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Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by Leicester Snowmobile Club

Leicester Snowmobile Club will be hosting their annual Spaghetti Dinner on January 12, 2019. ...Read more

Published on November 27, 2018 in News & Updates

Burgy Bullets Annual Christmas Party and Landowner Appreciation Dinner

We are having our annual Christmas party and Landowner Appreciation dinner December 1st. Full Prime Rib meal with all the trimmings. ...Read more

Published on November 14, 2018 in News & Updates

DOT/FMCSA Compliance Seminar

With Sergeant Jonathan Bates of the Massachusetts State Police Webber & Grinnell Insurance is hosting a FREE informational event Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at The Delaney House in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Who should be at this event? Anyone or any business who operates a fleet ...Read more

Published on September 17, 2018 in Education, General Announcements, News & Updates

Florida Mountaineers Trails

Trails are currently open. Trail Conditions range from good to excellent. There are a few areas that have wet spots and mud where the ground isn’t frozen. Trails were groomed Monday night in anticipation of Tuesday’s storm, and will be ...Read more

Published on March 13, 2018 in Grooming and Trail Reports, News & Updates
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Florida Mountaineers Trails

All trails currently in the Florida Mountaineers trail system are  closed. Think Snow! ...Read more

Published on January 19, 2018 in Grooming and Trail Reports, News & Updates

Knox trails open. Raffle sold out

These are busy times! We opened the trails and sold-out the raffle on the same day (1/4). The groomers are out packing and panning. There is a club meeting this Wed.(1/10/18) @ 6:30 at the Tannery Rd. clubhouse. This is ...Read more

Published on January 6, 2018 in Grooming and Trail Reports, News & Updates
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Florida Mountaineers Trails

Please do not ride on any of the places at the Whitcomb Summit that has been roped off. Please stay on the Trail between the ropes. We have worked all summer to keep this very important Trail open with the ...Read more

Published on January 4, 2018 in General Announcements, Grooming and Trail Reports, News & Updates

Know Before You Go…Are the trails OPEN?

Below is a message from the Conway Snowmobile Club to their members and a very important reminder to ALL SNOWMOBILER’S to confirm that trails are open before you take that ride.  Not all snow conditions across the state are equal and ...Read more

Published on January 3, 2018 in Education, Environment, Featured, General Announcements, Grooming and Trail Reports, News & Updates, Safety, Snowmobile Travel

Vintage Rides Scheduled

3 Vintage rides scheduled for the upcoming season: January 20, 2018:  Savoy Kanary Kats/ February 11, 2018:  Bernardston-Gill-Leyden Snowmobile Club/ February 18, 2018:  Knox Trail Sno-Riders/ Stay tuned for more info on the rides in the next few weeks. ...Read more

Published on November 26, 2017 in News & Updates

Club announcements

The Easy Riders Snowmobile Club is busy working on Trips throughout New England and Eastern Canada. We currently have one trip planned for January to Ft. Kent Maine and working on a 6 day Gaspe Quebec tour for January and ...Read more

Published on October 31, 2017 in News & Updates

2017 Sled Expo

Published on September 5, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Sled Expo

2017 Massachusetts Trails Conference

Double Tree Inn by Hilton Leominster, MA Sessions, Hands-on Workshops Field Trips & Exhibition Hall New This Year! Learn how to construct an accessible trail, build a bog bridge, sustainable trail building basics, or get your chainsaw safety certification the ...Read more

Published on August 15, 2017 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates
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Stan Kopala, Snowmobile Advocate, Dies at 85

Stan Kopala, The Godfather of Greylock, known for his outspoken style, can-do spirit and love of snowmobiling, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center-North Adams. A dedicated member of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts, Stan also served ...Read more

Published on June 28, 2017 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates
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Never Saw That Coming! (Jeff Miller)

Snowmobiling is a year round sport. It is not uncommon to have regular meetings throughout the year to prepare for the upcoming season. Sledmass is no different. So it was not unusual to have a meeting of the executive committee ...Read more

Published on June 16, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, President's Message
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Dan Gould Named Executive Director of New Hampshire Snowmobile Association

The New Hampshire Snowmobile Association has named Dan Gould as executive director. Dan will be responsible for executive leadership, communications, representation and administration. He will officially start July 1, 2017.  It is with mixed emotions that I step down as ...Read more

Published on May 25, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, President's Message
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Towing and Payload Capacity (Dan Gould)

For years I had a two-place enclosed snowmobile trailer and never gave much thought to towing and payload capacity. As much as I enjoyed the nimbleness of a compact trailer, my two teenage boys informed me that I should spend ...Read more

