Find answers to common questions
Does it matter which foot I use the snowshoe in?
ALPTREK snowshoes are right and left specific. Look for the Left and Right indicator on the pull tab of the heel lift.
How do you use the heel lift and what is it for?
The integrated heel lift alleviates calf strain and fatigue on steeper inclines. If you are snowshoeing up a steep incline, you’ll benefit from the comfort and efficient functioning of this helpful feature. To use, simply pull up on the rubber pull tab until it clicks into place. Now the heel of your foot will rest on the heel lift as you hike up the incline.
How do you tighten the straps of the ALPTREK Binding?
(Follow these instructions if the shoe is on the correct foot as described above.) • Tighten the straps by pulling the brightly colored rubber grip inwards until comfortable • To loosen, locate the smaller strap attached to the brightly colored binding tabs. Pull this smaller strap outwards.
What kind of shoes should I wear for snowshoeing?
We recommend using a stable, insulated, waterproof hiking boot when snowshoeing.
Can I use ski boots or snowboard boots with the snowshoe?
Ski boots are too large to use with the snowshoes. Typical snowboard boots up to size 12 will likely fit in either binding type.
Are these Men's or Women's snowshoes
They are unisex, just choose the proper load weight for your adventures.
Do I have to use trekking poles while snowshoeing?
No. Trekking poles are recommended for increased balance and stability.
How do I store my snowshoes and poles?
The included carry bag is large enough to hold everything included in the Snowshoe Kit. Start by laying one snowshoe on top of the other and put them into the bag with the toe pointed into the bag first. Then place your trekking poles and accessories in.
Does the storage bag lock?
The storage bag zippers are not explicitly designed to lock, but a small luggage lock or zip tie can be used.
What is the difference between the Snowshoe Kit and Snowshoe Kit HD
Our Snowshoe Kit includes everything you need to get out on the wintry trails. High-quality aluminum-framed snowshoes provide flotation though an HDPE deck and feature easy-pull bindings and integrated heel lifts. For stability, we have also included sturdy aluminum trekking poles will accessories. Everything in the Snowshoe Kit fits nicely inside the handy carry bag.