Roughly match snowshoe size to your body weight plus the weight of any pack.

As a rule, smaller shoes are easier to walk on. If close to a size break, choose larger shoes if you have long legs, wear a hefty pack, regularly break trail or have light, fluffy snow.

Choose smaller shoes for shorter legs, denser snow or packed trails (even if new snow covers the old tracks).
For Alaskan Models
Age / Weight
Surface Floatation Area
10" x 56"
to about 260#
700 sq. in.
12" x 60"
up to 300#
872 sq. in.