If you can walk or roll, you can snowshoe - you just need a little extra equipment. If you are just starting out, a sled with a harness (for your good friend to pull you in) or lightweight plastic snowshoes will fit the bill just fine. For added balance and load distribution, add some poles into the mix. If there’s snow on the ground, you can snowshoe on any number of local trails-it doesn’t have to be a on a mountain or large hill to qualify. Feel the cold air on your face as you move through a winter wonderland with one of the most popular activities of the last decade. Snowshoeing groups abound, so you’re likely to find one that meets your desired activity level in your locale.

You’ll be having so much fun snowshoeing, you won’t even realize you’re working on your cardio and balance.


  • Casual: set your own schedule, the only thing you have to wait for is snow!
  • Equipment Needed: snowshoes or a sled is the minimum for hitting the trails. Shore up your balance by adding some poles with baskets for added stability.
  • Family Friendly Activity: have the littles and the grandparents join you! Snowshoeing on level ground has only a small learning curve, everyone can enjoy a day on the snowy trails.

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