The Bigfoot Snowshoe Event is a chance for folks to get out and enjoy the trails and woods on the Michigan Tech Trail System. Rental Snowshoes are available for use at no charge with a photo ID. Trails will be marked for rental snowshoe users to ensure availability for everyone, but participants with their own snowshoes are encouraged to explore more of the trails.
Tech Students & Children (12 & under): $5
– Early Bird Registration: $12
– Regular Registration: $15
Early Bird Registration available until February 3
Snowshoes are included in ticket price.
Prize Drawing at 11:00am (need not be present to win)
NEW THIS YEAR! The Bigfoot Chase
This event will be added on to the Bigfoot Snowshoe Event, which is in its 19th year. In the past it has been an opportunity for community members to get out in the snow on rental snowshoes for a few hours. There has been a demand in the past for a snowshoe race, and we feel that it is a good time, following last year’s nearly 300 participants, to introduce a snowshoe race; “The Bigfoot Chase”.
Bigfoot Chase Information:
Route Makeup: Race on 20% groomed ski trails, 80% single track
Awards: Local Thimbleberry jam to the top 3 in each division
Extras: Raffle to win prizes from our local business sponsors along with opportunity to participate in other Winter Carnival Events.
Snow Conditions: Situated in the snowiest city in the Midwest on a Nationally ranked trail system, host of the 2016 US National Cross Country Ski Championships.
Benefits: Michigan Tech Outdoor Council to provide Outdoor Education Scholarships for students.