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Photo courtesy of Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney.

Departments A Message from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Cash Flow Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 NHSA Sno-Scoop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Trail Tales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fish and Game Sno-Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Camp Sno-Mo Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Club News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Dealer/Contributor Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Making the Tracks We Follow Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 NHSA Affiliated Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Advertiser’s Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Features

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NHSA Scholarship Announcement Annual Meeting Information Letter to the Editor (Thank you volunteers!) Major John Wimsatt Announces Retirement


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NHSA Office

614 Laconia Road, Unit 4, Tilton, NH 03276 Phone: 273-0220 • Fax: 273-0218 nhsaoffice@nhsa.com EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Monica Pettengill Jerkins execdir@nhsa.com

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION NEWS

Important Agency Contacts BUREAU OF TRAILS Chris Gamache, Chief 172 Pembroke Road Concord, NH 03302-1856 271-3254 c_gamache@dred.state.nh.us

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NEW HAMPSHIRE SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION, INC. 614 Laconia Road, Unit 4, Tilton, NH 03276 The SNO-TRAVELER is published six times per year from September thru April by The New Hampshire Snowmobile Association, 614 Laconia Road, Unit 4, Tilton, NH 03276. Subscription fee is included as part of NHSA membership dues. Annual subscription fee is $15.00 per year for non-members. Periodicals Postage paid at Tilton, NH and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Please send all address changes to the Sno-Traveler, c/o the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association, 614 Laconia Road, Unit #4, Tilton, NH 03276 Telephone: 603.273.0220 • Fax: 603.273.0218 E–mail: execdir@nhsa.com • Website: www.nhsa.com

We reserve the right to refuse ads or articles which, in the opinion of NHSA, are in poor taste or do not support the purpose aims of the association. Typesetting, layout done by Millennium Integrated Marketing, Manchester, NH 03101 603.792.2200 Printed by The Concord Monitor, Concord, NH 03302 The NHSA assumes no responsibility for typographical errors that do not materially affect the value of the advertisement. This publication’s liability for an error shall not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the errors.

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Articles from the Sno-Traveler may be copied and reprinted if credit is given. Letters and other commentary from readers are welcome.

FISH & GAME Major John Wimsatt 11 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301 603-271-3129 john.wimsatt@wildlife.nh.gov

EASTER SEALS Mike Cormier 555 Auburn Street Manchester, NH 03103 621-3457 mcormier@eastersealsnh.org

Past Presidents of NHSA Roger Wright (2013-2016) 630 Red Water Brook Road, Claremont, NH 03743 Russ Davis, Jr. (2011-2013) 75 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford, NH 03249 Terry Callum, Jr .(2008-2011) 1253 Second NH Turnpike, Newport, NH 03773

MANAGING EDITOR: Monica Pettengill Jerkins

OFFICE ASSISTANT Phyllis MacDonald NHSAOffice@nhsa.com

Craig A. Mayo (2006-2008) 187 Ladd Road, W. Stewartstown, NH 03576 Lucy Ford (2004-2006) 80 Patten Road, Alexandria, NH 03222 Dana Cabana (2001-2004) 1570 Route 106 North, Loudon, NH 03301 Ron Booth (2000-2001) (deceased) Dennis Ford (1998-2000) 80 Patten Road, Alexandria, NH 03222

NHSA Officers 2016 – 2017

Paul Vahey (1996-1998) (deceased) Charles Kurtz (1994-1996) P.O. Box 221, 230 Bean Rd., Errol, NH 03579 Harold Case (1992-1994) 41 Chase Rd., Londonderry, NH 03053

Carol Pelletier (1979-1980) 21 Mack Hill Road, Amherst, NH 03031 Barton Witham (1977-1979, 1980-1981) (deceased) David Mayhew (1975-1977) (deceased)

Gerry West (1990-1992) P.O. Box 221, Epping, NH 03042

Catherine Dickson (1973-1975) (deceased)

Steve Pulver (1989-1990) 439 Candia Road, Chester, NH 03036

Everett Coutermarsh (1972-1973) (deceased)

John Violette (1987-1989) 12 Woodland Circle, Bow, NH 03304

C. Willard Pike (1971-1972) (deceased)

Charles Case (1983-1985) (deceased)

Ellis Ring (1969-1971) (deceased)

Conrad (Russ) Hardy (1981-1983, 1985-1987) (deceased)

NHSA County Directors PRESIDENT Beth Horvath-Palmer Beth Horvath-Palmer PO Box 249 N. Sutton, NH 03260 927-6364 stoneycreekfarm@tds.net VICE PRESIDENT Bill Bolton 42 Norris Road Weare NH 03281 345-2949 bill.bolton@myGSC.com SECRETARY Tom Willand Tom Willand PO Box 13 Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03894 569-4130 tops4u@metrocast.net TREASURER Dan Weed 21 Birchdale Road Bow, NH 03304 228-3188 dan@weedfamilyautomotive.com PAST PRESIDENT Roger Wright 630 Red Water Brook Road Claremont, NH 03743 543-3669 rogr.wright@comcast.net

BELKNAP DIRECTOR Warren Piquette PO Box 39 Lochmere, NH 03252-0039 524-1683 pax2@metrocast.net

COOS DIRECTOR Cheryl Spillane 521 Mt. Misery Road Littleton, NH 03561 444-9835 CbSpillane@aol.com

ROCKINGHAM DIRECTOR Robert Kennedy 4 North Road Fremont, NH 03044 Cell: 234-0043 kennedyr1@comcast.net

BELKNAP ASSISTANT Nelly Roache 23 Fellows Hill Road Northfield, NH 03220 365-9666 nelly@roache.org

COOS ASSISTANT ~Vacant~

ROCKINGHAM ASSISTANT Donald McMurchy 85 Garland Road Nottingham, NH 03290 608-5976 dirtdummy@comcast.net

CARROLL DIRECTOR George Kaye 139 Pine Hill Road Center Ossipee, NH 03814 986-9666 THE2KAYES@yahoo.com CARROLL ASSISTANT Don Foote 7 Maplewood Road Center Ossipee, NH 03814 918-0958 footedonald5@gmail.com CHESHIRE DIRECTOR Kim Bergeron PO Box 48 Dublin, NH 03444 499-0546 kim@kebms.com CHESHIRE ASSISTANT Dean Beaman 15 Upper Snow Road Winchester, NH 03470 239-6853 20trucker@gmail.com

GRAFTON DIRECTOR Evelyn Ferrell 1059 Route 118 Dorchester, NH 03266 786-2770 eferrell@roadrunner.com GRAFTON ASSISTANT Lucy Ford 80 Patten Road Alexandria, NH 03222 744-5497 thefords@metrocast.net HILLSBORO DIRECTOR ~Vacant~ HILLSBORO ASSISTANT Scot Heath 140 Second NH Turnpike North Francestown, NH 03043 588-3020 scotheath@comcast.net MERRIMACK DIRECTOR David Murray 111 River Rd. Penacook, NH 03303 568-6030 davidmurray12345@hotmail.com MERRIMACK ASSISTANT ~Vacant~

Pictured left to right, back row: Roger Wright, Past President; Bill Bolton, Vice President; and Beth Horvath-Palmer, President. Front row: Dan Weed, Treasurer and Tom Willand, Secretary. Any mail to Directors and Assistants should be sent directly to THEIR full addresses (as printed above), NOT to the NHSA office, except when stated otherwise.

STRAFFORD DIRECTOR Joe Gorman, Sr. 28 Finethy Road Alton, NH 03809 875-2173 gorman3@tds.net Cell: 235-8983 STRAFFORD ASSISTANT Russell C. Neal 50 Evergreen Valley Road Milton, NH 03851 350-0646 rcneal22@gmail.com SULLIVAN DIRECTOR Terry Callum 1253 Second NH Turnpike Newport, NH 03773 863-8901 tlc_skidoo@yahoo.com SULLIVAN ASSISTANT ~Vacant~ CONTRIBUTOR / DEALER DIRECTOR ~Vacant~


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A Message From the President

BETH HORVATH-PALMER

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MS Mount Washington at Weirs Beach. We are excited and look forward to conducting the annual meeting and awarding many well deserved achievements with all of you who plan to attend while touring the beautiful lake on the MS Mount Washington. Looking further ahead, the summer events to look forward to are the Fish and Game Fishing Day at Easterseals Camp Sno-Mo, followed by the NHSA BBQ at Easterseals Camp Sno-Mo. With the season coming to a close, I extend a HUGE thank you to landowners, clubs, officers, volunteers, members, contributor dealers, Chief Chris Gamache and the entire NH Bureau of Trails staff, Major John Wimsatt and entire NH Fish and Game staff, county advisors, county directors, county assistant directors, past presidents, Vice-President Bill, Treasurer Dan, Secretary Tom, Immediate Past President Roger, Executive Director Monica, Phyllis, Stephanie, legislators, lobbyists, and all of the sport’s followers and supporters. You all have truly continued your roles in superior fashion to make snowmobiling in the state of NH continue to be the best it can! Being the last Sno-Traveler issue for the 2016-2017 season, I would like to say thank you to all that have participated in this publication. Your club news, articles, photos, advertisements and involvement make this publication possible! And a HUGE round of applause to NHSA Executive Director Monica for a successful first year of publishing the Sno-Traveler… THANK YOU! ❄

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hy do all good things come to an end? Winter decided to give us one last burst, allowing many riders to enjoy a few more GREAT rides in MANY parts of our state! With the few weeks of warm weather and bare grounds, the trails had been closed for the season, but with this last big snowfall, the hardworking and dedicated groups that manage the trails decided to provide riders an extension to the season. Keep in mind that this was not possible statewide, as some clubs and areas of the state had barricades that made the re-opening impossible. The trail system is a very sensitive system and we must respect the decisions that our local clubs and state agencies make. What might work for one region of the state does not work for another region. So with this said, be cautious on scolding clubs, the state agencies or even NHSA for what seems in the world around you to be a poor decision for I assure you that there are reasons behind the decisions made. Remember, we are all working together 365 days out of the year to PROMOTE the sport of snowmobiling, not just

for one weekend. Thank you to ALL the volunteers, land owners, Bureau of Trails, and Fish and Game for the efforts that you put forth to extend the snowmobile season and also to those clubs that made good decisions to protect the trails for the future seasons. Thank you all that you have done for the season — it truly was a great season! NHSA has been busy attending some fantastic events recently. NHSA thanks Chief Chris Gamache for the invite to attend the District 1 Executive Councilor’s Ride. The event was a wonderful day of education of the E-911 system and fantastic riding through regions of trails well maintained by the Belknap Snowmobile Club, the Sno-Streakers Snowmobile Club, the Bridgewater Snowmobile Club and the Squam Trailbusters Snowmobile Club. This event was a wonderful opportunity to share our passion for the sport of snowmobiling with Councilor Joseph Kenney. The NHSA trailer attended the popular annual Sno-Deo – thanks to the Swift Diamond Rider’s Snowmobile Club and Kurt Muhlfelder for the invite to participate at your event. Lastly, NHSA hosted and attended a legislative breakfast at the Concord Legislative Offices in support of all the efforts our legislators provide to our sport – thank you to NHSA’s lobbyists at Bianco’s office for support, guidance and assistance in making this event successful year after year. Upcoming events are few, but important. As many of you know, the NHSA Annual Meeting is on Sunday, May 7, 2017 aboard the

Respectfully Submitted, Dan Weed, Treasurer

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NHSA builds relationships with State Officials

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ach year, the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association works to protect, preserve and promote the sport of snowmobiling in New Hampshire. Not only does snowmobiling infuse approximately $586 million into the state’s economy, but it’s a fun, family activity that we hope to see continue for generations, which requires hard work by countless volunteers. One of the many ways NHSA works behind the scenes to ensure the sport’s future is to develop and foster relationships with state officials who make decisions on laws that may impact snowmobiling. NHSA has a lobbying firm who monitors legislative activity and helps us stay on top of any issues that might creep up that could threaten (or sometimes benefit) snowmobiling. Once NHSA takes a position on a piece of legislation, then we work to ensure the outcome is in the best interest of you — the rider. We do this by contacting representatives and senators, attending committee or legislative hearings, offering testimony on behalf of the sport, and, when necessary, rallying the troops to show numbers in support of our position. Part of developing these important relationships with state officials involves providing opportunities to educate them on the sport of snowmobiling. The months of February and March were a busy time for this type of activity. With the season in full swing and the new legislative session well underway, NHSA joined Bureau of Trails and Fish and Game on a legislative ride in February). Some may remember the former Annual Ray Burton Ride – a guided tour of a snowmobile region for legislators. This event — the Executive Councilor

