Quick Facts


Snowshoeing today offers something for anyone interested in the outdoors. Whether you're looking for an afternoon walk around a neighborhood trail, a weekend hike, access to backcountry powder, mountain views, a new winter workout, or just some family fun, here are a few quicks facts about snowshoeing:

  • Snowshoeing is the least expensive winter sport, at roughly 20% the cost of alpine skiing equipment.
  • Snowshoeing is fun and easy to learn.
  • Modern snowshoes are safe, simple, and user-friendly.
  • Snowshoeing allows access to winter's hidden landscape.
  • Snowshoeing is a rich, rewarding social activity that combines, fitness, outdoors, and friends.
  • Snowshoeing offers highly effective fitness, burning 420-1000 calories/hour depending on terrain, weight and speed.
  • Snowshoeing is a low-impact sport that's great for recuperation or non-impact strength building.
  • Once you have the gear, it's free - your snowshoes are your ticket to winter fun.
  • Snowshoeing is equally fun from kids to grandparents.
  • It's the perfect way to stay active in winter when most people become sedentary.