What to know before you go: staying avalanche safe in the backcountry

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Landon, Backcountry Ambassador

Snowshoeing is a growing sport with more and more taking part in the fun each year. However, with the increase in people enjoying the backcountry on skis, splitboards, snowboards or snowshoes there comes a greater risk of backcountry accidents, especially when it comes to avalanches. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes Read More

As Winter brings a whole new world of beauty

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Landon, Backcountry Ambassador

The days are getting shorter, the air is turning crisp and cool with a chilly afternoon breeze, the leaves have gone from green to all hues of reds, oranges and yellows and now, for the most part have fallen from their perches to cover the mountain trails; it is the Read More

Snowshoeing with Newbies

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Landon, Backcountry Ambassador

I love snowshoeing. Any day outside in the snow is a good day. However, getting snowshoeing newbies outside is even more gratifying and exciting than going it alone. Being able to share my love of snowshoeing with first-timers is a total blast, but making sure your newbie friends have a good time Read More

Why Snowshoe Racing is Your New Favorite Winter Sport

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Landon, Backcountry Ambassador

As an avid runner as well as a lover of all things snowshoe related I have been looking forward to the marriage of those two interests in what has become my new favorite winter sport; snowshoe racing. As a long distance runner I generally prefer races in the 50k range Read More

Five Reasons to Snowshoe this Winter

Landon, Backcountry Ambassador

I spend most of the year pounding the trails in worn out and beat up trail shoes as an ultra runner. However, as the daylight hours dissipate and my morning trails are touched gently by the frosty hand of autumn the bulk of my trail running takes on a new Read More

Most Brazen Snowshoe Adventure

Landon, Backcountry Ambassador

Earlier this year I decided to plan and execute a fundraising event to benefit a nonprofit organization that provides outdoor adventure programs for at-risk urban teens. The catalyst for raising awareness, and in turn funds, was an ambitious two day, two peak assault on the highest summits in Lassen Volcanic National Park, Read More

Ambassador Profile: Landon

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Where do you live?
Orem, Utah

Top 3 things we should know about you?
I feel most at home in the mountains.

I prefer snow to a sunny beach any and every day.

Chocolate covered Cinnamon Bears are my ultimate favorite.

Favorite aspect of snowshoeing?
I love the solidarity of the mountains when covered in a thick winter Read More