Live 4 Snow – Get Your Snowshoes On!

Photo: Rob Weiss

Early weather reports promise Vancouverites an above average and perhaps an epic snow year. Furthermore, Accuweather predicts the potential for a couple of Arctic intrusions, “which may set the stage for a few snow events near the coast.” While many will cringe at the thought of a “snow event,” those of us who adore winter, glance up at the North Shore Mountains with joy in our hearts. Yes, if you live for snow, this may be your year to try snowshoeing, and the trails will be opening soon!

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Live 4 Snow – Get Your Snowshoes On!

Get fit for the New Year with 3 local snowshoeing trips

Feeling post-Christmas cabin fever? Cure it with a vigorous snowshoeing excursion. Snowshoeing, the fastest growing outdoor winter sport in North America, is available at Vancouver’s urban slopes: Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour.

I have no idea how many Christmas treats I’ve consumed in the past week, but I do know that snowshoeing burns 1,000 calories an hour—much more than jogging or hiking. So take advantage of the gorgeous piste and get fit for 2012.

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Get fit for the New Year with 3 local snowshoeing trips