This is our second year as Yukon Charlie’s ambassadors and it has been so rewarding seeing how much the girls have grown in just a year. Last year our 18 month old would try to walk in the snowshoes but she had a really hard time keeping up with sisters, this year she was trucking right along side of them!
With three little kids to get in and out of snowshoes it is really important for the process to go as smoothly as possible. The tightening system is so smart, with just one pull of the straps we can have their shoes secured to their feet! I always knew this was a great system but it wasn't until this week that I learned just now much it sets Yukon Charlie's apart from other brands. We went snowshoeing with my daughter's kindergarten class and my job was to help the kids get in and out of their shoes. The system on the school's shoes had three different straps you had to tighten like a belt buckle. After doing 25 pairs it was extremely clear to me how much easier Yukon Charlie's has made my life!
The other day my girls we out in the back yard to play and asked to have their snowshoes on. It was so funny to see the winter version of games they play in the summer. I was a little nervous that my 2 year old would get frustrated with her snowshoes but she had a blast and exceeded my expectations!
It didn’t take long for them to outlast me in the cold but even after I headed inside they happily played in the yard for a very long time. I had to laugh because at one point I looked out the window and my two year old had climbed, in her snowshoes, on top of her play house. I honestly would have never guessed that she would be that agile in snowshoes. Yukon Charlie’s has really done a wonderful job of making their youth snowshoes light, secure, and functional for even the youngest of snowshoers.
My husband and I have been using our Pro Series II snowshoes this year and they have really been great shoes. I have not had any problem with them slipping off my feet or loosening while walking and they have been light weight so I am able to easily run around with the kids while we are out. These shoes have the same fastening system as the kids shoes which is so helpful. I love being able to quickly pull the on and off while we are on the trail. As a hidden bonus the kids really love that we all have shoes that match.
We are far from extreme snowshoers but I am so grateful to have good shoes that allow our family to get out and enjoy winter in a new way.