The Ultimate Guide to MSR® Snowshoes

In this guide, we’ll discuss everything related to MSR snowshoes, from current offerings to navigating the snowshoes and their features, to help you find the right snowshoe for the way you enjoy snowshoeing. For some perspective, we’ll close with a brief history of snowshoes, offering a road map stretching from post-holing hunter-gatherers to how MSR revolutionized snowshoe design and performance forever. Jump to: MSR Snowshoe Series MSR Decks and Frames MSR Bindings and Crampons MSR Snowshoe Features & Accessories How to Choose Snowshoes Snowshoe Maintenance Why Choose MSR Snowshoes Made in Market MSR Snowshoes at A Glance Today, our snowshoe line has designs catering to every snowshoer’s needs. Our purpose-built snowshoes are divided into three series based on the terrain you plan to traverse: Trail Series Best for: Comfort, essential…

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10 Amazing Places to Snowshoe in North America

Your favorite hiking trails may be under snow until spring, but snowshoeing is an affordable, accessible way to keep winter fun. The solitude of snowshoeing is also a bonus: there are no crowds, heavy machinery, or endless lift lines. The following destinations are some of the best places to snowshoe in North America, from groomed Nordic tracks and valley floors, to lakeshore forest glades and rugged ascents. 10 Best Places to Snowshoe in North America 1. Ashcroft, Colorado: Ghost town turned dining destination Eleven miles from Aspen, this ghost town has been turned into an ungroomed, unmaintained Nordic playground. Explore the miles of trails that traverse meadows, creeks and evergreen forest dotted with the remnants of the mining boom town of Ashcroft. Your destination should be the famed Pine Creek…

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Your Guide to Paraglide Snowshoe Bindings

Meet the Paraglide™, our newest snowshoe binding featured on all Trail series snowshoes: Evo, Revo, and Lightning. (Pro tip: if our site is out of stock, use the Find In Store or Find Online buttons on the product page to see MSR retailers with inventory.) Based on the materials and design principles of the award-winning Paragon binding (found on Ascent series snowshoes), the Paraglide was designed to be easy to use and incredibly comfortable for newer snowshoers while still providing a secure fit and high-quality performance. Using the Paraglide Snowshoe Bindings To put on the Paraglide snowshoe binding, simply pull the outside strap forward over your foot. Then tighten and secure the rear strap. Roller buckles make tightening the straps easy and intuitive by holding them in place without slippage….

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