All snowshoe paths lead to Saranac Lake NY late next
February! We hope to see you there!
2017 WSSF World Snowshoe
Championships visit USA for the First-Time Ever!
Saranac Lake, NY - The US Snowshoe
Association is again pleased to announce the 2017 WSSF
World Snowshoe Championships will be visiting the USA
for the first-time ever! Many of the planet’s finest
winter endurance athletes will converge on Saranac Lake,
NY next February 23rd-26th, 2017
to test themselves on snowshoes!
This annual World Championship event
has previously been hosted in Austria (2006 & 2007),
Western Canada (2010), Japan (2011), Eastern Canada
(2012 & 2015), Italy (2013 & 2016) and Sweden (2014).
Snowshoe athletes from; the USA, Canada, Finland,
Sweden, Norway, Italy, France, Germany, Spain,
Catalonia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Russia,
Estonia, Japan, Iceland, India, Tunisia, Australia,
Mexico, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere are expected to
compete. The USSSA expects many of its member/athletes
from all over the US, including current and past members
of the National Snowshoe Team, to compete against the
best in the world. The Local Organizing Committee has
just announced that their event website is now available
and will constantly be updated with new and exciting
news as preparations continue for hosting an outstanding
World Championship event!
Online registration is now
available. Beat the crowd and be one of the very first
to officially register for this world class event. Go
For International Snowshoe Information Click on
Sunday May 15th, 2016 - Raleigh, NC:
The U.S. Snowshoe Association is pleased to
announce that Ritual Energy of San Diego, CA will join
the 2016 US National Snowshoe Team as a contributing
sponsor this coming season. Ritual Energy is a new
product on the sports nutrition scene. They will provide
their caffeinated energy bar products to national team
members this season to fuel their training and competing
all across the US! Their products are made with natural
ingredients and are Gluten and Grain free. “The USSSA is
very pleased to begin this new partnership with Ritual
Energy this coming season,” reports USSSA National
Snowshoe Team Director Mark Elmore.
National Snowshoe Team members
are expected to compete at the USSSA’s 17th Annual Dion
Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships which
will feature numerous events over a three day period at
Mount Bachelor near Bend, OR next March 24th-26th,
2017. Details regarding the 2017 US National Snowshoe
Championships will soon be posted at
www.snowshoeracing.com and frequently updated as
preparations continue over the next several months.
Also in 2017, the World Snowshoe
Federation’s (WSSF) 2017 World Snowshoe Championships
will visit the USA for the first-time ever! Snowshoe
athletes from all over the globe are expected to
converge io Saranac Lake, NY next February 23rd-26th,
2017 to test themselves on Adirondack snow! In addition
to athletes arriving from many different countries, the
USSSA expects a large contingent of USSSA
member/athletes will participate, including a large
group of current and past national team members.
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Monday August 22nd, 2016
Corinth, NY - The United States Snowshoe Association
would like to announce the introduction of a new
level of membership for the 2016-2017 season. A
new “Supporter” level of membership is now available
for an annual membership fee of $20.
The USSSA has enjoyed excellent membership over the
years. But, sometimes we have enthusiasts who simply
want to “support” the work the USSSA is doing to
promote outdoor winter endurance sports and safety.
Perhaps, for them, a “full” membership isn’t needed.
So, the “supporter” membership is an affordable
alternative that still provides access for the
member to outstanding discounts and special
offerings from many of the USSSA’s sponsors and
partners, including; The Rudy Project and various
snowshoe manufacturers and retailers.
USSSA membership is required to be eligible to
compete in the USSSA’s annual National Snowshoe
Championship event. Full membership costs $30/year.
The 2017 National Snowshoe Championships will take
place at the Mount Bachelor Nordic Center just
outside of Bend OR next March 24th-26th, 2017.
“FULL” membership benefits also include; 1) a voice
in the future of recreational and competitive
snowshoeing in the US, 2) an annual membership card,
3) first time members receive a collectible USSSA
patch, 4) a one year subscription to Trail Runner
Magazine, 5) as stated previously, the opportunity
to compete in the annual US National Snowshoe
Championships, 6) special offers and discounts from
the USSSA’s many sponsors and partners and 7)
opportunities to travel to major domestic and
international snowshoe events as part of Team USA!
