Snowshoeing – it’s not just for deep-woods trappers anymore. The sport has progressed in the last two decades and today you can choose from snowshoes designed for climbing, ice, deep snow, or packed snow. Snowshoes may not be fast, but they can take you places where skis are useless.
The relatively new sport of snowshoe racing can take you deep into otherwise inaccessible mountain terrain. The Snowshoe Raid Adventure Run, happening this Saturday, opens up Ontario’s Blue Mountain sidecountry to a team-based race navigated by map and compass.
Competitors travel on and off-trail to checkpoints located throughout the uplands around Blue. The more checkpoints you tick off, the higher you’ll rank. Teams of two have up to three hours to collect as many checkpoints as they can.
Race Briefing: 10:00am
Walk to Bus Pick-Up: 10:15am
Buses depart at 10:30am sharp
Race Start: 11:00am (Pretty River Valley Provincial Park)
Course Cut-Off: 2:00pm (or 3 hours after the race begins)
Board Buses for drive back to Blue Mountain: 2:00pm
Awards & Post Race Meal: 2:30pm – 4:30pm