Before humanity built snowshoes, nature provided examples: animals evolved oversized feet enabling them to move more quickly through deep snow.
And even at the age of hunters and trappers, snow shoes served as a means of travelling. Today, however, they serve rather recreative purposes and are a popular free time activity. Snow shoes may be made of wood or light metals such as aluminium or plastic. Since you can use your snow shoes even for mountaineering, it is important which material they are made of. By the way: wooden snow shoes are ideal especially for extensive hikes.
And where you can use your snowshoes? Actually in every snow-covered place - but enchanting sparkling white landscapes are obviously the best (pic: snow shoeing in Tyrol)!
Snow shoeing tours are organised for example in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, in the Chiemgau Alps, the Kaisergebirge mountain range, Lechtal Alps, Karwendel mountains, Tux Alps, Stubai Alps, in the Oetztal valley and in the Silvretta - shortly said: in every place covered by sparkling white snow!