About Danelle 'Nellie' Ballengee

In addition to personal training and coaching, Danelle works for Tubbs Snowshoe Company where she helps with the promotion of their snowshoes. She also coordinates and directs endurance events throughout Colorado and is the vice president of the American Trail Running Association and on the board of the United States Snowshoe Association. She will continue to participate in many outdoor and multi-sport events each year with consist top results.


A Second Chance: The first part of the story of my accident

Snowshoe Magazine
On December 13th, 2006 I went for a run with my dog, Tasman, just outside of Moab Utah. About an hour into my run I was hiking up a small canyon to connect to a jeep trail and complete my loop. I was almost to the top when my foot hit some black ice. The ice pulled my feet out from under me and next thing I knew I was sliding straight down an icy rock face. I continued to gain speed until I h...

One Good Event: The Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer

Snowshoe Magazine
One of my favorite events is the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer. I've been a part of this event the last four years. Each year it keeps getting better and better. The best part of the event is the people. Literally 1000's of smiling faces come out for this event. The main objective of this event is to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and prevention; for the Susan G Komen Foundat...

Ready For Winter! – From the First Edition of Snowshoe Magazine

I love autumn. The air becomes cool and crisp, the leaves turn to brilliant colors, and the first dusting of snow appears on the mountaintops. The peaks appear even more majestic and provide a brilliant contrast to the glowing trees. Fall is a time for change, not only for the colors and temperatures, but also for us humans.

Snowshoeing? Why?

Snowshoe Magazine
“Why? Why do you snowshoe? Why do you compete? What motivates you?” This seems to be the number one question I am asked by reporters about the sport of snowshoeing. As I promptly blurt out my standard, seemingly obvious, and all true list of answers; in my head I think to myself, “Hmmm, why really do I like this sport sooo much?” My standard list: exercise, being outside, simplicity. Wel...

Staring Out The Window, Drooling

Snowshoe Magazine
It's snowing. Beautiful white fluffy snow all over. And I'm stuck inside. I want so bad to be out there running and jumping through the snow, wrestling with my dog and snowshoeing through the woods and up and down those beautiful mountains. I had to have surgery on my ankle seven weeks ago. I tore some tendons in my right ankle while running on Mt. Bachlor last summer. Time off from runnin...