When our ancestors walked up to the Alpine pastures in the winter to check that everything was ok with the hut, and when they then brought the hay dried up there down into the valley on sledges, they put on snowshoes to make the ascent easier. Thanks to their large footprint wearers make an impact in the snow. Some years ago snowshoes began to be used for sport and since then more and more people have started to use them for tours in the mountains. Snowshoe hikes combine the enjoyment of nature with activity!