Snowshoe equipment

Showshoeing is a growing sport. The Ski Sale wishes to encourage this winter on-snow activity.

All goods will be appraised as is usual.

While we offer a bargain sale, we want our customers to be able to use the equipment immediately after a safety inspection and adjustment for bindings without major repairs being required before use.

There are four principal types of snowshoes. All may be accepted if they are in good shape.

Reject snowshoes if:

  • Wood frame and cat-gut:
    • Wood frame is damaged
    • There are any breaks/cracks in frame
    • The wood is not well varnished
    • The cat-gut is not tight and well varnished
  • Wood frame with neoprene deck:
    • There is any damage
    • The wood is not well varnished
    • Lacing to the frame is cut or gouged
    • The harness is not in good shape
  • Aluminum frame with neoprene deck:
    • There are deep scratches – they could lead to frame failure
    • Deck is not in good shape
    • There is unreasonable play in binding
    • Lacing on the frame is cut or gouged
    • Pivot for boot is loose
  • Plastic frame and deck:
    • There are any cracks
    • Bndings are not in good shape

For all types of snowshoe, it is important that:

  • All snowshoe bindings are carefully checked.
  • All buckles, straps, ratchets must be in good shape and firmly attached
  • All cleats or other traction aids should be intact with no cracks and with no missing teeth