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Build your own Snowshoes!!! (In-Person)


Peta Barrett


Date & Time: October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on October 17, 2021 at 9:00 am

Class Fee: $280.00
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: Beginner


Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 United States

In this two-day 16 hour class (Saturday and Sunday) we will be building snowshoes that will last for generations.

Registration deadline: October 1

Alert: this class requires each participant to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.  Do not register for this class if you are not fully vaccinated. 

Your experienced guide during this adventure will be Peta Barrett, owner of Women’s Wilderness Discovery based out of Ely, MN, where she emphasizes teamwork can build confidence, strengthen courage, and cultivate leadership qualities in women and girls.

Teaching respect for the land and the gear used in wilderness travel is inherent to the wilderness ethic “Leave No Trace.” She has made and taught countless snowshoe classes.

Your snowshoes will be made of wood in the traditional Ojibwe style, which is more adaptable to different snow conditions than more modern snowshoes.

After the class, students will be varnishing their snowshoes at home.

This can be an intergenerational class:  Kids 12-18 can take the class with an adult (the adult must be present during the entire class). If both members of the ‘team’ want to take home snowshoes, both will need register.   Otherwise the adult and teen can decide to make one pair of snowshoes together.

Please bring water/snacks and lunch if needed, as there are no food facilities at the school.

Registration Deadline: October 1  To ensure the materials for your snowshoes arrive on time, we will be closing registration on October 1.  When registering, please indicate each participant’s height and weight in ‘Order Notes’, as your snowshoe size will be individualized for you!

Also please note: We’ve changed how each student pays for the material used during each in-person class.  Each registration fee now combines the material fee and the instructor fee.

NOTE: We may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!


How we are keeping you safe during Covid-19

General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

Read all of our school policies.


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