Introduction to Snowshoeing Class

Description: Discover the joy of winter and the freedom of snowshoeing! On this field outing, you'll learn snowshoeing techniques, ascending and descending hills, snow hazard awareness, and winter preparedness. Don't have snowshoes? We provide snowshoes, snowshoe poles and professional instruction on proper use of equipment, to make every trip a success. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent / responsible adult.

Skills you'll learn:

Learn appropriate technique to ascend, descend and break trail in snow. Learn local areas to take your family outside in the winter. Learn how to use and care for snowshoeing equipment. Learn basic skills for winter travel and hiking .

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

Introduction to Snowshoeing Class Information

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Introduction to Snowshoeing Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Warm Gloves
  • Warm Hat
  • Base Layers - Wool or synthetic.
  • Insulated/Waterproof Boots - Suitable for snowshoeing.
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
  • Warm Socks - Wool or Synthetic.


  • Personal GPS
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Extra Warm Synthetic Clothing
  • Energy Snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Foam sit pad - Used for insulation when sitting in snow.
  • Personal Camera
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Compass
  • Personal Snowshoes

Gear provided by REI:

  • Hiking Poles - REI will provide but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Gaiters
  • Snowshoes