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BGL Vintage Ride

Join the BGL Snowmobile Club for a Vintage Ride (approximately 35 miles) traveling the trails of Bernardston & Leyden.  Registration opens at 8:00 AM at the Kringle Candle auxiliary parking lot 244 South Street, Bernardston, Massachusetts 01337.  Riders will head out at ...Read more

Published on February 11, 2018 in
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Snowmobile Safety Course

The Coldbrook Snowmobile Club will be conducting its annual Vermont Snowmobile Safety Course, for riders 12 years and older, on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00am – 3:00pm. It will be held at Oakmont Regional High School, 9 Oakmont Drive, Ashburnham, ...Read more

Published on December 9, 2017 in
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Sledmass Delivers Christmas Toys For Tots

The Sledmass clubs delivered a Merry Christmas for the Toys For Tots program again this year, now an annual fundraiser. There were so many toys that we couldn’t even fit all of them into the hall at the Oak Ridge ...Read more

Published on December 22, 2016 in Charity, In The News, News & Updates
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The Crowningshields: 2016 Snowmobile Family of the Year

The Crowningshield family is always working on trails of the Indianhead Snowmobile Club and always makes sure the Cookie Bash landowners appreciation event happens, no matter what. Matt Crowningshield is the president and treasurer of the club and his family ...Read more

Published on May 2, 2016 in Awards, News & Updates
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Colin Mackie: 2016 Junior Snowmobiler Of The Year

Everyone should meet this remarkable young man. Colin Mackie is a quiet, younger version of his dad, Keith Mackie. They both love working with their hands and being outdoors. Colin is an avid outdoors person who loves snowmobiling, fishing and ...Read more

Published on April 18, 2016 in Awards, News & Updates
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Molly Miller: 2015 Junior Snowmobiler of the Year

This young leader is heavily involved with SAM and the Bernardston Gill Leyden Snowmobile Club. Often spotted volunteering at SAM events, Molly Miller typically spends dozens of hours annually setting up and tearing down everything that goes into the Sled ...Read more

Published on April 14, 2015 in Awards, News & Updates
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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 To The Elk and Back (Gerry Balchuinas)

It was a great day for a ride. My best friend Harry called and wanted my wife and I to go for a ride out of Florida. We met Harry and his wife Jean in Orange and headed for the ...Read more

Published on January 26, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Santa Delivers Toys by Snowmobile (Video)

Merry Christmas from everyone at the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts and the SledMass team. Here’s a holiday video from 1973 featuring our good friend Santa Claus delivering toys to good boys and girls by his Arctic Cat snowmobile in a very ...Read more

Published on December 24, 2014 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts Deliver Toys For Tots (Marcia Miller)

I am not sure what words to use to describe how amazed I am at what the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts accomplished this year for Toys for Tots. The December SAM meeting was where the magic happened. Club upon club ...Read more

Published on December 22, 2014 in Charity, News & Updates
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Thanksgiving Snow 2015

“The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day”, also known as “Over the River and Through the Wood”, is a Thanksgiving poem by Lydia Maria Child according to Wikipedia. They go on to say “Although the modern Thanksgiving holiday is not ...Read more

Published on November 26, 2014 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Jim LaFrance, SAM Groomer Operator of the Year

This year’s winner is a familiar face to everyone who attends the Sled Expo, he’s there just about every year, especially if the club’s groomers are on display. Like so many award recipients, he’s a volunteer supreme. His arms are ...Read more

Published on April 27, 2014 in Awards, News & Updates
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Gearheads Build Snowmobile Racer (Jeff Miller)

American ingenuity, two words that have lost some meaning in the last decade or so. For years Americans came up with ideas for things, you could sit back and marvel at what they thought up in their heads. But with ...Read more

Published on March 9, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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Father and Son Snowmobile Project (Dan Gould)

