If you've never tried snowshoeing before and need an introduction to the basics, Snow Shoe Mag has put together a great First Timers Guide to Snowshoeing that includes a video introduction to the basics, what to look for in a pair of snowshoes, where to buy or rent a pair of snowshoes, and what to wear.
Basic Snowshoeing tips:
|Photo courtesy of Kate Wienburg |
- You can rent snowshoes from Grouse, Seymour, Cypress, or Whistler for the day (about $15-20 for the day)
- Wear a comfy shoe that is waterproof (either a hiking shoe/boot or a winter boot)
- If it is a dry day with no fresh snow you can get away with runners
- Wear wool socks, they will keep your toes warm and dry
- For sunny days, wear workout gear or light winter/rain gear
- Make sure to wear LAYERS, it get's hot when walking up hill!
- Bring a backpack with water and a snack
Have you tried snowshoeing and love it? Want a bit more of a challenge? Why not sign up for Grouse Mountain's Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run 2013 on February 9th!? Registration fees are $35 for non-passholders and $25 for members.
Have you been snowshoeing at our local mountains? Which one's your favourite? Have you taken an amazing photo while snowshoeing? Leave a comment or tweet us and share them!