Would you like to Start…Snowshoeing


Snowshoeing The Beginners Guide

Video taken from the channel: The Real Outdoor Experience


A Beginner’s Guide to Snowshoeing – Technique, First Steps & Gear

Video taken from the channel: Tirol


Snowshoeing 101 How to snowshoe

Video taken from the channel: Faber Snowshoes-Raquettes


What to Bring Snowshoeing || REI

Video taken from the channel: REI


How-to-Snowshoe: Learn the basics from the experts | L.L.Bean

Video taken from the channel: L.L.Bean


REI Trailheads S1 EP1: Learn How to Snowshoe

Video taken from the channel: REI


First Time Snowshoeing/What To Expect

Video taken from the channel: gideonstactical

Here are the basics for your first time snowshoeing: Get snowshoes that are right for your weight, the terrain and the snow conditions Wear warm, waterproof boots Dress in layers with clothing that can handle cold, wet conditions Bring adjustable poles with snow baskets (optional, but recommended). If you want to start snowshoeing it’s easy and doesn’t require any lessons. It takes five to ten minutes to get used to walking in them, and that’s all there is to it!

Just make sure to tackle hills sideways, so you don’t step all over your own snowshoes. Here are eight reasons you should try snowshoeing this winter: It’s gear-friendly: Snowshoeing takes relatively little equipment. You can buy a good pair of snowshoes starting around $100 that will last you a lifetime, and they fit around most regular winter boots. Since the introduction of the modern decked snowshoe, snowshoeing has grown immensely in popularity among winter sports enthusiasts and amateurs alike. For people looking for a physically demanding and soul soothing fitness activity to start the New Year off right, they should try strapping on a pair of snowshoes.

Snowshoeing uses more energy than walking, so start with less challenging trails. Short and flat trails are great to begin with. If you need ideas for places to snowshoe, head to your local ski hill or cross-country ski area, as many have snowshoe trail.

Then you’ll want snowshoes to help keep your legs and feet from ‘post holing’ or creating super deep, skinny holes in the snow that you then have to drag yourself out of. Snowshoes will help keep you afloat on top of deep snow so you can keep moving forward. Snowshoes will have pretty decent spikes on the bottom to help you dig in when.

As with any winter sport, we suggest layering up when you go snowshoeing. Considering you burn a lot of calories in this sport, chances are you will be sweating. We suggest starting with a base layer, Patagonia makes an incredible onesie that we happen to love.

Layers that are easy to take off are essential here, so zippered tops are a great idea. To begin with, the primary difference you’ll notice is that the snowshoes force you to walk with a wider stance. If you’re not used to snowshoes, you may find that you have to consciously spread your feet further apart to walk without stepping on yourself. This is a quick adjustment for most people. Snowshoeing Technique on Steeps.

Learn the basics of this great winter sport, tips on how to snowshoe and safety. www.fabersnowshoes.com. If you want to learn how to start snowshoeing, see why it’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser for a variety of people! 1. Snowshoeing requires little to no skill. If you can walk, you can snowshoe.

On the flip side, you can’t just grab a group of friends and take them skiing for the day without a.

List of related literature:

Snowshoeing is easy to learn and in appropriate conditions is a relatively safe and inexpensive recreational activity.

“Outdoor Recreation: Environmental Impacts and Management” by David Huddart, Tim Stott
from Outdoor Recreation: Environmental Impacts and Management
by David Huddart, Tim Stott
Springer International Publishing, 2019

Snowshoeing is a lot harder than it looks.

“Imperfect Chemistry” by Mary Frame
from Imperfect Chemistry
by Mary Frame
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

The snowshoeing has been great but it is very cold.

“Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED” by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Alton L. Thygerson, Steven M. Thygerson
from Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

Especially those who are novices at snowshoeing may at first have cramped muscles and cords from overexertion.

