MSR Gear Guide

MSR Brand Overview

MSR makes a wide range of products including snowshoes. This guide will focus on MSR’s top notch snowshoeing products. For other MSR products, see Other products at the end of the article.

MSR Snowshoes

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Kissing the Bridge: JackRabbit’s Snowshoe Race Series

The JackRabbit Snowshoe Race Series is so fast… the five weeks of competition are already over! There’s hardly enough time to notice, much less enjoy, all the upgrades at the Kissing Bridge Snow Area. Plus, check out the new Kissing … Continue reading

The Claw Patrol: MSR’s Lightning™ Ascent Snowshoes

The engineering peak of adventure snowshoes, Lightning™ Ascents top the list of snowshoes outdoor enthusiasts need to choose when it really, really matters.

Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters used Lightning Ascents to reach “the horizontal Everest” (photo courtesy Eric Larsen)

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Annual Snowshoe Thompson Celebration set for Feb. 24

For nearly two decades, residents of the Lake Tahoe area have celebrated the legend of Snowshoe Thompson. Dubbed the Mailman of the Sierra, John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson carried mail between Placerville, Calif. and Genoa, Nev. for 20 grueling years, twice … Continue reading

Winter Exploring in Alberta’s Provincial Parks, Canada

When most people think of provincial or state parks, they think of camping and hiking, of vehicles loaded down with boats and bikes, and of families heading out for a summer weekend away at their favourite lake.

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Eclipsing the Excuse Tray: Wilderness Athlete’s Midnight Build

Toss your Excuse Tray like a high school kid flies a platter across the cafeteria. With Midnight Build (MB), open life’s window; you know, the one that seems shut to you. Here’s how.

Photo courtesy Sarah Eriksson, Sweden, http://bit.ly/2j8o5nS

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Snowshoe Gifts for Those who have Everything and Beyond

The odds remain high those on your shopping list who “have everything” don’t own snowshoes. Even if they do, discover here unique gift ideas that you may use to surprise even the most avid snowshoer.

Snowshoeing remains fun even in

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Unique Twists in Québec’s North American Snowshoe Championships

The world-famous Québec Winter Carnival hosted winter’s fastest growing sport, snowshoeing, as a part of its thundering program of parades, shows, sculptures, and fun. What a deal!

Bonhomme [“Fellow”] plays buck-a-roo on a bucking moose in the spirit of exuberant

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A Winter Explorer’s Guide to the Best of Banff National Park

Want to see the best that Banff National Park has to offer in the winter months while getting off the beaten path away from resorts, crowded streets, and tourist sites? Check out these trails and destinations below – and don’t … Continue reading

Richard Bolt: Cindy Brochman Memorial Snowshoe Magazine Person of the Year

One of the most productive athletes ever in the outdoor snow, trail, and mountain scene–Richard Bolt–wins the 2017 Cindy Brochman Memorial Snowshoe Magazine Person of the Year honor.

Richard Bolt snowshoed to the top of Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR. (photo

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Transcending Happenstance: The True Tale of Myra Klettke

Not now, I’m falling, not now, find pedals, never this, weird, handlebars, stop, the group, there’s sky…

Moments after the hit. (Myra Klettke Collection)

In an instant, Myra Klettke smacks the pavement hard, flesh red and bleeding among random pebbles … Continue reading

Innovation in Snowshoes: Jake Thamm

In every industry and community, there are leaders and there are followers. Jake Thamm has shown himself to be one of the leaders in the snowshoeing community. For this reason, we awarded Jake Thamm the 2016 Cindy Brochman Award.

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