Time to get your snowshoe on.

Time to get your snowshoe on.

By Bob Winter \ December 4 2008

img_0745-450x337 (img_0745-450x337)So skiing or snowboarding isn't your thing?  How about snowshoeing?  How about some classes about snowshoeing?

Danelle Ballengee will help out all with the basics of snowshoeing with tips on gear and clothing, how to choose the right snowshoe, basic skills demos and word on places to go around the Wasatch. Dec.11 at the Sandy City REI or Dec. 16 at the Salt Lake City store. Danelle is well-known for top finishes in triathlons, duathlons, marathons, adventure races, and snowshoe races as well as her inspirational survival story that made national headlines in 2006.

During a trail run with her dog, Taz, she slipped and fell almost 60 feet. Stranded and immobilized with a broken pelvis, she spent 52 hours in the Utah backcountry near Moab, only to be rescued by Taz, who led search and rescue teams to her location. Snowshoeing played a part in her recovery.  She's also a new mom who used snowshoeing as a way to keep in shape during her pregnancy.