Snowshoeing


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Introduction to Snowshoeing Lecture

In this evening lecture, we'll cover snowshoeing basics: how to select and fit snowshoes, the best clothing and footwear for winter sport, essential day pack contents, safety concerns and where to go. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor.

Guided Snowshoe Day Hikes

Discover new snowshoeing locations in Kananaskis or close to Calgary in a group with an experienced guide. All destinations have been selected to take advantage of the best snow conditions throughout the season, for both beginners and experienced snowshoers. We'll cover safety guidelines, instruction on travel skills in different terrain and interpretive information on the area. Trips are either on Saturday or Sunday. Level 1 and 2 trips meet at 9 am. Level 3 trips meet at 8 am. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide, snowshoes. Some dates use self-transportation by carpool, while others include van transportation.

Discover Snowshoeing Series

Become a confident snowshoer in 3 weekends. In this series you'll get the Introduction to Snowshoeing lecture, and 3 snowshoe day trips with our experienced guides that progress in difficulty from week-to-week. All trips cover safety guidelines, instruction on travel skills in different terrain, and interpretive information on the area. Trips are either on Saturday or Sunday. Level 1 and 2 trips meet at 9 am. Level 3 trips meet at 8 am. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide, snowshoes. Choose a series that has carpool or van transportation. 

Easy Does It Fitness Series

Change your lifestyle over 8 weeks with this snowshoeing series that combines outdoor fun with indoor fitness training. This series is ideal for those new to snowshoeing and who have been fairly inactive. Each Wednesday, attend a small group training session at the University led by a certified trainer. Each weekend, enjoy a snowshoeing trip in the mountains led by an experienced guide, progressing in distance and elevation gain each week. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide, fitness trainer, snowshoes, 8 x 1-hour evening training session, 8 x full-day weekend snowshoe hike.