Are you part of a snowshoe club in your state or country? Would you like to start a snowshoe club in your area? Do you want to find a club near you? Snowshoe Magazine wants to help grow the snowshoe clubs of the world.
Here you will find a list of current clubs by state, the club’s contact information, and more. Also, if you are interested in starting a snowshoe club in your region, you will find detailed instructions on what to do.
If you are part of a club and want your club listed on our site – free of charge – please contact us with your information. This will be an ongoing feature on our site and we want every snowshoe club in the world to participate.
To find out more information or to submit your club to Snowshoe Magazine, e-mail Ryan Alford: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to create a snowshoe club and need our help, please let us know (and read the end of this article for more information).
Thank you for your support. And, happy snowshoeing!
Clubs and Associations in the United States
- Bay Area Outdoor Adventure Club
San Francisco, Calif.
Contact: Richard Bothwell info@OutdoorAdventureClub.com
- Colorado Cross Country Ski Association
- Denver Nordic Ski Association
Contact: Russ Rizzo RussRizzo@skidenver.org
- Leadville Nordic Club
- Danbury Ski (snowshoe) Club
- Shenipsit Striders
North Central Connecticut
- The Panhandle Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club
- Snowshoeing in the Bluegrass
Tri-state area: Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky
- Western Mass Athletic Club
- The Boston Ski & Sports Club
- Appalachian Mountain Club
- The Snowtravelers
Contact: Chuck Hudson
- acidotic RACING, LLC
Contact: Chris J. Dunn email@example.com
- White Mountain Milers
- Adirondack Runners
New York State
- Beekmantown “Snowshoe” Eagles Racing Club
Contact: Mark Elmore firstname.lastname@example.org
- Corinth Snowshoe Club
- Empire State Snowshoe Association
- Paul Smith’s College Striders
Paul Smiths, N.Y.
Contact: Jim Tucker, Director email@example.com
- Saratoga Stryders
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
- The Ski and Snowboard Club of New York
New York City, N.Y.
- North Coast Endurance Coaching Multisport Team
Contact: Tim Edwards info@NCEcoaching.com
- Sumpter Snowshoeing
- Wasatch Mountain Club
Salt Lake City, Utah
Contact: Will McCarvill firstname.lastname@example.org
- Green Mountain Adventure Racing Association
Burlington, VT (but serves Vermont and surrounding states)
- Upper Valley Trails Alliance
Norwich, VT (but serves the Upper Valley in both VT and NH)
Contact: Wally Elton email@example.com
- Friends of Mt. Spokane
Mt. Spokane State Park, Wash.
- Leavenworth Winter Sports Club
- The Backpacking Club
- The Seattle Snowshoeing Meetup Group
Clubs and Associations in Canada
- Calgary Ski Club
- Out There Snowshoe Club
- 604 Snowshoe Crew
North Vancouver, BC
- Ecospirit Adventure Club
- Nickel Plate Nordic Club
Okanagan Valley (45 minutes from Penticton), BC
- Snowshoe Vancouver
- Vancouver Adventurers Snowshoe Club
- Hub Cycle Snowshoe Club
Contact: Bruce Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
- BioSki Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Club
- Georgian Triangle Snowshoers
Contact: Susan Brindisi email@example.com
- High Park Ski Club
- Club Plein air de Ste Anne des Lacs
- Eco Aventure Monde
Contact: Luc Beaudet firstname.lastname@example.org
- Le Coureur Nordique
Contact: Jimmy Gobeil email@example.com
- Randonnée Aventure Club
- Sherbrooke Snow Shoe Club
Established in the fall of 1877
- Saskatoon Snowshoe Club
Contact: Mark Lafontaine firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to start your own club?
Here’s what you need to know:
–Determine Goals and Purpose of the New Snowshoe Club
To educate? To promote? To facilitate? To organize? To commune?
–Contact Potential Members
Contact other snowshoers. Get a group of snowshoe enthusiasts together who are interested in organizing a club. Set a time and place for the first meeting or event. Send out emails, contact community calendars and listings. Call newspapers and radio stations.
–Create Rules and an Agenda
Create a set of informal rules for general group operations and establish membership criteria and benefits. Establish a regular schedule for meetings/outings and/or events. Weekly get-togethers for a snowshoe run and hot chocolate or coffee is a nice way to maintain club interest and provides the opportunity to exchange ideas.
Elect officers as needed: President, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.
Scheduling events and meetings in your area can quickly increase participation.
Plan activities to achieve goals and purpose of the club which could include snowshoe clinics, races, weekly outings or training groups.
Communicate with club members. Provide a means of communication to facilitate the introduction of new ideas and to identify people who’re interested in filling future leadership positions. A simple newsletter can accomplish this. Emailing and web sites work as well.
–Approve a Constitution / By-Laws
Examine the by-laws of other local sport clubs for a model. Start with something short and simple. The document can be amended later. Make sure to include the following:
- The name of the club
- Purpose and goals
- Benefits to the members
- Responsibilities of the members
- Responsibilities of the officers
- Procedure for becoming a member
- Procedure for becoming an officer (elections)
- Schedule for official meetings (monthly? annually?) for the purpose of conducting elections, amending bylaws, determining the budget, and other official business
- State non profit status (unless otherwise desired)
Two (or more) persons form a group (club). Dogs do not count as members because they can’t wear snowshoes. Announce that food will be served at the meetings (don’t say “I promise”). There are many types of snowshoes and snowshoe activities. The club can be specialized or general. Learn more about snowshoeing by reading Snowshoe Magazine, of course.
Thank you for your support.