- You get to breathe in the beauty of winter.
We’ve all seen the photos of a perfect winder wonderland: fresh snow everywhere, trees glistening and that pristine layer of white on top of everything. It’s beautiful. Even though there are tons of snow sports to choose from, I personally do not believe any of them allow you to take in the beauty of winter quite like snowshoeing does. Unless you plan on using your snowshoeing day for cardio, you can take it easy and enjoy the scenery around you. Snowshoeing truly allows you to breathe in the cold air and enjoy the beauty of winter.
Now that I’ve sold you on how wonderful snowshoeing is, here are a few things I recommend you take with you to have the perfect day:
– Snowshoes. Okay, that’s a given, but before you run off and buy a pair, know that tons of places have snowshoes for rent during the winter. This way you can make sure you love it 100% before buying your own pair.
– Warm Snow Boots. Tennis shoes aren’t going to cut it on this one. Snow is water, and if you do not have waterproof boots, your feet are going to get cold!
– Water. Just like during the summer you need to stay hydrated during all winter sports.
– Lots of Layers. I personally get really warm while snowshoeing, but when I start my day it is still chilly outside. I wear layers so I can strip down if I get warm, but also bundle up if a surprise snowstorm hits.
– A Camera. The first time I went snowshoeing I took over 200 photos that day. Every few minutes I saw another beautiful view. You are going to want your camera for this!
– A Great Trail. Knowing a great trail or having a guide that can take you to beautiful sites is definitely worth it. Although you can strap on your snowshoes and just go for it, certain trails or hikes are going to truly give you the best experience and let you see the best views.
Are you ready to start planning your snowshoeing excursion? Be sure to discuss snowshoeing with one of the Lapland Holiday experts when planning your next winter vacation.
Thanks for reading!
This blog was written by Caitlin Stewart a travel blogger from Reno – Nevada and author of travel blog EscapeReno.