SAM Groomer Details and Definitions

Clarification of trails for the Grooming Contract:

Grooming Contract details & definitions, from MAP to Grooming Contract

  • Corridor Trail: Is defined as THE main route that connects a club/town to a club/town and may also, ideally, connect east to west and north to south, etc. There should be only one main corridor trail between towns/clubs.
  • Qualifying Trail: A qualified trail aka/Corridor Trail must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  1. Any trail 8’ or wider Any trail that is contiguously 10 miles long
  2. Any trail on state, town, or federal land Any trail that has a permanent (deeded) right of way or permanent access for snowmobiles
  3. Any trail to or through gas, parking, food, clubhouse, or meeting location (even if a dead-end)
  4. Any trail that provides access to a location selling trail passes
  5. Any trail providing access to emergency services
  6. Any corridor trail connecting clubs/towns
  7. The final decision of a “qualified trail” will be up to the Grooming Committee.
  8. Newly developed trails may qualify for contract provided the GPS data has been provided to SAM for inclusion on the next scheduled map.
  • Qualifying for Payment: To get paid for grooming, a trail must be on the map, have a route number, and intersections to define it. Note: Just because a trail is on the map, doesn’t mean it will be paid for grooming if it does not fall under a “qualified trail”. Newly developed trails may qualify for contract provided the GPS data has been provided to SAM for inclusion on the next scheduled map. This data MUST be included with the contract.
  • Signage: Trails on the grooming contract must be signed according to the Trail Improvement Guidelines. Trails on the grooming contract must have clear intersection and corridor trail signage.
  • Grooming contracts & logs: Grooming contracts and the reporting logs MUST be identical in description using the map intersection system.
  • Reporting: If logs are not completely and accurately completed within the time frame noted on the grooming contract; they will be subject to non-payment.
  • Grooming Committee: All disputes, challenges and changes to a grooming contract must be presented to the grooming committee for review. The committee will make recommendations to the Board of Directors/Delegates for final approval.

Posted 2012