District 1 Snowmobile Tour for 2017 — was the revival of the tour and was hosted by Bureau of Trails and Executive Councilor for District 1, Joseph D. Kenney. The ride began with a meeting at the 911 Office in Laconia where attendees learned of the massive efforts being undertaken by club volunteers and state officials to make the statewide trail system more easily accessible for emergency responders. The ride took off from there, traversing trails in counties located in the southern region of District 1, stopping at a few interesting sites and discussing issues, such

as bridge and/or railroad trestle crossings, along the way. In this photo, the group paused trailside in Plymouth for a packed lunch. Pictured above, left to right, are Bill Cass, Deputy Commissioner of NH Department of Transportation; Major John Wimsatt, NH Fish and Game; Chris Gamache, Chief Supervisor of Bureau of Trails; Beth Horvath-Palmer, President of the NH Snowmobile Association; Christian Kenney; Joe Kenney, NH Executive Councilor District 1; Shawn Violette, District 3 Supervisor Bureau of Trails; Michael Weeks, District 2 Supervisor of Bureau of Trails; Monica Pettengill Jerkins, Executive Director for the NH Snowmobile Association; Philip Bryce, NH Director of Parks and Recreation; and Cody Morrison, former District 1 intern. The second photo was taken on the morning of March 9 at the State House cafeteria where NHSA hosted a legislative breakfast for house legislators and state senators. This annual event provides and opportunity for representatives from NHSA to meet and greet with more than 100 state officials – the decision-makers in Concord. We use this time to answer questions about the association and snowmobiling in the state. It gives us an opportunity to hear about the concerns that legislators might have about the sport, and to educate them on the importance of snowmobiling to the economy and as a wholesome, fun, family recreation. In this photo, from left to right, are Senator Jeff Woodburn; NHSA President Beth Horvath-Palmer; Bureau of Trails Chief Chris Gamache; NHSA Executive Director Monica Pettengill Jerkins; NHSA Immediate Past President Roger Wright; and Fish & Game Major John Wimsatt.


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by Chris Gamache, NH Bureau of Trails riders want to be able to hold on to the season. We are all hoping that the Sno-Deo is a great success this year and continues to be the mustattend event for the future.

Isn’t the Trails Bureau part of Fish and Game? CHRIS GAMACHE

NH BUREAU OF TRAILS

What a funky winter we had; maybe

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Trails opened five days earlier than our goal in northern New Hampshire this winter. We had feet of new snow to start February. What happened in between then and now? January set records for warmth and some sort of evil magic descended upon us the week of Massachusetts school vacation. We started the week with 2 feet of fresh snow and by Thursday, New Hampshire set new heat record of 73 degrees. The upside to the fabulous December start and February snows was that we doubled the snowmobile registrations from last winter (23,000 last year and over 46,000 this year). The downside is that to actually fund the grooming account to the level that we need for the clubs to maintain the trails for a season we need to register 49,000 sleds. I am writing this edition’s article from the Sno-Deo; the annual must-attend event for snowmobilers and the major fundraiser for the Swift Diamond Riders SMC. It was 45 degrees and raining, with lots of mud at the event area, on Wednesday, and 7 degrees and frozen ground there today. While talking with the club president, Tim (who said he doesn’t read my articles, calling you out Tim; LOL), he was talking about the winter we have had and that at Diamond Pond, the snows have been great all winter, until last week. The weather did an about-face and spring decided to show up and then leave again. The impact on Sno-Deo was quite evident; trucks and trailers could not set up until Thursday, some vendors asked about not coming, and their phone and Facebook page was constantly inquiring about what was going on. It was a somber reminder about how weather determines what clubs and our Bureau do on a daily basis, and how desperately the

No. The Trails Bureau is part of the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation (currently part of the Department of Resources and Economic Development: DRED) and we are charged with coordination of the statewide snowmobile and OHRV trail networks, as well as overseeing the recreational management of the State-owned abandoned railroad corridors. Fish and Game is our sister agency and they handle some aspects of the trails (registrations, law enforcement and safety education classes), and we handle other aspects (trail building and maintenance, landowner negotiations, grant funding for clubs, and coordination with other state and federal agencies about snowmobile trails). We are often at the same events, meetings and functions together because to truly understand all aspects of the sport requires both of our agencies.

with the Fish and Game Department for enforcement, running the registration program and safety education programs. Another 22 percent comes to the Trails Bureau to build and maintain trails, and to run groomers in the winter; and the other 56 percent goes back out to snowmobile clubs help reimburse trail grooming, build bridges and improve trails, and buy trail groomers (based upon a New Hampshire resident, club member rate). This registration fee, plus what you may pay to join a club is all that funds 7,000 miles of trails that you want to ride on. In total, what you pay for a snowmobile registration is less than the cost of a round of golf in July, or a ski lift ticket on a weekend day. Even if you only ride once it is still a reasonable cost to have trails available for you to use.

Our Collective Future We, as a snowmobile community, do need to look at where we are headed in the future. In good winters we are topping out registrations at about 47-48,000 sleds. To keep $1.6 million available for trails grooming by clubs, we need to register 49,000 sleds annually, or we need to

change how we are operating today. Riders that come here love that the trails are groomed more than trails in other parts of this region. To keep doing what we are doing today means more people need to register each year. We have 365+ trail groomers in New Hampshire (from snowmobiles to the largest grooming units) and their costs continue to rise annually. The largest groomers that we buy cost about $240,000 each to buy them new. $6.70 from each snowmobile registration is dedicated to go into a grant account specifically to buy replacement groomers, but if we registered 49,000 sleds that would give us $245,000 each year. To replace the 100 or so large groomers in New Hampshire would take us more than 50 years at that rate. We need to get more folks

into snowmobiling to keep our trails into the future. Most club volunteers are retirees and getting new volunteers to groom trails, or even to show up for a club meeting, is very difficult. This is not an epidemic just hitting snowmobiling though. All nonprofits are finding issues with recruiting new volunteers or getting donations. It is time for all of us to sit down and look both inside and outside of the box to figure out how, if possible, to tweak what we are doing for the future. How do we keep the world class trails that we have today, with less funding and people available to us? Do we need a new funding model? New incentives to participate? Time to really talk about it. ❄

NHSA Scholarship Announcement

N Here is a quick guide on how to tell us apart in the field: Green truck = Fish and Game; blue truck = Trails Bureau. Green shirts and jackets = Fish and Game; blue or black jackets = Trails Bureau. Gold badges, side arm and handcuffs = Fish and Game; none of these items = Trails Bureau. Operating an excavator, groomer, dozer or other equipment = Trails Bureau. We continually find that many riders still don’t understand how grooming and trail projects are funded. When you register your sled you are contributing toward grooming and other projects. A portion, about 22 percent, stays

ote the EARLIER Deadline this year. This deadline allows us time to submit our top two finishers to the American Council of Snowmobile Associations Northeast Chapter for further consideration in the Northeast Council Scholarship program. The New Hampshire Snowmobile Association will award three book scholarships ($1,000.00, $500.00 and $250.00) to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted at a College, Junior College, or Vocational School or to a College Student who is already enrolled. The student’s Parents or Guardians must be already be a member in good standing of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association for the 2016-2017 year. The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and make

its awards based upon academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, community service and the quality of the original essay submitted with each application. Financial need is a secondary criterion used in the selection of the winner. Completion of the financial need portion of the application is optional. Students who have provided a complete financial background will be given priority over those whose applications are incomplete when all other considerations are the same. The 2017 essay should be about what snowmobiling means to you, or about snowmobiling in your state (economy, trails, and environment) in five hundred (500) words or less. Your complete application package must be received by the New Hampshire Snowmobile

Association office by April 1, 2017. The package must contain the following: your application, letter of acceptance at the college you will be attending, transcript of grades at high school or grade record of the college you are already attending, essay and your recommendations. All application materials are considered Confidential, and will be limited to examination for their intended purpose only and become property of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association. NOTE: Applications received at the NHSA Office by March First will also be eligible for forwarding to the American Council of Snowmobile Associations Northeast Chapter for further consideration in the Northeast Council Scholarship program. ❄


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New Hampshire Snowmobile Association

48th Annual Meeting Sunday, May 7, 2017

MS Mount Washington, Boarding at Weirs Beach $30 per person

Registration: 11:00 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Boat Leaves: 12:30 p.m. Meeting Begins: 1:00 p.m. Boat Returns: approximately 3:30 p.m. Menu: Salads: Caesar & House Salad. Entrees: London Broil w/ wild mushroom sauce & Chicken Cordon Bleu. Coffee service available throughout the meal and assorted desserts following the meal. It’s time for the NHSA Annual Meeting ~ a time for gathering, meeting new friends and connecting with old ones. We will be voting on officers, important issues and socializing with New Hampshire’s finest (and most generous) citizens! Who can wait to find out who will receive the awards for Lifetime Achievement, Snowmobiler of the Year, Groomer of the Year, Snowmobile Family of the Year, Junior Snowmobiler of the Year, Business of Year, and Club of the Year? Don’t miss it! Remember to send in your nominations! Please keep in mind, due to the unique nature of our venue this year, we will need to take care to adhere to our schedule. By now, clubs should have received their 2016-2017 NHSA Membership list as listed in the club portal as of March 1, 2017, as well as the Annual Meeting Delegate Roster.

Please return your delegate roster to the NHSA Office no later than April 21, 2017, along with your payment of $30 for each delegate and guest who wishes to have lunch. Please indicate on your RSVP if you prefer a vegetarian option for your meal. The luncheon and/or meeting are open to all club members. All club members are welcome to enter into discussions, but only persons named as delegates or named alternate delegates (replacing a delegate) may make motions, vote and otherwise participate in the business meeting.

Elections will be held May 7th at the Annual Meeting The slate of officers are: u President: Beth Horvath-Palmer u Vice president: Bill Bolton u Secretary: Tom Willand u Treasurer:

Dan Weed

The office of Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer have not been filled as of the printing of this issue. If you would like to run for either of these positions call Joe Gorman at 603-875-2173 or email: gorman3@tds.net All nominations by petition shall be presented on NHSA form P-1, and shall contain twenty-five (25) or more signatures of New Hampshire Snowmobile Association members in good standing on or before March 1st of that same year, shall be accompanied by a letter of acceptance from the candidate, and shall be filed at the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association office no later than 4pm on March 1st of the same year. A majority of fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) of the votes cast will be necessary to win. Run-off elections may be necessary to establish a majority. The newly elected officers will be presented to the membership at the Annual Meeting. (May 2016) Joe Gorman, Chairman NHSA Nominating Committee

Please contact the NHSA Office at 603-273-0220 or nhsaoffice@nhsa.com with any questions. Thank you.

SAVE THE DATE

Elections of NHSA Officers: If you are interested in becoming an NHSA Officer, please contact Joe Gorman at 603-875-2173 or gorman3@tds.net

Per the NHSA By-Laws: dated May 21, 2016: C. EXECUTIVE OFFICERS; 3. Elections –

New Hampshire Snowmobile Association

Annual Meeting

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At the Annual Meeting there shall be an election of officers by the delegates present. A nominating committee appointed by the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association Board of Directors will present to the membership no later than sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting, a slate of candidates for Executive Officers. All nominations by petition shall be presented on NHSA form P-1, and shall contain twenty-five (25) or more signatures of New Hampshire Snowmobile Association members in good standing on or before March 1st of that same year, shall be accompanied by a letter of acceptance from the candidate, and shall be filed at the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association office no later than 4pm on March 1st of the same year. A majority of fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) of the votes cast will be necessary to win. Run-off elections may be necessary to establish a majority. The newly elected officers will be presented to the membership at the Annual Meeting. (May 2016)4

Sunday, May 7, 2017 REGISTRATION 11:00AM LUNCH 11:30-1:00PM BOAT LEAVES AT 12:30PM *Please Note: Due to the fact that this is a venue with limited capacity, advance reservations will be required with priority given to delegates. Watch for additional information as the date approaches.

