The initial cheers and shouts of encouragement soon faded as the pack began to thin out and the only sound was the slither of skis and the crunch of snow shoes
on the frozen snow.
They provided us with snow shoes
for a wonderful guided half-day trek through the wilderness bordering British Columbia and Alberta, along the Continental Divide where the melting snow feeds into both the Atlantic and Pacific.
uk) offer a week's stay in the Family Resort Werfenweng from pounds 1,856 for a family of four including Eurotunnel crossings, seven nights' full board with wine, beer and soft drinks, use of the Baadingoo children's club, sleigh rides, tobogganing, ice skating, winter walks on snow shoes
and a taster session for first-time skiers and boarders.
Now the technology of snow shoes
has come on a bit since those old movies where fur trappers tramped around the Yukon with tennis rackets strapped to their feet.
The North Face Snow Shoe
(pounds 160 from Blacks Outdoor Leisure and good camping stores)
Using snow shoes
and walking poles, Lindsey managed to get to the hospital in three hours.
I have tennis rackets for snow shoes
and, in case of power cuts, Googled how to run the TV by generating electricity pedaling a bicycle but realised the only bike I had was for a five-year-old.
We should not stray far beyond our hearths without snow shoes
, blizzard goggles and long-johns repadded at the gussets.
Some adult ski equipment is available for borrowing, but no snow shoes
When I took a step back, I slipped in my snow shoes
and fell on to the rocks below.
Tetso records a time when he, with dog sleigh and snow shoes
, met on his trapline a bulldozer from an oil exploration crew.
have come on a bit since the ones I bought for my Action Man's winter commando outfit.