Tag: National

Snow Cruiser Built to Explore the Antarctic

Built in 1939 for $150,000 ($2.5 million in 2015 dollars) the Snow Cruiser was designed to explore the Antarctic under the command of U.S. Rear-Admiral Richard E. Byrd. Designed by Dr. Thomas C. Poulter, Director of the Armour Institute in ...Read more

Published on July 6, 2015 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Committee To Plan National Forest Designation

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has contacted 20 communities, requesting that the town Select Boards appoint a representative to the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory Committee to study the National Forest Designation. The deadline is July 25, 2014. There are ...Read more

Published on June 29, 2014 in Environment, National, News & Updates
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National Forest Designation Public Meetings

Do you support or oppose land being designated as National Forest in Massachusetts? There is a proposal by the state and the U.S. Forest Service that would provide federal funds to expand forestry activities on privately owned land. Those lands ...Read more

Published on February 10, 2014 in General Announcements, National, News & Updates
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EPA Considers Lowering Ethanol E-15 Production

An earlier post concerning E-15 ethanol fuel outlined that the EPA had not approved the blended gas for use in Snowmobiles. This followed concerns by the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association requesting proper scientific testing of E-15 before being introduced into ...Read more

Published on January 28, 2014 in Environment, In The News, News & Updates
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Yellowstone National Park snowmobile access

Snowmobile Winter Access To Yellowstone National Park Announced

The BlueRibbon Coalition reports: The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the release of a final Rule/Regulation for Winter Use of Yellowstone. The publishing of the final Rule officially completes the Winter Use Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) process. The ...Read more

Published on October 24, 2013 in General Announcements, National, News & Updates
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Snowmobiles at Yellowstone National Park

Access to Yellowstone by Snowmobiles (Jack Welch)

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the signing of the Yellowstone Winter Use Plan Record of Decision by Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels. The ROD officially completes the Winter Use Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) process. The ROD assures ...Read more

Published on September 15, 2013 in Guest Columns, Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates
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Senate Amendment Would Remove RTP Funds From Trails

The Coalition for Recreational Trails and The Blue Ribbon Coalition are asking that you contact your U.S. Senators in regards to Recreational Trails Program (RTP) money being diverted away from trail use.  UPDATE 08/04/13 Thanks to everyone who took action. ...Read more

Published on July 25, 2013 in In The News, Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates
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Comment on Yellowstone Proposed Rule for Winter Use

SITUATION The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the release of a Proposed Rule concerning winter use inYellowstone National Park for public review and comment. This rulemaking process is in addition to the Final Winter Use Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement ...Read more

Published on June 14, 2013 in Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Teenage Skier Rescued by Snowmobiler (video)

Nicholas Joy, age 17, from Medford Massachusetts, was last seen Sunday March 3 at 12:40 PM on the Sugarloaf Mountain Timberline Chairlift by his father. He and his father had been skiing together all morning. High winds and poor visibility ...Read more

Published on March 6, 2013 in In The News, News & Updates
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ISC 2012

The Alphabet Soup of Organized Snowmobiling (Randy Toth)

The organized snowmobile food-chain starts with you, an individual club member. You and your club belong to a state association. Your state association, in turn, belongs to the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) and they are part of the ...Read more

Published on April 5, 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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American Council of Snowmobile Associations E-News (Christine Jourdain)

RTP Update We are excited to report that the Manager’s Amendment to the Senate transportation bill, containing a modified version of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s amendment continuing the Recreational Trails Program essentially unchanged, was accepted this afternoon on the Senate ...Read more

Published on March 14, 2012 in In The News, National, News & Updates
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ISC 2012

International Snowmobile Congress History (Randy Toth)

How about some ISC trivia? The International Snowmobile Congress  is being hosted by the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts for 2012 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts but did you know that the first ever ISC was held in 1969 in New York? Has ...Read more

Published on March 6, 2012 in International Snowmobile Congress, News & Updates
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American Council of Snowmobile Associations E-News (Christine Jourdain)

RTP Update: Hopefully by now, you all know about the Recreational Trails Program. This program is funded by the federal gas tax dollars you pay every time you fill your snowmobile or other OHV. This program is housed in the ...Read more

Published on March 5, 2012 in Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates
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American Council of Snowmobile Associations E-News (Christine Jourdain)

Victory for Snowmobilers ACSA partnered with the Michigan Snowmobile Association to fight the efforts of a single person to ban snowmobiling and gun hunting in the Huron Manistee National Forest. This week the Forest Service relased their Record of Decision ...Read more

