Can you walk? Then you can snowshoe! Snowshoeing is not difficult and is one of the best ways to get outside and enjoy the beauty of winter, ESPECIALLY during a year when many of us have felt a little — shall we say — constricted in our daily lives. There are so many things to love about this wonderfully simple outdoor activity!
Benefits Of Snowshoeing
- It’s Easy-Peasy. Snowshoeing is one of the few winter activities that is almost effortless to learn — unlike other winter sports such as downhill skiing, ice skating, or snowboarding.
- For All Fitness Levels. Your outing can be tailored to match your ability — from a leisurely “walk in the park,” to a short, flat hike to explore nature, or an all-day backcountry hike!
- Fat-Burning. Not only does it help maintain or improve cardio fitness, snowshoeing can burn 600 calories an hour!
- Low Impact. Snowshoeing is easy on your joints and muscles, making it a perfect activity for those with injuries and other health concerns.
- Mental Benefits. Being outdoors is a great boost for your mental health — alleviating anxiety, stress, and depression. Countless studies show that nature has a positive effect on your mood in a matter of moments.
- Low Cost. Rent a good pair of snowshoes for around $20 per day — or purchase a pair for $125 on up (depending on the brand and what you like and need for your terrain). And usually the trails you snowshoe on don’t require a fee!
- Go Anywhere. You don’t even need a trail with these “all-terrain vehicles” strapped to your feet!! Therefore, anywhere there is snow is fair game to tromp around.
Try It For Yourself!
Is snowshoeing difficult? You be the judge! Join us on our public Yellowstone Winter Snowshoe Vacation* from February 22 – 26, 2021!
*run in partnership with our sister company Zephyr Adventures