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Snowshowing a Fun Winter Activity For All


By Rachel Holt

Sun Valley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )

Sun Valley may be better known for its skiing and snowboarding, but at the Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center, a different winter activity is the focus.

The Center is located in the Sun Valley Club just 1/2 mile east of the Sun Valley Lodge.

Steve Haims, Nordic Supervisor, adds, "Snowshoeing has gained in popularity. Its been growing for the past ten years. Our local sports shops actually sell a lot of snowshoes."

Jenny Robinson, visiting the area from Seattle, enjoys going snowshoeing with husband Alex.

Jenny says, “it’s a great opportunity to be outdoors in the snow without skiing, take a day off, get some exercise.”

Alex adds that he actually bought her snowshoes for Christmas this year.

However, these snowshoes may not be the old fashioned kind you are picturing... new styles allow for easier use.
Unlike skiing and snowboarding where skills take time to develop you can just put on your snowshoes and go.

Two-hour historic tours are offered for groups up to 15 people.

In addition to the tour, the center offers four different trails up to five miles long for casual snowshoeing.

Due to the lack of snow, snowshoeing is not officially open to the public at this point.

For more information you may contact the Sun Valley Nordic & Snowshoe Center at (208) 622-2250.

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