The Minneapolis/St. Paul Backpackers Meetup Group Message Board › Snowshoes on the cheap...
West Salem, WI
Ok.. this came across my email a few days back. Apparently the US Military has dumped piles upon piles of snowshoes onto the "surplus store market" Tons of places have them so Google for your best deal.
Here is the link to Sportsmans Guide... they had them on sale to members a few days back for $30
If you just Google "U.S. Military Magnesium Snowshoes" you'll get tons of hits for places selling them and reviews. I haven't gotten mine yet so i cannot speak on the quality.. but the reviews are mostly good.
Hard to beat $40 snowshoes.