Private Class: Make Your Own Snowshoes

Make Your Own Snowshoe Class at Duluth Folk School

Private classes are available to be scheduled privately for your family, educational pod, or small group (up to six people). 

Price per person:

3-6 people:  $255
2 people: $375
1 person: $600

Includes nine hours of instruction and all materials. Multiple classes based on availability, scheduled Monday through Thursday, after 4pm.

To schedule a private class, please email

Winter in the great North Woods can be magical – quietly trekking through deep snow on your very own handcrafted wooden snowshoes.

In this class you will use a locally made kit of white ash frames and white nylon lacing to weave your own pair of traditional snowshoes. The ash frames are flexible and strong, and the nylon lacing is extremely durable and long lasting.

Developing the skill of lacing and following the pattern can be difficult at first, but with guidance from our expert instructor, you will get the hang of it to the point of enjoying the lacing process.  Many people want to do more snowshoes once they have finished their first pair.

Techniques for weaving, learning the right knots to use, and how to care for your snowshoes are all part of the class.

Registration Includes

Lacing instructions, wooden frames and nylon lacing. By the end of class, you’ll have a pair of new snowshoes you’ve laced yourself!

Two notes:

  1. Your snowshoes will need to be varnished before use. We’ll give you suggestions about which varnish to use.
  2. You’ll need snowshoe bindings, which we’ll talk about in class

Skill Level

No prior experience required

Best for Ages…

18 years or older

You should bring…

Just bring yourself!



Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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