Can you tell me the proper snowshoes to wear in really deep snow, or does it mat

  1. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    Can you tell me the proper snowshoes to wear in really deep snow, or does it matter?

  2. Outbound Dan profile image97
    Outbound Danposted 6 years ago

    Greetings,
    The depth of the snow usually is not the deciding factor in the length or type of snowshoes to wear; however it is something to factor in.  Generally I look at the supported weight (including myself and gear carried) terrain, and consistency of snow.  I own several pairs of snowshoes but here is the general rule: The longer the snowshoe, the better the floatation; however the longer the shoe, the more energy you expend.  I suggest going with the shortest snowshoe possible for your weight and terrain.  With unbroken trail, powdered snow, and carrying a heavy pack - I wear 36" Tubbs mountaineers.  However, I can go back later the same year after the snow has settled and I can get away with a pair of 25" Atlas 1025 snowshoes.  In the end, look at the manufacturer specifications and try out a few pairs.  - Outbound Dan

 
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