Basic Snowshoeing Lecture

Lecture: Basic Snowshoeing Course

Basic Snowshoeing Lecture - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Lecture for the Basic Snowshoeing Course - Seattle 2024. This lecture will explain key snowshoeing principles and concepts, as well as gear and clothing choices.

  • Casual

Goodman B and C from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

The goal of this course is to teach students to be safe, confident snowshoers and to enjoy winter fitness, nature and adventure. Topics of instruction will touch on all foundational elements of winter travel, including introductions to the selection, use and care of proper equipment (shoes, poles, packs, etc.); clothing and boots; conditioning and nutrition; ten essentials and safety; snow conditions and avalanche awareness; winter travel tips and techniques; weather conditions; and choosing an outing. We'll have recommendations for where to go, what to rent, what to buy. Questions are welcome!

There  will be displays of gear in use by current snowshoe leaders/instructors, who will also field questions about gear choices.


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See "Required Equipment" in the Course description. You are not required to bring any gear to the lecture, however you are welcome to do so if you have a question that you would like to discuss with an instructor.

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