With temperatures quickly dropping and snow piling up, travelers can set their GPS for New Hampshire’s Grand North, which boasts a variety of wintertime events and fun. With winter in full swing now, New Hampshire Grand, the official visitor … Continue reading
The key to enjoying a snowshoeing adventure is being prepared for the worst of conditions. Nothing can ruin an otherwise glorious experience worse than not having the proper tools necessary to brave the elements. And in some cases, venturing out … Continue reading
Alpine Adventures, the award-winning adventure destination best known for its zipline tours, is adding a new adventure opportunity for winter lovers of all abilities. Its new backcountry snowshoe tours offer an exciting off-road ride to a high-elevation snowshoe trailhead … Continue reading
The sense of peace and serenity that comes from the stillness of snowy landscapes is inherent in snowshoe adventures. But what about those long winter days when cabin fever takes its toll and you need a little more excitement? Stirring … Continue reading
Winter in Wisconsin isn’t cooperating with snow lovers so far this year, but that didn’t stop more than 20 folks from learning the basics of snowshoeing at the Maywood Environmental Park (www.gomaywood.org) in Sheboygan, WI on Dec. 1, … Continue reading
The 2010 U.S. Mountain Running Team will travel to Kamnik, Slovenia, to compete in the 26th World Mountain Running Championships on Sunday, September 5. This year's open team – six men and four women – will be selected at the U.S. Mountain Running Championships to be held at the Mt. Washington Road Race on Saturday, June 19, starting at 10:00 a.m.
The success of Easton with the new ergonomically designed ARTICA snowshoe line has lead to the development of the new VO2 comp, a sleek, lightweight race-ready running snowshoe.
VO2 Comp starts with a two-piece 7075 Easton Aerospace alloy frame that flexes over rough terrain. The asymmetrical ergonomic design offers comfortable maneuverability and better step tracking. Set inside the 3K weave carbon fiber decking is the Virtual Pivot Traction Cam. This dual-arm innovation connects to a super-strong carbon fiber pivot rod that creates a step-leveling virtual third pivot-point for digging deep and improved traction.
Atlas Snow-Shoe Company introduces its new Atlas and Elektra 11 and 12 Series snowshoes. Advanced technology and research combined in creation of the highest performing mountain hiking snowshoes created specifically for men and women's unique biomechanical needs. Built for superior maneuverability, durability and dependability high in the mountains the new 11 and 12 Series are ideal for summiting peaks and hiking mountain trails.
Easton Mountain Products releases trekking pole line including carbon and carbon/aluminum hybrid poles
The new Easton trekking pole line offers five models using state-of-the-art construction including carbon, aluminum, and carbon/aluminum hybrid configurations. All Easton models feature the patent-pending Rock-Lock clamp that fuses the poles into position for hassle-free, comfortable trekking in summer and winter.
The Colorado Tourism Office's (CTO) "Snow at First Sight" campaign, which began on October 12 with a global search for three people who have never experienced snow before, has concluded with the selection of three winners. Hailing from Atlanta, Australia and Hawaii, the three finalists are set to begin their Colorado adventure on January 11, 2010 in Colorado, where they will blog on www.SnowAtFirstSight.com
about their experiences and post regular updates on social networks including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.
A Save-the-Date for those looking to attend the Memorial for Cindy Brochman.
Sadly, Snowshoe Magazine has learned that Cindy Brochman, 44, has passed away after a hard-fought battle with liver cancer.
Kahtoola, a leader in innovative winter traction products, announced their Tour with Kahtoola for winter 2010. The Tour with Kahtoola includes five races and demos at alpine and Nordic locations beginning in January 2010. The Tour with Kahtoola features competitive and non-competitive snow travel activities including scenic guided hikes, foot races and children's activities. This is the third year Kahtoola has put on a series of winter events, introducing over 2,000 outdoor enthusiasts to adventuring on snow each season.
The First Annual Sun Valley Nordic Festival will take place January 30-February 7, 2010. The festival features 9 days of activities, races, clinics and fun events along with a $49, 9-day valley-wide Nordic trail pass, discounts on demos/rentals, lodging and dining which showcase and celebrate Sun Valley's well-deserved reputation as “Nordic Town USA”. A trip to the Nordic festival will also be given away at www.svnordicfestival.com
Louis Garneau is proud to announce their launch of a snowshoe collection for the US Market for Winter 2010.
The Mountain/Ultra/Trail Running (MUT) Council of long distance running has named the 2009 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF National Convention in Indianapolis, on Saturday, December 5, at an awards breakfast.
The Old Farmer's Almanac's Web site, Almanac.com, has launched a new Snow Report section created especially for skiers, snowboarders, and other outdoor enthusiasts. While other winter weather Web sites focus on current conditions, the Snow Report gives users access to The Old Farmer's Almanac's famous 80 percent accurate long-range weather forecasts as well as a whole lot more.
Highline Sports & Entertainment announced the schedule for the 2010 Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series. Dates for the 2010 series include: Sunday, Jan. 10, Sunday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, March 7 as the annual Jeremy Wright North American Snowshoe Championships.
This winter, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort's Cross-Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center will expand its snowshoe event offering by introducing a snowshoe social and running race series designed not only as training and competition for elite runners, but as an outdoor social gathering for anyone interested in enjoying winter in the mountains on foot. Guests of all ages, from athletes to families and friends interested in getting outside to recreate, are invited to experience the outdoors on snowshoes in this event series.
Winter Trails celebrates its 15th year on Jan. 9, 2010 at locations throughout the U.S. Organizers have made registration easy with an online service, at WinterTrails.org, that allows participants to sign up for their preferred location before arriving at a selected event. Those who register online can win some great prizes from sponsors.
It's beginning to look a lot like winter in Vail, Colo. And once the snow falls, there are fun-filled options for skiers and non-skiers alike. This year, The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort, introduces a “Spa, Savor & Snowshoe” package, so guests can work up an appetite while snowshoeing, unwind at the RockResorts Spa and then indulge in a decadent three-course dinner at the award-winning Wildflower restaurant.
With temperatures dropping and snow flurries imminent, the winter season is poised to get underway December 15, 2009, at The Lodge and Spa at Three Forks Ranch – a swank mountain retreat located along the Colorado/Wyoming border in the Little Snake River Valley and an idyllic setting for winter recreation.
The Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete in the 25th World Mountain Running Championships in Campodolcino, Italy, on Sunday, September 6, 2009. Campodolcino is located in the province of Sondrio in the Lombardy region located approximately 100 kilometers north of Milan. This year's team will arrive at the race venue in Italy on Thursday, September 3 and includes the following athletes: (*Ages are listed at time of World Championships).
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Headline: A Truly Rare Opportunity: Renowned North Woods Guides to Lead Winter Programs for Maine Audubon
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First Headline: Federal Court Rules Clean Air, Wildlife, Quiet Must Come First in America's Oldest National Park
It's been a long summer so far - and extremely hot in our neck of the woods (Denver, Colo.). However, we are moving forward with our plans to provide a print magazine this season. We appreciate your patience during this "downtime" on the Web site.