I went to Whistler with a bunch of friends last weekend, and tried out snowshoeing for the first time. It turns out that I love it! You get a great workout while stomping around in the snow without the risk of horrendous knee injury that comes with skiing and snowboarding. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper. Before you go, though, make sure you read up on Non-Avalanche Related Snow Immersion Death!
You’ll need some shoes and some poles, and probably also a camera, so you can take awesome pictures: