New Snowshoes

After 22 years of use I finally wore out my Atlas 1033 snowshoes. I don’t feel too bad about it, in fact, I am a little proud of the fact I have worn them out. Last year I wore out the deck wrap on the tail of the right shoe and got it repaired […]

Snowshoes

Today’s recreational snowshoes are smaller, lighter, stronger, and more maneuverable than the traditional wood frame and rawhide models. They are made of high-quality, light, durable, aluminum or carbon fiber with a durable synthetic decking. Quality snowshoes cost $200-300, although you can usually find a sale- especially off-season and they will likely last for decades of […]

Snowshoeing Gaiters

As an avid snowshoer I know how important gaiters are to keeping snow from slipping in-between your pants and the top of your boots. Snow gaiters can keep both your pants and feet dry when you snowshoe in the deep stuff.

Gaiters for snowshoeing are usually longer than hiking gaiters and typically extend up near […]

Benefits of Snowshoeing

Over the last few years, there has been tremendous growth in snowshoeing, with participation up 43% from 2006 to 2009, according to the latest SIA Intelligence Report. This growth reflects a shift toward affordable, healthy recreational activity.

Did You Know…

46% of snowshoers are women 12% of snowshoers are children aged 7-17 55% of snowshoers […]

Snowshoes or Skis

Skis and snowshoes both facilitate travel in deep snow conditions. You can go almost anywhere on snowshoes that you’d go on skis — just slower. The snowshoes’ shorter length helps you fit into small spaces that won’t accommodate skis, but snowshoes aren’t constructed to control a speedy downhill descent like skis are. Despite their […]

Snowshoeing Boots

How to tell if you’ve got authentic snowshoeing boots? Look for a little lip on the heel. This extension keeps the rear binding from slipping down over your heel. It performs a similar function if you wear a traction device such as ice cleats.

Do your boots have one?

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