Cool Start, Hot Finishes! Minnesota’s 2019 Get in Gear Gift

The Get in Gear spring blizzard—on the way, forecast to begin just hours before the start—posed only one question. Would snow, sleet or a mix with rain dump on racers and volunteers in this 42nd Annual Rite of Spring? About Continue reading

Balance: One Foot At A Time

Most of us take balance for granted. When we snowshoe, just like when we walk or run, we don’t think about how to balance ourselves when we take a step forward or backward. It just happens. As we age though, … Continue reading

Play Ball! On Snowshoes

Bases were loaded. One more kick into the outfield and their team could gain some home runs. Excitement mounted as a young woman slammed a large beach-ball with her snowshoe, landing it beyond 2nd base and into centerfield. Two players … Continue reading

Snowshoeing in Allegany State Park, New York

Allegany State Park is located in the beautiful southern tier of New York. The park has some of the best cross-country ski trails and snowshoe trails in Western New York, and the trails vary in skill level from easy to … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Right in Your Own Backyard

Participating in any outdoor activity, snowshoeing included, we often wonder where to go in terms of the best terrain, distance and travel time.

When the snow arrives, these questions are much easier to answer than one would think. The need … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Fun in Colorado: Trails and Tours at Frisco Adventure Park

Frisco, Colorado offers a winter wonderland of activities and is only about a 1.5 hour drive west of the major metropolis of Denver. Close to 6 major ski resorts and at the center of Summit County, this small mountain town … Continue reading

Tree Identification While Snowshoeing: Pines Aren’t The Only Evergreens

Have you been like me and for every green tree that you see in the winter you call it a pine tree? If so, this article is for you. Why? Because all of those evergreen trees you see aren’t just … Continue reading

ERIC HARTMARK: Wins 12th Cindy Brochman Memorial Snowshoe Magazine Person of Year Award

“It is a sort of poetic justice that Eric’s first appearance in a USSSA National Championship occurred at Cable, Wisconsin in 2011,” said United States Snowshoe Association Sports Director Mark Elmore, “and now he wins the Cindy Brochman Memorial Snowshoe … Continue reading

Run Rabbit, Run to Snowshoeing: Transition from Running To Snowshoe Racing

A snow rabbit warily sits in the distance as I snowshoe closer to sneak a better view. The rabbit runs away before I get there, and in the meantime, I appreciate nature and all its surroundings. 

What many runners don’t … Continue reading

Snowshoeing in Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec

Gatineau Park is a protected area of semi-wilderness lying just outside the Quebec city of Gatineau. It’s just a quick 18 minute trip across the river from Ottawa, Canada’s capital city into the province of Quebec, which boasts some of … Continue reading

Hartmark Heats Askov Finlayson’s 2019 Snowshoe Loppet

Something spurred the snow to shrivel. Maybe blame Saturday’s sun and late 30’s temperatures overnight. Another look says perhaps the quickest snowshoer on trails just sizzled the course.

Overall Finishers

The rescheduled, reconfigured Askov Finlayson Snowshoe Loppet 10 km course … Continue reading

Snowshoes Optional! Scott Mittman Ices MDRA 7

After 2018’s incredible (Minnesota Distance Running Association) MDRA 7 race, be ready to join the fun at 2019’s edition on Saturday, March 30. NOTE: registration opens January 19!

But first, a recap of that remarkable and icy 2018 event:

THE … Continue reading