We love to snowshoe and wanted to show you how to snowshoe yourself. When the snow is knee deep, its the best way to get around the yard or go on a hike. Plus its a great outdoor exercise. Watch our video here and read on to learn about snowshoes:
We bought our snowshoes at the end of the winter season, they were on sale and we saved quite a bit. You can also find snowshoes for sale on eBay in addition to your online stores. Click here to find snowshoes on Amazon.
Like most things in life, you get what you pay for when buying snowshoes. While you probably don’t need the über professional snowshoes, you don’t want to cheap out either, else they will break when you really need them. I use them a lot to get to the wood shed, it keeps me from falling down in the snow with a load of firewood.
Our snowshoes have a metal cleat or gripper underneath for walking across ice and frozen snow, and I suggest you be sure your snowshoes have them. Look underneath for a wide claw thing about 4″ wide. You might also consider gaiters or some sort of snowpants to keep snow from falling into your boots or shoes, real handy when you are throwing up snow as you walk.
Snow shoes will not keep you floating above the snow, you will still punch down into the snow a bit, but its much less than going completely up to your knees. They can be a bit clunky, so look for shoes that are easy to put on. Keep in mind you will be putting these on in the cold, not inside your house. Ours have easy release clips, makes it easy to take them off at the end of a hike.
So let us know your snow shoe experiences below, be good to hear from you.