About Us

In 1992 we set out to make snowshoeing accessible and as enjoyable as possible. Life it short and we believe the more of it you can spend outside the happier and more fulfilling life is.

The good news for all of us is that Snowshoeing is a simple sport, yet many snowshoes on the market due to their weight and size made it more difficult and less fun than it should be. That is where we have established our company and brand in the marketplace, we set out to make the world's lightest and most durable snowshoes and have proudly accomplished that goal. Since 1992 Northern Lites has been making the World’s Premier brand of snowshoes that allow your mind to focus on your surroundings, not what’s on your feet. At 50%+ the weight of other aluminum frame or plastic snowshoes, you just can’t imagine how easy and fun snowshoeing can be, it’s a totally new experience when on Northern Lites.

Once we conquered the greatest snowshoes on the planet we thought your buying decision should be just as simple. Snowshoes have one purpose- efficient travel over the snow. In keeping with this sports simplicity, we offer five sizes, unlike some other companies that offer dozens of models requiring a high tech mathematical equation to choose the right model.

We put our efforts into lightweight technologies that allow our snowshoes to excel in a wide range of uses and users. This allows our customers to outfit all members of the family with the exact snowshoe for each individual. All these uses and users will share the same fundamental advantage that Northern Lites are famous for, being incredibly lightweight and durable.

You may be reading this wondering why is weight such a passion at Northern Lites? There are only a few fundamental criteria for snowshoes since they were developed some 12,000 years ago. Snowshoes need to provide floatation on snow and they need to do so with as little added weight as possible. There are secondary criteria such as bindings, traction, and cost, but without floatation or if they weigh too much, the snowshoe is worthless. Maximizing floatation while minimizing weight is no easy task which is why some of the modern aluminum and plastic snowshoes actually weigh more than the wooden models they replaced! This is why Northern Lites has focused on weight since we began.

Our innovations come from technologically advanced materials combined with efficient designs yielding an ultra lightweight snowshoe brand with premier performance and durability.

Plus all of this Engineered and Manufactured right here in the USA!

We hope you enjoy Northern Lites as much as we enjoy making them.

The Northern Lites Family