Atlas Snowshoe

Welcome to the Atlas Mad Trapper Snowshoe Series, just 40 minutes north of Ottawa near Wakefield, Quebec.

This is eastern Canada’s oldest, biggest and best winter snowshoe series.

This year we plan on offering 4 races. This is the sixth year we’re attempting to offer a race in December. Previous years have taught us that we generally have a lot of snow in early and mid December, but then it frequently melts around the new year. So let’s see if Mother Nature cooperates with us this season:

December 13, 2014 – The “Transition” Course, 10am start

January 3, 2015 – BUSHTUKAH NIGHT RACE and i2P Fundraiser: 6:30pm start!

January 24, 2015 – The Hilly Course, 10am start

February 21, 2015 – The Champs, EVERYBODY Welcome, no “qualifier” required, 10am start




Click here for the most up to date SNOW CONDITIONS


Click here for Course Descriptions.


Click here for information on Natural Fitness Labs weekly FREE snowshoe training sessions.


Click here to access the Mad Trapper Snowshoe Race song in MP3 format:

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Click here for 2012/13 RACE RESULTS.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT SOME MORE ATLAS MAD TRAPPER VIDEOS! I just posted possibly the best snowshoe race video ever created. Check out Dave McMahon’s latest work!


Each event will continue to offer the Solefit 5k or Atlas 10k options. Prizing will once again be abundant and be awarded more randomly than based on performance results.

This year the Mad Trapper Series Champions (both 5 and 10k) will be awarded based on a points system of an individuals top 3 race finishes. Competitors vying for the title need not compete in all 4 races, but they may, and their top 3 results will be calculated.

All races take place at “the Ark” in Denholm, Quebec (directions can be found by clicking on the “Directions” button on the navigation bar on the left of the page). All races begin at 10am (except teh 6:30pm start NIGHT RACE) and will be followed by a feast (chili or lasagna, hot soup, cookies, chips, hot chocolate and more).

This year we hope to post all race results on this website within 24 hours


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