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.
Clubs and Groups in the U.S.
U.S. Snowshoe Association (racing)
The Anchorage Adventurers
Central Valley Hiking Group
Los Angeles Backpackers Club
Los Angeles, CA
Trail Mix Hikes Sacramento
Bay Area Outdoor Adventure Club
San Francisco, CA
Alpine Adventurers Hiking
Groovy Hiking and Snowshoeing
Trails and Ales
Northern Colorado Adventurers
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Cross Country Ski Association
Hartford Area Hiking
Shenipsit Striders (running)
Idaho Hiking Club
The Panhandle Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club
Maine Outdoor Adventure Club
New England Over 40 Hiking Group
Appalachian Mountain Club
Hike the 4000s
The Boston Hiking Meetup Group
Western Mass Athletic Club (running)
Twin Cities Hiking Meetup
4 Seasons Hiking Group
New England Over 50 Hiking Group
Acidotic Racing (running)
White Mountain Milers (running)
Gay Outdoors – New Mexico Meetup Group
Santa Fe Striders (running)
Santa Fe, NM
NM Women Adventure Outdoors
A Foot – Santa Fe and Albuquerque Hiking Group
Santa Fe, NM
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)
Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mountain Club
Saratoga Stryders (running)
Saratoga Springs, NY
Hiking Friends VT & NY
Bend’s Anytime Hikers & Adventurers Meetup
The Portland Hiking Meetup Group
The Adventure Group: Serving Portland LGBTQ+
Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival (running)
Sheryl’s Outdoor Adventure Group
Salt Lake City, UH
Wasatch Mountain Club
Salt Lake City, UT
Burlington Ski and Outing Club (BSOC)
Green Mountain Adventure Racing Association (running)
Hiking Friends VT & NY
Upper Valley Trails Alliance
Seattle Outdoor Adventurers
Tacoma Outdoors Adventurers
Seattle Get up Get on Out
NOW Outdoors Wilderness Adventure Group – Northwoods
Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Club
NOW Outdoors Wilderness Adventure Group – Madison
NOW Outdoors Wilderness Adventure Group – Milwaukee
Big Horn Outdoors
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Clubs and Groups in Canada
Snowshoe Canada (racing)
Calgary Ski Club
Calgary/Banff Hiking, X-C Skiing, and Snowshoeing
Edmonton Hiking Adventure Association (E-HAA)
Central Okanagan Outdoors Club
BC Outdoor Adventures
Barrie Walking, Hiking, and Fitness
Georgian Triangle Hikers
Hamilton Trail Blazers (HTB) Hiking & Outdoors Group
BioSki Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Club
Hikers for a Cause
Randonnée Aventure Club
Plein air interculturel – Intercultural Outdoor Rec
Central Sask Backpacking, Snowshoeing Meetup Group
Blaine Lake, SK
Regina Multisport Club (racing)
Saskatoon Hiking and Skiing Meetup
Clubs and Groups in Europe
Ski Club Wien
Grenoble Adventure Club (English/French)
Esplora la natura
Outdoor Oslo Group
Touring Monkeys – Outdoor Adventures
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.
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)
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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