Winter in Slovenia is like a little wonderland. When the snow whitens the Julian Alps, Pokljuka or Bohinj forests, we turn into little children, just waiting to make the first steps into a soft, puffy snow. Walking on snow is definitely fun, but it can be difficult to do even short destinations if we don’t have the right equipment. That’s why we choose appropriate snowshoes and enjoy our hike on crunchy snow. It’s almost like walking on water.
How do you put snowshoes on?
Snowshoes are very easy to attach to every hiking shoe, no matter the size. You just step on a middle of a snowshoe, and then adjust the straps to fit your foot tight, but not too tight. But don’t worry, when you rent the snowshoes in our office, we will show you how to use them.
How do you walk in snowshoes?
The rule is called “small, wide and high”. “Small” means that you make smaller steps, one foot after another. “Wide” means that your legs are spread a bit wider than usual, so you don’t trip over the snowshoes. “High” means that you lift your knees higher, so you avoid collecting snow on your shoes.
Walking backwards is not possible, so keep in mind that, whenever you need to turn, you should slowly turn your feet in the direction you want to go.
The equipment characteristics:
Yate Raptor, for shoe sizes 35-49, weight up to 100 kg, dimensions 68×23 cm, weight 1800 g
Renting the snowshoes:
The first day costs 15€
+ each additional day costs 8€
Note that in the winter season, the office is not open during usual work hours. When you rent the equipment, you can make an arrangement with us about the pickup and dropoff time, by phone or email.
By renting the equipment you are acknowledging that you have read our terms and conditions