If you've got the cash and you know you're committed and sticking to it, go with a split. Snowshoes suck ass. Like killclimbz said, they do have a place, but 95% of the time, the split will be the better option.
"People say that marijuana smoking is going to get in the way of my career. I say to them that on the contrary, my fighting career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking." -Nick Diaz