Snowshoeing is one of the most accessible winter sports there is. If you are here on a Boulder winter vacation and are looking to get out in the mountains but are not a skier this is the sport for you.
With skiing there is so much equipment to manage, there is a steep learning curve, there is the risk of getting hurt, there is a fitness requirement and there is of course the expense. Then there is the lift experience which some people find daunting and others find the mechanical nature of it impedes their connection with nature.
With Nordic skiing there is almost as steep of a learning curve but the fitness requirements are even higher and for those coming from lower elevations trying to perform this cardio-intensive sport at altitude can be almost impossible.
Snowshoeing on the other hand provides an affordable way to get into the mountains in the middle of winter and enjoy this breathtakingly beautiful season without the risks and requirements of these other winter sports. All you need is some warm clothes, a good pair of boots and a pair of snowshoes and off you go. If you do not have a pair of snowshoes stop by the front desk as we have a limited number of pairs that you can borrow.
When you go snowshoeing there are no lift lines to deal with or lifts to ride, you simply drive up to a trailhead, strap on your shoes and away you go.