Striking Gold With the Inaugural Ezakimak


New race at Mammoth Mountain for skiers, runners and snowshoers becomes an overnight success

By Lara Kaylor

“So this is what we do for fun in the mountains,” said the runner hopping up and down next to me, trying to … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Terrain at SnowGaine Orienteering ROGAINE

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“Snowgaine is nothing short of epic. For athletes accustomed to long mileage but who have limited navigation experience, do not be deterred! A few excursions with your local orienteering club this summer will provide you with the experience necessary to … Continue reading

Playing a Hard Beat: 2015’s JazzTrax Snowshoe Stomp


Overcoming obstacles defines a race director. Overcoming a titanic-sized load of them requires something else: the indomitable spirit of Patty Jo Struve. In classic understatement she said, “What a ride it was to make JazzTrax 2015 happen in a very … Continue reading

Sunny Sunday In Colorado For Beaver Creek’s Final Snowshoe Race Of 2015

A racer runs uphill at the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race on March 29, 2015. Photo by Kim Fuller.

Racers line up for the final competition in the 2015 Beaver Creek Snowshoe Running Series. Photo by Kim Fuller.

Final race in the 2015 series brings the sunshine and summer-ready racers. 

There’s not a lot of snow left in the … Continue reading

Say Yes to Noque! The Noquemanon 2015: Ishpeming to Marquette

Anyone spot Christopher Walken standing near the awards table? Maybe that's his Blackrocks Brewery "51K IPA"?

From the Noquemanon Trail Network laid out from Marquette, Michigan, rises a snowshoe 10 km and a strong endurance test of 15 miles testing the adventurous. The race is affiliated with the USSSA and a member of the Braveheart Snowshoe Continue reading

A Stunning Snowshoe Season for New Hampshire Dynamic Duo

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As anyone who lives in New England can tell you, this past snow season is one that will go down in history— though you will likely find that everyone has their own reason. Many towns broke snowfall records; some meteorologists … Continue reading

All-Time Classic! Junior USSSA 2015 National Snowshoe Championships Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Under .25 miles remain in the U-shaped finish as Tim Buerger leads Tyler Dezago at this point with Paul Schmitt in the background.

Setting the pace as the opening act for the 2015 Dion USSSA National Championships, Junior men Timothy James Buerger, Ironwood, Michigan, and Tyler Dezago, Paul Smiths, New York, amazed the Frost Giants circling Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with an unprecedented … Continue reading

Transcending the Winter Warrior

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It’s the fifth annual Winter Warrior 10K snowshoe race founded by Steve Ilg, Wholistic Fitness coach, and hosted by the Durango Nordic Center. I am careening down a short 50-foot section of hard packed snow and water ice. My limbs … Continue reading

Beaver Creek’s Backcountry: McCoy Park is a powder playground for snowshoers

McCoy Park snowshoeing is a beautiful mountain adventure. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts.

On an early winter morning in Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park, the only sound to break through the crisp air is the crunching of snowshoes on unbroken trail. In every direction, snow crystals glisten beneath the Colorado sunshine, sparkling on … Continue reading

Tubbs Romp To Stomp Race In Frisco Brings The Pink

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Photo by Jill Coulson

Over a thousand snowshoers came out to the Frisco Nordic Center in the Colorado mountains on Saturday, March 7, proudly wearing pink to participate in the 13th annual Tubbs Romp To Stomp Snowshoes Series in Colorado.… Continue reading

The Most Fantastic Finish! Dion USSSA National Women’s Championship Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Katy Class

When the 80 finishers of the Women’s Senior 10 km Dion USSSA National Championships lined up for their event in Eau Claire, not one guessed they had found themselves in a race of historic proportions; particularly Brandy Erholtz of Evergreen, … Continue reading

Dreams Dominate Senior Men’s Dion USSSA Snowshoe Championships Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Lead changes ruled in this race! Zach Rivers leads in this instance with Scott Gall, Nick Scalfone, Eric Hartmark, Adam Dohm, Jeffrey Quednow with the hat.  (photo courtesy Branden Nall)

In one of the most thrilling Dion USSSA Snowshoe Championships ever, dreams grew to reality with headline-type drama in every race.

Lead changes ruled this race! Photo in rambling open field shows Zach Rivers leads early with Scott Gall, Nick

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