Message from the Race Director

Hello Snowshoers:

The race is in two weeks and the course is in excellent condition.

The race is a go, barring a big winter storm the day or two before, which could result in closure of the highway.

We are asking everyone to carpool if at all possible. Our race field limit of 175 is based on available parking at the race site. Please try to help out so there’s room for everyone!

The race starts promptly at 10:00am. It’s close to a one hour drive from downtown Albuquerque. Give yourselves some extra time.

As of Jan. 11, we still have 40 slots open, and registration closes on January 23 at noon, whether or not we fill the field.

Packet pickup is between 4-8 pm on Jan. 24 at REI. We encourage this, but packets can be picked up at the race site between 8:30-9:30 on race day.

Please bring a photo ID to packet pickup.

In the unlikely event that we need to cancel, we will post a notification by noon on Friday the 24th.

We look forward to seeing you there!




17th Annual Sandia Mountain Snowshoe Race

Please plan to join us for the 17th Annual Sandia Mountain Snowshoe Race, presented by the Friends of the Sandia Mountains on Saturday,  January 25, 2020. The Race will begin at 10:00 am at the lower level parking lot at Sandia Crest and is a 5-km/3.1 mile tour through beautiful trails in the Cibola National Forest.

Registration instructions will be available at this web site (www.sandiasnowshoe.com) beginning in late November.

All proceeds go to the Friends of the Sandia Mountains for preservation and maintenance of trails and other US Forest Service resources.

The registration fee includes pre- and post-race refreshments, the required parking fee at the Crest, and prizes in several categories. The race is limited to 175 participants, and racers of all levels are invited to participate. The registration limit is usually met early, so please don’t delay and miss out on the fun.

We suggest that you try to carpool to the Crest on race day. Parking may be limited.