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**** The 2017 Nationals will be in Bend, OR on March 24-26 ****

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 to;


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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 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.

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. 



Press Release

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 Marthaler





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


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






Press Release

                                              Wednesday March 23rd, 2016


Corinth, N.Y. - 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;, and



Press Release

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 competed.

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