Many who have never tried out snowshoes think it sounds like a difficult activity. Truth is, it’s really very easy and fun! It’s just like hiking, except with snow- and gravity-defying paddles on your feet.
Every other Saturday starting January 10th, the Winter Park and Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce sponsors free beginner snowshoe tours with snowshoes provided. The tour takes place on a flat, easy trail edging the Fraser River, where you can enjoy the serenity of the forest and even spot an occasional moose. Call 970-726-4118 or 800-903-7275 or stop by the Visitor Center in downtown Winter Park to sign up!
If you want to go at it on your own, check out our trail recommendationsin the area. The summertime trails usually make for great snowshoeing trails as well!
Amy January 29th, 2009