On the 3rd of March, the first European Snowshoe Championship organized by the ISSF will be held in the Catalan town of Guils.
The race will be done in a circuit of great plasticity with trams of technicians paths with virgin snow and trams of Nordic ski slope much faster and athletic. The organization will have an alternative circuit for the Nordic skiing areas if the snow conditions are not the desired ones, so that a first level race can be ensured regardless of the conditions of the snow.
Guils will group the best European snowshoe specialists who will fight for the title of European champions. The winners beyond the European title will have important prizes.
Champion of Europe: 1st classified € 700
Silver Medal: 2nd classified € 500
Bronze Medal: 3rd classified € 350
4th classified: 225 €
5th classified: € 150
6th classified: € 75
7th classified: € 50
8th classified: € 25
Guils-Fontanera, snowshoe place
The Guils-Fontanera station, the place where the competition will take place, has three snowshoe circuits to enjoy the snow in a simple way.
They are circuits 3-5-7 km, perfectly signposted so that there is no risk of loss, and independent of the ski circuits, that will allow you to enjoy the snow and nature, do some sport and try new experiences
The origin of the rackets goes back about 4,000 or 6,000 years. It is supposed to be the prehistoric peoples of Central Asia who used them in their journeys not to sink into the snow. Later they went to the American continent, across the Bering Strait. And they were adopted by the inhabitants and hunters of the current Alaska and Quebec.
Making snowshoes is almost like walking, but a little slower. The rackets are adapted to the mountain boots without any problems.