Basic Snowshoeing Course Lecture

The course lecture is intended to explain key snowshoeing principles and concepts, gear and clothing choices, supplement the reading material, and provide specific information on upcoming field trips.
69 ( 70 capacity)

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.

Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Goodman B, Goodman C