NTCo's wooden snowshoe line is one of our newest. Processed, steam bent, laced dipped all by hand.
Of all the many shapes we could make, we feature and recommend the Ojibwa, with its pointed tail, highly efficient pointed toe and ''nesting'' shape. This beautiful design comes down to us from thousands of years of challenge and survival. It is strongly preferred by Canadian and US snowshoers and winter guides as the top design for beginners to start on, best for general day trips and for serious expeditions. On Ojibwas you can be an expert in 20 minutes, without lessons, prior experience or special gear.
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.|
- Materials and Dimensions
Material and Dimensions:
- Red Oak
- Stainless Steel hardware
- Premier roping - white braided Dacron and a braided polyester for the tan tow rope.
- Overall Length (includes curl) = 93 inches
- Length of Flat = 73 inches
- Width = 16 inches
- Total Weight = approximately 26 lbs.
The Luxury Wooden Toboggan is modeled after our original cargo Traditional Toboggans. These originals have been thoroughly tested through decades of use in the harsh Canadian North. By extending these traditional principles, we created the highest quality downhill toboggan by design, construction, materials, and beauty. It has to be to have our brand. You won't find another toboggan with a story and quality like this.
Carefully building these toboggans for downhill sledding, our Craftsman laminates every wooden toboggan crosspiece in order to withstand decades of repeated twisting. The gradual initial curl allows our downhill sled to ride higher, rather than plow into snowdrifts and in powdery conditions. We have learned from generations of craftsmen and have continued to perfect a natural bending process that allows us to use thicker boards. Constructing toboggans of red oak also provides a beautiful and durable grain perfect for winter snow sleds.