Silverthorne Elks Lodge to host fundraiser for youth snowshoer’s world title trip to Italy |

Silverthorne Elks Lodge to host fundraiser for youth snowshoer’s world title trip to Italy

Summit High School snowshoer Jeremiah Vaille last winter placed first at the 2018 Dion Snowshoes U.S. Junior National Championships in Vermont, an achievement that earned him a berth to January's World Snowshoe Championships in Italy, for which Vaille is currently fundraising.
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After Summit High School junior Jeremiah Vaille earned a spot to this coming January’s World Snowshoe Championships in Italy via his age-group win at last winter’s National Snowshoe Championships in Vermont, the Summit County Elks Lodge in Silverthorne will host a fundraiser on Friday to help support his travel expenses.

Friday’s fundraiser dinner for Vaille’s trip will take place from 6–9 p.m., serving an all-you-can eat Italian dinner for $15. There is also a crowd-sourced fundraising page set up for Vaille at

The 2019 World Snowshoe Championships will be hosted by La Ciaspolada in Val di Non, Italy, on Jan. 5, 2019. The World Snowshoe Championship will be the featured event of the 46th annual La Ciaspolada — the world’s largest snowshoe event, with thousands of runners and hikers. The 7-kilometer course starts with a view of the Unesco heritage Brenta Dolomites and follows an airy, gently undulating plateau that features the Maddalene mountains in the background.

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