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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing 101

Snowshoeing is an age old activity that provides flotation and grip during winter conditions for work and recreational purposes. 

 

Depending on the terrain you’ll be encountering depends on the type of snowshoe to look for. 

Flat Terrain

Snowshoes designed for mostly flat terrain are designed for ease of walking on trails and provide good traction from the underfoot crampon.

 

This type of snowshoe is designed as an entry level shoe and will provide long lasting wear.

Rolling Terrain

A little more advanced snowshoe will accommodate better for hiking on rolling or steep terrain and icy conditions. The underfoot crampon here will provide a more traction than the entry level shoe for more longer and more technical hiking and generally has a more heavy duty binding.

 

This type of snowshoe is designed as a more advanced shoe and will provide long lasting wear.

Mountain Terrain

This category shoe is designed for icy and steep mountainous terrain.  If you are willing to brave the elements and hit the trails for some snowy bushwacking, than this style may be the one for you. If you plan on traversing through the backcountry is moderate to harsh conditions, these are designed with climbing style crampons and rugged edging for added traction. 

 

This type of snowshoe is designed as a more advanced shoe and will provide long lasting wear.

Run or Race

These snowshoes are specifically designed for fitness and running and are made with lightweight materials to ensure ease of travel. 

The Outfitters hosts an annual St. Paddy’s Day Snowshoe Event - these shoes would be ideal.




 

We carry the largest selection in Newfoundland of outdoors and active lifestyle products.

 

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