Snowshoeing Equivalency Application

Click here if you have sufficient skill and experience with snowshoeing such that you may be eligible for an equivalency badge. This would grant you the ability to register for trips with us without taking a Mountaineers course. If you are sure you can be a contributing member of a group of snowshoers, including assisting with incidents, fill out this application and the relevant committee will review it and contact you.

Basic Snowshoeing Course

Backcountry Snowshoeing Skills Course

*Please note that snowshoe equivalency applications have ended for the 2018 winter season. Applications will open again Sept 1 2018 for the Winter 2018-2019 season.

Thank you for expressing your interest in getting out on the snow with The Mountaineers! To do so requires either that you successfully complete the snowshoeing course (normally held by branches in the late fall/winter so that trips can be taken while there's snow) or show that you have the equivalent skills, knowledge, and equipment that we expect of one of our Basic Snowshoe Course graduates. This application describes and starts the process of determining course equivalency.

  • Make sure you have the skills by checking out course description on the backcountry or basic snowshoe badges.
  • Fill out and submit this application.
  • A Mountaineers representative will get in touch with you to discuss the application.  
  • Join the mountaineers, if not already a member.

This application starts the necessary conversation between you and our volunteers. There may be slightly different requirements for the committees at different branches (all of which will comply with our organizational minimum standards for snowshoeing).


  = required field
Are you a current Mountaineers member? This is not a requirement at this point, but may help the equivalency evaluator assess your level of comfort on outdoor experiences. Ultimately, you will have to set up a profile in our system so that you can sign our waiver and participate in activities with us.



Which type of snowshoe badge are you interested in?  
 
Thank you for your interest in our Snowshoeing programs! We will forward your application on to one of our amazing volunteers, who will review it and get in touch with you about how to move forward. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at info@mountaineers.org.