Gear Checklist

Depending on where you plan to explore on your snowshoes, there are some must-have items to make your trip safer and more enjoyable.

Recreational/Trail-use trips:

  • Small day pack
  • Water (16 oz/hr)
  • Trail snacks (snowshoeing burns 420 – 1,000 cal/hr!)
  • Adjustable Poles
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera and/or binoculars

Backcountry/Off-trail trips:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Detailed map of the area, compass and/or GPS unit
  • Headlamp
  • Multi-tool for repairs
  • Matches or Lighter
  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe if travelling into avalanche-prone areas