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

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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

Up Your Elevation Awareness: The Importance of Acclimation, with Tips and Tools

After visiting his family in North Carolina and Virginia over the holiday season, Christopher Joyner said the transition back to Colorado altitude hit him harder than he expected.

Joyner is the public affairs specialist for the Bureau of Land ManagementContinue reading

Four Kinds of Snowshoes for Big People and Heavy Loads

Faber Bear Paw, Heavy Duty lacing, 16x30 inches
Carrying some weight on your belly or your back and headed out into the powder? Then go big with your snowshoe choice.

The Dog Days of Winter: Tips for Snowshoeing with Pets

Dogs and snowshoes go together like peanut butter and jam! Snowshoeing is a great workout for you and your pet. Exploring the winter landscape with a faithful dog at your side is a great way to strengthen your bond, but … Continue reading

Snowshoes and Monkeys

The cold creative hands of winter continually freeze, thaw, powder, and mold familiar landscapes into new terrains. A magical aspect of winter hiking is that conditions vary so starkly from day-to-day, even hour to hour, that returning to the same … Continue reading

Snowmobiling 101: Hitting the Powder

The sense of peace and serenity that comes from the stillness of snowy landscapes is inherent in snowshoe adventures. But what about those long winter days when cabin fever takes its toll and you need a little more excitement? Stirring … Continue reading