Join Strawberry Hill at Liberty Mountain Resort for a day of fun on the snow! Be sure to stop by Strawberry Hill's booth to catch some helpful tips to enjoy the wilderness safely during the wintertime.
What is Winter Trails?
Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports. Winter Trails can introduce active and not so active children and adults to sports that provide winter outdoor recreation.
Event time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Liberty Mountain Base Area
Cost: Free; no reservations are required!
Please Note: The Winter Trails Event at Liberty does not include Cross Country Skiing - only Snowshoeing
Liberty Mountain is one of 100+ venues to participate in Winter Trails Day 2011. Winter Trails Day is one of the largest 'Introduction to Snowsports' programs in the country.
Why Try Snowshoeing? Tubbs Snowshoes will be at Liberty for Winter Trails. Try their snowshoes on our mountain when you visit!
Anyone can snowshoe - it is as simple as walking.
Snowshoes are easy to put on and take off, just like putting on another pair of shoes.
Snowshoeing requires modest physical effort with no fancy techniques or theories to learn. Learning curve is immediate.
Snowshoes are highly maneuverable so outdoor enthusiasts can go where cross country skiers and snowmobiles cannot.
Snowshoeing offers participants the peaceful, quiet serenity of a snow-covered landscape - a great activity for the body and soul.
What are the Fitness Benefits of Snowshoeing?
Snowshoeing is a cross-training conditioning sport, offering a low-impact, safe form of exercise. It is ideal for anyone interested in an aerobic workout combined with strength training and muscle endurance.
Snowshoeing is a great aerobic exercise that will improve or maintain cardiovascular fitness as well as burn calories.
Snowshoeing uses every major muscle group at relatively high intensity for extended periods of time, thus requiring high caloric expenditure.
Research has shown that individuals who substitute snowshoeing for running during the winter actually improve their running fitness over those who chose to run as their primary source of winter training.
The physical demands of snowshoeing can build up endurance levels and strengthen quadriceps for runners.
Muscles used are similar to those used in walking and hiking hilly terrain. Hip flexors may receive more of a workout and quads may get more exercise than usual in walking due to the lifting motion of each step.
Climbing in snowshoes works the hip flexors and extensors, crucial muscles for cyclists.
The use of poles while snowshoeing gets the upper body moving and helps condition arms, shoulders and back muscles.
Are There Other Benefits?
Snowshoeing can accommodate a variety of activities-a casual hike in the woods, an overnight backpacking trip or an alpine climb.
Snowshoeing is a very inexpensive way to spend time with the entire family.
With a nearly immediate learning curve, snowshoeing provides hours of fun for adults and children of all ages.
Simplicity is perhaps one of the biggest draws to this sport. Snowshoes can be used in various types of snow conditions so, no matter what the weather, everyone can enjoy the great outdoors.