About Crescent Moon Snowshoes
Start with an epiphany for a better snowshoe scribbled on a bar napkin in 1997. Build prototypes out of parts and materials you salvage from the abandoned Volkswagen in your neighbors’ backyard. Test it by giving it to your friends on Vail’s ski patrol and mountain rescue teams to use for a few months. Then set up production in your converted garage and voila, the seed is planted. For the next two decades concentrate on the pursuit of perfection while competing with some of the biggest companies in the outdoor industry, and building a brand that stands for quality and innovation and you have a pretty good idea of what Crescent Moon is all about. All that on a (snow) shoe string!
Flash forward to 2017/18 season and the introduction of a new kind of snowshoe altogether, the Eva All-Foam which, as the name implies, is made of a lightweight foam material that flexes and bends to accommodate a natural stride by using a rocker shape. Snowshoeing is open to everyone with this comfortable, silent, progressive design that invites anyone to go out into the best of what winter has to offer. Winner of 2 GEAR OF THE YEAR awards and recognition by dozens of publications as the “most innovative design” in snowshoes since the introduction of the aluminum frame. And that’s where Crescent Moon belongs, on the forefront of invention and change in the snowshoe industry. We have some of the best collaborators in the world, such as designer Dan Laska, of Orange Designs, and Sony Hsing, who’s known as the ‘Phil Night of the Chinese shoe industry’; we are proud to be associated with them and helping us bring the Eva foam shoe to market.
We’re also proud of the quality and craftsmanship we put into every snowshoe that goes out the door. If you compare Crescent Moon to any other snowshoe, you’ll see features no one else has and we believe a product that performs and feels better than any others. And you really do get what you pay for, so what’s a great outdoor experience worth to you?
If you ever have a question, or a problem, you can call Jake, or Tam, or email us, and we’ll do our best to help you find the answer. You’re also welcome to stop by our facility and we’ll give you the nickel tour (you must have exact change…)
Snowshoeing may not be the answer to world peace, but when you’re outdoors using them, it seems as if the world you’re in at the time, is at peace.
We love being out in Colorado’s beautiful mountains, in the snow, hiking through a silent stand of trees, or being with the whole noisy family, dogs and friends, or ‘newbies’ who we are always happy to introduce to the sport. We encourage you to pursue a healthy lifestyle with lots of exercise and outdoor activity and if a pair of snowshoes helps you find a little piece of that, please consider Crescent Moon.
For winter fitness and pleasure, snowshoeing on a regular basis is hard to beat. If you have questions about which models to choose or anything else you want to talk about, call us. Really! Here’s my cell phone number; 303-859-5216. Happy to help you find some snowshoes for a lifetime of fitness and fun.
From Boulder, Jake Thamm and Tamara Laug, co-founders.
The Crescent Moon Snowshoe Company
5401 Western Avenue, Suite C
Boulder, Colorado 80301