This was the question we were asked all day. Hate to break it to ya but we were the nerds snowshoeing yesterday! It is something that I can tick off my list but it’s probably more of a one time thing.
So here’s the scoop….
- Have a plan on where you’re snowshoeing: We didn’t and it would’ve been a game changer
- Don’t be afraid to ask the rental place or even locals for trail recommendations
- Make sure you know how to put on the shoes before leaving the rental place
- If you’re going for a long time, bring a little backpack with water and a few snacks
- Wear touch screen gloves if you’re planning on taking picture
- It’s more of a workout then you think… the new snowshoes are like wannabe skis (lol) & they aren’t the lightest thing. However it definitely makes a difference walking in deep snow. Avoid walking in shallow snow, it’s like nails on a chalkboard
- The new snowshoes don’t look like tennis rackets & you’re equipped with poles (don’t leave them in the parking lot like I did by accident lol don’t worry I rescued them!!)
As long as you have a destination, might as well try it for sh*ts & giggles. Honestly my best friend and I went, had no clue where we were going and just laughed our butts off. We went up to Whistler & although we would have rather skied (it’s pricey,especially as a student!), we had a hilarious experience.
Sending love around the world,