What is the WSSF?

The WSSF (former ISSF) was founded in 2010, by the snowshoeing associations of USA, Japan and Switzerland.
In 2013 you find also partners from Sweden, Canada, Italy, Germany and Russia in the executive board of WSSF. And there will be much more.

2015 there is new President Monika Owczarek from Canada, a new Vice President Marcy Schwam from the United States, new officers and executive committee.

The name from International Snowshoeing Federation (ISSF) changed to World Snowshoe Federation (WSSF).

The primary mission of the WSSF is to serve as the international governing body for the Sport of Snowshoe Racing and to assist in the organization and governance of the various national governing bodies for Snowshoe Racing around the World!

The WSSF is accepted as a non-profit international sports federation.

The WSSF Congress is hold its annual meeting usually while the WSSF World Snowshoe Championships.

Should you have any questions, or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The current slate of WSSF officers is as follows:

President – Monika Owczarek – Canada

Vice-President – Marcy Schwam – USA 

Secretary – Andrew Snook – Canada 

Treasurer – David Robinson – Canada

In addition to these WSSF officers, current WSSF Executive Committee members include;

Christian Zandonella- Italy

Annmaree Scanlan– Japan  

Arkadi Klepinin – Russia

Oscar Sebrango – Spain

Marcus Fink – Germany 


Ethics Committee Members:

Chairman: Mark Elmore, USA 

Jonny Brunner, Germany

James Tucker, USA


Board of Appeals

Chairman: James Tucker, USA

Mark Elmore, USA

Philipp Gary Smith, USA


Current WSSF Membership: 
Japan Snowshoeing Federation
United States Snowshoe Association, Inc.
TSL Outdoors of France
Trail-Snow-Running Association of Germany
Societa Podistica Novella - La Ciaspolada  - Italy
CadorEventi A.S.D. - Italy
Pro Loco Vezzy D'Oglio - Italy
Snowshoe Canada - Canada
Picos Xtreme - Spain
Snowshoe Federation of India (SSFI) - India
Business Members:
Northern Lite Snowshoe Co. of U.S.A.




WSSF Statutes
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