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Ten Snowshoeing Tips

Growing up, Web Watch spent winters traversing across the countryside on cross-country skis (okay, it was mainly snow-covered golf courses, but to us it was the wild wilderness) .

There’s a reason why the NordicTrak is considered good exercise — cross-country skiing is hard work, and takes a ton of effort and coordination to do it right.  Especially when you’re 6-years-old in a Michelin-man sized snowsuit.

We fell down a lot, but we had fun.


Today, you don’t see as many cross-country skiers rolling through the snow-covered backwoods anymore.  Too easy to break a ski if you don’t know where you’re going through, and sometimes the trees or underbrush can just get in the way.

That’s why more and more people are turning to snowshoeing as their preferred outdoor winter sport.  You may not get to where you want to go as fast as on a pair of skis, but you’ll be able to get to a lot more places than not.

So with that in mind, Web Watch would like to share with you these TOP TEN SNOWSHOEING TIPS for the first-time snowshoer.  Be sure to click the link for the full description of why these tips are important along with the ones we left out, and get out there and trek the backwoods!

  • Check the weather
  • Dress for the weather
  • Choose the correct shoe
  • Bring snacks, water, a charged cellphone
  • Know what you’re doing
  • Don’t go snowshoeing alone
  • Have fun