Welcome to the 11th Anniversary Edition of the Western Pleasure Snowshoe Roundup hosted by the scenic Western Pleasure Guest Ranch.. Events include 5k and 10k snowshoe races for all ages, and a short distance untimed Buckaroo race for racers 6 and under.. All events offer both recreational and competitive opportunities. No experience necessary. This is a fun event for the whole family and everyone is invited to participate! Race courses are challenging but very scenic and consist of a combination of hills, meadows, forest, and open areas. They may be machine groomed, snowshoe groomed, or a combination. Awards are individually handcrafted, unique, and combine the old west ranch spirit with modern snowshoe racing. Placement awards for first three male and female finishers in the 5k and 10k, age group awards in 10 year age groups, and all finishers in all races receive finisher's awards. Racers 12 and under race for free! A limited number of kid’s snowshoes will be available for Buckaroo racers on a first come basis at no charge. Hot soup and beverages will be available for purchase in the lodge. Number pickup and race day registration is from 8:00 to 9:30 am in the lodge. Buckaroo Race free--sign up race morning.
Buckaroo race: 10:00 am
10k: 10:30 am
5k: 10:45 am
For our out of town guests, rooms are available at the ranch--register early!
Racing snowshoe size requirements
We are following the size requirements for racing snowshoes adopted by the United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA). Snowshoes can be no smaller than 7in x 20in for adults. Most adult sized snowshoes meet this requirement. See more info here: https://trailrunner.com/trail-news/usssa-snowshoe-size-regulations-for-racing/
Event's current local time: 6:10 PM PT