Basic Snowshoeing Course


Basic Snowshoeing Course

This badge represents successful completion of our Basic Snowshoeing Course, an introductory course that prepares you to travel safely in the winter backcountry on snowshoes.

Description of skills

The holder of this badge has successfully completed our Basic Snowshoeing Course and/or has demonstrated proficiency in these skills:

  • Equipment and clothing selection 
  • Trip selection based on conditioning and skill level 
  • Snowshoe travel 
  • Avalanche hazards and safe travel principles 
  • Basic emergency preparedness (Including preventing hypothermia and frostbite, summoning
    help if needed, and protecting and injured or ill person until help arrives)

what does this badge allow me to do?

    • Those who hold this badge can participate in "Easy" and "Easy+" Snowshoe trips.  Learn more about these kinds of trips in the activity overview or search for upcoming activities.



Complete our Basic Snowshoeing Course.


The Basic Snowshoeing Course Badge may be granted to members who have applicable experience and can demonstrate proficiency in the relevant skills.  Please apply for equivalency  online and you'll receive an email from connecting you with your local equivalency coordinator. 

Apply for equivalency