Introduction to Winter Trail Running - 2019

Trail Running Course

Introduction to Winter Trail Running

This course teaches and practices winter trail running skills.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

This course has two parts:

  • optional no-cost evening session(s) on winter trail running which participants can attend that complement this course.
  • a field trip held at a trail suitable for learning and practicing winter trail running skills and using traction devices and other winter running gear.
  • Some field trips are specifically dedicated to learning to use running-specific snowshoes. Rental running-specific snowshoes are provided for participants for these field trips.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor winter aerobic activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses, wool socks, and gaiters are recommended.
  • Trail running shoes, especially if they are stiffer and/or waterproof (with Gore-Tex). No boots, please.
  • A small day pack is strongly recommended.
  • Bring snacks and water.
  • A change of socks and shoes to put on afterwards can make your travel home more comfortable!
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.