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snowshoes-webCurious 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.

Find a great blog post with tips about how to successfully snowshoe, written by staff member, Omar Bonilla-Ortiz, here.

The majority of our 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. We do have a few pairs of snowshoes set aside specifically for members to borrow during the week, but supplies are limited so it may be best to call ahead. Thanks for understanding!

Frequently Asked Questions about Snowshoes

Can I reserve snowshoes?
Yes! We are now able to reserve snowshoes in advance. Please call our receptionist at any branch with the weight of all members of your party and they will be more than happy to help you reserve snowshoes. Note that our availability is limited during the week due to the number of school groups using the snowshoes.

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. 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.

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