It’s a long step from summer hiking to winter hiking! Snow is one of the most complex aspects of mountaineering!
You have no summer hiking experience, but you practise outdoor sports;
You go summer hiking all the time, but you have never used snowshoes;
You have completed short hikes using snowshoes along forest roads;
You have completed hikes using snowshoes, along medium difficulty routes, i.e. following forest tracks and easy paths, and of medium length, maximum 3 hours;
You regularly go on hikes using snowshoes, along even challenging routes, i.e. following sometimes steep paths and for more than 3 hours;