With a pair of snowshoes in your gear arsenal, you’ll be able to access stunning winter scenery like never before (and the trails will be a lot less crowded, too). For beginners, a pair of entry-level recreational or hiking snowshoes is a great place to start. It’s also a good idea to get a pair of trekking poles for added stability. In deep powder, you’ll want backcountry snowshoes with a rounded tail profile (a.k.a Western tail). For heavier, moderately deep snow, a pair with a tapered tail can enhance mobility for faster, more efficient hiking. Check out our deals on snowshoes from TSL, Redfeather and more, or visit our Snowshoe Guide for more information and tips.