Snowshoeing Park City, Utah
Imagine snowshoeing on several feet of sparkling snow surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains in a dense, snow-covered forest. When you step into Park City’s winter wonderland you will experience breathtaking views, exercise, solace, and an adventure unlike any other.
Spend a few hours and enjoy a snowshoeing tour in Park City with Utah Outdoor Adventures. Two-hour snowshoe tours in Park City are offered in the morning, the afternoon, or with evening dinner under the moonlight. UOA’s experienced snowshoe guide caters to families and individuals of all abilities. Call and book your tour today!
5 Reasons to Snowshoe with Utah Outdoor Adventures
- Family and Friend Adventures – Looking for a family-fun activity? Are you visiting with friends and wanting to explore Park City? Look no further, Utah Outdoor Adventures has a variety of trails suited for any occasion.
- Group and Corporate Tours – Groups of three or more will receive discounted rates, so a group or family outing is a great option to add some excitement during your stay.
- Aerobic Exercise – Are you a fitness enthusiast? Snowshoeing is an exciting alternative to other forms of exercise. Get outdoors, above the valley and see beautiful sights while also getting great exercise.
- Educational – Are you interested in leaning how to snowshoe? UOA can help. Your snowshoe guide will share several tips to make snowshoeing fun and safe. By the time you finish, you’ll be a pro!
- Experience of a Lifetime – While snowshoeing around Park City, you will be surrounded by dense, snow-covered landscapes. We are likely to see wildlife such as moose, elk, deer or owls. Park City was named “Best Town in America” in 2013 by Outside Magazine.
Be Prepared: What to Bring & What We Provide.
Although beautiful, Utah winters should not be underestimated. It is important to be prepared for the weather conditions. UOA will provide some items, but you will need to bring a few essentials to ensure safety and comfort!
Guide will provide the following:
- Trekking Poles
- We’ll Even Pick You up!
You Should Bring these 14 Essentials:
- Lip Balm
- Snow Pants
- Extra Water
- Extra Snacks
- Toilet Paper
- Waterproof Coat
- Eye Wear/Sunglasses
- Snow Boots/Warm Socks
- Personal Trekking Poles
- Personal Recreational Snowshoes
Own any gear we provide? We encourage bringing your gear for comfort.
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Learn proper snowshoe techniques from Amanda Beauvais from the Ski Channel.
Behind the Basics Hosted by Amanda Beauvais of Snowshoe Magazine
Hello, and welcome to snowshoeing on the Ski Channel. I’m your host Amanda Beauvais from Snowshoe Magazine. Well, winter is finally upon us and now is the perfect time to try your hand at the sport. Snowshoeing is great, it increases stamina, burns tons of calories, helps with endurance and lets you go outside to enjoy the winter landscape. Snowshoeing can be done almost anywhere: an empty golf course, your state or local parks, even your backyard. Today my friend Angela and I are going to show you easy, basic techniques to help get one your way. First thing first, a natural stride is best. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. But be aware, your stance will have to be wider due to the length and width of your snowshoe – this will become more normal feeling with time. Take regular strides and make sure not to cross the snowshoes so you don’t trip. Packed snow it best for beginners, but when you’re in deeper snow, remember to lift your knees and push down, you’ve got cleats on snowshoes, so that will help graph the snow and give you an easier ride. When you get a little more comfortable walking in snowshoes on a flat terrain, you might want to try out doing some hills. An important thing to consider when walking up a hill is to shorten your stride. Use your knees – short strides – and dig your cleats into the hill to give you a bit more flexibility. When you’re walking with a partner or a group of people, the first person will be responsible for breaking the trail or making a trail in the snow for others to follow. You may think that turning in snowshoes is next to impossible but it’s not. There is an easy technique I like to call “T-Turn” and makes it easy and quick to turn without having to use a lot of space. Just put one foot in front of the other in a T-formation, in the direction in which you’d like to turn, move the shoe parallel and you’re on your way. It’s easy to snowshoe, even in a forest. Snowshoes go over bushes, packed leaves, weeds, anything no problem. Remember, natural stride. One technique you’ll want to remember as you go down a hill is to crouch. Get low to the ground. It will help you established your center of gravity and give you more balance especially in some rocky terrains. Crouch down, and again, remember a wide stance. Help your partner; you made it down. Now as you can see, we are on a frozen pond. Lakes are great to snowshoe because you have a wide open landscape and you can go where ever you want. Remember, Snow can insulate ice, so if you get in a slushy situation, it can stick onto your snowshoes making it hard. If that occurs, you’re going to want to stop and turn around. If the snow is slushy and you’re not sure what’s up ahead. There could be a hole in the ice, or a break, that you just don’t want to be a part of. Now, as you climb to a steeper hill, remember shorter strides. You can grab onto a tree or shrub that is nearby and help your partner. You can also run in snowshoes. Now, I’ve got sport racing snowshoes on for running is an excellent way to burn additional calories and get more out of your workout. Thanks so much for joining us today, we’ve had a lot of fun. I Amanda Beauvais with Snowshoe Magazine signing off. See you soon!