Snow shoes are essential. As anyone who has spent time in deep snow will tell you.
You simple cannot get around in the deep snow of the forests in winter without good snowshoes.
Nowhere was this more true than in Alaska, where the First Nations developed effective and efficient snowshoe designs.
In this video George Carlson Yaska Sr. an Athabascan Indian from Husla, Alaska demonstrates his pedigree as a traditional Alaskan snowshoe maker.