Whistler Water is proud to sponsor the World Snowshoe Invitational taking place on Grouse Mountain on February 27th, 2010.
The Yeti Snowshoe Series is a local race series now in its 9h season of operation. For the first time Grouse Mountain will host the World Snowshoe Invitational which is doubling as The Canadian National Championships. The race has both a 5km and 10km option that will cover all of our snowshoe terrain including summiting Dam Mountain and trekking out to Thunderbird Ridge. Note: 10km event is WSI and CNC only, 5km Sport Category is a participation based category.
All athletic abilities and ages are welcome and encouraged to participate.
Over 250 National and International athlete’s lace up their snowshoes for what promises to be the most competitive snowshoe race in the history of the sport in North America.
Japan, Spain, France, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, USA and New Zealand have all entered top athletes that will push hard for the World Title. The Start line will be boasting, previous Olympic Athletes, National Champions, World Record Holders and World Champions.
There will be a First Nations Ceremonial Start line performance blessing 10km course. Olympic Athletes from the past will also be on hand in support of this Snowshoe Celebration which one day might just become an Olympic sport.
To register, please go to www.theyeti.ca