Types of Snowshoes
Most snowshoes fall into 3 categories: flat terrain, rolling terrain and mountain terrain. A few models are designed specifically for trail-running, fitness or climbing
Flat Terrain Snowshoes
Best for beginners. These are designed for easy walking on flat to rolling terrain and are ideal for families and casual snowshoers.
Flat-terrain snowshoes feature easy-to-adjust bindings and less aggressive traction systems. This category includes entry-level models that offer good value.
Rolling Terrain Snowshoes
Best for hikers and backpackers. Rolling-terrain snowshoes are designed for hiking on rolling to steep terrain off the beaten track and are suitable for all but very steep or icy conditions.
Rolling-terrain snowshoes are designed with more aggressive crampons and beefier bindings. This category is a step up from entry level.
Mountain Terrain Snowshoes
Best for advanced hikers, mountaineers and backcountry snowboarders. Mountain-terrain snowshoes are designed for icy, steep terrain. They are aimed at snowshoers who want to blaze their own trails.
They’re made with climbing-style crampons and rugged bindings that can withstand harsh conditions and terrain.
Our Mountain Terrain Models: Predator Line