Elections of County Directors: This year the Counties of: Belknap, Carrol, Cheshire, Coos, and Hillsboro need to elect or re-elect their County Directors for a two (2) year term. These elections need to be held at a County Meeting no later than thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting.

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The delegate roster indicates the number of delegates allotted to your club. The number of delegates from each club is based on your club’s membership as of March 1, 2017. Please write in the names of the delegates representing your club, and the names of the alternates that will replace a delegate(s) who is unable to attend the Annual Meeting. Only those named as alternates may replace a delegate. NO OTHER SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE PERMITTED. All delegates and alternates must be a member in good standing. A person with paid 2016-2017 NHSA membership dues constitutes a member in good standing.

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❄ L ET T ER TO T H E ED ITOR ❄

GET NOTICED! ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

IN SNO-TRAVELER!

Thank You Volunteers! By Bill Johansen

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e were talking about how to handle some of the negative emails we have been fielding at the last board meeting, some of these emails sounded just like me before I got active with the club (not that I actually sent an email, but I was plenty guilty of spouting off to anyone who would listen). I wanted to pass on what I have learned over the last seven years grooming and working with the club volunteers. First off, they are all volunteers. I seem to forget that sometimes. These people are all taking time out of their own crazy schedules for me for free. It’s amazing how much work goes into the trails before we even see snow. We have a very small core group of people (less than 12) who never get recognized and who do most of the work. There is a treasurer who pays all the fuel bills, organizes all the maintenance receipts, deals with the bank loans on equipment and property, pays the utilities and keeps the club’s finances organized and accountable. For free! We have a small group (I’m guessing the average age is 70) who are out walking the trails putting up signs, looking for reroute options, clearing down trees, building bridges and filling in wash outs. Every year those volunteers spend countless hours knocking on doors, pleading with landowners to keep the trails open on their land another year. We have a small group of maintenance men who spend countless hours working on all types of equipment — big and small — all for free. This includes ordering new parts and keeping replacements on hand so we are not down when something wears out. Again, they are doing this all year, for free. We have fundraisers and event coordinators heading up committees that help keep us in the black. Clubs need more money

than the state grants. Agreeing

to head up one of these usually means you and your family are

doing most of the work. We have a group that goes to the Grass Drags and Nascar events. They volunteer

their time and the club gets paid. Social events, dances, pig roasts, club presence at parades, and town events keeps us “alive” financially.

Someone collects all the club

registration forms, fills in all

necessary paperwork with the state, pays the state, separates all

the donations and makes sure they get into the right accounts, and fills

your envelope with club stickers

and necessary papers to register your sleds. Again, all for free and with mostly negative feedback.

Club president and other officers

are meeting throughout the year, putting out fires with landowners and the state, filing paperwork for

grooming and equipment grants, YUCK, so glad someone else does this.

Last, but not least, Groomers.

Men and women, giving up their

own riding time to go out and try to get the trails ready for the

weekend rush. Unless you’ve tried doing it, it’d difficult to understand

how hard it is to keep a trail groomed on a weekend. Thank You, riders, for all the high fives,

fist pumps and kisses we receive when we pass you on the trail.

So before you hit send on that

next ALL CAPS email, remember who you’re sending it too — a

bunch of volunteers who love the sport as much as you do, all

working for free all year round so we have something to ride on again next year.

To all Club members: we are so

grateful for all your donations and for your choosing to register with

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Fish and Game Sno-Notes by Major John Wimsatt, New Hampshire Fish and Game

MAJOR JOHN WIMSATT

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the RSA 541-A rulemaking process in person, or in writing to provide comment an input. It is also important to remember that in 2018, the club incentive membership program will begin for the OHRV community under recently enacted legislation from the 2016 session. It will be necessary for NHSA and the New Hampshire Off-Highway Vehicle Association (NHOHVA) to work together to ensure a smooth transition and avoid confusion to the rider/customer. I want to extend a most sincere thank you to all the volunteer Snowmobile and OHRV Safety Education Instructors. There are over 110 of you, and the selfless hard work and talent you share with your youth and adult students is simply outstanding and much appreciated. I also want to express my heartfelt thanks to Mike Cormier, Robert Kelley, Nellie Roache and all of the Easter Seals, Camp Sno-Mo, and NHSA Ride-In Committee family. Words simply cannot express what it means to be

a part of this amazing experience. I assure you that I and my family will continue to be directly involved! Remember to be good to Dennis Etchells, Jr, your OHRV Program Assistant! Dennis has provided so many big and small things every day to support the OHRV program. I am grateful for his support and friendship and wish him all the best breaking-in the next Program Coordinator! In closing, thank you to the riders and clubs for your support to me and our fellow conservation officers. Please remember that safety is your responsibility and must always be the priority. As riders, everything we do, good or bad reflects on our sport. OffTrail riding is a rapidly growing problem and we need to take a hard look at how we are going to address several areas of concern

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New Hampshire Snowmobile Association 2016-2017 Legal Fund Form

The Legal Fund needs your support to protect the rights of snowmobilers in pursuing the enjoyment of their sport! This fund is not limited to just NHSA legal issues... any NHSA club can apply for funds if they have a valid legal issue.

Please Print Clearly

Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Shipping Address: _____________________________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________________ State: _______________ Zip: _________________________

Club Member of: ______________________________________________________________________________

Amount: Enclosed: __ $5 __ $10 __ $15 __$25 __ $50 __ $100 Other donation amount: ________________

Return this form to:

New Hampshire Snowmobile Association 614 Laconia Road, Unit 4, Tilton, NH 03276

Thank you for your support!

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his spring issue of SnoTraveler marks my 39th and final article while serving as the Snowmobile/OHRV Coordinator for the Law Enforcement Division. Effective June 1, I will be retiring from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department after 25 years of doing what I consider to be the best job on the planet. I have had the privilege to work in every corner of the state, from the mountains to the seacoast and everything in between. My roots as a field game warden established the solid foundation of relationships and connections that lead me on a career path

that has been more rewarding and meaningful than I ever could have imagined. I want to thank the NHSA community and the Bureau of Trails for your support, cooperation and friendship. For over six years, I had the privilege to work alongside Gail Hanson and Chris Gamache as we worked through many challenging issues and problems from legislative battles to electronic registration to changes in the administration of the club membership program. There is still much work to do with regard to the procedures surrounding verification of proof of club membership. However, we have taken the initial steps to address these concerns and have started drafting revised administrative rules to ensure proper accountability of the registration program while ensuring that the provisions of RSA 215-C:39 are complied with. Clubs, individual members, and the public will have ample opportunity to participate in future public hearings required pursuant

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Photos courtesy of Easterseals.

Thank You! The 2017 New Hampshire Snowmobile Association Easter Seals Ride-In Committee would like to thank the following people and businesses for going above and beyond the call of duty to help make this event a huge success.

“We couldn’t do it without you” 104.9 Hawk

Dalton Mountain Motor Sports

Heartland Payment Systems

Mt Washington Cog Railway

Sue Nelson

Absolute Powersports

Dan Stonesifer

Helga Ziegler

New Hampshire Bureau of Trails

Susan Roache

Airport Country Store and Deli

David Bourne Construction

Heritage Hardware LLC

New Hampshire Fish and Game

Tall Timbers Tanger Outlets

Al's Home Improvements

Den Brae Golf Course

HK Powersports

Noreen MacDonald

Allied Insurance

DJ Heath Hooper

Home Depot

Attitash Grand Summitt Hotel

DRED (Department of Resource and Economic Development)

Jocelyn & Ashlee Roache

Northeast System Controls and Engineering

Bear Country Powersports Belmont Bogie Busters Bergeron Mechanical Beth Horvath-Palmer Billerica Motor Sports Burton Monahan Hixon Families

Ed Hixon Evelyn Ferrell Fabyan's Station Restaurant Gail Hanson Gorham Parks & Recreation Department

Lakes Region Arms and Ammos Liberty Mutual Linda Greenwood Livingston's Arctic Cat

Outdoor Performance Patrick's Pub and Eatery Proline Products Ramblewood Rebecca Coulter

Tim Acerno Town and Country Inn and Resort, Scott Labnon Town of Gorham Tractor Supply Umbagog Snowmobile Association Union Leader

Local Eatery

Red Hook Brewery

Lost River

Richard & Barbara Binette

Wal Mart

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Cal-Jo Property Management

Gorham Public Works Department

Manchester Monarchs

Scott Spillane

Water Country

Capital Center for the Arts

Gunstock

Melissa & Joe Binette

Spectrum Marketing

White Mtn. ATV rentals

Cindy Shaw

Hailey Printing & Graphics

Motorcycle Snowmobile Service

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Woody's International

Clarks Trading Post

Harts Turkey Farm

Mr. Pizza

Strawberry Banke

Young's Store


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amp will be holding our final respite weekends on March 24 through 26 and April 21 through 23. Registrations are signing up currently. We have approximately 70 campers to date as of March 22, 2017. Camp Sno-Mo fully expects to equal, if not exceed last year's record breaking numbers. International Staff lined up to work this summer hail from England, Ireland, Wales, USA and the Philippines. It is so important that camp brings the world to these campers to experience other cultures and nationalities as, unfortunately, a lot of our campers will not or are unable to travel overseas due to their disability. NHSA day is under review and a date for the visit will be announced ASAP. Construction: Work begins on the remodeling of the hot tub area. It will become a place where those campers who use a wheel chair have a little more privacy when showering.

Camp Sno-Mo recently had

a camper attend the Special Olympics in Austria.

If you or the members of your

club would like to visit camp

at any time during the summer

please reach out to Robert. Camp Sno-Mo welcomes and really

enjoys showing off camp and our amazing campers.

Finally, on behalf of everyone at

Easterseals Camp Sno-Mo, I would

like to thank and congratulate you

all on another amazing and record breaking fund raising year.

Please note: Should any NHSA

club or county require or would

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at your events (either side of the

summer) or fund raisers, again,

please get in touch with Robert by emailing rkelly@eastersealsnh.org or calling (603) 364-5818. ❄

As always, Camp Sno-Mo is in need of items. The following is our current year’s “Wish List:”

❄ Camp Sno-Mo Wish List For 2016/17 ❄ • Colored Paper / face paints

• Musical instruments

• PFD’s (new) for campers rather than use old and incorrect sized one from the boy scouts

• I-Pads (t wo) for the new sensory garden and general communication for non-verbal campers.

• Sensory garden pathway – access. (material and labor required)

• Summer temp sleeping bags

• Office supplies: photo coping paper, blank DVD’s for each camper for their pictures and video each week, and printer ink.

• Digital camera for camp photos and promotional material.

• Two New mattresses for the camper. (Outback 2006)

• Staff shirts/uniform (sponsor) this would include logo of sponsor.

• Mulch and plants for work day at camp May 20, 2017

• Brown wood stain to finish the exterior of the building. • Umbrella and stand

• External security lighting for camp.

• Shelving built in basement for storage.

• Flashlights (durable) • Batteries of various sizes AA, AAA and DD for example. • Volunteer drivers to transport and accompany international staff on their days off. (approximately Friday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays bet ween 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) 12 and 7 passenger vans.


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CARROLL COUNTY DIRECTOR

George Kaye

139 Pine Hill Road Center Ossipee, NH 03814 986-9666 THE2KAYES@yahoo.com

CARROLL COUNTY ASSISTANT

Don Foote

7 Maplewood Road Center Ossipee, NH 03814 918-0958 donfoote43@myfairpoint.net

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Mountain Meadow Riders Snowmobile Club

project happen so please let your voices be heard when the time comes. We are still hoping to do the Moat Brook trestle reroute to take part of Corridor 19A off the rails. This project will need both physical and financial support. In the long term, this reroute will eliminate a significant amount of pallet work that is done every spring and fall. Our annual bonfire was well attended this year and we appreciate all who attended. Ryan Poirier from Hopkinton, MA was the winner of the 2016 Can-Am Outlander! Thank you to all who supported the club by purchasing raffle tickets. At the time we are writing this article, spring seems a long way off, however by the time you are reading this, spring will be right around the corner. And we all know what that means! You guessed it – removing pallets from the trestles. If you are able to help with this project, please contact our Trail Master, Colin Preece, at 603-662-7790. Even if you can only give an hour or two of your time, your help will be appreciated!

