by Garneau Snowshoeing: A winter sport for everyone watch our video : How to choose snowshoes Snowshoes make winter walking fun and give a great excuse to get outside and enjoy. As a sport and winter activity, snowshoeing is extremely accessible. Anyone who can walk can also snowshoe. Snowshoes are small, portable "decks" that strap to your feet via a pivoting binding so that you can easily walk without sinking into deep snow. The greater surface aread the snowshoe provides gives you float on the snow. Underfoot traction via crampons keeps you from slipping on hardpacked snow, ice and/or certain obstacles like a fallen branch. There are many ways to snowshoe: for exercise, to reach a summit, or to win a race. Snowshoes are all also a great for some fu