We may be biased, but we think Colorado’s mountains take the cake for outdoor adventure, regardless of the season, and snowshoeing is a great way to experience the magnificence of the Rockies. Whether you’re a seasoned snowshoer or a fledgling who’s fascinated with the sport, get your gear locally from Boulder-based Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Poles & Accessories.
It was nearly two decades ago that Jake and Tamara Laug, along with two friends, dreamt up Crescent Moon. They built a prototype from parts of an abandoned Volkswagen and, with the help of friends on Vail’s ski patrol and rescue teams, tested the product. Soon the pals were operating their business out of their garage, and the snowshoe company was born. The two friends switched careers, but the Laugs’ passion for the industry lingered, and the business is still going strong today from a comfortable shop near downtown Boulder.
The Laugs and their production crew manufacture sturdy snowshoes and bindings that provide abundant maneuverability for men, women and kids. And they look cool. Prices start at $89 (kids) and go up to $289 (men); poles cost $65. Available online and at local retail stores. For more information, call 303-494-5506 or visit crescentmoonsnowshoes.com.