PO Box 342, Conway, NH 03818 www.mountainmeadowriders.com Facebook.com/MMRSCNH By Clem Paquette, President

Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club

We welcomed a few significant snowfalls during the month of February and an abundance of riders flooded our valley to enjoy the trails. It was not meant to last, however, as by the end of February much of it had already melted. After a couple of warm weather weeks (including the week many schools are on vacation), the beginning of March appears to be turning back to winter. Our groomers tried to manage the snow that was left during the warm weather and we hope that more snow will be heading our way soon. During the down time, in the midst of the warm temperatures, our drag was rebuilt with new wear rails and cutting blades. There was a lot of grinding and welding done for this job and we would like to give a big thank you to Todd Marshall for the use of his shop and his steady hand at welding. We anticipate the Bear Notch Connector Trail will be going for public comment period soon. Please keep an eye on our “Projects” under the “Trails” tab on our website, www. mountainmeadowriders.com, for information regarding the public comment period. A lot of input will be essential in making this

An abundance of snow in early February made for some fantastic riding. During the first part of February, our groomer operators were busy keeping our trails in tip-top shape. However, the great snow conditions and increased numbers of riders have led to an increase in off-trail riding. This is very concerning to us, and to other clubs throughout the state, as intrusion onto private lands threatens our relationships with our landowners. If landowners revoke permission to have our trails on their property, that will make it impossible to maintain our trail systems. Come up and enjoy our trails and our beautiful area, but Please! Stay on the trail. As of this writing, we have experienced another period of warm temperatures, rain and fog, that have wreaked havoc on our trails. We are keeping our fingers crossed for more snow, and hope that by the time you read this, we will again be out riding and enjoying the rest of the winter. Keep an eye on our website during the summer months. We will be doing a lot of trail work and bridge construction in order to have our re-route open for next season. Work parties will be posted on our web site. Your help is always appreciated. Thank you

PO Box 261, West Ossipee, NH 03890 www.ovsc.net Submitted by Marie Kaye, Membership Chair

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for supporting our club and have a great summer.

Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club PO Box 311, East Wakefield, NH 03830 www.sevenlakessnowmobileclub.com Submitted by Bob Lundgren Is the winter of 2017 over or just taking a break? After a relatively mild January, February (not March) came in like a lion and in short order dumped at least three feet of snow in the Wakefield, Effingham, Ossipee, Brookfield, and Wolfeboro area. Our trails now had the wished-for snow, though the next challenge was getting it groomed. Of course, anyone who has been involved in maintaining trails knows that they can’t be groomed right way. They need to be packed first, hopefully by some eager riders. Once the snow has some body to it, then it can be groomed. However, once flattened out, the ideal thing is to allow a few hours of time for the snow to “set up”. A freshly groomed trail, as enticing as it can be, should be ridden carefully. The ideal thing here is to have trails groomed late at night on weekends. During the week, it’s not as critical since traffic is generally lighter (except on school vacation weeks). Anyway, we had some good riding for a couple of weeks. Of course not everyone was happy, but with 75 miles of trail, all volunteers to do the work, and not wanting to groom during peak traffic times, it’s a challenge. Anytime I think back to my first experiences riding in the late 60’s and 70’s and remember the moguls we had to contend with, I realize how fortunate we are now. Even at their worst, the trails and machines are so much better. After a depressing January, and a snowy, cold start to February, one could rest easy that we still had at least a month of good riding, but then the jet stream played one of its periodic tricks on us as well as the whole state! Within a week, most of the new snow was thin or gone on the trails and the lakes have become questionable. As I write this on the last weekend in February, it has become cold again but the weather report is calling for rain on Wednesday, March 1. By the following weekend it’s supposed to get cold again so who knows how things will play out. One bit of good news is that the reroute of the Ossipee section of Corridor 22 is coming together. You’ll recall that the extension of active railroad tracks to Route 171 in Ossipee ended an important part of that link. I understand that landowner permission has been

obtained so the trail will be able to bypass the active tracks and link up with the inactive rail bed, which will tie into Corridor 19 once again. Once the snow is gone, work can begin on creating the trail. Hopefully, this will be a longterm change. Keeping landowners happy is a challenge that every rider should take very seriously. I have heard that some clubs have been plagued by riders going offtrail, sometimes damaging young trees. This is where the sign “Stay on Trail or Stay Home” means what it says. We are shortly sending out “Thank you” letters to our landowners with an invitation to our annual pot-luck dinner. It’s hard to show enough gratitude for those willing to share their land, but we try. While I was unable to attend, the social/fundraising event organized by Tobi and Marcus Laurion on February 11 was a success with $1,750 raised and a good time was had by those who attended. We all have our special talents and their organization of this third annual event is theirs. Good job! As the riding season winds down we need to keep your interest up as we will need volunteers for the cleanup crew at the NASCAR races in early and late summer. These events, along with the Grass Drags are extremely important to our financial health. In spite of the grant-in-aid program from the Bureau of Trails a lot of expense falls directly on the Club’s shoulders. Having said that, please consider volunteering for at least one day to help when the plea comes out in the Spring. It’s not hard work! Have a safe summer!

attended had a great day and the family was very appreciative. The event was a huge success. Now to the elephant in the room: the WSC is currently dealing with several major trail closures. Two of our long time land owners have become very disenchanted with ‘off-trail’ riders. While this has become a popular thing to do, it is not legal and the WSC land owners have only given permission to ride in the designated trails. Like it/don’t like it, this blossoming form of riding has created a lot of problems for many clubs and the lack of enforcement on off trail riding has left a serious and growing problem all over the state. Trail permission is called ‘trail’ because the landowner has generously agreed to let snowmobilers pass over their property ‘on a designated trail’. This does not mean ride wherever you want because you think you can, want to, have done elsewhere, your friends do it, or have paid your registration and feel it’s your right. It is not. The consequences are clear: soon there will be no place to ride because the land owners are quickly changing their minds and rescinding permission to cross their land. So - think about it everyone. It may be pointless to write this, but maybe someone will read it that can get the wheels turning to do something before it’s too late. This is not a rant. It’s cold hard facts. Enjoy the rest of winter, and try to help your club out this summer with projects or trail maintenance. They would appreciate it.

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Wolfeboro Snowmobile Club PO Box 268, Wolfeboro Falls, NH Submitted by Sue Gaudette, Secretary www.wolfeborosnowmobileclub.com As good as things started out, they have taken a turn for the worse. With warm wet weather prevailing for much of the peak snowmobiling month of February, our scenic Wolfeboro trails are not currently being groomed due to wet conditions and not enough snow cover. As many know from the news, riding on the lakes is not an option. It’s dangerous for you and your rescuers. Before the melt down, the WSC was able to host the Devin Ness Memorial Poker Run. The Ness family organizes this event in conjunction with the WSC in memory of their son. A cookout sponsored by the Smutty Nose Brewery was held following at the Windrifter Resort. Everyone who

Cheryl Spillane 521 Mt. Misery Road Littleton, NH 03561 444-9835 CbSpillane@aol.com

COOS COUNTY ASSISTANT

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Colebrook Ski Bees PO Box 125, Colebrook, NH 03576 www.colebrookski-bees.com

Pittsburg Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club, Inc. 17 Dickson Lane, Pittsburg, NH 03592 www.pittsburgridgerunners.org Submitted by Curt Shaw Greetings, We fed a record 211 people at the Turkey Feed this year. The school Poker Run was held on February 25, ending at the club house. The kids had a terrific fund raiser this year. They sold advance tickets for the run and 50/50 raffle. This was a lesson in entrepreneurship. The Steak Feed followed at 4:30 p.m. We fed 229 guests. Thank you to the following: Kathy and Gerry Boutin of Partridge Cabins and Moose Alley Cones for the ice cream and also helping in the kitchen. We also want to thank Brad Guillmette of Harvey’s Bakery of Dover for once again donating the rolls. Thank you to Tall Timber Lodge of Pittsburg for coordinating the food delivery. Thank you to the kitchen crew, Bev Lord, Anita and Millard Edwards, Helga Ziegler, Cyndy Shaw, Jill Young, Doug and Alice Lyons, Fred and Shirley Hamel, Sandy and Katie Klose and Kathy Mender. Thank you to the chefs,

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Sandy, Jill, Sid, Joel, Anthony, Jaylin and Michaela Young, and Peter Macini and Mark Klose. All tickets for the raffle sled were sold again this year. It was won by Michel Letourneau of Connecticut. The consolation prize was a cooler donated by John Bevins of Monster Beverage. It was won by Scot Ritson of Massachusetts. He donated it to the groomer operators. John Bevins also donated numerous door prizes which were given out by Sue and Bob Gaudette (our Warming Hut hosts) during the steak feed. On Wednesday, February 15, we escorted travelers from the MichCanSka Snowmobile Association from the Maine line to Colebrook. I was accompanied by Doug Lyons and Dixie and Dave Lawrence. The group was riding from Lincoln, Maine back to Michigan. We have purchased a new Brush Blade to use on one of our drags to help keep the brush back. We will begin using it this March. Don’t forget the Annual Meeting May 7. We will need delegates. If you are interested please contact Bev Lord in our office at 603-5381142. We have new clothing for sale with our 50th anniversary logo. We also have vinyl stickers for our 50th anniversary. They are 6-inches by 9-inches and are the same design as the stickers for your sled, but larger. They are the same as the stickers on our groomers. Check them out on our website store. Happy Trails!

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Umbagog Snowmobile Association PO Box 133, Errol NH 03579-0133 www.umbagogsnowmobile.com Submitted by Bill Morin Winter has been going along very well with 3 feet of snow in one week of February we hope to go till mid to late March this year which makes last year seem like a bad dream. Our groomers have been running every day for a month with some days having two shifts going to keep the trails in top condition. So far this winter we sold concessions at the Lancaster Grand Prix which was a lot of fun although it was too bad the Sunday races were on the same day as the Super Bowl because I am sure attendance for Sunday would have been better. The Poker Run was a great success thanks to Roland, Carol and Maryanne and the rest of the Log Haven crew for allowing us to hold the event at their location it was a great

success. Our card sharks Kim and Bobby once again made people’s dreams and broke people’s hearts. Once again Charlie did a spectacular job with the 50/50 raffle I think it is the biggest one we have had in several years that I can recall over $400 went to the lucky winner. Congratulations to all the winners of the prizes your attendance made the day exciting and fun. I happened to be downtown on Saturday, February 18, and took some pictures. There wasn’t a gas

station or restaurant or store in Errol that wasn’t jammed with sleds and riders. Nothing like a lot of snow and 30 degree day to get everyone out on the trails. There had to be 300 sleds in the parking lots of LL Cote, Hawg Traugh and the Errol Restaurant it was a crazy and a nice sight that we never saw last year. As of this writing we have one more club event this winter — the Steak Feed organized by our own El Presidente and Mrs El Presidente. It should be another

big turnout and of course we have club meetings on the first Friday of each month at the clubhouse on Route 26 with elections being held the first Friday of April. So please try and attend if you are in Errol. Overall, it is looking like a great winter so please be safe on the trails and be careful as you ride. Make sure you have enough gas. There seems to have been a run of sleds running out of gas this winter, so plan accordingly. Continued on page 16

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The Ski-Bees have had a very busy season. We had a Wild Game Dinner, a poker run, and a joint Steak Feed with SDR club. These activities are needed to make funds to repair and maintain equipment. But at the same time, they stretch our active membership to its limits. The weather has not been altogether cooperative, however definitely better than last year. It gives us time to keep the equipment running. At our April meeting, we will have election of officers and will be planning our summer projects. Some of these projects include a groomer shed with a poured concrete floor, and the beginnings of a new sign system, and as usual, we will have many bridges to repair and/or replace. We will also be organizing our major fund raisers — our golf tournament, the cook shack for use at the Colebrook Moose festival, and the Race into Winter grass drags in Freemont. Many thanks for the help we received from sponsors and volunteers that helped with repairs and fund raising activities. Check our website and or Facebook page to see what is going on and how you can help.

