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

Tubbs Romp To Stomp

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

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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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La Gatineau Loppet 2015


Despite a wind chill that sent the temperature plummeting to -35, the annual Gatineau Loppet – a ski and snowshoe event – drew more than 2,300 participants over this past Valentine’s Day weekend.

Still in its infancy, the snowshoe race … Continue reading

Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race on March 1 Brings Locals to the Podium

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Racers on the McCoy Park course in Beaver Creek on March 1. Photo by Kim Fuller.

Second race in the 2015 series brings temperate weather, a soft course, smiling snowshoers and sweaty competitors. 

Sunday’s snowshoe race at Beaver Creek, Colorado’s … Continue reading

Ciaspalonga delle Marmarole: Italy’s Snowshoe Marathon

Fabio Bonfanti and Daniele Fornoni with Organizers Christian Zandonella and Giacomo Rorato.

It is 6 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, February 14th. I sit at one end of a long pine table, eating my pre-race breakfast (instant oatmeal with banana and raisins). It is pitch black outside. While I begin my … Continue reading

Three Generations Race at Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival

Carter completes his first lap.

On February 11, Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake, New York hosted its largest snowshoe race of the season, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Snowshoe Race. The event has been a part of the Winter Carnival for over 11 years. With … Continue reading

10 Things to Do in Eau Claire Besides Snowshoe Racing

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Hint: none of them involve cheese…

Eau Claire hosts the U.S. National Kubb Championships each July.

At the end of February, several hundred athletes will descend on Eau Claire, Wisconsin, for the 15th annual United States Snowshoe Racing National ChampionshipsContinue reading

Empire State Games Tests Speed and Endurance

Cody Sears

On Saturday, February 14th snowshoe racers competed in sprints and a 5K in Paul Smiths, NY as a part of the Empire State Games. The snowshoers raced in 100, 400, and 800 meter sprints in the morning. In the afternoon, … Continue reading