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Create an Off-Highway Vehicle Club or Association

UP! Outside, in conjunction with the Executive Office of Energy and Environment Affairs, is holding a series of workshops across the State of Massachusetts to help enthusiasts form off-highway vehicle (OHV) clubs and associations. The purpose for the workshops is ...Read more

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 in News & Updates
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Free snowmobile weekend announced!

January 25–27, 2019 has been designated free snowmobiling weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers in New York state! ...Read more

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in News & Updates
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Snowmobile Safety Course – VAST

January 29, 2019—We are offering a fun and informative day with newly certified instructors (also will have someone from Massachusetts Environmental Police) to share some great information with you. ...Read more

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in News & Updates
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Lancaster, New Hampshire: Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show & Cookout

Crane’s Snowmobile Museum located in Lancaster, New Hampshire is sponsoring it’s annual, Vintage Snowmobile Show and Cookout on February 2, 2019. ...Read more

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2019 in News & Updates

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 Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Monday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Friday, 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 Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Grooming and Trail Reports, News & Updates

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 Thursday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Sunday, 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 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in News & Updates

2017 Sled Expo

Published on Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Friday, 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 Thursday, 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 Sunday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Thursday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Sunday, 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 Thursday, 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 Sunday, 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 Friday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Sunday, January 22, 2017 in In The News, National, News & Updates
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