Trail Etiquette for Snowshoeing and Winter Hiking

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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

5 Knives that Make a Staunch Companion During Your Snowshoeing Escapades

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Snowshoeing is definitely an exciting exercise, as it offers you a lot of opportunities to enjoy nature in its purest form. It also provides adventure lovers across the globe with ample opportunities to spend some quality time out in the Continue reading

Snowshoeing Dress Code – What Clothing To Wear

Snowshoeing is one of the most popular winter activities for fitness and recreation that a lot of people tend to enjoy, and it’s not without its fair share of history. However, before you embark on your winter adventure of … Continue reading

Leave No Trace: Snowshoe Responsibly

As snowshoers, you already know this: winter is an excellent time for outdoor recreation. With snow on the ground and snowshoes on your feet, you can explore pretty much anywhere. That’s not the case in summer, when going off trail … Continue reading

Take Your Friends Snowshoeing! (Really, They’ll Love It!)

Snowshoeing is the ultimate winter crowd-pleaser. Rent some snowshoes and you’re good to go for an easy fun day playing in the snow. Don’t believe me that snowshoeing is a fun way to plan a day out with your friends? … 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

Snowshoe Selection

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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

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

Snowshoeing is Boring (and Other Myths I Once Believed)

If you have friends who ski, you’ve no doubt heard complaints about how “boring” snowshoeing is to them. Well-meaning friends will try to tell you that skiing is more exciting, that it’s easier, and that it’s faster on the way … Continue 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.