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National Snowshoe Championships Return to Bennington!

The race is on! We are so thrilled that the 2018 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships will be back in Bennington this year. Mark your calendars for March 9-11 and get ready for an action-packed Vermont getaway! Read on to learn more about this exciting annual event and book your stay at ourĀ Bennington bed and breakfast, conveniently located less than 15 minutes fromĀ Prospect Mountain. You may know Prospect Mountain as one of the region’s premier cross country ski areas abundant with natural snow and mountainous beauty. What you may not know, however, is that is it one of the leading snowshoe destinations in the Northeast.

National Snowshoe Championships

An Event for Everyone

For those interested in competing, it’s really affordable and easy to do as there are no qualifying criteria, other than being a USSSA member. If you’re less interested in competing, but still want to participate, there will be “citizens” events open to public, like team relay races, 5K walk/run, and even a “Kids Kilo” walk/run.

Snowshoes will be available at Prospect Mountain for a small fee or free of charge. This is a fantastic family event, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers, or really for anyone who enjoys a great sporting event or guests looking for a memorable Vermont experience.

 

National Snoeshow Championships

About the National Snowshoe Championship

This year marks the 18th annual National Snowshoe Championships put on by the United States Snowshoe Association. The USSSA rotates the location of the event every year between the Northeast, North Central, Rockies, and Western regions of the country. Prospect Mountain was the host venue of the 2014 championships and is proud to be the home of the largest turnout yet, in both competitors and spectators. With over 400 athletes, it’s the year that’s still being talked about and has set the bar for every year since. And now it’s back!

While many might associate Vermont with winter sports and activities, snowshoeing is a somewhat up-and-coming mainstream competitive sport, making it all the more exciting to be in attendance this year. Additionally, there will be a half-marathon and full marathon event, which wasn’t part of the 2014 championships. For these reasons, it’s expected to be even bigger and better than four years ago.

Dion Snowshoes: Made Right Here in Bennington

Prospect Mountain provides rentals of cross country skis and snowshoes, but did you know that Dion Snowshoes is headquartered right here in Bennington? Check out their site to order your custom state-of-the-art snowshoes at a pre-fab price.

 

Finish Line - USSSA Facebook Page

Book Your Bennington Hotels Early!

Due to the excitement and magnitude of this event, it’s projected that all rooms will sell out in and around Bennington during this weekend. So don’t delay! Snag the best room at our charming Vermont bed & breakfast, your home away from home in Vermont.

The Four Chimneys Inn is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2018 National Snowshoe Championship. Racers, use promo code PROSPECT when booking to receive $50 off a king room for March 8-12, 2018. To qualify, just show us your official championship registration at check-in! Or, check out the Four Chimneys Inn Specials & Packages.

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Championship photos courtesy of the USSSA Facebook Page