SAM Groomer Contract

Scroll to the bottom of this page to submit the contract online or click here to download a printable version.

Clarification of Trails: Grooming Contract details, definitions and qualifiers. What trails qualify?

Important Notes

At the bottom of this page is the grooming contract for the season. There have been changes to this contract so please be sure to read through the entire page thoroughly before completing.

Do not “cut & paste” from previous years without verifying your information is accurate.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your trails, mileage, power units & drags are current.  Please follow directions below closely.  It is important that your trails be labeled as identical to the map as possible, remember; we don’t know your equipment and trails as well as you do.  The forms are online under the Delegate tab.  If you need a hard copy, please contact the SAM office for a form to be emailed to you.

Should you have any questions or problems, please don’t hesitate to call the SAM office at 413-369-8092.


The SAM Grooming Committee has been appointed to oversee the execution of the grooming program.  If you have any questions, problems or issues; it is the responsibility of your club Board of Director to address these issues with the grooming committee.  The governing body (the Board of Directors) of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts will vote on recommendations by the grooming committee.

Very Important Points to Remember

  • Return contract by the monthly meeting in November.
  • Contracts must be “complete” when submitted; unless otherwise approved by Grooming Committee and/or Grooming Chairman.
  • SAM grooming program covers 10 weeks of grooming; however clubs are encouraged to send in grooming logs for ALL weeks groomed for the season.
  • Map: You do not need to submit a map provided your trails are as noted on the SAM Map (2011/2012). Should you have any changes or additions to your trails you must submit a detailed map with this grooming contract application.
  • Grooming equipment trail pass: This is for club groomers and grooming ONLY sleds; not sleds that are used for recreational riding. Complete the power unit form and forward with the CONTRACT. An official grooming unit trail pass will be issued to each club at the DECEMBER meeting. Have a NEW unit coming soon? Note the new item on the contract.
  • Logs may be mailed or e-mailed to the Association office – either way; they MUST be received within deadline. Note the miles groomed and describe each trail identical to the grooming contract by name or route number (see grooming contract details).
  • Blank grooming logs: You do not have to send in grooming logs that are blank. It is the clubs responsibility to check with the SAM office to ensure that their information has been received by the office.
  • Hours: Please be sure to note hours groomed. This information is helpful for state reporting.
  • Make a copy of the contract for your records.

SAM Groomer Contract

Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts Grooming Contract

  • YearMakeModelDrag TypeDrag WidthDrag Class 

    Complete all that is applicable for the power unit.

    Create additional rows for each Power Unit

    Groomer Classes – represent drag width

    Class A = Large Power Unit w/8' min drag. $9.40 per mile

    Class B = Medium Power Unit w/6' min drag. $7.25 per mile

    Class C = Small Power Unit w/5' min drag. $5.45 per mile

    Class D = Snowmobile w/4' min drag. $3.05 per mile

    If unit is not paired with the minimum required drag width, it will be moved down to a class with the minimum drag width, regardless of the type of machine.

  • Trail Name*ClassPrivate Land: Yes or NoPublic Land: State, Town, City, OtherQualifier number 

    *Route number with starting and stopping intersection map points.

    Create additional rows for each trail

    See link below for trail QUALIFICATION NUMBER. Choose numbers 1-8

    View Trail Qualifications

    Club Responsibilities:

    1. Log all grooming on proper weekly forms – NOTE: Log must match descriptions.
    2. You must forward log forms within two weeks of the reporting week. (Grooming mtg. 4/2015).
    3. Trails MUST be on the SAM state map to qualify for funding (SAM minutes 10/2009).

    Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts’ Responsibilities:

    1. Furnish grooming log forms & instructions.
    2. Inspect trail conditions.
    3. Audit log sheets and approve payment on verified miles groomed.
    4. Make payments to the clubs at the end of the season following approval by the Board of Directors.

    I accept the terms of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts Grooming Contract.