After four solid days of skiing, Eric and I were hoping for a less strenuous activity to enjoy on our last day in Breckenridge. We briefly considered sledding, snow tubing, and cross-country skiing, but finally decided on snowshoeing. I’d never been snowshoeing before and I was excited to try something new!
We hopped in the car with my cousins and headed up to the Breckenridge Nordic Center.
We each rented a pair of snowshoes and purchased a trail ticket for the day. The cost for each of us was $40, which is a steal when you consider how much it costs to do many other winter activities in the area. My cousins opted to cross-country ski, which was the same price.
A friendly guide helped us put our snowshoes on, handed us a map, and sent us on our way. There were several round-trip trails to choose from, each one color-coded with adorable signs. We opted for the slightly longer, more challenging trail. The guide told us it would take two to three hours, but actually took us about ninety minutes, and that was with me stopping every thirty seconds to snap a picture.
My only minor disappointment occurred when we received our snowshoes. I had imagined the ones that look like tennis racquets strapped to your feet, but I suppose those are too old-school. We received newer, more modern (and less exciting) versions instead. They were easy to walk in, even in deep patches of snow. Probably easier to walk in that the tennis racquet type.