Join A Snowshoe Club

Are you part of a snowshoe club in your state or country? Do you want to join one or start a snowshoe club in your area? Then, you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you’ve just started or are a long-time enthusiast, snowshoeing is a great way to bond. What better way to meet new people who also love the sport than joining a group?

Below you will find a list of clubs in the United States, Canada, and Europe and the club’s info to learn how to get involved. If you are already part of a club that offers free events and want to inquire about listing your club on our site – free of charge – please get in touch with us with your information.

In addition to the groups here, you may consider joining an online group to share tips. The group Snowshoeing and Winter Hiking on Facebook is a great starting place. Local tours are also a great way to meet others. Or, join a Meetup group for snowshoe gatherings in your area.

Or, if you are interested in starting a snowshoe club in your region, find instructions on how to get started at the bottom of this page.

people on snowshoe tour with mountains in background

A tour or a club is a great way to meet people while snowshoeing! Photo: Susan Wowk

Clubs and Groups in the U.S.

U.S. Snowshoe Association (racing)
Nationwide

Alaska

The Anchorage Adventurers
Anchorage, AK

California

Central Valley Hiking Group
Fresno, CA

Los Angeles Backpackers Club
Los Angeles, CA

Foothill Hikers
Rocklin, CA

Trail Mix Hikes Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Bay Area Outdoor Adventure Club
San Francisco, CA

Colorado

Alpine Adventurers Hiking
Arvada, CO

Groovy Hiking and Snowshoeing
Denver, CO

Trails and Ales
Denver, CO

Northern Colorado Adventurers
Fort Collins, CO

Colorado Cross Country Ski Association 
Statewide

Connecticut

Hartford Area Hiking
Hartford, CT

Shenipsit Striders (running)
Northcentral CT

Idaho

Idaho Hiking Club
Boise, ID

The Panhandle Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club
Hayden, ID

Maine

Maine Outdoor Adventure Club
Portland, Maine

Massachusetts

New England Over 40 Hiking Group
Amesbury, MA

Appalachian Mountain Club
Boston, MA

Hike the 4000s
Boston, MA

The Boston Hiking Meetup Group
Cambridge, MA

Western Mass Athletic Club (running)
Statewide

Minnesota

Twin Cities Hiking Meetup
Minneapolis, MN

Montana

The Snowtravelers
Bozeman, MT

406 Social/Outdoor
Kalispell, MT

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New Hampshire

4 Seasons Hiking Group
Manchester, NH

New England Over 50 Hiking Group
Manchester, NH

Acidotic Racing (running)
Strafford, NH

White Mountain Milers (running)
Conway, NH

New Mexico

Gay Outdoors – New Mexico Meetup Group
Albuquerque, NM

Santa Fe Striders (running)
Santa Fe, NM

NM Women Adventure Outdoors
Corrales, NM

A Foot – Santa Fe and Albuquerque Hiking Group
Santa Fe, NM

New York

Shawangunk Hikers
New Paltz, NY

Appalachian Mountain Club New York-North Jersey
New York, NY

Paul Smith’s College Striders (running)
Paul Smiths, NY

Huggers Ski Club (HSC)
Penfield, NY

Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mountain Club
Poughkeepsie, NY

Saratoga Stryders (running)
Saratoga Springs, NY

Hiking Friends VT & NY
Statewide

Ohio

nEo Adventurers
Cleveland, OH

Oregon

Bend’s Anytime Hikers & Adventurers Meetup
Bend, OR
The Portland Hiking Meetup Group
Portland, OR

The Adventure Group: Serving Portland LGBTQ+
Portland, OR

Utah

Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival (running)
Midway, UT

Sheryl’s Outdoor Adventure Group
Salt Lake City, UH

Wasatch Mountain Club
Salt Lake City, UT

Vermont

Burlington Ski and Outing Club (BSOC)
Burlington, VT

Green Mountain Adventure Racing Association (running)
Burlington, VT

Hiking Friends VT & NY
Statewide

Upper Valley Trails Alliance
Norwich, VT

Washington

The Mountaineers
Statewide

Seattle Outdoor Adventurers
Seattle, WA

Tacoma Outdoors Adventurers
Tacoma, WA

Seattle Get up Get on Out
Seattle, WA

Wisconsin

NOW Outdoors Wilderness Adventure Group – Northwoods
Appleton, WI

Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Club
Medford, WI

NOW Outdoors Wilderness Adventure Group – Madison
Madison, WI

NOW Outdoors Wilderness Adventure Group – Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Wyoming

