McCoy Park was dressed her best for the final race of the Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition in 2016, held on February 28. Bright blue skies lit up the snow-covered trails on the beautiful Sunday — a warm, end-of-February … Continue reading
What an epiphany when I realized that running on snow in the winter was not only accessible, but also more physically sustainable than running on roads, or even trail running in the summer. Accessible because of new advances in foot … Continue reading
The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are drawing in crowds from all over the world to watch the races on Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado, and Atlas Snow-Shoe Company is helping to keep the fans on their feet.
There … Continue reading
There’s no doubt that one of the biggest improvements in snowshoe design recently are the bindings. I started snowshoeing about 10 years ago, and the only thing I disliked about the sport was putting on the equipment on my feet … Continue reading
When triathlete Brad Zoller lived in Chicago, he used to run the stairs to his apartment twice a week. He lived on the 23rd floor, and it took him about two minutes.
“I would take the elevator down, and then … Continue reading
Regular readers of Snowshoe Magazine will have seen my pictures from around the Swiss Alps before but may not have realised that, in winter at least, snowshoeing is my work. I’m an International Mountain Leader (IML) and I lead groups … Continue reading
While I never saw her drink the entire time I was growing up, my mother kept a small bottle of brandy in the cupboard. Mom hailed from upstate Wisconsin and had been a great ice skater in her day, so … Continue reading
Thousands of years ago, Inuit, Yupik, and other Native peoples inhabiting what is now Canada had to make it through some of the coldest winters on Earth. So they invented a winter boot called a mukluk.
In 1997, when he … Continue reading
Angelika Goncalves DaSilva of Calgary, Canada, is the founder and CEO of Sockology Inc. Snowshoe Magazine interviewed her about her approach to keeping our feet warm while snowshoeing.
Snowshoe: What are the origins of compression socks?
DaSilva: For a very … Continue reading
Your poor, tireless feet. They’ve suffered at the helm of flimsy footbeds for far too long. You know the kind: the ones that come standard in any boot or shoe. A thin piece of foam is practically all that separates … Continue reading
In my family, receiving a new pair of socks was a telltale sign of Christmas traditions. They would vary from year to year: ski socks, wool socks, fleece socks, ridiculous holiday themed socks. Whatever they were, they’d always be a … Continue reading