Important update: The course preview for Friday, March 9, 2018 has been canceled. Race is still on; packet pickup is still 1-3:30pm at Race headquarters (423 Main st., Bennington).

We’ve had back to back intense and amazing snow events here on Prospect mt… which has given us some (40 inches worth) of incredible Utah powder. Given the vast quantity of snow, it’s taking a little longer than we had initially expected to wrap up course markings and the like (check this out on Facebook).

Thanks for your patience! It’s going to be a GREAT race!



Hard to believe the season is almost over, but we are only a few days away from the 2018 National Championships, returning this year to Prospect Mountain Nordic in Woodford VT. Here is the latest from RD Tim Van Orden:

Hello snowshoers,

With the looming snowstorm, coming on Wednesday and Thursday, this year’s U.S. National Snowshoe Championships in Woodford, VT, will be epic! There’s already 12 to 24 inches of snow at Prospect, and another 12 inches predicted before the race.

I’ve cut a lot of new single track, and the new course is amazing! Stunning scenery, and abundant fluff.

* Canadian athletes – You no longer need to join the US Snowshoe Association in order to compete. I got the rules changed. But you do need to be a member of Snowshoe Canada. So, I encourage you to head south and participate in the event.

If you haven’t yet booked a room –

The Paradise Inn is our host hotel for the event, and is giving a $10 discount to anyone who mentions they are here for the snowshoe race.

Also, The Four Chimney Inn is supporting our race, and we’d love it if you’d support them. Both options are close to the opening reception and downtown Bennington.

Can’t wait to see you at the races!

For more info, and to see the latest event schedule go to –

To see recent pictures of the conditions, go to –

All my best

Tim Van Orden

Race Director

The National Championships rotate around the country on a 4 year cycle, so it won’t be until 2022 that they’re in the Northeast again. Final series points will be awarded for the 5k and 10k races on Saturday, and Sunday features relays and the Half Marathon and Marathon Championship races. We hope everyone will come on over and join the fun, even if only to cheer on snowshoers of all abilities (from the best in the country to the very back of the pack like me) as they tackle the challenging courses Tim has put together for this epic event.

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