“Wildwood Wisdom” by Ellsworth Jaeger
from Wildwood Wisdom
by Ellsworth Jaeger
Shelter Publications, 1999

Equipment The routes to the peaks on Mt Stanley require the use of ice-axes, ropes and crampons (depending on conditions, you may have to rope in for Mts Baker and Speke), but you don’t need mountaineering experience to reach the summits if your guide is experienced – the catch is that not all of them are.

“Lonely Planet East Africa” by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Ray Bartlett, Stuart Butler, Jean-Bernard Carillet, David Else, Mary Fitzpatrick, Anna Kaminski, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Helena Smith, Shawn Duthie
from Lonely Planet East Africa
by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, et. al.
Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2018

There is no intricate technique to snowshoeing.

“How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter, and Self-Preservation That Makes Starvation in the Wilderness Next to Impossible” by Bradford Angier, Vena Angier
from How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter, and Self-Preservation That Makes Starvation in the Wilderness Next to Impossible
by Bradford Angier, Vena Angier
Touchstone, 1998

That said, in our experience snowshoeing is something of a novelty to try for short distances rather than longer excursions – it can be exhausting and it takes a long time to get anywhere.

“Lonely Planet Norway” by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Oliver Berry, Donna Wheeler
from Lonely Planet Norway
by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, et. al.
Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2018

It’s an easy gully, and I start to go up quickly as my boots sink into the snow and leave a perfect trail.

“Run or Die” by Kilian Jornet
from Run or Die
by Kilian Jornet
VeloPress, 2013

An ice axe and possibly crampons are required early in the season, and a rope is recommended, even for many of the standard climbs.

“Guide to the Colorado Mountains” by Randy Jacobs, Robert M. Ormes
from Guide to the Colorado Mountains
by Randy Jacobs, Robert M. Ormes
Colorado Mountain Club Press, 2000

If attempted in early season, crampons will be useful, if not quite necessary.

“A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range” by Leigh N. Ortenburger, Reynold G. Jackson
from A Climber’s Guide to the Teton Range
by Leigh N. Ortenburger, Reynold G. Jackson
Mountaineers, 1996

Alexia Lewis RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Heath Coach who believes life is better with science, humor, and beautiful, delicious, healthy food.

[email protected]

View all posts


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Really good video. Thumbs up. You seemed dressed a little light, how warm was it that day?  o.o

    Also, with potential falls, widowmakers, etc., does anyone recommend showshoeing with a helmet on? Seems like it could save a life, particularly on those steep slopes, falling onto hard ice as opposed to soft snow, rocks just beneath the snow, or if there was falling ice or branches from tree limbs loaded with snow. 

  • Only one fall, 9000 foot elevation? Bravo Aaron! Nicely done. #mailbag By the way how do you pick your hikes? How do you always know the trails?

  • I never seem snow shoes like these here. The bindings are so old style. I saw a couple of snow shoes like these at a garage sale but they wanted $15 for them!

  • I bought my new boots and snowshoes yesterday, I can not wait to revisit the trails that I do during the other 3 seasons. To see the landscape in winter, it will be fantastic!

  • Thanks for the tips. What about steep downhill travel? I find it impossible not to slip on the back fan tail which is very dangerous on regulations hiking trails.

  • First off good quality properly fitted snowshoes DONT sink that deep….and they dont have ratcheting bindings to help you drown if you fall through the ice!

  • I know your hands were tied with the camera but trekking poles help a lot when snowshoeing with a pack specially when you catch a branch under the snow.

  • You are an awesome dad. My dad also taught me to love the outdoors (although it’s incredibly hot in Texas). I have grown to love the cold and snow. I hope to live somewhere one day where I can take my kids snowshoeing.

  • At about 1440 a foil lid was mentioned. Using one of those side cut can openers…so there are no sharp edges…I remove a lid from a wide mouth can. It will fit over almost any cup/mug. Then I use the aluminized tape, the kind for sealing ducts…and make a handle for the lid w/the tape. Left 1/3 and right 1/3 of tape adheres to top of lid and the center 1/3rd is for your handle…finger tips. Many more applications than the foil and it won’t blow away.

