Need a new activity for students, families or your outdoor rec program this winter? Why not try snowshoeing!
It's tough for both kids and adults to stay active during the winter, it's too easy to stay inside - but being outside can be just as fun! Snowshoeing has been around for thousands of years and is the fastest growing winter sport in the world! If you can walk, you can snowshoe!
With the growing childhood obesity concerns we need to focus on increasing activity levels - especially in the winter. Even with the Physical Activity Guidelines being reduced from 90 minutes per day to 60 minutes per day, only 7% of kids are meeting these guidelines.
Did you know: walking, running or playing while wearing snowshoes burns up to 45% more calories than these same activities without wearing snowshoes. In fact, you can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour of snowshoeing — more than running or cross-country skiing! Snowshoeing poses little risk of injury, and can be safely enjoyed by all ages.
Snowshoeing at a casual walking speed can burn from approximately 420-740 calories per hour, while walking at a moderate pace burns approximately only 335 calories per hour.
Bigfoot Snowshoes are affordable, durable and easy to use. No expensive equipment, clothing or tickets required! We carry 15" through 40" sizes in stock! Schools and associations across North America are re-introducing this sport to their curriculum and the participants love it!
If you're part of a school board, ski association, boy scouts, girl guides, camping resort, or any other association looking to purchase a bulk order of snowshoes, we can offer you:
Click here to download the full PDF chart & Adventure series snowshoe information
" Last year we purchased Bigfoot Snowshoes and essentially created an Outdoor Ed Centre at our own school. This saved me the cost of busing students off-site and allowed our students to be active outdoors throughout the winter. You can't predict weather in Southern Ontario, so when the good snow falls and the sun is shining we have our snowshoes ready. "
Principal Terraview-Willowfield PS Toronto, Ontario