Snowshoeing is a new and emerging sport that requires no costly equipment and formal training. It is basically hiking in plastic molded snowshoes. If you want to try it, listed here are the top snowshoeing destinations perfect for first-timers.
Sun Valley, Idaho. According to Visit SunValley, it offers an incomparable 40 km trails which are maintained daily. It is considered as the best cross-country skiing spot in America and a celebrity-favorite getaway. Snowshoe equipments are available for rent.
Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Maine. This recreational area in Carrabassett Valley features the state's largest Nordic center for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. It comprises a 90 km trail and located nearby is the Maine Huts & Trails that offers snowshoe outings for overnight or day visit travelers.
Northstar California Resort, California. This 35 km trail destination in Lake Tahoe makes snowshoers occupied with vast activities. It offers gondola rides to mid-mountain activities to enjoy the view minus the hiking. It also has great deals on moonlight tours and stargazing with an astronomer-poet.
Big Sky Resort, Montana. It is a 5,800-acre snowshoeing area near the Yellowstone National Park. It is a relaxing destination with not much crowd in it. It offers an informative Moose Track trail tour.
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, Oregon. This free and child-friendly getaway is located within the Deschutes National Forest. It comprises of an interpretive tour of the winter ecology and geology. The tours by an interpreter of the U.S. Forest Services come with a free use of snowshoes.
Park City Mountain, Utah. According to USA Today, this famous location is perfect for group snowshoeing and outings. You may also avail of private tours in this evergreen forest and alpine lakes.
Snowshoeing is an interactive activity that is healthy and allows you to appreciate the wondrous nature surrounding you. As first-timer, you have a variety of destinations that would suit you and your company.