  • Great video very pretty county. I love snowshoeing. I use some military surplus snowshoes. The more modern ones don’t have the weight capacity for me especially if I’m carrying a decent amount of gear. I’ve taken them up in the backcountry of Grand Teton NP and they keep me on top of the snow. Rumor has it Utah Power and light used them when hiking to their back country power poles to do repairs in winter 300 lbs + of lineman and gear. You should try a pair in that powdery snow. Their shaped like turditional snowshoes but use magnesium frames with steel cable netting. Binding are nothing fancy nylon with gator type hooks.

  • Hey there Aaron! I’m a big fan of the channel, but I can’t seem to find what gear you use for recording. Could you make a video on that if you haven’t already? I really like your style of videos and possibly want to start making my own but I don’t have tons of money to spend on an expensive “vlogging” type camera with shotgun mic. I did see you use a gopro, and I have one of those, but what kind of other equipment do you use (mic, gopro mounts, etc.)? Thanks! ��

  • Nice! I didn’t submit my guess on fb.. it would have been 3 (my number of falls first time X country skiing)great job! Beautiful shots.

  • cool video. I was snow shoeing at the top of a mountain the other day. There was a narrow packed trail, but off to the side it was very deep powder, and I realized I haven’t seen any instructional videos on extracting myself from a fall in that sort of situation. Do you have any tips in addition to using the poles?

  • Snowshoeing is fun. If you want to do more, there are some good trails near the Moffet Tunnel outside of Rollinsville. I fatbike Rollins Pass and Mammoth Gulch too and those areas are good winter multi use places in the same vicinity.

  • Minnesota here. I love snowshoeing in our State Park system! I own some Red Feather snowshoes, made in Wisconsin. It’s a great way to disappear into the woods!

  • I am a cancer survivor.Someone I know had suggested that i take up snowshoeing to get light exercise over the long winter here in New Hampshire….I am not sure where to begin with all the manufacturers on the market.I prefer quality and longevity in my selection.any suggestions

  • Not specifically mentioned, but perhaps implied, bring a Katie with you.

    No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Other terms and restrictions apply.

  • With that deep, fluffy powder, you’d be an excellent candidate for a larger, old fashioned snowshoe. I have a pair like you’re wearing, which I use for mountains and for icy, varied trails, and I have a pair of old schools for pure flotation. I tested them side by side one day in Kingfield Maine. In my modern snowshoes, I was sinking past my knee with every step. With the old schools snowshoes, I was sinking about 8 inches. No showshoes, it was waist deep. You’ll feel like Legolas.

  • Good stuff as usual..I live in Colorado now and love it. Wld love to hear about some good winter spots to hike. I’ll make my Christmas purchases through your account happy holidays!

  • Looks like fun, and challenging. My wife has some of those Eddie Bauer pants like that and my daughter. They love them. Me I’ve never bought any. Glad to hear that working out you’re putting to a better test than they do

  • Great infoam looking to get into the sport for next season. Been hearing about Faber for sometime; I look forward to buying my first pair from you.

  • I laugh cause I live in canada and snowshoes like that are junk when you’re in deep powder you just sink, the best are the traditional wood ones,

  • Why would I want to buy a pair of LL Bean labeled, Atlas snowshoes, (made in China), from you when I can get Atlas products practically anywhere, and likely cheaper. You’re just selling another companies products with your name on them. Besides, these trendy, tiny metal tube and plastic snowshoes stink compared to traditional wood frame & web shoes. Lets see a video of you walking through a foot and a half of powder with them.

  • Just bought myself new snowshoes today! I can’t wait to go Weds with a friend of mine. Thank you for posting this and thank you the tip on the backpack! It crossed my mind as something to ANY time you go hiking, but for some reason it totally slipped my mind to pack one for snowshoeing. No idea why but great reminder! Thanks again!