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GRAFTON COUNTY DIRECTOR

Evelyn Ferrell

1059 Route 118 Dorchester, NH 03266 603-786-2770 eferrell@roadrunner.com

GRAFTON COUNTY ASSISTANT

Lucy Ford

80 Patten Road Alexandria, NH 03222 603-744-5497 thefords@metrocast.net

Thank you to our Bridgewater Mountain Snowmobile Club landowners! Without the gracious use of your land, we could not enjoy this beautiful Newfound Lakes Region wilderness like we do. Thank you!!! And we thank you, our treasured BMSC club members. We greatly appreciate your membership and the support of club. We will always look to earn your membership renewals with great grooming and communication of trail conditions through our website, Facebook, and Twitter. Please continue to follow us in the off-season for information about the upcoming year. And we love hearing from you too! Please provide feedback anytime during the year and always know that the Club operates through a group of dedicated volunteers that welcomes your participation. You can message us through Facebook or send us an email through the website. Have a safe off-season and thank you BMSC’ers!

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P.O. Box 142, Lisbon, NH 03585 www.lisbonstumpjumpers.org Submitted by Joe Ransmeier, Secretary

PO Box 368, New Hampton, NH 03256 www.bridgewatermtnsmc.org

The Lisbon Stump Jumpers conducted their annual Vintage Race on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Despite cold conditions, a total of 52 racers attended the event, with 68 entries. Spectator attendance appeared to be up from last year, with over 200 parked spectators and 103 individuals entering as pit personnel. Class winners were as follows: Twin F/C 300-Ryan Brill; Twin F/C 340--Jason Kenison; Twin F/C 440--Lucas Nast; Powder Puff--Kathy Gifford; 50 Plus--Jeff Ainsworth; F/A Stock 340--Jarred Ainsworth; F/A Mod 440-Aaron Belanger; F/C 500 IFS-Mike Eldridge; HD Stock--Ryan Brill; Youth age 10-13--Julian Kenison; Youth age 14-17-Cody Gillespie; Stock 120 ages 5-9--Sienna Grondin; Mod 120 ages 7-10--Hayden Eastman. The club would not have been

Snowmobiling is a hearty sport for die-hard riders who can roll with the punches. Sometimes we’re up and sometimes we’re down. When the riding is good, it’s the best! Even when it’s so-so, it’s still great to be outside enjoying the sights and sounds. No matter what, we’re always trying to make our trails and the experience of our local area the best it can be. Thank you to all of you club members, riders, landowners, and local businesses that continue to support BMSC when it’s good and when it’s not so good…that’s what being a good snowmobiler is all about. Special thanks to our groomer operators: Don LeClair, Eric Peterson, and Jimmy Hughes. These are the fine gents that are grooming the trails flat while the rest of us sleep and dream of riding the next day. Thank you to our local trail-side business supporters: Newfound Grocery, Outdoor Performance, Bridgewater Inn, and A Newfound Bed and Breakfast. Even though they are not “trail-side,” thank you to Ashland Lumber for selling our Club Memberships and snowmobile registrations. Please support these local business as they support the great sport of snowmobiling and BMSC.

Riders participate in the Lisbon Stump Jumpers 2017 Vintage Race – Contributed image

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able to conduct the race without the generous assistance of Dodge Contracting and Schofield’s Septic Service, both of which supplied the dump trucks and snow necessary to build the track. Out of appreciation for his many years of service to the event, the club dedicated the 2017 race to Frank Dodge, President of Dodge Contracting. Likewise, the club is grateful to the numerous local businesses and individuals who/ which helped sponsor this year’s race. Approximately sixteen club members volunteered to help at the event. The club was also assisted by volunteers from the Littleton Off Road Riders, the Dalton Ridge Runners, and Lisbon High School. All of the volunteers were vital in making this year’s vintage race a success. After significant snowfalls on February 12 - 13 and 15 - 16, trail conditions were outstanding for several days. Unfortunately, rain and unusually warm temperatures have since almost entirely melted our snow cover. The Club’s annual Appreciation Dinner will occur on April 29, 2017 at the Shared Ministry Church (a/k/a White Church) on Main Street in Lisbon, NH. In addition to landowners, race sponsors, and current members, we would like to welcome any past members who are interested in attending to join us. Please RSVP to lsjsecretary1@ gmail.com .

Twin State Trail Busters PO Box 858, Lebanon, NH 03766 Email: twinstatetrailbusters@yahoo.com It was nice to see some good accumulating snowfall in midFebruary. Trails were fantastic, however, they were very short lived. We are currently going through another "January thaw" in late February. Unfortunately, our trails suffered major snow loss with 60+ degree days and torrential rains. What looked promising to recover from a slow start was pretty much gone in less than a week. Another rollercoaster winter season. On a positive note, we may have a good shot at not suffering through a repeat of last year's draught. In trail news, there will be some work that needs to be done on the trail to Interchange Drive (behind Walmart) in West Lebanon. Not sure if we will be able to salvage it after a minor landslide and bridge repair. The Lovejoy brook trail was open this year, however it was not groomed. Looking forward to checking that out next year. Thank you to everyone that participated in reopening this link to Lyme.

We will be upgrading our trail map for next year. The current one is out dated and wasn't feasible to get more copies made. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone who would like to sponsor an ad on the new map contact Mark or myself for more information. Thank you to landowners, volunteers and club members. Please "like us" on Facebook for more up to date happenings throughout the summer.

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closed due to lack of snow, but then again, this is New England — anything can happen, right? So we go to the north country to keep sledding. Looking forward to April as we host the last county meeting on the last Monday at The American Legion Post 100 in Pelham. We would love to see you there! We have a date for our Annual Meet and Greet at The American Legion in Pelham: October 21, 2017 from 12 to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Again we would love to see you there lots of food and fun. Well, that’s all for now. Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer. See you in early fall or at the Grass Drags. Remember THINK SNOW! And register your sleds — it makes trails happen.

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HILLSBORO COUNTY ASSISTANT

Scot Heath

140 Second NH Turnpike North Francestown, NH 03043 588-3020 scotheath@comcast.net

Border Riders Snowmobile Club PO Box 644, Pelham, NH 03076 www.borderridersofpelham.com Submitted by Fred Rourke Jr. V.P. It's hard to believe that another snowmobile season has come and gone, with the 60 and 70 degree days in February. Maybe Global Warming? Who knows? When we finally got pounded with back to back snow storms and got trails all nice and groomed , we were able to use them it turned out pretty good. Thanks to all for staying off the Power Line trails. We know it was kind of a pain the a**, but it will be great next season. As you know we sold our 2015 Skandic 900 Ace groomer and purchased a slightly used 2014 Bear Cat with a Mountain drag and winch system that has all the lights and boxes ready to go. The club got a sweet deal. We would like to give a BIG shout out Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club for their help and generosity. As we start March, trails are

PO Box 517, Hollis, NH 03049 www.noreasters.org Submitted by Doug Cleveland, Treasurer With the scarcity of snow this winter, except for about ten days in February, the riding has been pretty limited with trail conditions ranging from marginal to good, depending on location. Our major event of the season, the Pink Ride, was a big success again this year with a big snowstorm two days before the ride. More than 135 sleds participated in the ten mile ride followed by a cookout back at Silver Lake State Park. All funds raised, over $25,000 this year, were donated to the St. Joseph Hospital Breast Care Center in Nashua. In the six years of the ride we have raised over $100,000. This ride was organized by Nor’Easters secretary Sue Keough as a cancer charity event in 2012. Thank you, Sue, for a wonderful event and a fun day for all, and thanks to all the volunteers who helped out. Membership in the Nor’Easters Snowmobile Club has increased significantly over last year despite the variable weather and snow conditions. The online membership process has worked extremely well and has greatly reduced the amount of work for our membership coordinator, as well as saving the club money. At our monthly club meeting every March we elect all our officers and three board of directors members for the next season. A big thank you to all the officers and directors and volunteers who put in so much time for the good of the club at monthly meetings, Old Home Day, preseason BBQ, snowmobile safety class, the Pink Ride and grooming our beautiful trails. We would also like to thank all the landowners who allow us to use the trails


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across their property, and our local sponsors and business partners at RJ’s Motorsports in Nashua, the Hollis Pharmacy, and Souhegan Valley Motorsports and Amherst Motorsports in Milford. We hope everyone had a nice winter riding season.

Uncanoonuc Mountaineers P.O. Box 486, Goffstown, NH 03045 www.uncanoonucmountaineers.org Submitted by Trysha Balboni, Publicity Director

Weare Winter Wanderers PO Box 513, Weare, NH 03281 www.wearewinterwandererssc.org Submitted by Dave Ward, Publicity Director Ridding in the North Country has been great, while here at home it has been hit or miss. When Mother Nature has decided to “hit” us, we have been able to quickly turn it into flat paradise with our three big groomers. We can do this faster than ever before. Please watch the website and Facebook pages for announcements, trail conditions and up-to-date news. Some of our members have logged in excess of 2,200 miles in just the last few weeks in the north country. The club’s two trips were a big hit this year. Speaking of big hits, yes, the tree will live on while the sled will not. No one was harmed during that experiment. The club’s NH Hill Climb Challenge is scheduled for April 1 at Pats Peak Ski area. The event will be bigger than ever! This year, along with the Hill Climb, we will have vintage oval racing presented by the Northwood Crank Pullers, a vintage sled show and side by side drag racing and of course the demo rides on the new models. Bring a helmet and take a ride. Check out your favorite vendors. Visit the beer gardens. And if you feel fast or just want one last ride,, come on up and run your sled!!! More info at: http://www. nhhillclimbchallenge.com Here’s a little update from “The Queen of All Things Social” AKA-Linda Merrill, WWWSocial Director As I sit here in my kitchen looking out over Lake Horace, I’m amazed at how quickly our “winter” is dwindling. Mother Nature wasn’t very kind to us last season so, when the Weare Winter Wanderers planned the adult trip and family club trips this year, I know we all secretly did a little snow dance to insure we’d be able to ride this year! Our first adventure was a safari trip with 35 of us on sleds that departed from Clarksville and Pittsburg, NH on January 27, headed for the Pittston Farm in Rockwood, Maine – 210 miles one way! We were on the trail at 7 a.m. and got into Rockwood around 5 p.m. without incident! Jen and her staff at the Pittston Farm had a great buffet dinner waiting for us when we arrived. Snow conditions were plentiful and the temps were certainly cold enough! Everyone got a chance to relax and unwind after a long day on the trail – the highlight of our weekend trip was taking place on

Saturday, so there was excitement in the air! We all got up early and hit the trails again at 8 a.m. to meet Bill Boisvert who was leading our group up to see the abandoned trains at Eagle Lake. He brought along 10 more sleds to join the pack. Our trek had every type of trail you could imagine, wide open trails, some single track trails with beautiful puffs of snow hanging in the trees and, yes, even some ice. All 45 of us made it to the trains as scheduled, and after everyone had a chance to explore and take pictures, we headed along to the Chesuncook Lake House for a bite to eat for lunch and gas up the sleds. After lunch, and some bogie wheel adjustments, our group of 35 sleds headed back to the Pittston Farm for dinner – a 150 mile day! We all got an early start the next morning and were out on the trails again at 7 a.m. headed back to northern NH – 210 miles back again without incident. Lots of laughs, storytelling, and building memories — that’s what it’s all about! After some quick calculations, we were amazed that our group with about 700 years of combined riding experience, logged about 19,000 trail miles in three days, on about $280,000 worth of snowmobiles! Who says we don’t LOVE our sport? The Weare Winter Wanderers second adventure was our annual family club trip on February 24, 25 and 26. Our group went to the Town & Country Motor Inn in Shelburne, NH. We’ve been here for many years and as usual, we had a great turnout with 31 adults and 14 children – even considering the less than desirable weather forecast for the weekend. Saturday was spring-like to say the least, and we all dressed accordingly. Our groups hit the trails on Saturday and headed off to the warming hut at Jericho ATV Park in Berlin. Some of the group stayed to hang out and cook hotdogs over the fire while the rest of us headed into Millsfield for lunch. Trail conditions we encountered varied from good to MUD! Needless to say, we didn’t hit any staggering mileage records for this weekend — we also encountered a few mechanical issues which are never any fun. Scott and his crew at the T&C were very accommodating as usual. Some of the adults hung out in the “Greenery Room” and watched while their kids played in the indoor swimming pool, others went into the lounge to hear the band that was playing! Most of the group headed back home on Sunday morning, others headed

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farther north to take advantage of the rest of their school vacation week, and a small group went out to ride the trails one last time. So for now, we’ll continue to do our snow dances OR say a little snow prayer in hopes that our season continues for a little longer and we can log a few more miles! Respectfully Submitted, Linda Merrill/Social Director Weare Winter Wanderers P.O. Box 513 Weare, NH 03281

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rides to anyone that wanted one. This is quite a treat to get a ride in one of these early snow traveling vehicles. I also had the great pleasure of driving one of these machines!

