Posts Categorized: Snowshoe

ATRA board member Tom Sobal honored in Colorado

On April 5, American Trail Running Association advisor Tom Sobal was inducted into the 2017 Colorado Running Hall of Fame during an evening ceremony in Denver. This tall and lean, soft-spoken athlete sporting a full beard and long braided pony tail said from the dais when receiving his award, “I’m honored and humbled and I… Read more »

Trail runners hit the snow for a national championship in Oregon

Story and photos by ATRA Director of Marketing Richard Bolt. He completed his first snowshoe race in 2002, attended 9 of the last 17 U.S. Snowshoe National Championships and has been a member of 2 U.S. National Snowshoe Teams. Richard is also sponsored by ATRA corporate member Atlas Snow-Shoe Company. For the first time in… Read more »

Community Makes it a Better World Snowshoe Championship

Written by ATRA contributor, trail and snowshoe racer Laura Clark. Photo credit: Skye Marthaler. “We are the world, we are the children. We are the ones who make a better day”. — Michael Jackson Like many international events, the 2017 World Snowshoe Federation Championships in Saranac Lake, New York adopted a theme song, one meant… Read more »

WSSF World Snowshoe Championships hosted by USA in 2017

Written by avid snowshoe racer Laura Clark who shares a brief overview of next month’s event. The World Snowshoe Federation (WSSF) World Snowshoe Championship will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017, in Saranac Lake, NY. Previously hosted in Austria, Canada, Italy, Japan and Sweden, this will be its first time taking place in the U.S…. Read more »

Snowshoe National Championships Coming To Bend, Oregon

Written by Mark Elmore, Sport Director, United States Snowshoe Racing Association (USSSA).  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… Read more »

Saratoga Snowshoe…sort of

Written by Laura Clark and originally published in our Spring 2016 edition of Trail Times. This has been a difficult winter, with WMAC Dion Snowshoe Series race directors struggling to locate adequate snow. Hilltop Orchard was delayed twice, Woodford opted for the relay course instead of the treacherous mountain climb and Curly’s relocated to Woodford… Read more »

Snowshoeing 101

Written by ATRA contributor by Laura Clark.  Laura is a longtime snowshoe event director and lives in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York.  What makes snowshoeing so appealing is that there are no special skill sets or expensive lessons involved. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. If you can run, then you can certainly… Read more »

9th Annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill coming up February 21

Written by Jen Mason. Photo by 9th Annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill coming up February 21 (Vail, Colo.) – What better way to celebrate American Heart Month than with a challenging trek up Vail Mountain on Sunday, February 21. The annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill Race and Hike welcomes runners, hikers, skiers and snowshoers… Read more »

Atlas Snow-Shoe Co. Introduces New Peak Series Collection of Snowshoes

The following press release is from ATRA corporate member Atlas Snow-Shoe Co. and just in time for the winter season. In addition to the new Peak snowshoes mentioned below, experienced trail runners might want to consider the Atlas Speed series snowshoes for men and women. Atlas Snow-Shoe Co. Introduces New Peak Series Collection of Snowshoes New… Read more »

Invitation to the 2016 World Snowshoe Championships

The following letter is an invitation to mountain and trail runners interested in competing in the World Snowshoe Championships next year in Italy. Good Morning and Best Wishes to all Mountain/Trail Running Athletes, My name is Mark Elmore. I am a Past President of the World Snowshoe Federation. I would like to take this opportunity… Read more »