NTCo's hand-made, traditional wooden snowshoe line is one of our newest. Processed, steam-bent, laced dipped all by hand.
Similar to a large Ojibwa snowshoe in general shape and function, the Alaskan's upturned toe, large surface area, and sleek profile excel at covering open trail distances through any depth of snow. These are excellent snowshoe for large people, for carrying large packs, and for those who prefer the classic frontiersman style.
Picking Your Snowshoe Size
Roughly match snowshoe size to your body weight plus the weight of any pack.
As a rule, smaller shoes are easier to walk on. If close to a size break, choose larger shoes if you have long legs, wear a hefty pack, regularly break trail or have light, fluffy snow.
Choose smaller shoes for shorter legs, denser snow or packed trails (even if new snow covers the old tracks).
|For Ojibway Models|
|Model||Dimensions||Age / Weight||Surface Floatation Area|
|YOUTH||9" x 36"||Age 6 to about 110#||320 sq. in.|
|SMALL||10" x 48"||Age 8 to about 140#||510 sq. in.|
|MEDIUM||11" x 54"||130# to about 240#||645 sq. in.|
|LARGE||12" x 60"||6'tall and 210# and up||700 sq. in.|