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    Snowshoe Trails near Ames

    Is there a good place to rent snowshoes in Ames? I would like to rent them for myself and one of my kids (6 year old). We watched a show on snowshoeing and now she wants to try it. She loves the outdoors and never gets cold.

    I guess I am looking for general tips to make it fun for both of us.


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    Re: Snowshoe Trails near Ames

    Jax Outdoor Gear likely does. They rent cross country skis, so probably rent snowshoes too. They are open weekends.

    If you want to wait until Monday, ISU Rec services likely rents them too.



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    Re: Snowshoe Trails near Ames

    It is difficult for me to imagine snowshoeing in Ames. I am a snowshoe racer and essentially every snowshoe race I enter in Colorado is nearly vertical (a lot of up and downhills).

    To promote their snowshoes, many snowshoe companies have booths at the races, and allow their snowshoes to be demo'd at no charge during the races (with the anticipation that you may end up purchasing a pair.

    Anyone who likes to hike should fall in love with snowshoeing.

    Anyone who enjoys the competition of trail running, will have a blast snowshoe racing.


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    Re: Snowshoe Trails near Ames

    Jester Park offers classes sometimes. I checked their website and they actually provide rentals all the time. We used the Jester Park golf course for xc skiing and sometimes see snow shoers out there.

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