snowshoeing

Winter Trails Day at Schweitzer

January 23, 2019

January 26, 2019. Hit the snow-covered trails at Schweitzer Mountain Resort! This resort in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho has 2900 acres of terrain and an average of 300 inches of annual snowfall, and this weekend they are hosting Winter Trails Day with free trail access to their snowshoe trails and the Nordic ski trails […]

Starlight Snowshoe Tour

February 14, 2018

Coming February 15, 2018. Happy Valentine’s Day! We found a unique tour taking place tomorrow night. It only happens once every 20 years…a black moon. Don’t worry, it’s not anything sinister. This year, it means that there will not be a full moon at all this month, but there were 2 full moons in January, […]

Umbagog Lake Women’s Dogsledding Weekend

January 29, 2018

Coming February 1, 2018. Outdoor activities in the winter white woods of Maine! The Women’s Dogsledding Weekend with Mahoosuc Guide Service is filled with dogsledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing at Umbagog Lake. On this 3 day adventure, 2 women per sled will work with dogteams of huskies that have been raised by the owner guides from […]

Sierra Mountain Center’s Women’s Backcountry Hut Vacation

January 23, 2018

Coming March 17, 2018. Fresh snow-covered mountains in the heart of California’s Sierra National Forest. The Sierra Mountain Center is offering a Women’s Backcountry Hut Vacation for a small group of adventurous ladies. This is your chance to enjoy the great outdoors on snowshoes or cross country skis. Lodging will be in a 14×20 feet, plasticized fabric […]

REI Women’s Moonlight Snowshoe Tour

January 22, 2018

Coming January 26, 2018. An evening adventure with the girls! Join REI Outdoor School for their Women’s Moonlight Snowshoe Tour in Washington’s Wenatche National Forest. The Cascade Range has received a lot of snow this season, and Blewett Pass is ideal for a snowshoe trek with its modest elevation gain. REI puts a little twist […]

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation Chocolate Festival

January 16, 2018

Coming February 25, 2018. The outdoors and chocolate…who could ask for a better combination! It’s the 29th Annual Chocolate Festival sponsored by the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation! Enjoy the 45 km network of trails through the beautiful New Hampshire countryside with views of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the East. Along […]

Women’s Winter Escape at Great Glen

November 9, 2017

Coming January 13, 2018. Revel in the winter activities! The Women’s Winter Escape at Great Glen is a weekend filled with cross country skiing, skating, snowshoeing, tubing, skate skiing, and yoga. Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is the site of this fun event which is located in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire and offers year-round fun […]

GoBag Dolphin

November 6, 2017

Going out in the water, rain, or snow? Then you need the GoBag Dolphin! Protect your phone from water, snow, dust, and sand damage with this handy dry bag. Labeled as the world’s only magnetic self-sealing dry bag, this piece of gear is a must-have for outdoor adventures. The double sealing magnetic closure secures your phone […]

Crescent Moon Eva All Foam Snowshoe

November 3, 2017

A completely novel snowshoe! Just released this season, the Crescent Moon Eva All Foam Snowshoe is the first of its kind. It is described as a big athletic flip flop for the snow. The top of the foam deck is soft and provides some cushion and insulation to absorb the impact of packed snow and other […]

Hillsound Armadillo LT Gaiter

September 28, 2017

Tough like an armadillo. Yes, the aptly named Armadillo LT Gaiters from our friends at Hillsound are tough and ready to protect your feet and lower legs from the sticks, rocks, trail debris, and elements as you trek your way through your TrailblazerGirl adventures. These are well-made gaiters with a waterproof and breathable upper portion and strong, durable lower […]

Swany Legend II Mittens and LaPosh Gloves

March 24, 2017

Heading for the snow? Then you must take the Legend II Mittens or the LaPosh Gloves (or both!) with you! Our friends at Swany are experts at gloves and mittens for skiers and snowboarders alike. If you’re a mitten person, go with the Legend II, a mitten with a novel twist. As part of the Toaster […]

