Introduction to Snowshoeing for Seniors

Senior (Over 55) Only

Description: Discover the freedom of snowshoeing! The professional instructors at the REI Outdoor School will teach you appropriate technique, proper use of equipment in a relaxed environment. Snowshoes and trekking poles provided. Learn how to make every trip a success. For those 55 +

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 snowshoe equipment
  • Learn basic skills for winter travel and hiking
  • Learn to identify hazards in the winter

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.

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INTRODUCTION TO SNOWSHOEING FOR SENIORS

  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Introduction to Snowshoeing for Seniors Gear List

Gear to bring to class:

(Required)

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

(Optional)

  • Personal Snowshoes
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.

Gear provided by REI:

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