Arrowhead 135 Endurance Award Ennobles Explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Expedition

Commemorating the “greatest feat of survival in the history of Polar Exploration,” (1) the Arrowhead 135 Ernest Shackleton Endurance Award honors a very special finisher: the competitor who endures the most time making way on the course.

One of the … Continue reading

RootsRated Launches Outdoor Adventure App

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

New bill aims to get kids outside and healthy

A new bill from Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Ron Kind aims to get kids (and their parents) back outside to improve their health and their connections to the great outdoors.

The “Healthy Kids Outdoor Act” will encourage states and … Continue reading

A Snowshoe Magazine Interview with Swiss Mountain Leader Ian Spare (BAIML)

Switzerland. You possibly couldn’t find a more diverse climate or landscape in such a relatively small area. Despite this, its ski resorts attract tourists in droves for the dramatic alpine scenery, après-ski and numerous lakes. One of its better known, … Continue reading

A Snowshoe Magazine Interview with Gareth Jefferies

Doing what you love in gainful employment must be the ideal dream for many. Going to work in the French Alps each day has to be the ultimate. The scenery, the crisp fresh air and exercise is seldom part of … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Education 306: Why Do We Snowshoe? A Psycho-social Analysis or Just Because

Have you ever wondered why we snowshoe? While in psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud may have said something to the snowshoe enthusiast like, “Due to a possible repression of your early fixation manifestations, you resolved your subconscious conflicts by simply taking up … Continue reading

Snowy Dirty Dozen: The Top 12 Most Unique Snow Movies

Not all snow movies are the indomitably cheery “A Christmas Story” (1983), nor where lack of snow creates consternation like “White Christmas” (1954). Prepare for snow, and lots of it by viewing these movies.

This list won’t include popular holiday … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Education 106: Snowshoe Journaling

"This was real adventure, snowshoeing into deep winter. And I was relieved that I was getting along so well on my snowshoes. I had read of agonizing cramps from them. But Bill said that was from walking too tensely. So when I grew tired I walked with an extreme loppiness, and that rested me."