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Trapp Family Lodge

Cross Country Ski & Snowshoes Rentals & Lessons

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What is Snowshoeing?

Snowshoeing is a great way to get out an enjoy the winter season.  Snowshoeing is easy – if you can walk, you can snowshoe – so it’s a great activity for beginners and people of all ages.  Depending on your pace, it can also burn a ton of calories, so it can be a great workout.  

Snowshoeing can make hiking in the winter easier.  It is common to “post hole” in deep snow when hiking, or sink into the snow, which is why snowshoes are helpful.  Snowshoes have a platform which allow you to walk on top rather than sinking into the snow.   They make hiking in the snow a more enjoyable (and warmer!) experience.

Where can You Snowshoe?

Many magnificent hiking trails turn into snowshoe trails in the winter when they are snow covered.  You can pretty much snowshoe anywhere there is a decent amount of snow.  If the snow is hard packed, it may be fine to hike on without snowshoes, but deeper snow or a more recent snowfall can require snowshoes.  

For your first time, or if you don’t own snowshoes, they are easy to rent from local outfitters.  Many activity providers also provided guided snowshoe tours and treks to see some of the hidden gems of their area.

What to Wear Snowshoeing

Essential Gear for Snowshoeing

Helpful Items to Pack for Snowshoeing

  • Compass
  • Snow axe 
  • Headlamp 
  • Binoculars
  • Toe and hand warmers

What to Wear for Snowshoeing

  • Insulated/waterproof jacket
  • Insulated/waterproof pants
  • Warm pants/leggings/tights (or all of the above, depending on temperatures)
  • Long sleeve shirt (or 2, depending on temperatures)
  • Warm socks
  • Warm Hat
  • Warm & waterproof gloves
  • Neck warmer or scarf

Personal Items for Snowshoeing

  • Lip balm 
  • Go Pro
  • Ski lock
  • First aid kit
  • Tissue
  • Food/Snacks
  • Water bottle or hydration pack
  • Phone charger
  • ID
  • Camera