A Snow Activity For Everyone New York!

Although we generally equate summer with outdoor activities, winter has quite a few outdoor activities to offer as well. One such outdoor snow activity that everyone can enjoy is walking on snow or snowshoeing. Aside from being a fun activity, there are many benefits of snowshoeing that make it an activity anyone can do.

As a winter sport, Snowshoeing does not require any specific technical skills, unlike skiing or snowboarding. Also unlike skiing or snowboarding, there is not lift ticket purchase necessary as you can enjoy this sport anywhere there are trails or open spaces to roam. Another benefit of snowshoeing is that it provides a great workout, one that can hold up against your routine at the gym. Although you won’t need much practice to master snowshoeing, the first few times you go out, you may need to take it a little easy to build up some stamina. Be sure to dress appropriately for the cold and wet conditions as well. Reviewing a safety checklist before hand and having the proper equipment on your feet are also important to do. The following tips will also help when you are just beginning snowshoeing.

1. Take it easy; don’t push yourself too hard at first.
2. Take breaks to enjoy the scenery.
3. Make sure you stay hydrated and drink lots of water.
4. Dress appropriately in layers to stay warm and dry. This will help you to enjoy your trip much more.
5. Take a small backpack with you and pack some extra snacks, water, gloves, hat, compass, first aid kit and anything else you think may come in handy.
6. Make sure you always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.
7. When you go snowshoeing as a group, let the fittest go first to break the trail in. This will slow them down and let the rest of the group catch up.

For more information on starting and enjoying snowshoeing, visit trailerlife.com. And let us know the next time you visit your local new and used RV dealer, Jim’s RV how your snowshoeing adventure was!