Everett Snowshoe Program

Everett Snowshoe Program

Enjoy some spectacular winter places with our community of Everett snowshoers!




Snowshoeing is winter hiking using snowshoes to stay on top of the snow. Destinations are usually to the same places as in the hiking season: lakes, viewpoints and forests. Travel is non-technical (other than wearing the snowshoes) and is on unplowed roads and snowy trails. Think of this as extending the hiking season into winter.



There are no requirements for participation in easy snowshoeing trips. Snowshoes can be rented or purchased from several local outdoor-equipment stores. Most folks also bring along a couple of ski poles for stability. The trip leaders will be able to fill you in on gear.

Contact the trip leader for permission to participate in trips listed as moderate and above. Members who have completed either Alpine Scrambling or Basic Climbing may participate in any snowshoe trip.



The basic snowshoeing course

The Snowshoeing Course offers an introduction to safe and enjoyable winter travel for the beginner. It is designed for people who want to get a taste of snowshoeing and pick up solid foundation skills.

 Topics of instruction will include:

    • conditioning
  • winter travel
  • safety
  • what to rent - selection and use of proper equipment
  • choosing an outing - how to plan and evaluate snowshoe routes to avoid avalanche risk

Students will be eligible to participate in easy snowshoe tours with the confidence of having a foundation in winter travel.