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Beaver Creek Running Series Snowshoe Edition, Race 3: Spring Racing Means Deep Powder And Sunshine

Deep powder and fickle spring clouds yielding to mostly sunny skies met the roughly 200 racers as they lined up at the start of the Jeremy Wright Memorial Snowshoe Race, the third and final race in the Snowshoe Edition of … Continue reading


Soft Trails, Deep Powder at Colorado’s Beaver Creek Race No. 2

With more than 30 inches of fresh snow in the days prior to the race, runners who braved the single digit temperatures were rewarded with soft trails and deep powder stashes at the second race in the Beaver Creek Mountain … Continue reading


No Excuses! Stay Summer Fit Throughout the Winter with Snowshoes

Tired of being the non-skiing holdout on winter family vacations? It’s time to stop reserving the family lunch table at the lodge and amp your winter fun factor by strapping on a pair of snowshoes. You’ll get your nature fix, … Continue reading


Cold Colorado Weather Makes for Tough Running at Beaver Creek Race

Despite the single digit temperatures, 170 brave souls toed the line at Creekside Park on Sunday for the first race in the 2014 Beaver Creek Mountain Snowshoe Edition Running Series. More than a foot of fresh snow fell the day … Continue reading


Easton Media Day: Fresh Powder and New Gear Makes for Great Snowshoeing

In business since 1922, Easton started making snowshoes four years ago under their Easton Mountain Products brand. They now have four models—everything from heavy-duty, backcountry trekking to light and fast running.

As we discovered on a bluebird backcountry trek in … Continue reading


Race No. 3 of the Beaver Creek Mountain Running Series, Snowshoe Edition

More than 200 racers gathered at McCoy Park, under gray skies and blustery conditions for the Jeremy Wright Memorial Snowshoe Race, the third and final event in the Beaver Creek Mountain Running Series Snowshoe Edition. Jeremy Wright, a former Vail … Continue reading


New Faces and Fresh Snow Make for Fast Racing at the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race

The second race in the 2013 Beaver Creek Mountain Running Series Snowshoe Edition, and regional qualifier for the USSSA National Championships in Bend, Ore., happened this past Snowshoe “Super Bowl” Sunday. More than 225 racers gathered at Creekside Park in … Continue reading


Winter Mountain Games: Racers Climb High, Tackle Screamin’ Downhills and Win Big

Roughly 100 racers and quite a few dogs lined up at the base of Golden Peak for the evening start of the Eukanuba X-Country Snowshoe races presented by Ruff Wear. The 10K, 5K and 5K with canine companion runs were … Continue reading


What’s Old is New Again at the Beaver Creek Mountain Running Series Snowshoe Edition

Sunday marked the first race in the renamed 2013 Beaver Creek Mountain Running Series Snowshoe Edition. More than 250 racers lined up under clear but cold skies to test their legs and lungs on the Kids k, 5k and 10k … Continue reading


An Interview with Snowshoe Racing Champion Josiah Middaugh

Josiah Middaugh doesn’t leave much to chance when it comes to fitness, training and racing. In fact, this five-time National Snowshoe Champion, seven-time North America Snowshoe Champion, seven-time Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon Champion and two-time USAT Winter Triathlon National Champion … Continue reading


The 2012 Jeremy Wright North American Snowshoe Championships

Racers were met with balmy spring temperatures and blue skies at the third and final race of the 2012 Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series and the Jeremy Wright North American Snowshoe Championships, held this past Sunday at Beaver Creek’s McCoy … Continue reading


Faber & Co.: Time-honored Traditions for a Modern Age

Research and development is critical to any quality product, but Faber & Co., of Québec, Canada, takes R & D to an impressive level. Faber has been in business for more than 140 years, and is currently run by the … Continue reading


2012 Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series: Variable Conditions Make for a Technical Course

Despite chilly, mid-teen temperatures at the start, 200+ participants showed up for the second race in the 2012 Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series, on February 5th  to run the Cadillac 10K, East West Resorts 5K Quest, Dash for Cash and … Continue reading


2012 Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series: Snowy Steeps and Plenty of Fun

A winning winter combination of fresh snow and blue skies, brought more than 200 racers out to participate in the first event of the 2012 Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series, on January 8, in the Cadillac 10K, the East West … Continue reading


Kahtoola: Traction Gear to Get You Where You Want to Go

According to company founder, Danny Giovale, Kahtoola isn't a snowshoe company. Instead, they focus on, “the whole spectrum of traction,” getting people where they need to go no matter the terrain. Fitting that Kahtoola means "directly" in Tibetan.


Hit the Dirt at GTTRR 2011

Snow is finally melting faster than it's falling, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until next winter to get your trail on. If you are up for an unforgettable adventure, trade snowshoes for trail runners and head to the hills this August 21–26 for the GORE-TEX TransRockies Run. Runners choose from either the T3, a three day solo option, or tackle the six-day, 120-mile stage race in teams of two.


Mardi Gras Came Early at the 19th Annual Mother of all Ascensions

On Tuesday, March 8, more than 150 racers gathered at Base Camp Bar & Grill in Snowmass Village, Colo., for the start of the 19th Mother of all Ascensions. The race course takes participants up green and blue ski runs, gaining 2,073 vertical feet in just under two miles, and finishes at Gwyn's High Alpine restaurant (elevation 10,465).


Athletes Vie for Big Prizes at the Jeremy Wright North American Snowshoe Championships and Dogma Athletica Snowshoe Series Cup

Not only did the 350+ participants in the Jeremy Wright North American Snowshoe Championships have to contend with burning lungs while running at 10,000 feet through McCoy Park in Beaver Creek, Colo., they also had to navigate several inches of fresh snow. But they were racing for a good cause and great prizes, and the wintry weather didn't dampen spirits or attendance. The sixth annual event was run in honor of Vail athlete and snowshoer, Jeremy Wright, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.