Basic Safety On The Trail

Safety reminders are always important, especially as technology continues to improve. We were all novices at one time, but once you step up to backcountry terrain and long, strenuous treks you are no longer a beginner. Those amazing views and Continue reading

Definitive Guide – How to Choose the Perfect Snowshoes for Your Needs

The snowshoe market is flooded with all sorts of products. This is why novice trackers and mountain climbers can have a problem choosing the right ones. There are too many things to take into account, and one can easily end … Continue reading

Snowshoeing 101: Techniques for the Beginner

“Okay, everyone line up,” I began by saying to the class. “We are going to play follow the leader with a twist. The first one in line chooses an animal. You are then to walk like that animal.” Fifteen grade … Continue reading

Emergency Tips From Snowshoer Stranded for 30 Hours In Central Washington


Using his outdoor experience and list of 10 essential items, snowshoer Wally Fosmore of Shoreline, Wash. survived the elements and a night in the back country before finding his way to safety at a rendezvous point with local emergency services … Continue reading

Yoga in the Snow

Just as the snowshoe season was getting underway, an old back problem flared up. A trip to the chiropractor reassured me I should continue to stay active. “Let your pain guide your activity” was my doctor’s welcome advice, with one … Continue reading

Snowshoe Selection

Snowshoe Magazine

Article contributed by Mountain Safety Research (MSR)

More than 4,000 years in the making, modern snowshoes have migrated from their roots in Central Asia to become a popular form of recreation worldwide for all types of adventurers. Annually, millions of … Continue reading

Nordic Getaway: Turn a Day Trip into a Stay Trip

Snowshoe Magazine

Long days skiing shouldn’t end sitting in traffic; it’s always more fun to have an apres ski dinner, tuck in for the night, and get a few more kilometers in the next day. But how to score last-minute rooms and … Continue reading

Extreme Snowshoeing!

Growing up in the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains, extreme sports are simply a way of life. So when it came time to strap on a pair of snowshoes with my trail buddy, and brother-in-law, Chris Campbell, 13 time finisher … Continue reading

First Timers: How to Choose the Best Trail for Your Next Winter Adventure

If it’s covered in snow, it’s good for snowshoeing, right? Or is it? Personally, I enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and winter hiking – but rarely on the same trail despite the presence of snow on all three kinds of … 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

Kids and Snowshoes: Tips and Tricks that Actually Work

Snowshoeing brings families together; or at least that was the line I used on my kids when I tried to convince them that this sport was all one we could participate in.

For us, we live in an area that … Continue reading

Snowshoeing: What to Embark on When Expecting

There’s nothing like sports in the winter. There is a peaceful exuberance to these activities that cannot be duplicated during the other seasons. The air outside is so cold that you can see your breath yet your body radiates with … Continue reading