run with my dog, Tasman, just outside of Moab, Utah. About an hour into my run I was hiking up a small canyon to connect to a jeep trail and complete my … Continue reading

Trekkin’ with Toddlers: Passing on the Snowshoeing Tradition

Our toddler grandson, Jack, loves to spend time in the woods behind our house here on the east coast of Canada. He also loves to get out in the snow. Our oft time, six month winter meant we were going … Continue reading

Snowshoeing at 28 Below Zero (Fahrenheit)

Really, it can be enjoyable!

We had booked our reservation at the High Lonesome Hut (www.lonesomehut.com) in Fraser, CO to spend New Year’s Eve in the backcountry.  The High Lonesome Hut is a self-contained cabin 2.5 miles from the trailhead … Continue reading

Win a BCA Stash OB Winter Pack!

We’re always striving to enhance the snowshoe community and better understand the how’s and why’s around participation, so we’re asking: “Where do you like to go snowshoeing, what influences your purchasing decisions, what’s your favorite terrain, and what makes you … Continue reading

Music In The Great Outdoors: Snowshoeing With An I-Pod

Music can be a very effective means of bringing fond memories back to life. Include the great outdoors in the mix and it’s a guaranteed certainty those memories will become crystal clear. How often have you heard a song while … Continue reading

Snowshoeing in the Sky

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

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

Snowshoeing on Campus

So, you really enjoy cold weather when you’re in college but are unsure of yourself on skis. That’s OK. Snowshoeing is an ideal way to get around on campus after snow has fallen. In the wintertime, taking a relaxing walk … Continue reading

Ice Canoeing the Saint Lawrence

Not for the faint of heart, this sport takes adrenaline junkies to a whole new level. I had the absolute pleasure of traveling to beautiful Quebec City recently where I tried this insane sport that only few other non-professionals have … Continue reading