February 10 - 11, 2024

Snow Devil Ultra Snowshoe Race


Pittsfield, VT 100 Miler, 100K, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K

This Event Took Place Sun. Feb 11, 2024

Snow Devil Snowshoe Ultra

Peak Races, born in the mountains of Vermont, produces the original Spartan Founder endurance events! From novice athletes to the most experienced ultra-endurance-tested athletes.
Go Beyond Your Limits!

Course Description

The course climbs somewhat steeply at first past the trailside oasis, Muddy’s Hut, and through the switchbacks of Noodles Trail before leveling out up the Rabbit Hole. The trail then snakes through some narrow, and technical at times, terrain with the premier of Yonder Trail before opening up onto a forest road midway up La Gran Aventura. The thousand-foot three-mile climb ends through a dense, dark spruce forest aptly called the Labyrinth leading to incredible panoramic Green Mountain views at Shrek’s Stone Hut at the top of the trails. The course corkscrews down Wrong Way Trail single track with a couple of fun descents down some brief, snowy chutes before traversing the backside of the mountain on Bubba Trail through beautiful mixed hardwood forests. Fuster’s Ravine crossing will mark the home stretch with the course opening up onto double track Riverside Run and back to the start/finish. The loop totals approximately 6.5 miles with about 1900 feet of elevation change.

Visit www.gmtrails.org to view a map of the trails you will be racing.

Event Schedule

February 10, 2024
100 Miler: 6:00 AM - Packet Pickup 5:30 AM
100K: 12:00 PM - Packet Pickup 11:30 AM

February 11, 2024
Packet Pickup 7:0 to 7:45 AM
Marathon: 8:00 AM
Half Marathon: 8:00 AM
10K: 8:00 AM
*Schedule subject to change*

The last lap for all distances must be started by 1:00 pm with the course closing 4 pm sharp. This is for the safety of racers, staff, and volunteers.

Participant Gear List

Comfortable Winter Jacket
Backup Breathable Light Jacket
Comfortable Winter Pants
Winter Gloves
Waterproof Gaiters
Long John (Top & Bottom)
Insulated Camp Booties
Multitool to make adjustments or/repairing bindings
Trekking Poles
Headlamp + Spare
Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
Lip balm (SPF 15+)

Event Rules

Respect All Participants, Staff, Guests, and the Riverside Trail Systems with respect

The race director shall have the final discretion in determining the race distance and course layout.

Snow Shoes are required unless there are less than 4 inches of snow and will be communicated by the race director via email leading up to the event.

Headlamps are required! All participants must bring a headlamp. Tree cover makes the trails become dark before sunset. Please bring a headlamp to ensure you are safe out on the course.

A participant must retire from the competition immediately if ordered to do so by a member of the medical staff, any certified and recognized course official, and/or the race director.

Step aside and let runners pass if they move faster than you. Encourage each other; we’re all in this together!

No cutting the course at all! Participants and Course Marshals will report all infractions to the Race Director for review and determine disqualification status.

Snowshoe Requirements:
*Snowshoes may be commercial or prototype models. Snowshoes may be modified but must respect the following minimum measurements:
*Length: 53.34 cm (21 inches)
*Width: 17.78 cm (7 inches)
*The snowshoe requires at least 4 crampons.
*Direct mounting of shoes to snowshoes is permitted.

The last lap for all distances must be started by 1:00 pm, with the course closing at 4 pm sharp. This is for the safety of racers, staff, and volunteers.

No Dogs Allowed on Riverside Farm properties or the Riverside Trail System

Have Fun, Go Beyond Your Limits!



Vermont in March can have unpredictable weather. Expect deep snow conditions and cold temperatures AND/OR snow-slush and sunshine/rain. Please watch the weather leading up to the race and plan accordingly.



Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT) is the nearest airport that is a quick 30-minute drive. The most popular option for airports is Burlington (BTV) with a drive of approximately 90 minutes. Additionally, Boston is just under a 3-hour drive if you wish to fly into Logan International airport (BOS).

Travel Time:
Philadelphia, PA: Under 6 Hours
NYC, NY: Under 5 Hours
Boston, MA: Under 3 Hours
Montreal, QC, CAN: 3 Hours
Hartford, CT: 3 Hours
Portland, ME: 3.5 Hours
Albany, NY: 2 Hours
Manchester, NH: 2 Hours
Rutland, VT: 30 Minutes

Event's current local time: 4:39 AM ET