If you can walk you can snowshoe! Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy winter and explore the great outdoors that surround us.
Join CSC's popular snowshoeing events. Regular snowshoe trips are scheduled throughout the winter season.
The snowshoeing season runs from mid-December to the end of April with one "never-ever" snowshoeing event scheduled per month. The "never-ever" events are always rated easy and members of all ages and abilities are encouraged to give snowshoeing a try
See our Event Calendar for current schedule, registration and transportation information.
Snowshoe gear can be purchased at various sports and outdoor equipment retailers in Calgary and also online. Before buying, it's recommended that you rent gear from places like Sports Rent, University of Calgary Outdoor Recreation Centre, MEC and Nomad Mobile Gear rental try out gear and determine personal preferences. See our Resources section for a snowshoeing checklist.
Snowshoeing Ratings and Difficulty
Trails are rated by both difficulty and length.
Please note: Intermediate and Challenging trips will not be offered by CSC. We recommend that you consult with a relevant guide book and if in doubt, talk to the snowshoe trip Coordinator.
Important Safety Information
Coordinators for CSC are approved as leaders by Club peers. They know the routes offered and are familiar with Club procedures for trip organising and leading. Coordinators may cancel or redirect any outing if conditions appear unsuitable. Coordinators may refuse to allow someone to participate if they feel that person does not have the proper equipment or skills, and to ask a person to go back if it is unsafe for them to continue. If a person ignores the coordinator's advice, that person is no longer considered a participant in that event.
Parks now often charge to evacuate people from the backcountry in an emergency. CSC policy is that any such expense is the snowshoer-participant's responsibility and not the Club's. The Club merely organizes events. Each participant, as a Common Adventurer, is responsible for ensuring his/her own safety and for covering any expenses incurred. For more information Please contact our Hiking Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org