Snowshoe

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If you can walk, then you can snowshoe! What a great way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter time, get some exercise and have fun all at the same time!

Hardwood boasts 11kms of dedicated snowshoe trails for all ability levels. Our snowshoe trails are a stacked loop of one way trails that let you build your own loop. East loops, Lynx and Fox run clockwise, these are our easier loops and considered beginner to intermediate depending on the distance.  Western loops, Beaver and Lookout, run counter clockwise and are more advanced trails because of the distance and some of the climbs.

What to Wear Snowshoeing:

You do not need to buy any special snowshoeing clothing, but it does help to dress properly. Try to dress in layers that can be taken off or added as you get warmer or colder. Try to avoid cotton as it tends to soak up water. Synthetic fabrics are much better. Most people wear a layer next to the skin followed by a fleece sweater, and then by a jacket.  Warm snow pants are also recommended.

You will also need a good ski hat or toque, very warm mittens or gloves and warm socks. A buff is also a good idea to protect your neck and face from the wind chill.

Our retail shop is fully stocked with everything that you will need for clothing and accessories

A Base Layer

A lightweight and tight fabric that manages moisture and breathes well, but does not leave a heavy feeling against the skin.

A Mid-layer

A layer that is more than a long sleeve tee, but not quite a sweater; it is warm enough to cut the early chill, but still breathable to keep you comfortable and warm.

Pants

A soft-shell pant with a windproof layer on the front and warm, stretch fabric on the back.

Jacket

A warm, insulated winter jacket that has a wind-resistant face, and stretch panels located strategically to let you move while skiing.

Gloves

To prevent moisture build-up and cold hands, your gloves must be breathable.

Socks

Happy feet = a happy you!  If your feet are uncomfortable, you just won’t enjoy your day.

Headwear  

A toque or hat is a must for all winter sports.  Look for a one with a close fit that covers your ears.

Face wear 

Buffs are also a great idea as a light option to keep that cold air out of your collar and really come in handy when you want to cover your nose and cheeks in extremely cold conditions.

Things to do

XC SKI

There is a trail for every level of ability, from beginner to elite racer on terrain that ranges from gently rolling to challenging.

SNOWSHOE

If you can walk, then you can snowshoe!  What a great way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter time, get some exercise and have fun all at the same time!

FAT BIKE

You literally go biking on the snowy trails with a mountain bike.  The difference?  Big fat tires.