In-Person: Build your own Snowshoes!!!
Date & Time: October 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on October 17, 2021 at 9:00 am
Class Fee: $280
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.
Skill Level: Beginner
In this two-day 16 hour class (Saturday and Sunday) we will be building snowshoes that will last for generations.
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.
NOTE: Be aware 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!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
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!