Over the past few years I’ve spent umpteen hours with my two boys working on their snowmobiles. Short of an engine overhaul, we’ve taken apart, cleaned or rebuilt just about every mechanism on their wedgie-style Polaris sleds, an ’87 Sport ...Read more

Published on February 28, 2014 in News & Updates, President's Message
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SAM Vintage Ride Saturday February 15

The SAM Vintage Ride will be held Saturday, February 15, at Ayrhill Farms, 192 Henry Wood Rd, Cheshire, Massachusetts The ride, hosted by the Adams Sno-Drifters, will be approximately 25 miles long. Registration is at 9am, the ride starts at ...Read more

Published on February 12, 2014 in News & Updates, Vintage
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SAM I Am: Ed Morrin (Terry Holland)

Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts member profile: Ed Morrin is the Second Vice President of the Mill Valley Snowmobile Club. Ed has been riding for 10 years, his first sled was a 1973 Arctic Cat Panther, his current ride is a ...Read more

Published on January 14, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Stan Kopala: The Godfather of Greylock (Robert Dodge)

A true story. At one time or another, most of us have gone riding on beautiful Mt. Greylock. Located in the western part of Massachusetts with its peak reaching 3,491 feet, one can view four states from the top. If ...Read more

Published on January 7, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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Snowmobile Memories (Gerry Balchuinas)

I open up the closet and reach in. Lurking in the back of the closet, there it is. I slowly reach past the jeans that have long since been too small for me – but I leave them on the ...Read more

Published on December 21, 2013 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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John F. Kennedy Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

United States President John F. Kennedy Thanksgiving Day proclamation, 1961. (An excerpt from The American Presidency Project) Now, Therefore, I, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, in consonance with the joint resolution of Congress approved December ...Read more

Published on November 27, 2013 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Friend of SAM: Roger and Joanne Clapp

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts recognizes a family that has long supported recreation and snowmobiling, despite not being snowmobilers themselves. They have always understood the importance of snowmobiling to the area and the overall trail system. Just over a year ...Read more

Published on May 4, 2013 in Awards, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Family of the Year: The Taylors

Bill and Joyce Taylor of the Knox Trail Sno-Riders were presented the 2013 Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts Family of the Year Award. Bill and Joyce have been active in SAM for decades. Combined they have held the office of secretary, ...Read more

Published on April 5, 2013 in Awards, 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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Teenagers Plan SAM Events (Sara Trova)

Are you between the ages of 12-19? Do you enjoy riding snowmobiles? Are you interested in meeting new friends that enjoy the same hobby as you? Do you want to help shape the future of snowmobiling in Massachusetts? If you ...Read more

Published on February 4, 2013 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Merry Christmas

Santa delivered excitement at the Hilltown Snowmobile Club 4th annual Community Christmas Party. Four years ago the club put an idea together to have an event that would bring the community children out to celebrate the holiday season. The party was ...Read more

Published on December 23, 2012 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Paper cut-out Snowmobile for Kids

The Take a Friend/Go Snowmobiling campaign is pleased to present a new addition to its list of ready to use snowmobiling campaign material. The all new ready to cut-out and assemble paper snowmobile model is here for free distribution and ...Read more

Published on December 8, 2012 in News & Updates, Uncategorized
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Sled Expo Slideshow (Friday)

Saturday, October 13, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ...Read more

Published on October 10, 2012 in News & Updates, Sled Expo
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Sled Expo Winter Clothing Drive

Donate your gently used outdoor winter clothing to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Franklin County “A United Way Partner” at the SLED EXPO on Saturday 10/13 or Sunday 10/14 and receive a chance to “spin” the wheel for some great prizes. ...Read more

Published on October 5, 2012 in Charity, 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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Family of the Year: Molly, Jeff, and Marcia Miller

This family has been described as true ambassadors of snowmobiling. While many riders are seasonal recreationalists and put the season behind them in March, this family stays active all year, it is more of a lifestyle than a hobby. They ...Read more

Published on April 14, 2012 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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