Published on April 2, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Safety
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2018 Polaris Snowmobiles

The 2018 Polaris Snowmobiles lineup focuses on new models for deep snow, utility and crossover riders: 800 Polaris Titan, AXYS chassis, crossover-utility snowmobile. 800 SKS 146 deep snow, off-trail, mountain performance sled. 600 Switchback XCR and 800 Switchback XCR racer-based ...Read more

Published on March 7, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Product Review
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SAM Annual Meeting April 6

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts Board of Directors invite you to celebrate your association at the upcoming SAM Annual Meeting and dinner. Participate, relax and enjoy dinner with your friends, while you participate in the business meeting and the honoring ...Read more

Published on February 21, 2017 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates
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2018 Ski-Doo Snowmobiles

The new 2018 Ski-Doo snowmobiles have been announced, the biggest news being a wider availability of models the latest 850 E-TEC engine and REV Gen4 chassis. Ski-Doo also introduced the new SHOT starter system that is 20 pounds lighter than ...Read more

Published on February 16, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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2018 Snowmobile Sneak Peek

Make plans now to attend the manufacturers’ 2018 Snowmobile Sneak Peek near you and see next year’s sleds now… before anyone else. The 2018 Snowmobile Sneak Peek features new 2018 snowmobiles from Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha, most shows are free ...Read more

Published on February 14, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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New Snowmobile Club: Snow Riders of the Nashaway

SAM is proud to announce a new snowmobile club. The Snow Riders of the Nashaway were approved by the SAM Board of Directors and are now an officially recognized club of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts. Welcome aboard! The Snow ...Read more

Published on February 12, 2017 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates
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Planning A Snowmobile Trip: What You Need To Go Sledding

Planning a snowmobile trip can be complicated, especially the first one of the season. Here’s what you need to go sledding, written by Iwana B. Riding (AKA Randy Toth). “Guess what honey, it’s starting to snow,” I called out excitedly ...Read more

Published on February 9, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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SAM I AM: Michael Sarafin

Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts member profile: Michael Sarafin is the new treasurer of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts and a member of the Worthington Snowmobile Club. Mike has been riding snowmobiles for 22 years. His current snowmobile is a 2011 ...Read more

Published on February 5, 2017 in Guest Columns, In The News, News & Updates
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Arctic Cat Acquired By Textron in $247 Million All-Cash Transaction

Arctic Cat Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement under which Textron Inc. will acquire Arctic Cat in a cash transaction valued at approximately $247 million, plus the assumption of existing debt. Under the terms of the ...Read more

Published on January 27, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates
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Arctic Cat Early Release 2018 ZR 8000 and M 8000

Exciting news from Arctic Cat with the early release 2018 ZR 8000 and M 8000. Specifically the 2018 ZR 8000 Sno Pro ES with 129 or 137 inch Ripsaw track and the 2018 M 8000 Sno Pro available in 153 ...Read more

Published on January 24, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Recreational Trails Program Buy America Requirement (Larry Tucker)

Groomers are expensive, starting in the tens of thousands for small units and the hundreds of thousands for the large snow movers. You may wonder how clubs can afford to purchase groomer and pay for repairs. It’s not easy. The ...Read more

Published on January 22, 2017 in In The News, National, News & Updates
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Timber Harvesting and Snowmobile Trails in Massachusetts

Timber Harvesting and Snowmobile Trails in Massachusetts By Randy Toth Mention the word logging today and many people immediately assume the worst. They envision “clear-cut” logging – cutting down every tree in sight for miles around. The Department of Conservation ...Read more

Published on January 11, 2017 in Environment, In The News, News & Updates
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2017 Vintage Snowmobile Rides

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts and the Mass Vintage Snowmobile Club announce the 2017 vintage snowmobile rides. If you have a snowmobile enthusiast in the family, they’re sure to love reliving the past. So rev the engine, puff a little blue ...Read more

Published on January 7, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Vintage
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Top 10 Snowmobile Stories of 2016

Here are the Top 10 Snowmobile Stories of 2016, written by fellow members of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts, just for you! It’s a mix of products, experiences, opinions, humor and fun. It’s also an invitation for you to send ...Read more

Published on January 3, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Russia (Dan Gould)

Snowmobile Russia? Yes, I snowmobiled in Russia, without a doubt the greatest adventure of my life. The invitation to snowmobile in Russia was on the table for years, problem is, I hate flying. So what changed my mind? Lack of ...Read more

Published on December 27, 2016 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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