Let's be honest, there's a good chance you haven't ever purchased a pair of snowshoes before! However, whether you're new to Canada's oldest outdoor activity or an experienced snowshoer, there are several things to consider when picking out a new pair! With a couple qualifying questions, we think we can help you and your family find the right snowshoes regardless of age or experience.
Choosing the right snowshoes for your growing little one is no easy task. You're dealing with the learning curve of a brand-new activity, along with the speedy growth of your children. We're here to help you select the right snowshoes for your child, now and in the years to come!
Children Under 50 Pounds
For those tykes just starting out, a snowshoe in the 14 to 16 inch range should do the job.
Children Between 50 and 90 Pounds
For your rapidly-growing young ones, a snowshoe between 17 and 19 inches offers flexibility and stability that can last years.
Children Over 90 Pounds
As they start to approach their teen years, look for a snowshoe in the 20 to 22 inch range.
SHOP SNOWSHOES BY ACTIVITY
To help you find the right snowshoes, we first need to understand the type of activity you are planning on doing! Maybe you are into the river valley, or perhaps you're looking to tackle the backcountry of Jasper or Banff. Whatever your style, there's a pair of snowshoes for you!
Recreational (Trail) Snowshoes
We're not saying you're a newbie, but recreational snowshoes offer the perfect mix between comfort and stability for flat terrain.Shop
So you're into adventure, maybe a little bit of an adrenaline junkie? You'll need snowshoes that can handle rolling or variable terrain.Shop
Looking to reach the peak? Mountain snowshoes offer enhanced traction and suspension made for ascending high-altitude terrain.Shop
Ask Captain United - Backcountry vs. Recreational Snowshoes
When choosing your snowshoes for the first time, it's important to know ahead of time what kind of terrain you intend to tackle. Most beginner to intermediate snowshoes fall into either the Recreational or Backcountry categories, but what exactly is the difference? Captain United has the answer!