Picking up a new sport can be intimidating sometimes, with all the new skills to learn and gear to buy. But for those looking to get out this season on snowshoes, Nikwax is partnering with Snowshoes.com and REI to help promote this super fun and fast-growing winter sport.

The crew from Snowshoes.com, an online guide to staying active in winter, will be bringing its popular Get Going! Workshop to REI stores across the country. These totally free workshops will feature an introduction to snowshoeing technique, a guide to local places to go, and products from sponsors including Nikwax, Atlas, and Tubbs snowshoes, GORE-TEX and more.  This is a great opportunity for everyone, from those who have never strapped on a pair of snowshoes, to intermediates looking to upgrade their equipment, find new places to explore, or meet other local enthusiasts.

Instructing students on all aspects of the sport will be accomplished adventure athlete and performance coach Julie Hudetz, an avid snowshoer and adventure racer with several years of experience teaching the Atlas Explore Winter Women’s Workshops and the W.L. Gore Dressing for Success Winter Workshops.

The tour kicks off Nov. 12, 2012 in Fort Collins, CO, and continues through January 17th, with several stops all over the country. Check out the upcoming dates below, stop by, and get out there!

  • Nov. 28 – Bend, OR REI, 6:00pm
  • Nov. 28 – Salt Lake City, UT REI, 5:30 and 7pm
  • Nov. 29 – Portland, OR REI, 7pm
  • Dec. 3 – Saratoga, CA REI, 7:00pm
  • Dec. 3 – Reading, MA REI, 5:30 and 7pm
  • Dec. 4 – Berkeley, CA REI, 7pm
  • Dec. 4 – Framingham, MA REI, 7:00pm
  • Dec. 5 – Sacramento, CA REI, 7:00pm
  • Dec. 5 – East Hanover, NJ REI, 7:00pm
  • Dec. 6 – Manhattan Beach, CA REI, 7:00pm
  • Dec. 6 – NYC SoHo, NY REI, 5:30 and 7:00pm
  • Dec. 10 – Redmond, WA REI, 7:00pm
  • Dec. 11 – Issaquah, WA REI, 7:00pm
  • Dec. 12 – Southcenter, WA REI, 7:00pm
  • Dec. 13 – Seattle, WA REI, 7:00pm
  • Dec. 19 – Clackamas, OR REI, 7:00pm
  • Dec. 20 – Eugene, OR REI, 7:00pm
  • Jan. 2, 2013 – Santa Fe, NM REI, 6:00pm
  • Jan. 3 – Albuquerque, NM REI, 6:00pm
  • Jan. 4 – Denver, CO REI, 6:30pm
  • Jan. 7 – Lincoln Park, IL REI, 7:00pm
  • Jan. 8 – Brookfield, WI REI, 6:30pm
  • Jan. 9 – Madison, WI REI, 7:00pm
  • Jan. 9 – Reno, NV REI, 6:30pm
  • Jan. 10 – Bloomington, MN REI, 5:30 and 7:00pm
  • Jan. 11 – Maple Grove, MN REI, 6:30pm
  • Jan. 15 – Portland, OR REI, 7:00pm
  • Jan. 16 – Olympia, WA REI, 7:00pm
  • Jan. 17 – Seattle, WA REI, 7:00pm

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