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On Snow racing

The true heritage of our sport.

This is what we all dream of, fresh white snow, blue skies and a well-groomed trail! Although it’s relatively infrequent that we get to race on snow in the UK, it does happen at least once a year and when it does, mushers across the country break out the sleds!

Racing in the snow

Of course, travel abroad and it is a more regular occurrence with many races held on snow in Europe, Scandinavia and North America. The On-Snow Championships happens once a year too, but we ask that you have proof of at least one previous ‘on-snow’ race before applying to compete.

Distance racing

Our British Athletes and their teams compete in all the various disciplines of the sport. Distances are usually; Sprint – 4-15 miles, Mid Distance – 50-156 miles, or Long Distance – 156 miles +. Some world famous log distance races include the Iditarod and Yukon Quest (both 1000 miles!).

A good way in to ‘On-Snow’ races as a beginner is to practice with a team of dogs. More information on this can be found on our dry land page.

On Snow Gallery

Great Britain has some of the best on snow teams in the world..