1. It’s a great workout!
Snowshoeing can be a mean workout depending on the trail and terrain. In the same way that some hiking trails should be called “walks” snowshoeing can be more of a leisurely activity than an intense cardio workout, but throw in some up hills, switchbacks, and increase the distance, and you won’t need to spend any time on the treadmill that day. There are even snowshoe races to work up to like the Silverthorne Snowshoe Skedaddle 10k.
2. Snowshoeing can be a group or kid-friendly activity
Kids old enough to enjoy a hike are old enough to enjoy snowshoes. It requires a little less balance and skill than skiing so younger kids have a safe activity to do while older kids are skiing and snowboarding, or as a more organized activity than a snowball fight.