LAST CHANCE! 2019 Snowshoe Qualifiers for 2020 DION USSSA National Championships

2020 USSSA Championship Postcard

Aren’t you chomping on the bit to qualify for the 2020 National Snowshoe Championships?

The 2020 national event will be held February 28-March 1 in the famous Leadville, Colorado, which is the home of the epic Leadville Trail 100Continue reading

Snowshoeing For Seniors: Into Your 70’s and Beyond

senior snowshoeing

Hulda Crooks put on her 25-pound backpack and headed out in the early morning to climb Mt. Whitney, a mountain reaching 14,505 feet (4421 m). She had climbed it 23 times before. According to reports, Hulda also claimed many other … Continue reading

7 Typical Backcountry Snowshoeing Mistakes and Tips To Avoid Them

backcountry snowshoeing

Winter is a wonderful time of the year to acquire new perspectives on areas you have been to and to find new ones. The cold should not deter you! Snowshoeing allows us to explore well-trafficked areas and areas off the … Continue reading

Celebrate A Mountain Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

Pomeroy Lodge- Kananaskis

The Christmas season comes early to the Canadian Rockies with the arrival of Santa Claus in Banff mid-November. By this point the mountains are already blanketed in snow, ski resorts are starting to open, and high elevation trails are prime … Continue reading

Winter Recreation Therapy for Injured U.S. Veterans

US flag with snowy mountain in background

More doctors might be prescribing outdoor recreational therapy instead of Xanax if the proposed federal legislation entitled the Outdoor Recreation Therapy for Veterans Act (HR 2435) passes. Studies are showing evidence that outdoor recreational activities can be therapeutic.

I met … Continue reading

Slide Into Backcountry Snowboarding This Season on Snowshoes

Backcountry riding is one of the fastest-growing winter sports. But for many interested in snowboarding off-piste, immediately plunking down big bucks for a splitboard isn’t feasible. Fortunately, there’s a tried and true solution for snowboarders who want to experience the Continue reading

Snowshoeing Visualization & Coping With Cancer

White-clad medical technicians snapped metal bolts through the mesh mask to immobilize my head. Straps constrained my body to the table that would slide me into the radiotherapy machine.

The donut-shaped radiotherapy device emitted clunking noises like a worn-out laundry … Continue reading

Benefits & Tips For Snowshoeing With Pets

dog in deep snow

One of the best parts of snowshoeing is that it’s a fun activity for the whole family, including pets! Of course, your family can get a good cardio workout and enjoy the winter terrain. But by including your furry friends, … Continue reading

Snowshoeing 4,000 Footers In New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Nearing Mount Tecumseh's Summit

Whether it’s Snow-vember storms, mid-winter blizzards, or a deep snowpack lingering into May, snowshoes are often necessary for ascending one of the 48 summits above 4,000 feet (1219 m) in New Hampshire’s White Mountains  In fact, snowshoe season in the … Continue reading

Building and Maintaining Endurance For Snowshoeing

man ascending a hill in snowshoes

By achieving a high level of endurance, you’ll be able to go stronger and longer on your snowshoes. Pack your thermos or water bottle and some food and be on your way, right? Well, there’s a little more to it … Continue reading

Trail Etiquette for Snowshoeing and Winter Hiking

trail etiquette

I spend my winters regularly exploring trails around the Canadian Rockies. I’ve learned that just because there’s a snowy trail, doesn’t mean it’s a snowshoe trail or that it’s appropriate for winter hiking. I enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and … Continue reading

Snowshoeing in Knox Farm State Park, New York

Knox Estate Knox Farm New York

Knox Farm State Park is the former estate of the Knox Family, who are previous owners of the Buffalo Sabres. It’s a beautiful plot of land that includes snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails through woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. The park … Continue reading