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How Easy Is This Snowshoeing Thing Anyway?
All your snowshoeing questions answered in one short article.
By: Soulfree Adventures (Aust) Pty Ltd
Forget your preconceptions about snowshoes resembling those tennis racquet things you see hanging above the fireplace in your local ski club or watering hole. Modern snowshoes are lightweight technical marvels. They give you much needed grip on steep icy slopes and stop you from sinking in the fresh white fluffy stuff.
Guiding people snowshoeing opens your eyes to what a brilliant activity snowshoeing is for getting people out and about in the snow. Coming from a ski touring background, I was always aware of the need to build a solid skiing skills base before heading backcountry. With snowshoeing, after a few little pointers, you can strap them on your feet and head on out. Technical skills really only come into it when negotiating steep icy terrain, and traversing steeper slopes - these require a few skills to perform safely, so beginners should stay away from steep icy terrain, which should really be obvious to most of us!
To find out whether snowshoeing is for you, consult the following checklist:
Want to reconnect with nature? Check
Want to do something that keeps you fit? Check
Want a break from the hustle and bustle of your ski resort? Check
Want to see the snow up close and personal? Check
Don't want to risk hurting yourself? Check
Looking for a new fun way to lose weight this winter? Check
Want a fun activity to do outdoors with friends? Check
Want to get a real mountain high? Check
And there you have it. Snowshoeing ticks all the boxes.
Why not get a few friends together and try snowshoeing at Mount Hotham this winter?
Soulfree Hotham Snowshoe Tours operate tours daily out of Mount Hotham They provide an experienced local guide, all necessary equipment, and will safely guide you out of the Hotham resort and into Hotham's spectacular backcountry. They even maintain a Blog of their tours, updated daily, take photos of you on your snowshoe tour ,and will provide you with a link to these photos and their superb photo collection at no extra charge.
Snowshoeing at Mount Hotham: a guaranteed mountain high!
Give Andy a call or send him an email. Contact details:
Andy: m. 0488 477 271
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