Love The Outdoors? Go Snowshoeing! A romantic snowshoe for beginners is a delightful winter getaway. Our snowshoe trails are perfect for beginners! Meander through our acres of trails that open up to majestic views and roam under the snow covered trees; it’s truly a breathtaking […]
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We’ve got an extra day to enjoy in 2020, what better way to celebrate the Leap Year than remembering the decade that ushered in the jazz era, women’s rights, and the most fabulous clothing! Snowvillage Inn will be transformed into an Art Deco illusion of […]
Always wear suitable boots and moisture-wicking clothing layers for snowshoeing.
You should match your snowshoeing style, whether it’s walking, backpacking, climbing or running. For most of us:
- Insulated, waterproof boots are best. They have thick soles, rubber/leather uppers and insulation.
- Leather hiking boots work well, too, especially if they are waterproof.
- Wool or synthetic socks with wicking liners promote warm, dry feet.
- Gaiters keep snow out of your boots. For deep powder, consider a knee-high style with waterproof/breathable lowers.
One exception to the above: Trail-running snowshoes should be worn with lightweight running shoes or cross-trainers.
Layer your clothing so it can be adjusted to your activity level and the weather. Avoid cotton.
- Base layer: Synthetics and wool retain warmth even when wet. Wear long underwear that wicks away moisture, insulates well and dries quickly. Choose from microlight, lightweight or midweight versions based on the temperature and your activity level. A zippered top lets you adjust body heat as you stop and go.
- Insulating layer: Polyester fleece makes a good insulating mid-layer since it retains heat when wet and breathes as you exercise.
- Outer layer: A waterproof, breathable shell jacket and pants keep you dry and fend off wind.
Hat, Gloves and Accessories
Keep your head and hands covered to prevent loss of body heat and to protect from sunburn.
- A wool or synthetic hat, headband or balaclava retains heat; a wide-brimmed hat or a ball cap can shade your eyes on sunny days.
- Waterproof ski gloves or mittens are a must to keep your hands dry and warm. On cold days, combine shells with fleece mittens or gloves. In milder conditions, glove liners may be all you need.
- Sunglasses and sunscreen will protect you from burning UV rays which are especially intense when reflected off of snow.
Group Getaways at Snowvillage Inn. Grab your siblings, children, or best friends for a relaxing getaway at Snowvillage Inn. We can’t tell you how many small groups have enjoyed a stay in our Chimney House. With the cozy and comfortable common area and just 4 […]