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Our snowshoe lines this year will include a variety of different colors, features, and price-points for men, women, and children. Snowshoe stock will become available as the snow starts to fly, so plan on stopping by, asking questions, and trying on a pair or two. Our brands of snowshoes this year include MSR, and our newest addition, Crescent Moon. For those of you that have never tried snowshoeing and would like to try the sport before you purchase a pair, we also offer snowshoe rentals at our US-31 location.


MSR Snowshoes

Engineered to get you through whatever Mother Nature throws your way, MSR snowshoes are constructed on an unprecedented foundation of all-terrain traction, modular floation and weight efficiency. MSR's Lightning Ascent series is one of the most aggressive that Backcountry North carries; water jet-cut from a single blade of aerospace-grade aluminum, it's frame delivers unrivaled edge-to-edge grip with minimal weight. The relatively new Modular Flotation tail additions are small and light enough to bring on any trip; you can take advantage of the agility of a shorter, primary snowshoe in packed conditions, while adding 5-inches of flotation on-demand for deeper snow or while carrying a heavier pack. Some MSR snowshoe models offer Tevevator heel lifts that conserves energy on the steep inclines while increasing traction. MSR Snowshoe components are proudly made in Seattle, Washington, while Cascade Designs employees build every snowshoe they make. All these features and more make these snowhoes some of the most versatile in the market today. 

Visit, or stop in and talk with a Backcountry North sales associate for more information!


Crescent Moon Snowshoes

Manufactured in Boulder, Colorado, all Crescent Moon snowshoes feature a TIG welded alumimum frame and an extremely strong decking material that has great abrasion and tear resistance. The anatomically shaped harness system is molded into a flexible but sturdy all-foot encompassing system which is fully adjustable over the top and around the back of your foot. Unlike any other binding, the SPL secures and translates the motion of your foot to provide the most responsive and comfortable performance oriented capture system on any snowshoe in the world. Each snowshoe is carefully inspected for the highest standards of performance and reliability before it is shipped.

Crescent Moon has been making snowshoes since 1994 and has established a reputation for manufacturing uniquely designed, high performance showshoes. They stannd behind their products with generous warranties - the Silver Series offers a two-year warranty, while the Gold Series boasts a lifetime warranty - and outstanding service. Crescent Moon is the winner of the "Consumer's Most Valuable Product" citation and many other awards of excellence; now Backcountry North is proud to offer them to you! Watch the video below or visit to learn more!

Crescent Moon Snowshoe Video