Interested in trying a winter sport but not quite ready for skiing? Curious to know what it’s like to walk on top of the snow after a huge blizzard? Try snowshoes! Our adult and youth snowshoes are one-size fits all and simply go over existing boots. You can borrow them from any of our three branch locations.
Snowshoes are only available to borrow in the evenings and for up to three days over the weekend. This equipment is very popular with school groups that visit the Center, so we make sure that we have plenty available for the kids during the day. Thanks for understanding!
Frequently Asked Questions about Snowshoes:
Can I reserve snowshoes?
Unfortunately, no. Members wishing to borrow snowshoes over the weekend should come at 3:00 PM on Friday (4:00 PM at Washington Park) or early Saturday morning to ensure they can get them. Snowshoes are available on a first come, first served basis.
My teenager is coming snowshoeing with me … should they use the adult or child size snowshoes?
Most teenagers would be most comfortable in adult snowshoes. The two factors that contribute to which snowshoes fit best are shoe size and leg length. In generally, kids under 12 should use child snowshoes and kids 12 and up should use adult snowshoes. However, a tall 11 year old or a short 13 year old may be more comfortable in a larger or smaller pair, respectively.
Can I use poles with the snowshoes?
You are welcome to, but if the snow isn’t particularly deep you probably won’t need them.