Intermediate Snowshoeing Class

Description: Are you ready for the next step? Head out on snowshoes with the REI Outdoor School to gain a summit or a destination at elevation. Along the way we'll explore aspects of technique, navigation, and know-how necessary for Sierra winter adventure. You'll be exhilarated with your experience on this steeper, more technical snowshoe outing.

Skills you'll learn:

Review of basic snowshoeing techniques Next level technique of in climbing, desending Review and demo more aggressive and technical snowshoes Basic navigation techiques and considerations Winter emergency shelter and survival options and demonstration Intro to snow and avalanche conditions Comprehensive information on advanced equipment and clothing

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.

Intermediate Snowshoeing Class Information

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Intermediate Snowshoeing Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Warm Gloves
  • Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Warm Hat
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Insulated/Waterproof Boots - Suitable for snowshoeing.
  • Water Bottle


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

Gear provided by REI:

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