Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snowshoeing has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world today

Snowshoeing has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world today. Many winter resorts throughout the world now offer marked snowshoe trails. These trails offer visitors a very natural experience of the winter landscape.

Snowshoeing is not limited by age, fitness level or expertise, you can access unlimited winter environments while receiving the benefits of a fun aerobic outdoor activity.


Snowshoeing provides a healthy aerobic activity for people of all ages to participate in during a time of year when options are sometimes few and far between. Snowshoeing also allows for a chance to enjoy the outdoors in the winter alone or with family and friends. Snowshoeing is considered a low impact sport in that the risk of injury is low. The snow provides a natural cushion and the mechanics of snowshoeing are very similar to walking or hiking.

One of the great things about snowshoeing is that you can go anywhere you can find snow. Snowshoe equipment is inexpensive and you do not need a lift ticket to get out and enjoy the sport. Forests, State Parks, Ski Centers and Golf Courses are all great places to snowshoe.

Longer snowshoe walks will help to build overall strength, endurance and balance. Using poles during snowshoeing will also help to build upper body strength.

I just purchased a pair of Yukon Charlies Pro-Guide V Snowshoes – 25” (for women). Yukon Charlie's continues to be the snowshoe industry leader by providing the highest quality products and service at the "family" price point. Snowshoeing is a great family activity that requires no additional specialized gear or athletic ability, just the desire to be healthy and enjoy the natural beauty the winter has to offer.

The Yukon Charlies Pro-Guide V Snowshoes – 25” retail at $109.00. I purchased my pair through Sierra Trading Post  for only $55.00 by using discount promotional codes.

For those of you who may not be how to get discount promotional codes, you can simply search for “Sierra Trading Post discount codes” as shown below and click on the many sites listed and use the best code that applies to your purchase. The discount I used was an additional 25% savings by becoming a fan of Sierra Trading Post on Facebook.

In order to improve your awareness and understanding, Yukon Charlie’s has prepared a few useful tips to answer the questions below:  

• How do I know what size snowshoe is right for me?
• Is there a right and left shoe?
• What kind of footwear should I use when snowshoeing?
• What is the difference between a man’s snowshoe and a  women’s snowshoe?
• Is the binding an important feature to consider when choosing a snowshoe?
• What type of clothing should I wear when snowshoeing?
• Are poles required?

Enjoy the Winter!


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