All New Sledmass Has Arrived (Dan Gould)
Published on Sunday, September 19, 2010 in General Announcements, News & Updates, President's Message

Welcome to the new sledmass website. The name’s the same but the face is far prettier. It wasn’t just cosmetic surgery that brought out her inner beauty, there was a full heart and lung transplant, too. The overhaul is major. The feature list is deep. The project started in the summer of 2009, when our webmaster, Craig Warner, created a list of features that were badly needed. Chief among those was the ability for anyone to edit content without knowledge of code. This had to be so easy even a caveman could do it, myself included. That would free Craig from the tedious and time consuming task of pushing text to the web and the never-ending detail changes like event listings. After a year of planning and work, it’s finally here and people who are technologically challenged are now updating the website on a regular basis. More importantly, clubs can now edit their own page. That feature is absolutely huge. No more middle-man. No more old, inaccurate info. The clubs can make changes as needed. They can post all their basic contact, facts, and trail pass locations, write an overview about their organization, post announcements and trail conditions, and link directly to the forums. They can also post to the events page. Hallelujah.

  • Users will notice far more flexibility, interaction and friendly features. They include:
  • Logins: Single logins allow users to have one password to access everything in the site.
  • Events: Clubs can easily post events themselves. The events page will be more informative.
  • SAM Events: Register online for the annual meeting, vintage events or other SAM programs.
  • Free Classifieds: Easier to post and edit. Browse by categories and quickly spot new listings.
  • Business Classifieds: Businesses will now be able to sell items at affordable rates.
  • Premium Classifieds: Free classifieds expire in 10 days; premium ads last 60 days.
  • News: Blog style with frequent posts, can be sorted by categories and it’s searchable.
  • Sidebar: Displays secondary information from other pages. It’s like being in two places at once.
  • RSS Feeds: Subscribe to a specific page and be notified when any changes are made.
  • Trail Pass Locations: Clickable map displays club and trail pass locations.
  • Photo & Video: Post photos and links to YouTube videos.
  • Forums: Clean interface, popular topics on sidebar, club pages point directly to trail forums.
  • Facebook: The Sledmass Page will keep Facebook addicts connected with their association.

The new website rocks. Members now have a set of powerful tools at their fingertips that allow them to find just about anything snowmobile-related in Massachusetts; trail conditions, contacts, weekend events, interesting stories, and opinion. It’s all at To celebrate the website and the New England PowerSport Expo, we are giving away 1,000 free T-Shirts. 500 on Saturday and 500 on Sunday. Each day the first 500 Expo attendees who submit the T-Shirt registration form found at the website will get a shirt. Go to and search for “Free T-Shirt at Expo,” fill out the form and present it at the SAM trailer (details on the web). The New England PowerSport Expo at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds, October 16 & 17, Saturday 9am to 8pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm.

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