Big Horn Outdoors
Sheridan, WY

Yellowstone 365
Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race 2016

Snowshoe races and running groups can be a great way to meet other snowshoers. Photo: Kim Fuller

Clubs and Groups in Canada

Snowshoe Canada (racing)
Nationwide

Alberta

Calgary Ski Club
Calgary, AB

Calgary/Banff Hiking, X-C Skiing, and Snowshoeing
Calgary, AB

Edmonton Hiking Adventure Association (E-HAA)
Edmonton, AB

British Columbia

Central Okanagan Outdoors Club
Kelowna, BC

The VanHikers
Vancouver, BC

BC Outdoor Adventures
Vancouver, BC

Ontario

Barrie Walking, Hiking, and Fitness
Barrie, ON

Georgian Triangle Hikers
Collingwood, ON

Hamilton Trail Blazers (HTB) Hiking & Outdoors Group
Hamilton, ON

BioSki Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Club
Sudbury, ON

Hikers for a Cause
Toronto, ON

Quebec

Randonnée Aventure Club
Montreal, QC

Funabalu Club
Gatineau, QC

Montreal Adventures 
Montreal, QC

Plein air interculturel – Intercultural Outdoor Rec
Montreal, QC

Saskatchewan

Central Sask Backpacking, Snowshoeing Meetup Group
Blaine Lake, SK

Regina Multisport Club (racing)
Regina, SK

Saskatoon Hiking and Skiing Meetup
Saskatoon, SK

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Clubs and Groups in Europe

Ski Club Wien
Vienna, Austria

Grenoble Adventure Club (English/French)
Grenoble, France

Esplora la natura
Milano, Italy

Outdoor Oslo Group
Oslo, Norway

Touring Monkeys – Outdoor Adventures
Zürich, Switzerland

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Want to start your own club?

Starting your own club can be very rewarding. If you’re interested, here’s what you need to know:

1. Determine the goals and purpose of the new snowshoe club

To educate, or promote? Or, maybe you could organize, or commune? Once you have your goals and purpose, create a formal mission statement that you can share with other members.

2. Contact potential members

Contact other snowshoers. Get a group of snowshoe enthusiasts together who are interested in organizing a club.

Then, set a time and place for the first meeting or event. To promote the first meeting, create a group for your club on social media and share info on social or in the newspaper. You can also send out emails or contact community calendars and listings.

3. 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. For example, weekly get-togethers for a snowshoe run and hot chocolate or coffee are a nice way to maintain club interest and provide the opportunity to exchange ideas.

Elect officers as needed: President, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.

4. Schedule meetings

Scheduling events and meetings in your area can quickly increase participation.

Plan future activities to achieve the goals and purpose of the club, which could include clinics, races, weekly outings, or training groups.

5. Communicate

Communicate with club members. Provide a means of communication to introduce new ideas and identify people interested in filling future leadership positions. A simple newsletter can accomplish this objective. Emailing and websites work as well.

6. Approve a Constitution / By-Laws

Examine the by-laws of other local sports clubs for a model. Start with something short and simple. The document can be amended later. Make sure to include:

  • The name of the club
  • Purpose and goals
  • Benefits to the members
  • Responsibilities of the members and the officers
  • Procedure for becoming a member and an officer (elections)
  • Schedule for official meetings (monthly? annually?) to conduct elections, amend bylaws, determine the budget, and other official business
  • State nonprofit status (unless otherwise desired)

Remember!

Two (or more) persons form a group (club). Mention that food will be served at the meetings.

There are many types of snowshoes and activities. Your club can be specialized or general. Learn more about snowshoeing by reading Snowshoe Mag, of course.

Now that you have found a club near you, or have created your own, have fun snowshoeing!

Are you a part of a club that is not on this list? Please contact us with your info. We’d also love to see photos of your group in action. So please feel free to share them with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

This list was most recently updated on November 18, 2021. 

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