The snowshoe hare reproduces sexually and are capable of making multiple litters in a year. This ensures that the snowshoe population will not decrease too far. If the snowshoe population is lower than normal, then the snowshoes will tend to have more litters throughout the year.

     The female usually give birth to 3-4 leverets (baby snowshoes) after a 6 week gestation period. The leverets are born with their eyes and ears open, unlike their relatives such as cottontail rabbit and the European rabbit.

    The snowshoe male does not stick around to help care for the leverets, it is all up to the female one mating has occurred, this means if the female is killed the babies are left to fend for themselves, usually resulting in their death as well.