Readying for the Challenge of Snowshoe Racing

So how does a scuba diver enter the cold waters of snowshoe racing? That question came from a Twin Cities athlete seeking a challenge to seriously pursue in winter. Look no further, you found it: just dive in.

Annual tradition

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The Road to Hrimthurs: “Weeping Bitter Tears of Rage”

The most difficult individual award of the winter, winning entry to The Order of the Hrimthurs, relates to achieving that prize. It is an individual recognition, the best kind, only available to those who do the maximum distances of … Continue reading


Trekkin’ with Toddlers: Passing on the Snowshoeing Tradition

Our toddler grandson, Jack, loves to spend time in the woods behind our house here on the east coast of Canada. He also loves to get out in the snow. Our oft time, six month winter meant we were going … Continue reading


Big White: The BC Champagne Powder Sampler

Large and in charge! That pretty much sums up Big White Ski Resort. They don’t call this resort BIG for nothing. A big mountain complete with big snow banks, big runs, big white outs, big parties and of course big … Continue reading


Silver Star Resort: The BC Champagne Powder Sampler

The next stop on the magical, mystical BC champagne powder sampler is Silver Star Resort. Think Candyland meets Santa’s Workshop. Silver Star shines like a diamond among BC’s epic ski resorts. Famous for its cheery ambiance and movie set … Continue reading


Sun Peaks Resort: The BC Champagne Powder Sampler

Older than Whistler, Sun Peaks Resort recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. With the charm of a European ski resort, Sun Peaks in beautiful British Columbia has a Mayor, celebrity ski queen, a slopeside grade school called the Discovery Centre for … Continue reading


USSSA National Championship Shoes: Sweden’s Icebugs to Top Medalists

Now a new reason to get those snow-miles of training in before the 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships , February 27-March 1, 2015, race in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Eight National winners ace a pair of iconic Icebug shoes! … Continue reading


Manitobah: Making Mukluks, Building a Legacy

Thousands of years ago, Inuit, Yupik, and other Native peoples inhabiting what is now Canada had to make it through some of the coldest winters on Earth.  So they invented a winter boot called a mukluk.

In 1997, when he … Continue reading


Warm, Dry, and Primed for Adventure: Canada Goose’s Merino Wool Pilot’s Hat

Okay, yes, the ear flaps on an aviator hat do make it a tad goofy looking.  And when you wear it your friends, like mine, may egg you on to “talk Canadian, eh.”

But those same Canadians know about cold. … Continue reading


Free Downloadable Posters! North American Snowshoe Racing 2014-2015

Amber Ferreira racing and winning the 2014 USSSA National Championships in Vermont (photo Joe Viger)

Five easy pieces! No, not the famous Jack Nicholson film riding “The Fast Lane on the Road to Nowhere,” but rather the five United States … Continue reading


ISSF World Snowshoe Championships + Québec Winter Carnival: Magnifique!

The excitingly festive January 31, 2015 International Snowshoe Federation World Snowshoe Championships are nearer than you imagine; think of this . . . Christmas is only 136 days away.

[photo courtesy Carnaval de Quebec]

The ISSF World Snowshoe Championships visits … Continue reading


On Natchez Mountain: A Savage 100-Mile Trail Race

What is there, there on Natchez Road?

Sitting quietly . . . a cut in the woods . . . is the  back way in Minnesota’s Murphy-Hanrehan State Park, host of the trail-fest known as the inaugural Savage 100Continue reading