One of the Model T Snowmobiles on the Railbed giving rides.

Ride Safe, Ride Right, watch for trees that jump in front of you and see you out on the trails, Weare ever they may take you.

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Dave Murray

111 River Road Penacock, NH 03303 753-9223 davidmurray12345@hotmail.com

MERRIMACK COUNTY ASSISTANT

There was an excellent lineup of machines on display from many manufacturers from the early days. We would like to thank everyone that came out in support of the event, also those that worked so hard to make it happen. THANK YOU ALL! Club meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at the Andover Elementary/Middle School at 7p.m. from September through April, all members and guests are invited to attend. You can also find out more about us at andoversnowmobileclub. com or contact us at info@ andoversnowmobileclub.com.

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Andover Snowmobile Club, Inc. PO Box 332, Andover, NH 03216-0332 www.andoversnowmobileclub.com Submitted by Allan Houle The month of February brought better snow conditions for our trail system and the Groomer Operators were out keeping the trails in great shape, then the warm up came and we quickly lost a good amount of snow. We can only work with what we have and I would like to thank all of the operators for their dedication to keeping the trails groomed, Thank You! We did have a good amount of snow to enjoy our 14th Annual Highland Lake SnoFest. There were many sleds on display and trail conditions allowed many to ride to the event. There were two Model T Snowmobiles giving

Joe Gorman, Sr. 28 Finethy Road Alton, NH 03809 603-875-2173 gorman3@tds.net

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Russell Neal

50 Evergreen Valley Road Milton, NH 03851 603-350-0646 rcneal22@gmail.com

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Hello fellow snowmobilers, I hope everyone got to do some good riding before the “February thaw” came about. With many storms happening in a quick timeframe in February, I thought we were on the path to some awesome riding late in the season. The Easterseals Ride-In was a huge success, as it always is. So much work goes into this event all for such a great cause. Have you ever heard the term “riding on mashed potatoes”? Or, experienced it yourself? That’s what some of our club members rode on this past weekend. A group of members went to Errol where Saturday brought record high temperatures for February and an adventure in trying to ride. Our club President, Al Lambert, got his sled stuck (and I mean STUCK) not once, but TWICE! Then, in order to not feel left out, our Vice President, Sally Raskett, got her sled good and stuck. It was not a good day for board members and their twoups. It was a rough ride. But, as always, they made the best of it and had some good laughs as the day progressed. On Sunday, the group went in a different direction (I’m not even going to pretend I know which direction) and had some really amazing trails to ride on. It’s possible that they did 50+ miles just going back and forth on the 10 mile stretch they found, but no one will admit and/or confirm! Another trip is planned for midMarch, also in Errol, so fingers crossed the riding is good. I can’t believe this is the last article for the 2016-2017 snowmobile season! It was better than last year (at least our trail administrator got out to do a LITTLE grooming this year!) but when it comes to snowmobiling, there can never be “too much” snow or “cold enough” temperatures!  Wishing you all a very nice spring and summer! Make sure you take care of those sleds for the summer so they’re ready for the trails in the winter! Keepin’ it under 60!

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NHSA Dealer/Contributor Members 2016-2017

As of March 22, 2017

Please support our generous dealer/contributor members GREAT NORTH WOODS

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Cabins @ Partridge 3 Partridge Road Pittsburg, NH 03592 603-538-6380 www.partridgecabins.com

daSilva Motorsports 7 Moultonboro Neck Road Moultonboro, NH 03254 603- 253-6688 daSilvamotorsports.com

Cardinal Cabins 44-46 Cardinal Drive Pittsburg, NH 03592 603-538-6665 www.cardinalcabins.com

Fireside Inn & Suites 17 Harris Shore Road Gilford, NH 03249 603-293-7526 www.firesideinngilford.com

Colebrook Country Club 15 Abenaki Lane Colebrook, NH 03576 603-237-5566 www.colebrookcountryclub.com Diamond Peaks Motel and Country Store 1216 Route 26 Colebrook, NH 03576 603-237-5104

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Errol Motel LLC 132 Main Street Errol NH 03579 603-482-3256 www.errol-motel.com Paradise Point Cottages Route 26 Erroll, NH 03579 603-482-3834 www.paradisepointcottages.com Ramblewood Cabins & Campground 59 Ramblewood Rd. Pittsburg, NH 03592 603- 538-6948 www.ramblewoodcabins.com Snowfield Cabins 25 Kingfield Road Pittsburg, NH 03592 603-538-7008 wwwsnowfieldcabins.tripod.com SPA Restaurant & Outback Pub 869 Washington Street West Stewartstown, NH 03597 603-246-3039 www.spa-outback.com

Gilmanton Winery 528 Meadow Pond Road Gilmanton, NH 03237 603-267-8251 www.gilmantonwinery.com Granite State Assurance, Allstate Agency 40 East Main Street Tilton, NH 03276 603-729-1150 chesley.gaudet@allstate.com HK Powersports - Laconia 1197 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246 603-524-0100 www.hkpowersports.com Meredith Woods Four Season Camping Area 26 Campground Road Meredith, NH 03253 603-279-5449 www.meredithwoods.com

The Windrifter Resort 337 South Main Street Wolfeboro, NH 03894 603-569-1323 www.windrifterresort.com

MERRIMACK VALLEY REGION Allstate - The Wicks Insurance Group, Inc. 447 Second Street Manchester, NH 03102 603-668-7228 http://agents.allstate.com/kurt-wicksmanchester-nh.html Bickford's Sports Center 1664 Dover Rd Epsom, NH 03234 603-736-9050 www.bickfordssportcenter.com Freedom Cycle 110 Manchester Street Concord, NH 03301 603-225-2779 www.freedomcyclenh.com HK Powersports - Hooksett 1354 Hooksett Rd. Hooksett, NH 03106 603-668-4343 www.hkpowersports.com Jordan Equipment Co. 744 Clough Mill Road Pembroke, NH 03275 603-228-3564

Outdoor Performance LLC PO Box 663 / 508 Mayhew Turnpike Bristol, NH 03222 603-744-9875 www.nhoutdoor.com

Nault's Powersports 420 Second Street Manchester, NH 03102 603-669-7220 www.naultspowersports.com

Patrick's Pub 18 Weirs Rd. Gilford, NH 03249 603-293-0841 www.patrickspub.com

Nault's Windham 60 Range Road Windham, NH 03087 603-898-4466 www.naultswindham.com

Proline Products LLC 34 Industrial Way Milton, NH 03851 603-652-7337 www.nhtrailers.com

Prinoth, LLC 264 NH Route 106 Gilmanton, NH 03237 603-267-7840 www.prinoth.com

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SEACOAST REGION daSilva Motorsports LLC 710 Route 111 Hampstead, NH 03826 603- 329-7810 www.dasilvamotorsports.com Raymond James/White Mountain Wealth Management 29 Maplewood Avenue, Suite 2 Portsmouth, NH 03801 800-221-5701 www.whitemountainwealth.com

WHITE MOUNTAIN REGION Carroll Motel & Cottages 73 Route 3 Twin Mountain, NH 03595 603-846-5553 www.carrollmotelandcottages.com

Garneau's Garage 101 Route 302 West / PO Box 66 Twin Mountain, NH 03595 603-846-5790 www.garneausgarage.com Josselyn's Getaway Cabins 306 North Road Jefferson, NH 03583 603-586-7058 www.josselyns.com Omni Mount Washington Resort/ Bretton Woods Ski Area 310 Mt. Washington Hotel Road Bretton Woods, NH 03575 603-278-3301 www.brettonwoods.com Pine Valley Cabins 3466 US Route 3 Thornton, NH 03285 603-960-9276 www.pinevalleycabins.com Town & Country 2928 East Conway Road East Conway, NH 03813 603-939-2698 www.townandcountry.com Town & Country Motor Inn 20 State Route 2 Gorham, NH 03581 603-466-3315 www.townandcountryinn.com

MASSACHUSETTS Billerica Motorsports & Marine 6 Riveredge Road Billerica, MA 01862 978-667-1518 www.billericamotorsports.com Philbrick Motor Sports 496 Groton Road, #10 Westford, MA 01886 978-799-8001 www.philbrickmotorsports.com

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Classified Ads The “Sno-Traveler” and/or the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association cannot and will not be responsible for the authenticity or actuality of the below listed advertisements.

EQUIPMENT The Hardy Country Club is parting with its Alpine: It groomed for years before being donated to the fire rescue. We now offer it for continued service. Always stored indoors. It comes with a rescue sled with EMT seat. This would be a great dual track groomer for the smaller club. $1500 or BO. Call Chuck at (603) 966-8098. Pictures available.

RENTALS Snowmobile out the door into the beautiful scenic trails of Central NH in the Baker River Area: Located in the elevation of Dorchester with the snow at 1620'. Check it out on www. homeaway.com listing #4086570 or call Bruce at 603-234-8800.

FOR SALE Trailer/cabin in Spruce Cone Campground Pittsburg, NH: on Lake Francis. Access to Snowmobile and ATV trails. $5,000. Call 860-582-3415.

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miles mint cond. Options: composite saddle bags, 4 pos adj handelbar, high windshield w/mounted mirrors, adj ride control, heated rear grips. 2004 Yacht Club clam shell x-long trailer. As a package only, $8500. (603)726-2071.

SNOWMOBILES 2011 Ski-Doo Grand Touring 1200 4-tec SE. Options: Saddlebags, 4-position ADJ Handlebar, High Windshield w/ Mounted Mirrors,ADJ Ride Control. Mint Condition w/1,219 miles. $7,500. (603) 726-2071. 2007 Arctic Cat Jaguar twin cyl 4-stroke: valve clearance just done, oil, filter, new ice ripper track, upgraded I.F.P. shocks, tall windshield, mirrors, Simmons Skis, New Runners, New Battery, and Belt.

To place a classified ad: Email Monica Pettengill Jerkins at execdir@nhsa.com or fax her at 603-273-0218.

$3500. Email: j.fodaski@comcast.net. Will send pics upon request.

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Snowmobile for Sale: Arctic Cat –

• Free listing for NHSA Members. (You must be a Member to place a classified ad.)

2004 T660-Turbo. 10,500 miles. Serviced every year. $2,000. Call Bruce. (603) 660-0894.

2012 Proline V Nose Trailer: Tandem axle, no brakes, Translucent roof. 6”additional roof height, spare, glides, and mats, transition flap front and rear. Never Towed, used for sled storage .Will send pics upon request. $5395. Email: j.fodaski@comcast.net.

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2010 Arctic Cat Z1 LXR 4-stroke, 1100 cc, Non-Turbo, 1149.4 miles, Mint condition. Trailer: 2010 Blizzard single sled enclosed trailer. Ramp and side door. Spare tire included. Package price, $6000 or best offer. Contact by phone, email, or text. Location: Athol, Mass. Blab180@ verizon.net (603)762-1102.

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Start with Reverse, Heated Seat and Hand Grips, Extra Storage Bags, 137" Studded Track, Ice Scratcher, CSS Safety Trail Lights, 2,718 Miles, GREAT GAS MILEAGE, 557-5647. $8,495 OBO

Wanted Snowmobiler: Retired or semiretired person to ride with me and others on extended 4-10 saddle bag trip in Quebec Canada. Please call Phil Boni anytime at (603) 490-0177.

