Dreaming of Snow? Learn to Snowshoe - Windy City Beach Style

Winter, Adventure

Description: Don't let a lack of snow stop you from learning to snowshoe! Join us for a day on some local sand and we will introduce you to the gear and techniques you'll need for your next trip "Up North" or to your favorite Forest Preserve (when we have local snow). We provide the gear and expert instruction, you supply a sense of adventure and your best beach-bum style (Hawaiian shirts recommended). You'll leave with some new skills and a great story to tell. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or responsible adult.

Skills you'll learn:

Learn about snowshoe gear. Learn to ascend, descend and break trail in a snow-like environment.

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.

Dreaming of Snow? Learn to Snowshoe - Windy City Beach Style Information

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Dreaming of Snow? Learn to Snowshoe - Windy City Beach Style Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Warm Hat
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
  • Warm Socks - Wool or Synthetic.
  • Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
  • Base Layers - Wool or synthetic.
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Warm Gloves
  • Water Bottle
  • Hiking Boots
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.


  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Gaiters
  • Energy Snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Personal Camera
  • Hawaiian shirt
  • Festive Attire - Enhance your experiance by dressing up for merriment!
  • Towel
  • Thermos with warm drinks

Gear provided by REI:

  • Snowshoes
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Hiking Poles - REI will provide but you are welcome to bring your own.