Snow Travel Tips

Who says you have to stop playing outside when the temperatures drop? Learn how to have fun outside in the snow. Expert advice on how to stay warm outside in winter, how to hike in snow, how to snowshoe, and more!

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Do you dream of climbing steep couloirs? Or maybe you want to learn how to use an ice axe. Or perhaps, like me, you suffer from always being cold. Here’s a few essential posts to jump-start your winter hiking and snow climbing career.

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Zerrpppppp, click. Zerrrrpppp click. Zerrrrpppp click. My legs sound robotic as they slide across the skin track on their makeshift skis. The only thing that reminds me that I’m human is my heavy breathing. “Phew this most certainly is killer,” I huff as make my way up, slowly, towards what I hope is the top of the ridge. We had taken a wrong turn somewhere and ended up on a steep skin track through some rather dense trees.

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Tips for Snow Hiking and Snowshoeing

It’s cold, well below freezing. You’re a few miles in and the weather is starting to roll in quick. 40-50mph freezing winds whip down the steep face of the mountain your hiking next to. You lose sight of your partner in front of you. Despite the seemingly brutal conditions you’re warm. The wind actually feels good. You’ve been working hard through the drifts. You stop, look at the swirling landscape around you and you’re overcome with pure joy, even though you know you can’t go on. You aren’t making it to your intended destination a mere 1.5 miles ahead. In that moment, you realize that you’ve arrived at the day’s destination. You are here.

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