Snowshoe Everyday! - FREE RENTALS!
Join us on each day for some snow shoeing fun! Young and mature are invited to give snow shoeing a try.
Please note that all participants must provide us with Government issued ID and complete a release form in order to use the snowshoes.
Children or Youth must have a parent / guardian complete the release form and provide their Government issued ID.
Snowshoes must be returned no later than 4:00pm and will not be lent out after 3:30pm.
This is not instructed and lending out of the snowshoes is first come, first serve as we do not pre-book the use of the snowshoes.
- Tuesday and Thursdays - there will be limited amount of Snowshoes available.
- Sunday through Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
- Friday and Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Starts: January 2017
Please look at the below chart to determine what size snowshoe you will need.
Putting snowshoes on your feet for the first time may feel involved. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to put them on your boots for the optimal fit. Starting on snow is best because the sharp crampons will damage indoor flooring and asphalt or dirt may damage the crampons.
- Start by opening all of the buckles and loosening all of the adjustment points on the bindings. Clear the binding foot bed of any snow or debris so that your foot will rest flat on the binding without any obstruction.
- Step into the binding with the ball of your foot directly centered over the crampon hinge. Check if your foot placement is correct by making a pivoting motion forward. The front of your boot should not have direct contact with the decking.
- Once your foot is in place, buckle or latch or attach the binding strap at your toes or the front most binding strap. Then attach and tighten the heel strap. Lastly, secure and tighten the instep strap that crosses over the top of your foot, nearest your ankles. (For some bindings, like the Tubbs, this step will look different because of the unique binding systems. You will follow step 1 and step 2 as mentioned above, but then you will go directly to the two tightening points for adjustment since there are no straps to tighten over the toes or forefoot.)
- Check the tightness and security of the binding straps by lifting your foot, taking a few steps, or hinging your feet on the pivot points. The bindings should feel secure around your boots but not so tight that movement is restricted. After a short distance, you may need to readjust your bindings for optimal fit.
- Check for any gaps between the bindings and your boots. The binding straps should embrace your boot in such a way that there is little to no space for snow to gather or collect. If snow gets into the spacing of your binding, it may result in cold and wet boots as well as discomfort and pressure points.
- Snowshoeing is just like walking or hiking except that your feet should be slightly wider than normal to accommodate the wide frames and keep them from colliding with one another.