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**** Qualifying Events Are Over ** The Dion 2015 National Snowshoe Championships Feb. 27th – Mar. 1st, 2015 ** 15th Annual US National Snowshoe Championship in Eau Claire, WI ** Click on the link below for the results of day 1 ****

On January 31, 2015 the ISSF held their World Championship Snowshoe Race in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Many of our USSSA members made the trip and gave a good showing.

Interviews with some of the participants can be found Here


Dance of the Snow Serpent

By Coach Steve Ilg

Our story takes place on March 2, 1996, at the World Mountain Snowshoe Championships near Twin Lakes, Colorado…you may have heard about it in the now very vogue, "Leadville 100" fallout…feeble ilg recalls helping the then first Race Director draw people TO HIS RACE…nowadays?  The hardest part of Leadville?  Is just getting' in.  Sad.  Read on, for a story from the daze of old, when snowshoers were few and far between… Read more



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       Photo of  the

Army’s Bill Raitter

 of NV by Steve Sanders.



2015 Dion Snowshoes

U.S. National Snowshoe


Feb. 27th-March 1st, 2015

in Eau Claire, Wisconsin


Current members of all branches of the U.S.

Armed Forces are invited to participate in the

USSSA’s annual National Snowshoe

Championships representing their

branch of the military. 

Men and women race over 10km snowshoe courses.  Top 5 in each division earn medals.  Winning

team (3 athletes) earn prestigious 

Roger’s Rangers Trophy.

Check out event details at & .

Military athletes DO NOT need to qualify.

Only current USSSA membership and race

entry is required.  Snowshoes provided.


The USSSA is pleased to announce that Icebug USA Shoes will be supporting the 2015 U.S. Snowshoe Championships at the Silver level by providing a complimentary pair of their revolutionary running shoes to each to each of the eight eventual 2015 National Snowshoe Champions.

Mark Elmore, USSSA Sports Director announced, "We are very excited to have Icebug USA joining 9our event this season."


Click Here to View the results from the DION 2015 National Snowshoe Championships


If you missed the deadline for pre-registration for the 2015 National Snowshoe Championships fear not.

You can still print out and bring a paper copy of the form with you. Make sure you get to the event early as the final registration for each event closes 30 minutes before the start.

Download the Registration for Here

2015 National Championships

 Lowe’s Creek County Park in Eau Claire, WI

Find more about Weather in Eau Claire, WI


Visit the website of the 2015 National Snowshoe Championships for the most up to date information on places to stay, the area and how to register for the event.

The Visit Eau Claire has partnered with the Claion, Hampton Inn and Plaza Hotel and Suites for lodging the weekend of the National Championships.

To book your stay with one of these please click Here

International winter endurance sports enthusiasts of all   ages and abilities are invited to attend the USSSA’s 15th annual U.S. National Snowshoe Championships

February 27th - March 1st, 2015 at Lowes Creek County Park in Eau Claire Wisconsin!

Photo of Spain’s Nacho Hernando competing in 2014 Nationals in VT by Joe Viger.

International athletes (non-U.S. citizens) may compete alongside the national championship competitors in the men’s and women’s 10km and new Half Marathon National Championship events.  The top 10 international men and women in each event will earn awards. Visit the U.S.      Snowshoe Association’s website at and/or the event’s website at

  for more event details. 


NEW in 2015…....

The U.S. Snowshoe Association is pleased to announce that

Fine Designs Inc.

will be serving as the on-site merchandising agent at the upcoming 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships in Eau Claire, WI Friday-Sunday Feb. 27th-March 1st, 2015!

When athletes check-in, instead of being given an event t-shirt at that time, they will be given a coupon. The coupon can then be redeemed at the Fine Designs booth on site for the event t-shirt.
OR, the coupon can be used as a $15 discount towards any other screened merchandise item.

Additional event apparel offerings include; Hooded Sweatshirts, Dri-Fit Tech Shirts, Sweatshirts, and other items will be available for purchase to commemorate your 2015 experience at Snowshoe Nationals. All with excellent artwork and eye-catching colors.


The Fifteenth Annual                

2015 Dion Snowshoes               

U.S. National Snowshoe Championships

take place at the Lowes Creek County Park in     

Eau Claire, WI Friday Feb. 27th to  Sunday March 1st, 2015.

JUNIOR A (15-19 years of age) and JUNIOR B (14 and Under) athletes are eligible to qualify to compete for awards and berths on the U.S. Junior National Snowshoe Team.

The record for the largest JUNIOR field at the Championships was set in 2014 in Woodford, VT with 37 athletes.  I hope we can break that record this season...with your help!

LOANER Snowshoes WILL BE available!

NEW: TEAM Division - represent your school or club! Plus, 4 x 2.5km       Snowshoe Team Relay on Sunday!




Photo of Sarah Butler by Joe Viger



Nearly 200 athletes from 11 countries competed on a bitterly cold day. Of those 24 were US athletes competing in the Senior level. 15 more in the 5km race.

The Senior (20+ years of age) athletes completed four laps of the 2.5km urban course that traversed the Plains of Abraham, downtown Old Quebec, past the Parliament Building and through the heart of the Winter Carnival grounds. Thousands of spectators lined the route.

The USSSA delegation to the event turned out many outstanding performances. Including:

Bronze: Eric Hartmark of MN in the 30-39 group

Gold for Amber Ferreira of NH in the 30-39 group

Gold for Jennifer Chaudoir of WI in the 40-49 group

Bronze for Mark Rickman of CO in the 50-59 group

Gold for Myra Klettke of OR in the 50-59 group

Gold for Marcy Schwam of MA in the 60-69 group

Silver for Vicki McCloskey of NH in the 60-69 group

Bronze for Chary Griffin of NY in the 60-69 group

Silver for the Men's Team of Eric Hartmark, Zachary Rivers and Josh McDougal

Bronze for the Women's Team of Amber Ferreira, Abbey Wood and Kristina Folcik


In the 5k Men's 50-59 age group John Tom Pierce of KS medaled.



International Snowshoeing Federation

2015 World Snowshoe Championships

Presented By

Saturday January 31st, 2015

Quebec city, Quebec, Canada

The US Junior team fared even better. Defending 2014 US JR National Champion Jeanette Cudney of NY ran away from the field to claim her first World Championship Junior Snowshoe title. She lead a sweep of the ladies podium. Carter Stripp of VT fended off a tough challenge from Tyler Dezago of NY to claim the top step of the men's podium. Stripp had finished as the runner-up at the 2014 US Junior National Snowshoe Championships in Woodford VT last season. Dezago led a strong showing by his Paul Smith's College teammate from Paul Smiths, NY.

Men's JR Medals went to:

Carter Stripp of VT Gold

Tyler Dezago of NY Silver

Timothe' Levesue of Canada Bronze

Women's JR Medals went to:

Jeanette Cudney of NY Gold

Jessica Setter of NY Silver

Kaylee Kornowski of WI Bronze

20-24 Age Group Men

Joseph St. Cyr of NY Gold

Dakota Urban of NY Silver

Cody Dennis of NY Bronze

20-24 Age Group Women

Sarah Butler of NY Silver

Amanda Preston of NY Bronze

All five of the US athletes above attend Paul Smith's College.


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