  • I’d put a zip tie or a clamp on that hydration hose where it goes into the bladder to hold it on… a workaround, but it shouldn’t be doing that. Looks really nice out there!

  • Thanks for the straight forward video, I live in Yellowknife and I’m 45 and want to get a little more into physical activities. I’ve already started a healthier living I quit smoking 4 months ago. And I intermittent fast. I’ve lost 45 pounds in the last year, and I’m at my goal weight of 200 lbs. I seen a pair of snow shoes and the range limit says 200-250 will they work. Thanks in advance

  • And always remember to stay off cross country trails and double tracks on shared trails, you are destroying the trails for the rest of us who ski.

  • As of yesterday, COSTCO in Parker, Colorado, still has the Eddy Bauer Pants. They just put out a new shipment. I have 3 pairs of the lined pants from COSTCO and love them. I have hiked all over Colorado but have not tried snowshoeing. Most of my Winter hiking is usually less than two miles to one of the many lakes or rivers to fly fish. With waders on, I am ok in 8 inches of snow.

  • This is a pretty good video, but fails to address the REAL basics of snowshoeing. 1) When do you REALLY need snowshoes? (in “more” than 12-14 inches of snow) 2) How much distance can you expect to travel in snowshoes? (1/3 to 1/2 the distance compared to a dry summer day) 3) you did a good job of describing the necessary wide stance, but how do you get UP after tangling up your feet, stumbling, and falling in deep snow? (strip off your pack and at least one snowshoe), a few other BASICS

  • I just bought a brand new pair of snow shoes that are made by Faber and I can’t wait to get out on them in Jasper Alberta Canada and video was helpful

  • Also, never bring a friend who whines like a bitch all day. If your friend starts to whine like a bitch, and a snickers bar does not help, guide him toward the tree bomb section and pray full a direct hit.

  • Wow, that’s a lot of clothing! I live in NE Pennsylvania, and all I ever wear is a vest lol! -200C? That’s about -320° F! Where were you, on Pluto lol! Thank you for the reply and info! I’m doing some research on snow shoes right now. Man, so much And so many, Who’da thunk it! Cool story about your grandfather’s snow shoes, a precious possession no doubt. Thanks again! And more happy snow trekking!

  • I just discovered snowshoeing here in the Northeast and it’s awesome. I have purchased Hydro flask the insulated containers that truly keep things hot for eight hours give or take. I highly recommend these or similar.

  • I don’t understand using showshoes in powdery snow. It ends up collecting on top of my shoe so now I’m lifting that additional weight. I also don’t walk on top of the snow. I sink right down. It’s like there’s no point to using them in powder.

  • Late to the party here, but want to thank you for this video. I am looking at trying snowshoeing for the first time ever this winter (2019-2020). Had no idea where to even start as far as equipment, etc. The advice and tips given in this video have given me at least a starting point. I do have a background in Cross country skiing, and am going to get back into that again this winter as well.
    I simply figure that this might as well be the year I finally try snowshoeing, after years of just thinking about it. Time to get out there and just do it! I think a visit to Play It Again Sports store might be in order to see what they might have.
    Thanks again for all the tips and advice in this video. Great stuff for rank beginners like me. Take care…and keep it real.:)

  • How do you keep from sliding downhill? I found myself slipping every step and ended up side stepping down each hill when others went down easily.

  • what??? You are NOT responsible for my safety? how dare you put a video and NOT take full responsibility for MY safety! Unbelievable.

    (thank you for the video 😉 )

  • Seeing the Faber name, one I know as one of the few remaining and better makers of traditional wood framed, web filled shoes, I expected to see something about which style traditional shoe to use in what terrain/conditions. Instead you do some marketing for those trendy, pitifully undersized plastic things. No wonder you were sinking so far in that powder.

  • great video. I just went snowshoeing for a little bit in Chicago for the first time. I found out there’s lot to learn when it comes to it. Im hoping the snow keeps coming down so i can go and practice more. Have a great and safe winter!!