Beginner Snowshoe School - March 4, 2023

Snowshoeing Course

Beginner Snowshoe School

Learn about snowshoe selection and fit, prepping for a trip, trail techniques, breaking trail, and fall recovery. You'll be able to select a snowshoe trip off the CMC calendar with confidence. Location and carpool details TBD the week before class day.

Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy local trails and keep up your conditioning all winter long.  It truly is almost as easy as walking. And it doesn't require a huge investment in the gear and equipment needed to get started.  

We will meet at the equipment hut at the back of the CMC Building parking lot (against 9th street) at 8 AM to handout snowshoe kits and organize carpools. We will talk for about a half-hour reviewing the equipment and describing choices to make when buying.  We will leave for the venue after that.  We will advise you where we are going a day or two before, which will depend on snow conditions. 

This Denver-based one-day-in-the-field course supplies each student with a snowshoe/pole kit for the day.  Bring your own kit if you prefer.  Wear your own waterproof boots and high gaiters.  See equipment list.

Badge earned: Basic Snowshoeing Course

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Come dressed for a day in the snow and bring your ten essentials including a lunch or hardy snacks.  

The snowshoe kit does not include boots, because any water resistant boots will work. Wear your own winter hiking boots and high gaiters. 

Course Materials

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