Storing Your Snowshoes in 3 Easy Steps

May 2, 2017

The cold season is well and truly over; it’s now time to say goodbye to your winter gear! Are you planning a big spring cleaning? Start by putting away your warm clothes, storing your shovels and organizing your seasonal items! For instance, your snowshoes will probably be unnecessary in the coming months. If you’re a fan of winter hiking and want to find your snowshoes in good condition when the snowflakes come back, follow these 3 simple steps:

Clean them!

Make sure your snowshoes are clean before you store them, that’s the basics. In fact, the idea is not to wait at the beginning of next season to carry out the maintenance of its equipment, as this may damage it. The surface and bindings can be cleaned with a soft brush, a warm-water boiler and a mild detergent. Simply hang them to dry.

Storing your snowshoes

Inspection and Tune-up

Normal wear on groomed trails can sometimes result in slight scratches, tearing off a strap, or more severe breakage. Look for loose bolts or screws, for example, and check if the rotating system is working properly. This quick review could definitely extend the life cycle of your favourite snowshoes! Note, however, that if you take good care of it throughout the year, very few repairs will be necessary.



The watchwords: cool and dry. Whether in the attic, basement or garage, the storage of your snowshoes must be done in a place that is neither too hot nor too wet. Several of you will hang them on the wall, which is a great option! This way, they’re far from animals, children and all risks of untoward incidents. It’s also better to leave them away from exhaust gases and chemicals.


Here! You’ll be ready to put on your brand-newish snowshoes next winter! Do you have other tricks to keep them in good condition? Share them with us!