The new “SUPPORTER”
level of membership, at $20/year, will provide the
snowshoe enthusiast with the following benefits; 1)
A collectible USSSA car sticker—exclusively
available to USSSA supporters only, 2) access to
special offers and discounts from the USSSA’s many
sponsors and partners and 3) the knowledge you are
supporting the USSSA’s continued efforts to promote
the Sport of Snowshoeing in the US and, working with
the World Snowshoe Federation, to ultimately attain
inclusion in the Winter Olympic Program.
Raleigh, NC - The United States Snowshoe Association would like to
recognize the 2016 U.S. Women’s Junior National Snowshoe Champion
Soleil Gaylord of Telluride CO for recently being selected to represent
the United States at the upcoming World Mountain Running Championships.
Ms. Gaylord put in a dominating performance at the 2016 U.S. National
Snowshoe Championships in Ogden UT at Powder Mountain last February to
earn her first national snowshoe championship title. She is one of four
female team members selected to attend the 2016 World Mountain Running
Championships in Sapareva Bulgaria on Sunday September 11th, 2016.
Selected by the USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail executive committee, she is
joined by three other lady athletes representing CA, NC and CO.
The USSSA wishes Ms. Gaylord, and the entire US Mountain
Running Team, the very best of luck in Bulgaria. The USSSA also looks
forward to seeing Ms. Gaylord, only 16 years of age, challenge the very
best Junior snowshoe athletes from around the globe when they gather in
Saranac Lake, NY next February 24th-26th, 2017 at the World Snowshoe
Federation’s 2017 World Snowshoe Championships!
Photo by Skye
Board of Regional Athletic Delegates
The BORAD is the board that
governs the USSSA’s National Snowshoe Championship Program. USSSA
regions are as follows:
– NY, VT, NH, MA, RI, ME, CT.
– PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL,
North Central Region:
TN, OH, MI, WI, MN, IA, IL, ND, SD, IN,
Rocky Mountain Region:
CO, WY, TX, MT, UT, NM
NV, AZ, CA, OR, WA, ID,
Welcome to returning & new USSSA BORAD members. Thank you
for your interest in and support of our Sport!
Please visit the
BORAD page to find
2016 National Championship
Results can be found
As of March 5, 2016 all Official Results Have Been
US National Participants
Photos are now available for purchase.
Please contact me, Skye Marthlar, with your bib number
and the race(s) you participated in at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I can assist you in located your
The price is $10 for all the photos of you taken over
the championship weekend including the awards cerimonies.
If you have any further questions don't hesitate to
contact me by email or call 571-332-0290
Wednesday March 23rd, 2016
After completing another very successful 2015-2016 US Snowshoe
Association national snowshoe racing season, the USSSA is pleased to
announce that Bob and Denise Dion of Dion Snowshoes of Bennington
Vermont will be serving as the title sponsor again next season when the
17th Annual U.S. National Snowshoe Championship program culminates in
Bend Oregon on March 24-26, 2017. Having just served as the National
Snowshoe Championship’s title sponsor since 2011, the USSSA is pleased
to welcome the Dion’s back for another season. The Dion’s noted, “We are
pleased to have partnered with the USSSA in supporting the Sport these
past several years and seeing the growth and excitement increase each
year. We are looking forward to another exciting season in 2017.”
Not only will North America host the annual 2017 US National
Snowshoe Championships in Oregon, earlier in the season the 2017 World
Snowshoe Federation World Snowshoe Championships will take place in the
USA for the first time ever on February 24th to February 26th, 2017 in
Saranac Lake, NY.
For more information on Dion Snowshoes, the US National Snowshoe
Championships and the 2017 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships, please
visit; www.dionsnowshoes.com, www.snowshoeracing.com and
2016 World Snowshoe Federation
World Snowshoe Championships
Vezza d'Oglia, Italy
February 5-6, 2016
|Raleigh, NC- USA
The 2016 WSSF World Snowshoe
Championships were recently held in Vezza d'Oglio, Italy as part of the
2016 Caspolada al Chiaro di Luna event. Over 100 of the finest snowshoe
athletes gathered to race over a man-made course ranging in length from
6.6km for juniors to 8.8km for senior athletes. The winter season has
been so mild throughout much of Europe that snow had to be trucked in
from higher elevations and spread with heavy equipment to create a
suitable race course. Athletes from Atalonia, Italy, USA, Canada
Germany, France Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Spain, India and Peru
Click here for results