Strap On Your Snowshoes In Park City: Explore the Wasatch Range and the Waldorf Astoria

Its always nice to plan a vacation around recreation, because it allows you to come home feeling more fit and at ease than when you left. Snowshoeing is a very family-friendly and low-impact activity; it provides great ways to get … Continue reading


Gear Review: Atlas Race Snowshoes

Atlas Race Snowshoes.

It’s an interesting time for the world of snowshoe racing. With improved shoe traction devices and ski touring/uphill gear, many casual outdoor exercisers and elite endurance athletes don’t really need to strap on a pair of snowshoes. Unless, however, they … Continue reading


Big White: The BC Champagne Powder Sampler

Large and in charge! That pretty much sums up Big White Ski Resort. They don’t call this resort BIG for nothing. A big mountain complete with big snow banks, big runs, big white outs, big parties and of course big … Continue reading


Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race on March 1 Brings Locals to the Podium

McCoy Park, Beaver Creek

Second race in the 2015 series brings temperate weather, a soft course, smiling snowshoers and sweaty competitors. 

Sunday’s snowshoe race at Beaver Creek, Colorado’s McCoy Park brought out both speedy and leisurely snowshoers. The snow had some give, particularly on … Continue reading


Gear Review: Kahtoola MICROspikes

MiroSpikes

What an epiphany when I realized that running on snow in the winter was not only accessible, but also more physically sustainable than running on roads, or even trail running in the summer. Accessible because of new advances in foot … Continue reading


Atlas Snow-Shoe Company Leads The Way On “Trail 2015”

Trail 2015 in Beaver Creek. Photo by Kim Fuller.

The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are drawing in crowds from all over the world to watch the races on Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado, and Atlas Snow-Shoe Company is helping to keep the fans on their feet.

There … Continue reading


Colorado Roots Propel Cirque Mountain Apparel

cirque mountain apparel

Find a snow-covered cirque on skis, and you’ll likely be taking some great powder turns.

“A cirque is a basin carved out by a glacier,” said Alex Biegler, owner and founder of Cirque Mountain Apparel. “And they always make for … 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


Gear Review: Yukon Charlie’s 825 Pro II Series Women’s Snowshoes & Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Yukon Charlie's 825 Pro II Series Women's Snowshoes & Trekking Poles

There’s no doubt that one of the biggest improvements in snowshoe design recently are the bindings. I started snowshoeing about 10 years ago, and the only thing I disliked about the sport was putting on the equipment on my feet … Continue reading


Training Tips For Snowshoe Racing: Triathlete Brad Zoller Hits The Snow

Brad Zoller with his training partner, Senna, last year in Barrington, IL for the Frozen Zucchini 5k snowshoe race.

When triathlete Brad Zoller lived in Chicago, he used to run the stairs to his apartment twice a week. He lived on the 23rd floor, and it took him about two minutes.

“I would take the elevator down, and then … Continue reading


Gear Review: SportHill Saga II 3SP Women’s Tight

Saga Tight

Twice a week throughout the year (minus mud seasons), a local group of runners and hikers rise with the sun to hit the steep on Vail Mountain in Colorado. Ellen Miller, accomplished mountaineer and endurance coach, leads the sessions out … Continue reading


The Intend Jacket by Dare2b Is Perfect for Snowshoeing

I should open with a confession.  I grabbed up the Intend Club jacket by Dare2b for only one reason: I thought it looked really cool.

And my fashion sense was quickly confirmed.  First, there were all the compliments.  Then there … Continue reading