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First Timer’s Guide to Snowshoeing From Snowshoe Magazine

What’s So Great About Snowshoeing? The sport is easy to learn, virtually inexpensive (compared to other winter sports), poses little risk of injury and is a great way to exert energy during the cold winter months.

According to research provided by Snowsports Industries America, 40.8 percent of snowshoers are women (a number that is increasing rapidly), 9.4 percent of snowshoers are children (ages 7-11), and 44.2 percent of snowshoers are ages 25-44.

For a quick introduction to snowshoeing, watch this informational YouTube video (duration: approximately five minutes).

Snowshoe Magazine has published a Guide to Snowshoeing that covers the topics below and provides links to a wide variety of internet resources for snowshoeing.

  • What to Look For in a Pair of Snowshoes
  • Where to Buy or Rent a Pair of Snowshoes
  • List of Snowshoe Manufacturers
  • Where Should You Go
  • What Should I Wear when Snowshoeing
  • Snowshoe Competitions

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