Dance of the Snow Serpent
By Coach Steve
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…
For International Snowshoe Information Click on
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
www.snowshoeracing.com and/or the event’s website at
for more event details.
To become a member online click on the logo
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."
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
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,
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!
- represent your school or club! Plus,
4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay
Photo of Sarah Butler by Joe Viger
Photo of the
Army’s Bill Raitter
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 www.snowshoeracing.com &
Military athletes DO NOT need to qualify.
Only current USSSA membership and race
entry is required. Snowshoes provided.
International Snowshoeing Federation
World Snowshoe Championships
Saturday January 31st, 2015
Quebec city, Quebec, Canada
This is an open event with no pre-qualifiers
Anyone can compete
Awards for Juniors to 70+