Deadline: We must have your copy by the 1st of the month ­preceding the issue in which you want to advertise. All ads will run for 2 issues. Please notify the NHSA office if your object has been sold.

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Errol, NH: Furnished two bedroom on snowmobile trail, satellite TV, sleeps 6-8 ppl. Rates start at $60 nightly, $300 weekly. Monthly and seasonal rates also available. Call 603-482-0921

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SAFE SNOWMOBILING

MEANS... Never consume alcohol or drugs before or during snowmobiling. Become familiar with the snowmobile you ride. Operate at safe and reasonable speeds. Stay on trails and areas where snowmobiling is permitted. Black

Avoid travel on unfamiliar frozen bodies of water. Use extra caution at night. Keep your snowmobile properly maintained. Become familiar with the terrain you will travel on. Listen to the weather forecast before you leave. Always wear a helmet and proper clothing. Never ride alone. Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return. Carry emergency supplies. Learn survival skills.

Powdermill Snowmobile Club PO Box 324, New Durham, NH 03855 www.powdermillsnowmobileclub.org Submitted by Ginny Abresch, Secretary Wow! Where did the time go? Another snowmobile season is sadly coming to a close. February blew in and dumped three major snowstorms on our trails. It couldn’t have been better timing. Our first snowfall felt like a special gift for our members. Fourteen inches of powdery fluff fell just two days before our Cook Out on the Lookout on February 11. Within 24 hours, our dedicated volunteers had all our trails groomed, smooth and looking fine for the cookout. A special thanks to Jim Gamble for the use of his property, a huge bonfire, and the awesome firework display from the snowy mountain top. Rochester Motor Sports brought some of their bikes and sleds for everyone to check out. Thanks to members of our Cookout Planning Committee – Jim Gamble, Jay St. Lawrence, Stu Hotchkiss, Ray Gamble, Tom Mason and Bob Bickford, for all the hard work planning this event. We had a very good turnout for the event. Monday delivered another fourteen inches of snow to keep our groomers busy preparing for our Winter Carnival scheduled the next Saturday. Members enjoyed an additional ten inches of snow Wednesday evening while planning the final carnival details at our monthly club meeting. The Winter Carnival arrived February 18th on a “dial up” perfect day. Beautiful sunshine and awesome snow brought out a record number of sleds in front of Johnson’s Market on Route 11 in New Durham. Grilled steak tips, wine tasting and beer tasting was available for anyone interested. Raffle tickets were sold along with hot chocolate, cookies and donuts. Once again, thanks to Rochester Motor Sports for bringing a fleet of snowmobiles and ski bikes for interested folks to demo. Thanks to Matt Murphy and Jay St Lawrence for organizing the raffle, getting sponsors and selling the tickets. The raffle drawing will take place at our next meeting on March 14. Powder Mill Snowmobile Club can be found on Facebook as well as a new chat group called Powder Mill Trail Riders. This is a great place to get current trail conditions and perhaps find someone else that would like to get out and ride with you. Our website is www. Powdermillsnowmobileclub.org. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month beginning

at 7 p.m. at the Granite Steak and Grill in Rochester. Our first meeting for the 2017/18 season will be held on September 12. We look forward to seeing old friends and are always looking forward to meeting new members who enjoy our passion for sledding. Here’s wishing everyone a safe and wonderful spring and summer, until we meet again in the fall, as we prepare for another great snow season.

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confident we can again solicit a large group of volunteers to make these few improvement projects successful. Lastly, I would like to thank all our groomers this year who made our trails the best they have ever been for the relatively short season we had. Special thanks to Richard, Travis, Gil, Lenny, Trevor, Kenny, Steve and Eric for their time and expertise on keeping our trails enjoyable for all who rode locally. The next great snow winter is coming soon!

Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428, Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Submitted by Keith Grohbrugge VP

Terry Callum

1253 Second NH Turnpike Newport, NH 03773 863-8901 tlc_skidoo@yahoo.com

SULLIVAN COUNTY ASSISTANT

Vacant

Blow-Me-Down Snow Riders PO Box 221, Cornish Flat, NH 03746 www.blowmedownsnowriders.com Submitted by John Berry It is near the end of February as I write this and I was hoping to tell everyone of a successful poker run our club had rescheduled for February 25. However, due to the ups and downs of weather, we are forced to cancel it a second time this winter. I suppose we need to be grateful for the good riding days we had and enjoyed in mid-February. It was sure great to see hundreds of snowmobilers out enjoying our trails when great snow conditions existed. I am still hoping March allows us a few more real good local riding opportunities. We were successful on a couple of major reroutes to our primary trails thanks to a large turnout of workers that may it possible along with generous landowners. We have already developed a list of trail improvements for our upcoming off season. I am

Greetings! Well Mother Nature has certainly given us a wild ride here in the central part of the state. We finally received a blast of New England winter. Three storms in a week totaling well over two feet of snow with temperatures cold enough to groom out all of the trails has made for some absolutely fantastic riding. I hope everyone has been able to get out and enjoy the great conditions. Over the course of the last week I have run into fellow snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, dog mushers, hikers, fat-tire mountain bikers all out enjoying the local trails. I just want to give a shout out to all who have helped get our trails ready for the season, our groomer operators, and landowners. Between all of the equipment maintenance, trail work, administrative duties, grooming, fundraising, etc. there is a lot that goes into making this great network of trails we all enjoy. If you haven’t considered joining a local club and helping out in some way, I would ask that you reconsider. The time spent with family and friends on a sport we all love makes the ride all that much more worth it. Even though March has delivered some epic snow storms in the past, we are nearing the backside of our riding season. Warmer temperatures are in the forecast and spring conditions will soon be here. Please keep in mind the ice will be thinning on our local ponds, water bars will be opening up and rocks will start to poke up from the snow. Stay safe and enjoy the trails.


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by Allan Houle

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n February 12, The New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association hosted our 32nd Annual Winter Rally. The snow was plentiful and there were 70+ sleds enjoying the day, with many riding in the field area and venturing out onto the trails.

A very nice 1969 Arctic Cat 634 Panther.

There was a good turnout for our Yo uth and Teen classes as well. This fa mily enjoyed the da y and also took home two trophies, one for the 1968 Sk idoo Olympic by Alysa Leighton an d one for the 1972 Po laris Cold 292 that Tommy Domat o drove around mos t of the day.

There were many trophies awarded by Popular Vote with many participating and casting votes for their favorite sleds. FACTORY RACE CONSUMER SINGLE STOCK CONSUMER TWIN STOCK

riding in y model Sno*Jet rl ea an of ot sh An action ng a great time. the field and havi

CONSUMER TWIN MOD

1st

Roger Brooks

1969 Arctic Cat 634 Panther

2nd

Bud Gordon

1972 Sno*Jet Thunder Jet

1st

Brad Gooden

1972 Skidoo Elan SS

2nd

Alysa Leighton

1968 Skidoo Olympic

1st

Dennis Kovalesky

1971 Arctic Cat 340 EXT

2nd

Bob Febonio

1972 Rupp Nitro

1st

Dennis Kovalesky

1970 Arctic Cat 440 Puma Mod.

2nd

Bud Gordon

1974 Sno*Jet Thunder Jet

CONSUMER OPEN MOD

1st

Rober Brooks

1969 Arctic Cat 634 Panther

FAVORITE YOUTH

1st

Tommy Domato

1972 Polaris Colt 292

FAVORITE TEEN

1st

Greer Merrill

1973 Arctic Cat Cheetah

FAVORITE NON-FEATURE

1st

Dan Moore

1965 Arctic Cat Tom Cat

DIRECTOR'S AWARD

1st

Helen Cicchetto

For Many Years of Support

On behalf on the New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum, I would like to thank everyone that came out in

support of this event. We had a great day with an awesome turnout. This is the type of day that our founders

had in mind for this event that could provide the opportunity for snowmobile enthusiasts to bring out their machines to display and enjoy, and that we did. THANK YOU!

You can find out more about the Museum or becoming a member by visiting our website at

nhsnowmobilemuseum.com or by contacting us at info@nhsnowmobilemuseum.com. Our next event will be Another rid er enjoying the day on very nice 1 a 971 Skidoo TnT.

our Spring Swap Meet, which typically takes place on the first Saturday in June. We will post dates on our website once we get closer. ❄

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ordon’s 1972 vorites was Bud G Fa d ow cr e th of One Sno*Jet display.


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NHSA Affiliated Clubs BELKNAP COUNTY

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Belknap Snowmobilers, PO Box 7224, Gilford, NH 03247-7224, www.belknapsnowmobilers.com Belmont Bogie Busters, PO Box 130, Belmont, NH 03220, www.belmontbogiebusters.org Gilmanton Snowmobile Association, PO Box 291, Gilmanton, NH 03237, www.gilmantonsnowmobilers.com Mohawk Trail Riders, PO Box 167, Sanbornton, NH 03269, www.mohawktrailriders.org Mt. Major Snowmobile Club, PO Box 208, Alton Bay, NH 03810, www.mountmajorsnowmobileclub.com SnoStreakers, Inc., PO Box 780, Meredith, NH 03253, www.sno-streakers.com

Border Riders Snowmobile Club, PO Box 644, Pelham, NH 03076, www.borderridersofpelham.com

CARROLL COUNTY

Nor'Easters Snowmobile Club, PO Box 517, Hollis, NH 03049, www.noreasters.org

Moultonboro Snowmobile Club, PO Box 118, Moultonboro, NH 03254, www.moultonborosmc.org Mountain Meadow Riders, PO Box 342, North Conway, NH 03818, www.mountainmeadowriders.com Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club, PO Box 261, W. Ossipee, NH 03890, www.ovsc.net Sandwich Sidehillers, PO Box 113, Sandwich, NH 03259, www.sandwichsidehillers.com Scrub Oak Scramblers, PO Box 185, Madison, NH 03849, www.sossc.com Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club, PO Box 311, East Wakefield, NH 03830, www.sevenlakessnowmobileclub.com Snoward Bound Snowmobile Club, PO Box 400, Center Conway, NH 03813, www.snowardbound.com White Mountain Trail Club, PO Box 191, Bartlett, NH 03812, www.whitemountaintrailclub.com Wolfeboro Snowmobile Club, PO Box 268, Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896, www.wolfeborosnowmobileclub.com

CHESHIRE COUNTY

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Ashuelot Valley Blazers Snowmobile Club, 40 Old Spofford Road, Winchester, NH 03470 Chesterfield Snowmobilers, PO Box 24, Chesterfield, NH 03443 Hooper Hill Hoppers, PO Box 142, Walpole, NH 03608, www.hooperhillhoppers.com Keene Sno-Riders, PO Box 1511, Keene, NH 03431, www.keenesnoriders.com Little Monadnock Family Trails, 110 Fish Hatchery Road, Richmond, NH 03470, www.LMFTNH.com Monadnock Sno Moles, Inc., PO Box 265, Rindge, NH 03461-0376, www.snomoles.org Monadnock Trail Breakers, PO Box 338, Dublin, NH 03444, www.monadnocktrailbreakers.com Pisgah Mt. Trailriders, PO Box 546, Hinsdale, NH 03451, www.pmtr.org Ridge Skippers, 311 Apple Hill Road, Nelson, NH 03457, www.ridgeskippers.com Stoddard Rock Hoppers, PO Box 900, Stoddard, NH 03464, www.stoddardrockhoppers.com Westmoreland Sno-Belters, PO Box 8, Westmoreland, NH 0346, www.westmorelandsnobelters.com Winchester Trail Riders, PO Box 225, Winchester, NH 03470, www.winchestertrailriders.org