Valentine’s Day Snowshoe Fondue at Grouse Mountain

February 13, 2017

Coming February 14, 2017. Haven’t planned anything yet for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? Check out the Valentine’s Day Snowshoe Fondue at Grouse Mountain. Enjoy an hour-long guided tour through serene alpine trails on snowshoes just 15 minutes from Vancouver in Beautiful British Columbia. After this invigorating trek, feast on a delicious chocolate fondue. Snow and chocolate […]

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

February 3, 2017

Coming February 3, 2017. Get outside! The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a biannual event that encourages “Mainers” and those visiting Maine to try something new and enjoy the many outdoor activities offered throughout The Pine Tree State. Events include daytime and moonlight snowshoeing tours, cross-country skiing, snowman building, winter carnivals, guided hikes, bird watching, […]

Snowshoe Routes: Washington

February 2, 2017

Get out and explore! For those of us here in the Pacific Northwest or planning to visit, we have found an excellent resource to help you do this. The most current edition (3rd Edition) of Snowshoe Routes: Washington is loaded with invaluable information to assist you in making the most of the winter weather in the […]

Heat Holders Twist Thermal Socks

January 31, 2017

Oh-so cozy! The aptly named thermal socks from our friends at Heat Holders (yes, they really do hold the heat!) are the perfect sock for your winter TrailblazerGirl activities. A patented three-stage manufacturing process is the key to socks that are incredibly warm, soft, and cozy. According to the company, “An advanced insulating yarn is used […]

Mount Rainier: Ranger Guided Snowshoe Walks

January 12, 2017

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! So said a ranger at Mount Rainier National Park. And yes, it was true, if you can walk, you will certainly enjoy snowshoeing, especially if it’s at Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in the state of Washington and the fifth national park in the United States. During the […]

Igloo Village Stockhorn

January 11, 2017

Imagine this..your own private island. But think cold weather instead of hot with the Igloo Village Stockhorn in Switzerland! One of the types of rooms that they offer at this season hotel is the Island Igloo, a private igloo on the island on frozen Lake Hinterstocken. Igloo Village is built each year anew in various locations […]

Crossblades

March 25, 2016

Consolidate your snow equipment with Crossblades! This new “snowshoe system” allows you to walk and climb and then with the help of swivel plate bases, you can ski and glide. Choose from hard boot binding for ski boots or soft boot binding for hiking boots. The wide base and short length (only 89 cm) make […]

Splitboarding Tour with the Underground and Backcountry Babes

March 3, 2016

Coming March 9, 2016. Avoid the lines and try ski touring! Join the Underground and Backcountry Babes for their Splitboarding Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado. Designed to give you a solid introduction to winter backcountry travel and safety, the gear and tools that you’ll need, and most importantly, how to recognize avalanche terrain. Participants should be […]

Yosemite Snowshoeing with Call of the Wild

October 9, 2015

Coming February 5, 2016. What better way to see Yosemite National Park in the wintertime than by snowshoe? Join Call of the Wild for the Yosemite Snowshoeing trip, a weekend of exploring one of our favorite National Parks. Winter is a especially magical time of year with fewer crowds and a dusting of snow on […]

Valentine’s Evening Snowshoe Hike with REI Outdoor School

February 13, 2015

Coming February 14, 2015. A romantic night in the Land of 10,000 Lakes! Bundle up and join the REI Outdoor School for a Valentine’s Evening Snowshoe Hike at Lake Elmo Park Reserve due east of Minneapolis, Minnesota. No experience necessary – they’ll teach you snowshoeing techniques for ascending, descending and breaking trail in the snow, […]

Top Snow Gear of 2014

December 9, 2014

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2014 reviews in the Snow category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… Marquette Backcountry Ski, a hybrid ski-snowshoe. Rounding out the top-3 were VestPac Waterproof […]

Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters

November 12, 2014

With rainy weather and snow, it’s so uncomfortable having wet feet while hiking or snowshoeing. Avoid this common problem with the Verglas Gaiters by Outdoor Research. Designed specifically for women, these gaiters are will keep you well protected with a combination of a waterproof, breathable fabric upper and a durable inner leg, as well as […]

Hotel Arctic, Greenland

November 7, 2014

If you want to get away from it all, try the Hotel Arctic in Greenland. Noted at the world’s most northerly 4 star hotel, it’s located on the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Various room types are available and most have views of the massive icebergs drifting in Disko Bay. For something […]