PE 116 Snowshoeing • 1 Cr.


Snowshoeing is a classic technique for exploring the backcountry in snowy conditions. Students tour designated mountain trails each week focusing on fitness, snowshoeing techniques, equipment care and safe mountain travel.


Fee: $20 equipment rental.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

    • Be confident in basic snowshoe techniques
    • Understand the importance of a lifelong fitness plan and how to stay active in winter months
    • Improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance
    • Identify potential winter travel risks
    • Understand how to prepare for winter activities including weather and avalanche dangers
    • Identify quality snowshoe equipment with an understanding of basic repair techniques
    • Improve understanding of risk management issues associated with snowshoeing