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SAM Annual Meeting

The SAM Board of Directors would like to invite you to CELEBRATE YOUR ASSOCIATION at the upcoming SAM Annual Meeting and dinner on Thursday, April 5, 2018. We invite you to participate, relax and enjoy dinner with your friends, while you participate ...Read more

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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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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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Wemotaci: The Hydrogen Snowmobile Concept

The Wemotaci is new generation of snowmobile that would burn hydrogen instead of gasoline. The Wemotaci’s modified 888 cc two-stroke engine would produce over 144hp without polluting the atmosphere with carbon monoxide. The concept vehicle is featured at Imaginactive. The Background ...Read more

Published on July 30, 2016 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Google Street View Snowmobile

Everyone is familiar with Google Street View. Who hasn’t looked up their own street address and said to themselves, “I know the day those photos were taken, the trash can is in front of the house.” But have you seen ...Read more

Published on November 15, 2015 in In The News, News & Updates
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2016 Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program Grant Applications Open

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has just announced that the 2016 Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program grant applications are open. Information Sessions: Three information sessions will be held to inform and update the public on the Recreational Trails Program, ...Read more

Published on October 11, 2015 in Education, News & Updates
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Chainsaw Safety Class

May 30-31, 2015 9am-4pm at Bridgewater State University June 27-28, 2015 9am-4pm at Notchview Reservation, Windsor, MA. This class is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Massachusetts Recreational Trails Advisory Board (MARTAB) and the Recreational Trails ...Read more

Published on May 17, 2015 in Education, News & Updates, Safety
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$5,000 in Scholarships Available to SAM Members

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts Charlene Whitaker SAM Scholarship is available to members of SAM. In addition, SAM members can also apply for two other scholarships, the Northeast Chapter ISC Scholarship and the CJ Ramstad Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship awards ...Read more

Published on February 20, 2015 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Facts vs. Fiction: Fight Misinformation

There are many false claims made about snowmobiling and it’s important that you understand snowmobile facts vs. fiction, and fight misinformation. There is a myth that snowmobilers have plenty of trails to ride but those making such claims do not ...Read more

Published on December 27, 2014 in Education, News & Updates
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Recreational Trails Program

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) accepts applications for Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grants on an annual basis. The next deadline for all RTP grants is February 1st, 2015. Only application materials delivered or post-marked by February 1st ...Read more

Published on October 2, 2014 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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2014 Massachusetts Trails Conference

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in partnership with the Massachusetts Recreational Trail Advisory Board (MARTAB) presents the 2014 Massachusetts Trails Conference to be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center in ...Read more

Published on September 30, 2014 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Chainsaw Safety for Trail Volunteers

Chainsaw Safety for Trail Volunteers, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA, June 21st and 22nd, 2014, 9 am – 5 pm both days. Ten spaces are available for the chainsaw training course funded by the RTP. This two day class is designed for ...Read more

Published on June 14, 2014 in Education, News & Updates
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SAE Snowmobile Challenge 2014 Winners Announced (video)

The 15th Annual SAE Snowmobile Challenge was held at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI on March 4-8, 2014. This year 17 Universities registered for the event. The members of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association – Arctic Cat, BRP, Polaris ...Read more

Published on March 12, 2014 in Education, Environment, News & Updates
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Starting Your Snowmobile (Randy Toth)

Starting your snowmobile may seem like a very simple and safe operation. It generally is, but occasionally this simple act can turn embarrassing, costly, or even deadly when “Sleds Go Wild.” It is quite an experience to witness a snowmobile ...Read more

Published on February 21, 2014 in News & Updates, Safety
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The Consequences of Snowmobiling Illegal (Scott Sumner)

The SAM Board of Directors and attending members had the opportunity to learn firsthand at Thursday’s SAM Meeting, on February 6, 2014, of the consequences of riding the SAM snowmobile trails without a MA Registration and/or a SAM Member Trail ...Read more

Published on February 14, 2014 in Education, News & Updates, Safety
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Massachusetts Trails Conference (Larry Tucker)

While this past summer did have its hot spells, overall it was real nice with beautiful weather. I hope everyone was able to enjoy some cookouts, camping, the beach and some parties. While we put our sleds away for the ...Read more

Published on November 4, 2013 in Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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SAM Family Ride Photos (Dan Gould)

Twenty-plus riders attended the first ever Future of SAM teen Family Ride on Sunday, February 17. The morning started with greetings by Sara Trova, followed by a safety program by Massachusetts Environmental Police Lt. Terry Davis and Sgt. David Unaitis. ...Read more

