Beech to host snowshoe championships

Article Published: Oct. 6, 2011 | Modified: Feb. 26, 2012

Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department announces that the U.S. Snowshoe Association has chosen Beech Mountain as the host location for the North Carolina State Snowshoe Championships.

Endurance athletes from across the Middle Atlantic states are invited to North Carolina’s first snowshoe race in the terrain that Beech Mountain has to offer. This event will serve as a qualifier race so that USSSA members can earn the right to compete at the 2012 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships in Frisco, Colo., Feb. 24 through Feb. 26.

The North Carolina State Snowshoe Championships events will take place as part of the Beech Mountain Resort Winterfest weekend. Events will include a 5K race with recreational and competitive categories, a 10K competitive state championship race and a kid’s snowshoe scramble. Previous experience is not necessary to participate and free snowshoe loaners will be available.

For more information regarding the USSSA, contact Mark Elmore, the USSSA sports director at (518) 420-6961 or via email at (

You can also contact Brie Powell, program coordinator for the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department, at (828) 387-3003 or via email at ( for information regarding the weekend’s events.

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