3-Day Snowshoe Training Camp
Time & Location
About the Event
This 3-day 2-night snowshoe trip is a fantastic follow up from our Winter Camping Workshop. We will focus on traditional backcountry travel and winter skill building in deep snow conditions. What does "traditional" mean? Instead of snowmobiles and log cabins, we will snowshoe with gear in tow via modern expedition toboggans over frozen lakes and set up a winter camp. At night we will sleep warm in stove-heated canvas tents. During the day, we'll have time to snowshoe and work on winter skills such as axe and saw use. All group meals are provided. NOW Outdoors has a reputation for fantastic food. If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know well in advance.
Friday: After a gear check, our snowshoe hike to the campsite will be roughly 1 mile. The pace will be relaxed and we will make camp. This involves various tasks including setting up our canvas "hot" tents and wood stoves, cutting a hole in the ice, collecting water, processing firewood with saw and axe, etc.
Saturday: We will start with an awesome breakfast and follow with a relaxing day to snowshoe around the lake, take in the cool air and practice skills. Skills covered on this trip include:
- Traditional tent and stove use
- Axe and saw use
- Packing sleds and toboggans
- Winter cooking and baking
- Winter survival skills
- Managing thermoregulation
- Proper nutrition and hydration
Sunday: We will start with an awesome breakfast and then break down camp. Our hike out will be roughly 1 hour.
Accommodations: We will sleep as a group in our canvas "hot" tents heated by wood stoves, both of which we haul out on our expedition toboggans. A gear list will be sent to everyone upon registration. Participants should have their own personal items prior to the trip. We have limited cold weather gear available for rent including -20F sleeping bags, pads, snowshoes, and more.
Level of Difficulty - Moderate: This trip requires pulling a sled or toboggan in deep snow using snowshoes. Be prepared to spend full days outside and around camp in sub-freezing weather. This trip is open to anyone but best suited for those who already have a little experience camping. Participants should have a good understanding of what type of clothing, footwear, and other gear is appropriate for winter camping. Tips and other info are readily available upon request.
--> AS ALWAYS--> A gear list specific for this trip will be provided to all participants.
Trip Cost: $425 (payment deadline January 18th)
- Group tents
- Wood stoves
- Toboggan tanks for all your personal gear
- Group kitchen items
- Emergency med kit
- All meals, Friday lunch through Sunday breakfast
- Purified water
- Saws and axes
- Other misc. group gear
What's Not Included: (some rental gear is available)
- Clothing and other personal items
- Sleeping bags
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com