COOS COUNTY Colebrook Ski Bees, PO Box 125, Colebrook, NH 03576, www.colebrookski-bees.com Dalton Ridge Riders, 64 Bush Road, Dalton, NH 03598, www.daltonridgerunners.com Groveton Trailblazers, 24 Eames Street, Groveton, NH 03582, www.grovetontrailblazers.com Jefferson Hi-Landers, PO Box 273, Jefferson, NH 03583, www.Jeffersonhilanders.com Lancaster Snow Drifters, PO Box 566, Lancaster, NH 03584, www.lancastersnowdrifters.org Milan All Weather Riders, PO Box 75, Milan, NH 03588, www.milanallweatherriders.com Pittsburg Ridge Runners, 17 Dickson Lane, Pittsburg, NH 03592, www.pittsburgridgerunners.org Presidential Range Riders, PO Box 141, Gorham, NH 03581, www.presidentialrangeriders.org Stratford Nighthawks, 18 Washburn Road, North Stratford, NH 03590, www.stratfordnighthawks.com Swift Diamond Riders, PO Box 331, Colebrook, NH 03576, www.swiftdiamondriders.com Twin Mountain Snowmobile Club, PO Box 179, Twin Mountain, NH 03595, www.twinmtnsnowmobile.org Umbagog Snowmobile Association, 26 Allison Street, Concord, NH 03301, www.umbagogsnowmobile.com Waumbek Methna Snowmobile Club, PO Box 115, Jefferson, NH 03583, www.waumbekmethna.com White Mountain Ridge Runners, PO Box 425, Berlin, NH 03570-0425, www.whitemtridgerunners.com Whitefield Sno Kings, PO Box 64, Whitefield, NH 03598, www.snokings.com

GRAFTON COUNTY Alexandria Ledge Climbers, 80 Patten Road, Alexandria, NH 03222, www.AlexandriaLedgeClimbers.org Asquamchumaukee Valley Snowmobile Club, PO Box 284, Warren, NH 03279, asquamchmaukevalleysnowmobileclub.org Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club, PO Box 122, Wentworth, NH 03282, www.mybrvsc.org Bridgewater Mountain Snowmobile Club, PO Box 368, New Hampton 03256, www.bridgewatermtnsmc.org Bruhawachet Sno-Trackers, Inc., PO Box 441, Rumney, NH 03266, www.bruhawachet.com Central N. H. Snowmobile Club, PO Box 1315, Campton, NH 03223-1315, www.cnhsc.com Connecticut Valley Snowmobile Club, 39 Slate Ridge Drive, Haverhill, NH 03765 www.ctvalleysnowmobileclub.com Hardy Country Snowmobile Club, PO Box 43, Hebron, NH 03241, www.hardycountrysnowmobileclub.net Lisbon Stump Jumpers, PO Box 142, Lisbon, NH 03585, www.lisbonstumpjumpers.org Littleton Off Road Riders, PO Box 281, Littleton, NH 03561, www.littletonsnowmobileclub.com Lyme Pinnacle Snowmobile Club, PO Box 121, Lyme, NH 03768 Mascoma Valley Snow Travelers, PO Box 307, Springfield, NH 03284, www.mascomavalleysnowtravelers.com Monroe Bumper Humpers, 363 Coppermine Road, Monroe, NH 03771, Email:dmitton@roadrunner.com Mount Agassiz Trail Association, PO Box 632, Bethlehem, NH 03574 Mt. Cardigan Snowmobile Club, PO Box 203, Canaan, NH 03741, www.mtcardigansnowmobile.com Pemigewasset Valley Snowmobile Club, PO Box 391, Bristol, NH 03222, www.pemivalleysc.org Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club, 2532 Buffalo Road, Rumney, NH 03266, http://snowdrifters.info/ Squam Trail Busters, PO Box 555, Holderness, NH 03245, www.squamtrailbusters.org Twin StateTrail Busters, PO Box 858, Lebanon, NH 03766, Email: twinstatetrailbusters@yahoo.com White Mountain Snowmobile Club, PO Box 721, Lincoln, NH 03251, www.whitemtsnowmobileclub.org

Brookline Ice Breakers, PO Box 198, Brookline, NH 03033, www.brooklineicebreakers.com Crotched Mt. Ridge Runners, 649 Forest Road, Greenfield, NH 03047, email: atherton.tammy@gmail.com Hudson Sno-Men, 41 Chase Road, Londonderry, NH 03053, http://www.hudsonsnomen.org/ Night Riders, Inc., PO Box 759, Hillsboro, NH 03244, www.nightridersnh.com Uncanoonuc Mountaineers, PO Box 486, Goffstown, NH 03045, www.uncanoonucmountaineers.org Weare Winter Wanderers, PO Box 513, Weare, NH 03281, www.wearewinterwandererssc.org Wilton/Lyndeborough Winter Wanderers, PO Box 455, Wilton, NH 03086, www.wlww.org

MERRIMACK COUNTY Merrimack County Website: www.merrimackcounty.snowclubs.com Andover Snowmobile Club, PO Box 332, Andover, NH 03216-0332 Email: info@andoversnowmobileclub.com, www.andoversnowmobileclub.com Bee Hole Beavers, 61 Piper Hill Road, Loudon, NH 03307, www.beeholebeavers.org Bow Pioneer Snowmobile Club, PO Box 1772 Concord, NH 03302, www.bowpioneers.org Contoocook Sno-Mads, PO Box 682, Contoocook, NH 03229, www.facebook.com/SnoMads Deerhead '400 Snowmobile Club, 54 Island Road, Candia, NH 03034 Fort Mountain Trailwinders Snowmobile Club, PO Box 61, Epsom, NH 03234fortmountaintrailwinders.snowclubs.com Henniker Trail Travelers, PO Box 168, Henniker, NH 03242, www.hennikertrailtravelers.com Kearsarge Mountaineers Snowmobile Club, PO Box 48 North Sutton, NH 03260, www.kearsargemountaineers.com Kearsarge Trail Snails, PO Box 97, Warner, NH 03278, 4kts.info@gmail.com, www.kearsargetrailsnails.com Lakes Region Snowmobile Club, PO Box 480, Franklin, NH 03235, www.lakesregionsnowmobileclub.com Lake Sunapee Snowmobile Club, Inc., PO Box 391, Newbury, NH 03255, www.lsscinc.org NH Sno-Shakers Snowmobile Club, c/o 7133 Oak Hill Road, Loudon, NH 03307, www.snoshakers.com New Hampshire Trail Dawgs, PO Box 45, Suncook, NH 03275, www.NHTraildawgs.com Suncook Valley Sno-Riders, PO Box 301, Center Barnstead, NH 03225, www.suncookvalleysnoriders.com Sutton Ridgerunners, PO Box 453, North Sutton, NH 03260, www.suttonridgerunners.com T-N Arch Trail Travelers, Inc., 136 Bean Hill Road, Northfield, NH 03276, www.tnarchtrailtravelers.org Town Line Trail Dusters, Inc., PO Box 3031, Boscawen, NH 03303, www.traildusters.snowclubs.com

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY Derry Pathfinders, PO Box 692, Derry, NH 03038, www.derrypathfinders.org Exeter Snow Hounds, 75 Beech Hill Road, Exeter, NH 03833, www.exetersnowhounds.org Great Bay Sno-Rollers, 34 Wiswall Road, Durham, NH 03824, www.greatbaysnorollers.com Newfields Sno-Raiders, Inc., PO Box 89, Newfields, NH 03856, www.newfieldssnoraiders.org Northwood Crank Pullers, 47 Meadow Lane, Northwood, NH 03261, www.northwoodcrankpullers.com S-Ki-Mo, 92 North Main Street, Salem, NH 03079 Southern New Hampshire Snow Slickers, 26B Raymond Road, Deerfield, NH 03037, www.snowmobile-nh.com Southern New Hampshire Trailblazers, PO Box 263, Kingston, NH 03848, www.snhtrailblazers.com

STRAFFORD COUNTY Barrington Snow Goers, PO Box 146, Barrington, NH 03825, www.snowgoers.org Evergreen Valley Snowmobile Club, PO Box 1255, Milton, NH 03851, www.evergreenvalley.org Lee Sno-Travelers, c/o Scott Mills, 79 Lee Hook Road, Lee, NH, 03861 Powder Mill Snowmobile Club, PO Box 324, New Durham, NH 03855, www.powdermillsnowmobileclub.org Strafford Swampstompers, PO Box 301, Strafford, NH 03884, www.straffordswampstompers.org

SULLIVAN COUNTY Blow-Me-Down Snow Riders, PO Box 221, Cornish Flat, NH 03746, www.blowmedownsnowriders.com Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, ORC, PO Box 428, Grantham, NH 03753, www.snowdusters.org Crescent Lake Regional Sno-Riders, PO Box 992, Claremont, NH 03743, www.clrsr.com Hidden Valley Sno-Riders, PO Box 417, Marlow, NH 03456, www.hiddenvalleysnoriders.org Old 4 Rod, Gun & Snowmobile Club, PO Box 679, Charlestown, NH 03603, www.old4rgsmclub.org Shugah Valley Snow Riders, Inc., PO Box 944, Claremont, NH 03743, www.svsrclub.org Tri-Town Trailblazers, PO Box 205, Alstead, NH 03602, www.tritowntrailblazers.com Twin Ridge Mountaineers, PO Box 262, Goshen, NH 03752, twinridgemtneers.org Washington Snow Riders, PO Box 401, Washington, NH 03280, www.washingtonsnowriders.org


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NHSA Calendar of Events Event

Location

Information

March 27

Hillsborough County Meeting - 7 p.m. Hosted by Brookline Icebreakers

Big Bear Lodge Route 13, Brookline, NH 03032

Questions? Contact Hillsborough County Director Sheila Beaulieu at csbeaulieu@myfairpoint.net

March 27

Rockingham County Meeting - 7:30 p.m.

Lake Shore Farms

Direct any questions to Robert Kennedy, Rockingham County Director Email: kennedyr1@comcast.net

April 1

Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club Meeting - 5 p.m.

Canoe King of New England, Route 16, Tamworth

http://ovsc.net/

April 1

Sno-Shakers Annual Meeting & Landowner Appreciation Dinner

At the Clubhouse

Without our landowners, we would not be able to enjoy the over 300 trails on our system. Members please come help thank the individuals who make everything possible.

April 1

New Hampshire Hill Climb Challenge

Pats Peak

Gates open at 7 a.m.

April 2

Colebrook Ski-Bees BOD Meeting - 6 p.m.

Diamond Peaks Motel & Country Store

April 11

Blow-Me-Down Snowriders Club Meeting - 7 p.m.

169 Route 120, Plainfield, NH

Gladys Berry (603) 543-1118

April 11

Nor’Easters Snowmobile Club Next monthly club meeting

Lawrence Barn, Hollis

www.noreasters.org

April 14

Pittsburg Ridge Runners Club Meeting - 7:30 p.m.

PRR Club House - 17 Dickson Lane, Pittsburg

(603) 538-1142

April 15

Colebrook Ski-Bees Annual Meeting - 9:30 a.m.

Spa Restaurant / Outback Pub

April 18

NHSA Board of Directors Meeting - 7 p.m.

NHSA Office, 614 Laconia Road, Tilton

Information: (603) 273-0220 or email: NHSAOffice@nhsa.com

April 19

Grafton County Meeting - 7 p.m.

Baker River Valley Club House 197 N. Dorchester Road, Wentworth, NH 03282

Direct any questions to Evelyn Ferrell, Grafton County Director Email: Phone: (603) 786-2770

April 24

Hillsborough County Meeting - 7p.m. Hosted by Pelham Border Riders

American Legion, 8 Windham Road, Pelham, NH 03076

April 24

Rockingham County Meeting - 7:30 p.m.

Newfields Town Hall

Direct any questions to Robert Kennedy, Rockingham County Director. Email: kennedyr1@comcast.net

May 7

NHSA Annual Meeting - 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MS Mount Washington, departing from Weirs Beach

Information: (603) 273-0220 or email: NHSAOffice@nhsa.com

May 7

Colebrook Ski-Bees BOD Meeting - 6 p.m.

Diamond Peaks Motel & Country Store

May 10

Colebrook Ski-Bee Membership Meeting - 7 p.m.

Colebrook Country Club

May 16

NHSA Board of Directors Meeting - 7 p.m.

NHSA Office, 614 Laconia Road, Tilton

MARCH 2017

APRIL 2017

MAY 2017

Information: (603) 273-0220 or email: NHSAOffice@nhsa.com

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