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**** Online and mail-in membership registration for the 2016-2017 season opens this Saturday October 1st ****

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Onion River Sports/Snowshoes Direct support 2017

 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships!


     The United States Snowshoe Association ( is pleased to announce that Onion River Sports & Snowshoes Direct will return this season to continue supporting the 2017 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships at the Silver Medal level. USSSA Sports Director Mark Elmore announced, “We are very excited to have Onion River Sports/Snowshoes Direct joining our event again this season. Onion River Sports/Snowshoes Direct is one of the USSSA’s longest standing supporters and we greatly appreciate their loyalty and generosity.”  



Online and mail-in membership registration for the 2016-2017 season opens this Saturday October 1st


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.

FULL” 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. 


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Board of Regional Athletic Delegates


     The BORAD is the board that governs the USSSA’s National Snowshoe Championship Program. USSSA regions are as follows:

Northeastern USA –  NY, VT, NH, MA, RI, ME, CT.

Mid-Atlantic Region – 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

Western Region: NV, AZ, CA, OR, WA, ID,

Alaska: AK

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 your representative


    Press Release

                                              Monday January 16th, 2017

Corinth, N.Y. -  The US Snowshoe Association and their event partners at Visit Bend in Bend, Oregon are working hard preparing to host the 2017 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships at the Mount Bachelor   Nordic Center March 24th-26th, 2017. Many of the nation’s finest winter endurance athletes are expected to participate competing for National Championship titles and 2017 US National Team berths. On Day 2 of the Championships, athletes under 20 years of age will compete over a 5km course, while Senior athletes ages 20+ compete over a challenging 10km course for national titles, age group awards and national team spots. On Day 3, demanding Half Marathon and Marathon National Championship events challenge athletes from all across the country. National Championship events only require current USSSA membership. Other “Open” events will be available and require no membership. These events include the Kid’s Kilo and Citizen’s 5km Run/Walk on Saturday and the always fun 4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay on Sunday. So, there is something there for everyone. Loaner snowshoes will also be available. Plus, there’s always time for off snow fun        including Friday evening’s Day 1 Championship Reception, Saturday’s Day 2 Awards Ceremony and “Bend Wide Open” event and Sunday’s Day 3 Championship Party! Check out all event details at or Or call the USSSA Sports Director at 518-420-6961 for questions or additional information.




All snowshoe paths lead to Saranac Lake NY late next February! We hope to see you there!

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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 to;


The 2017 North American snowshoe racing season is going to be EPIC!

Never before have there been four major snowshoe championships conducted the same season on the same continent!


The 2017 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships visit the United States for the first-time ever! Saranac Lake, New York hosts the 10th annual WSSF World Snowshoe Championships February 24th-26th, 2017.


The inaugural 2017 WSSF North American Continental Snowshoe Championships will take place the following weekend on Friday March 3rd in Quebec City, Quebec   Canada. Check it out at




The 2017 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships will be presented in Bend Oregon at the Mount Bachelor Nordic Center on March 24th-26th, 2017.

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The 2017 Canadian National Snowshoe Championships will be presented on February 19th, 2017, Family Day Weekend in Ontario, at the Craigleith Ski Club in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.

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Monday January 23rd, 2017

Corinth, NY - The United States Snowshoe Association  is pleased to be partnering with Spartan Race in promoting snowshoe running to athletes  of all disciplines as a means of enhancing their fitness over the winter months, enjoying the great out-of-doors and better preparing for the start of the outdoor season each year. The US Snowshoe Association sanctions snowshoe race events across the country each season, all leading up to the annual U.S. National Snowshoe Championships. The 2017 National Championships feature National Championship events at the 5km (Juniors), 10km, Half-Marathon and Marathon distances and also offer “Open” events like a 5km Citizens event, a Kids Kilo and a fun 4 x 2.5km Snowshoe Team Relay. The 2017 US National Snowshoe Championships take place at the Mount Bachelor Nordic Center outside of Bend OR March 24th-26th, 2017. Only USSSA membership ($30/yr.) is required to compete in the National Championship events. The “Open” events do not require USSSA membership. Check out the USSSA and National Championship event details at; &

     Spartan races are now presenting snowshoe race events by Peak Races. Snowshoe running is an awesome full body workout that develops balance, muscular endurance and especially core strength. It’s a great way to burn calories, tone muscles and get a great workout in without pounding the body. Plus, you can get outside and enjoy the beautiful out-of-doors during the entire winter season. Get out of the gym once in awhile and enjoy a trail run on snowshoes. It’s a perfect addition to your training that affords great workout benefits and a change of pace and scenery! There is absolutely no learning curve. You just put the snowshoes on your feet and GO! Run normally and fly over the snow like never before! Join in on one of the fastest growing winter sports out there! You’ll then be able to attack your next Spartan event in great shape! Tuned up and ready to go! Check out  Spartan Snowshoe events at;



Press Release

Monday October 10th, 2016

Swiftwick Socks teams with 2016 U.S. National Snowshoe Team as Official Sock Sponsor

     The United States Snowshoe Association ( is pleased to announce their continuing partnership with Swiftwick, a leading athletic performance sock company. Swiftwick will be joining the 2016 U.S. National Snowshoe Team by providing team members with their outstanding socks for training and competition. The 2016 U.S. National Snowshoe Team is comprised of twenty-two of the finest winter endurance athletes the country has to offer.  The team rosters are as follows:

Junior Boys National Team                                      Junior Girls National Team    
Matthew Leichty – NY                                                        Soleil Gaylord – CO
Justin Miller – OR                                                                Rachael Jones – NY
Jonah Thompson – NM                                                        Etta Moen – WA
Senior Men’s National Team                                       Senior Women’s National Team       
Eric Hartmark – MN                                                                Anna Mae Flynn – CA
Josiah Middaugh – CO                                                           Michelle Hummel – NM
Zach Miller – CO                                                                     Anne Heiner – OR
Scott Gall – IA                                                                        Erica Baron – NM
Lupe Cabada – NV                                                                  Sarah Raitter – NV
Master’s Men’s National Team                                 Master’s Women’s National Team 
Richard Bolt – CA                                                                    Anita Ortiz – CO
Ross McMahon – NV                                                               Johanna Rogers – ME
Jason Bond – WI                                                                    Jennifer Chaudoir - WI 

Team Director: Mark Elmore of Raleigh, NC 

     Many of these athletes are expected to compete all across the U.S. and southern Canada, in numerous major snowshoe race events including the 2017 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships in Bend, OR next March and the 2017 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake, NY next February. Past National Team members have competed in Italy, Austria, Sweden, Japan and Canada. Swiftwick will be supplying the team members with top of the line socks for training and competition.

     For more information on the United States National Snowshoe Team and/or the U.S. Snowshoe Association, Inc., go to To learn more about Swiftwick Socks go to


2016 National Championship Results

Official Results can be found Here

As of March 5, 2016 all Official Results Have Been Posted


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 and I can assist you in located your race photos.

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





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