Published on February 18, 2013 in Education, News & Updates, Safety
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SAM Family Snowmobile Ride (Sunday, February 17)

Sunday, February 17, 2013 11am: Environmental Police presentation: Snowmobile Safety and Survival Noon: Lunch 1pm: Ride Come and join the Future of S.A.M. as we host our first Family Snowmobile Ride. It will be held at Tom Benz’s clubhouse, 680 ...Read more

Published on February 15, 2013 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Uncategorized
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How to Build a Snowmobile Groomer Power Unit (Jeff Miller)

As with most, our club dreams of grooming the trails with a brand new Tucker, or possibly a Pisten Bully. Then we wake up and remember that we don’t have a trail system capable of handling such a large piece ...Read more

Published on November 19, 2012 in Education, News & Updates
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Permanent Snowmobile Trail Protection (video)

Permanent Trail Protection – Learn how to set up permanent snowmobile trails via the use of land easements. Topics include how to approach landowners, assessing trail easement values, reassuring landowners and closing the deal. The workshop was presented at the ...Read more

Published on November 8, 2012 in Education, News & Updates
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ISC 2012

Run Your Snowmobile Club Like A Business (video)

Snowmobile clubs are really a business – Learn to run your club as a professional business rather than a social club. Video includes tips for managing meetings, professional accounting, nonprofit status, tax returns, and more. This is a must see ...Read more

Published on October 21, 2012 in Education, News & Updates
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Small Streams and Impacts of Sub-Standard Crossings

Alison Dixon of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) was the guest speaker at the October SAM meeting. Alison spoke of the importance of Small Streams and the impacts of sub-standard crossings for habitat. Knowing that SAM members spend a great ...Read more

Published on October 17, 2012 in Environment, News & Updates
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Sled Expo Exhibitors Announced

The Big E Grounds in West Springfield. The largest selling snowmobile show in New England, featuring Manufacturer and Dealer displays and aftermarket accessories. Great deals on new and used sleds, trailers, oil, clothes and accessories. Vintage display. Sell your sled ...Read more

Published on October 9, 2012 in News & Updates, Sled Expo
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Sled Expo October 13-14

Don’t miss the largest selling snowmobile expo in New England. Sponsored by the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts. Saturday, October 13, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM At the Big E grounds, West Springfield, MA. Just ...Read more

Published on August 12, 2012 in Featured, General Announcements, News & Updates, Sled Expo
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In The News: ISC 2012

Press coverage of ISC 2012 appeared in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, featuring interviews with SAM members as well as our guests from Russia (pictured above). An excerpt of the article follows, the whole story can be read at this ...Read more

Published on June 11, 2012 in In The News, News & Updates
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ISC: Travel Light, Travel Smart (Dan Gould)

As an attendee of ISC 2012 we can assume you will take mountains of notes at meetings and workshops. Personally, I’m not a fan of paper. Piles of dead trees are a curse to take home, not all that easy ...Read more

Published on June 1, 2012 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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ISC 2012: SAM Members Friday Special

Want to get a taste of ISC 2012 but can’t attend the whole week? Join us on Friday for an action packed day at a special rate for SAM Members only. For the ridiculous low rate of $30 you can ...Read more

Published on April 21, 2012 in International Snowmobile Congress, News & Updates
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Register for ISC Before April 1st and Save!

Register for the International Snowmobile Congress before April 1st and save. $25 per registration. Download the registration form here. The five day event, June 5-9, 2012 features over 25 snowmobile workshops, speakers and lots of after hours fun at the ...Read more

Published on March 30, 2012 in International Snowmobile Congress, News & Updates
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American Council of Snowmobile Associations E-News (Christine Jourdain)

Snowmobilers on Capitol Hill Snowmobilers from 20 states (including SAM members) were in Washington, DC March 17-20 to “Tell the Truth About Snowmobiling.” This is the 13th Annual Snowmobile Fly-In. Sunday was a day for meetings! The Western and Midwest ...Read more

Published on March 27, 2012 in Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates
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ACSA Fly-In to Washington DC (Randy Toth)

SAM President Dan Gould and Legislative Chairman Randy Toth attended the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) annual Washington DC Fly-In from March 17 through March 20, 2012. To be more accurate we actually went via AMTRAK. On Sunday the ...Read more

Published on March 25, 2012 in Guest Columns, Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates
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