Snow-shoes Les Raquettes a Neige
These are all the craze at the moment and are a real alternative to off-piste skis when the snow is to soft to walk on.
It is quite strange really that fashion has taken such a full swing as snowshoes predated skis. They were standard issue to troops and workers for centuries. The difference is that modern shoes are light and much more comfortable to wear as they have far better attachments than the old ropes used on tennis racket style relics.
Modern materials are now used and most have at least rudimentary built in crampons to deal with ice on mixed going.
This section has been compiled to provide some basic information for anyone thinking of taking it up.
Most data comes from manufacturers and we had very little information to guide us towards a purchase. There is almost nothing on how to drive them in print.
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