Winter Trails celebrates its 16th year on January 8, 2011. Winter Trails offers children and adults new to snow sports a chance to try snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing FREE at venues throughout North America. There is no charge for the use of equipment or trails. Most locations offer snowshoeing AND cross country skiing. Some locations only offer snowshoeing. Current alpine skiers and/or snowboarders are also encouraged to try an alternative snow sport.
Winter Trails locations, hours and offerings are posted at WinterTrails.org as they are announced. Venues include alpine resorts, Nordic centers, state parks, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service land. Details accompany each event’s listing on the Winter Trails website. Registration is also available on-site at each location.
There is no charge for equipment or trail fees. While most events take place on the “official” date, some are held on alternative dates. One of the largest – at Estes Park, Colorado – is being held on January 15, 2011 and is part of the Estes Park Winter Festival. The www.wintertrails.org Web site is regularly updated.
On-line registration for Winter Trails begins November 15, 2010. Those who register on-line will have an opportunity to win prizes offered by Winter Trails supporters. On-line registrants also will receive updates on events and any weather advisories that could affect a particular venue.
“Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are winter outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by individuals, groups of friends and family members,” said Reese Brown, a Winter Trails organizer. “They are affordable, easy to learn and they provide moderate to vigorous exercise, depending on an individual’s effort. With obesity rates in the U.S. at an all time high, Winter Trails can introduce active and not so active children and adults to sports that provide winter outdoor recreation.”
Romp to Stomp Series History
Since the Series began in 2003
Total participants: 22,974
Total raised for breast cancer: $1,326,475
Romp to Stomp Series 2010
Total participants: 5,558
Total raised for breast cancer: $327,843
2010 RESULTS BY EVENT
$27,168 for the raised North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Avg raised per participant: $80
$60,783 raised for the VT/NH Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Avg raised per participant: $91
$27,507 raised for the Salt Lake City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Avg raised per participant: $47
$38,325 raised for the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Avg raised per participant: $43
$30,901 raised for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Avg raised per participant: $77
$18,009 raised for the OR/SW WA Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure: $14,000
Avg raised per participant: $20
$125,149 raised for the Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Avg raised per participant: $42
Thank you to all who participated, volunteered, and sponsored–your dedication, commitment, and investment inspired thousands to stay active in the winter and to make a significant impact on the fight against breast cancer. We hope to see you next year!
Aiming to top last year’s 4,150 participants and more than $200K contributed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series® is lining up seven events in North America for 2010. Anticipating another successful season, 2010 will mark Tubbs’s donation of more than one million dollars in the fight against breast cancer.
To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the 2010 Romp to Stomp Snowshoe Series is now open and participants can take advantage of the special Early Bird rate saving them up to $15. With winter right around the corner, the Romp to Stomp Snowshoe Series offers a fun, family-friendly way to help fight breast cancer beyond breast cancer awareness month. In the USA, participants choose from a 3k or 5k snowshoe walk or a 3k snowshoe race in New Jersey, Vermont, Utah, Washington, Oregon, or Colorado; and the Ontario, Canada Romp offers a 3k snowshoe walk or a 5k snowshoe race. The cost for early online registration is $25 per adult ($15 for kids) or $40 for onsite registration ($30 for kids and available at most sites). Each event will feature goodie bags for all participants, a sweepstakes, a breast cancer survivor tribute, and a grand prize awarded to the single largest individual fundraiser.
“The Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer is a fabulous excuse to get outdoors in the middle of winter and raise money for a great cause at the same time” said Alyson Ruby, captain of Romp to Stomp team P-Ruby and a past series top fundraiser. “I didn’t really know what to expect when I became involved with the event in 2004 as a person who was very new to the sport of snowshoeing and had only recently become a part of a family battling breast cancer. Over the past two years as my family’s battle became bigger so did our team and our donations. It has been, and will continue to be, an honor to be a part of this wonderful event.”
January 23: Mountain Creek Resort, Vernon, New Jersey
January 30: Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, Vermont
February 6: Mountain Dell Golf Course, Salt Lake City, Utah
February 20: The Summit at Snoqualmie Nordic Center, Washington
February 20: Scenic Caves, Town of the Blue Mountains, Ontario
February 27: White River West Sno Park, Mt Hood, Oregon
March 6: Frisco Nordic Center, Frisco, Colorado
For more information or to register on the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series, visit www.tubbsromptostomp.com
- FLEX ALP Wins 2010 Gear of the Year Award
Tubbs Snowshoes proudly announces the new FLEX ALP as Outside Magazine’s choice for the esteemed “Gear of the Year” award.
“The Alp simply outperformed every other all-purpose snowshoe in the test,” says Buyer’s Guide editor Sam Moulton. “The flexible plastic deck affords exceptional stability and grip whether you’re hiking for turns or strolling on the rec path.”
“Dialing in the perfect fit is, literally, a cinch,” adds Moulton. “Two easy-to-pull straps lock down the binding mid-foot and—this is the best part—tuck away and never drag or otherwise interfere.”
The FLEX ALP and the FLEX Series of snowshoes (available in both men’s and women’s models) are the first ergonomic snowshoes optimized for walking on packed and variable snow and feature the FLEX Tail™ that absorbs shock and reduces stress on the joints. Featuring the Active Lift™ heel lift for easy ascents and the biomechanically-designed FLEX Tail to ease joint stress on steep arduous descents, the FLEX ALP is a performance product designed for any challenge.
“We are excited to receive this prestigious honor,” says Graham Gephart, Tubbs Snowshoes Brand Manager. “Outside’s Winter Buyer’s Guide is the resource for people looking to purchase new products. The FLEX Series is the result of true innovation, rigorous testing, biomechanical research, and extensive field use, anTubbs 2010 Gear of the YearTubbs 2010 Gear of the Year we are proud that they are recognized as the premier showshoes.”
To learn more and to see how the patented FLEX Tail works, click here to visit the FLEX Series minisite.