Published on February 5, 2012 in Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates
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American Council of Snowmobile Associations E-News

RTP Update The future of RTP is bleak. This is not new news to you – RTP has been extended a number of times during the past several months. It was last extended through March 31st. There is a national ...Read more

Published on January 20, 2012 in Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates
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American Council of Snowmobile Associations E-News (Christine Jourdain)

The American Council of Snowmobile Associations eBay Auction closes soon: Don’t forget to check out the ACSA eBay Auction, all items will close out in a few hours and will be shipped in time for Christmas! DC Fly-In Dates Mark ...Read more

Published on December 20, 2011 in National, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Holiday Deals

The American Council of Snowmobile Associations is holding their annual ACSA auction, featuring snowmobile gear from A-Z. Bid on jackets, gloves, shirts, bags, boots, jewelry, decorations, vacation packages, even a trailer. All of the proceeds benefit the grass-roots efforts of ...Read more

Published on December 12, 2011 in National, News & Updates
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2012 ACSA Raffle Calendar – $17,000 in Prizes

The new 2012 ACSA (American Council of Snowmobile Associations) Limited Edition Raffle Calendars are now available for $20.00 each. The calendar sport a new design with action shots of all the 2012 sleds. Only 3,000 are available nationwide. Chances of ...Read more

Published on November 28, 2011 in National, News & Updates
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Across the Country (Christine Jourdain)

Snowmobilers are more than just Snowmobilers. The season is just weeks away – that precious season we wait for… Winter! I stopped to think about the typical snowmobiler. We are not just about snowmobiling. We care about many things and are involved in ...Read more

Published on October 22, 2011 in Guest Columns, National, News & Updates
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Snowmobiling Show on Versus TV (video)

Versus TV will feature snowmobile videos from our friends at SnowTrails TV. The debut program will air Thursday 9/29 at 7:00am. So get up and watch it or fire up the Tivo. The following 12 episodes will always broadcast on ...Read more

Published on September 27, 2011 in Guest Columns, National, News & Updates
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SAM To Host International Snowmobile Congress

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts will host the 2012 International Snowmobile Congress (ISC) in Sturbridge, MA. This is a once in a lifetime event for Massachusetts and we are very excited to play host to the world of snowmobiling. We ...Read more

Published on May 18, 2011 in General Announcements, International Snowmobile Congress, News & Updates
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SAM Visits Washington D.C.

Henry Burton, Legislative Correspondent for Congressman John Olver, meets with Randy Toth, Legislative Committee Chair for the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts, during a visit to Washington D.C. on March 29, 2011. Randy was discussing the importance of the Recreation Trails ...Read more

Published on March 30, 2011 in General Announcements, Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates
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American Council of Snowmobile Associations E-News

Spring Shows Scheduled: The Snowmobile Manufacturers have scheduled their spring shows!  Mark your calendars and plan to attend to get a sneak peak at what the 2012 sleds have to offer. Arctic Cat, Polaris and Yamaha will be introducing their ...Read more

Published on March 8, 2011 in General Announcements, National, News & Updates
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ACSA Snowmobile Grand Raffle

Want a chance to win a top-of-the-line sled and support grass-roots snowmobiling? The American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) will be holding their annual Snowmobile Grand Raffle. Four of the best sleds on the snow will be awarded, one from ...Read more

Published on February 1, 2011 in General Announcements, National, News & Updates
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News from American Council of Snowmobile Associations

ACSA’s 2011 eBay Charity Auction is LIVE! Items are listed and bids are currently being accepted. There are items from gift certificates to lodging to riding gear to a snowmobile trailer. Additional items are being added daily. 100% of the proceeds will go to ACSA ...Read more

Published on January 25, 2011 in Legislative Affairs, National, News & Updates
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ACSA Raffle Calendar Winners Announced

The winners of the ACSA calendar raffle drawing for October have been posted on the ACSA website. Two snowmobilers from Mass have won! The new 2011 ACSA (American Council of Snowmobile Associations) Limited Edition Raffle Calendars are now available for ...Read more

Published on November 9, 2010 in National, News & Updates
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They’re After Your Access (Kim Raap)

Have you heard of the Winter Wildlands Alliance (WWA)? It describes itself as a national ‘human-powered winter sports’ group and therefore promotes access for backcountry/cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It exists to spin the truth about snowmobiles and is headquartered in ...Read more

Published on November 7, 2010 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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