I discovered snowshoeing after moving from Las Vegas to a small mountain town. Having lived in Las Vegas for years, I was accustomed to being able to trail run year round, but when my husband and I moved to the mountain I was forced to face winter conditions and trails covered in snow. I think I Googled “how to run in snow” and came across an ad for Atlas snowshoes. A few clicks later I had my first pair. I fell in love with snowshoeing and being able to enjoy the mountains in an entirely different way. Now I take a more organic approach to my training by letting Mother Nature dictate when it’s time to transition from mountain running to snowshoeing. This approach has increased my abilities as an athlete and made me more appreciative of what the mountains can offer.