;The Alaskan model, also called Yukon, is characterized by its long and unique shape. It appears to be a happy blend of the Huron and Bear Paw models. It originated among the Indian nations of western Canada and the northern United States. It is used mainly for hunting during long periods of travel in open forests and plains. Its long streamlined tail helps maintain a straight trajectory. Very quiet and stable, its versatility makes it an ideal choice for long-distance hikes.
The Bear Paw model is the second most well-known snowshoe shape. It originated among the Indian peoples of eastern Canada and from the Canadian Far North, particularly from the Innu people (Montagnais). It is mostly used for hunting, trapping, and long-distance hikes in dense forests. Its width and shortness provide efficient and silent movement in forest areas, and better flotation in deep snow. It is also available in a longer version for more versatility in open areas (Modified Bear Paw).