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Dan Gould Named Executive Director of New Hampshire Snowmobile Association

The New Hampshire Snowmobile Association has named Dan Gould as executive director. Dan will be responsible for executive leadership, communications, representation and administration. He will officially start July 1, 2017.  It is with mixed emotions that I step down as ...Read more

Published on May 25, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, President's Message
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2018 Ski-Doo Snowmobiles

The new 2018 Ski-Doo snowmobiles have been announced, the biggest news being a wider availability of models the latest 850 E-TEC engine and REV Gen4 chassis. Ski-Doo also introduced the new SHOT starter system that is 20 pounds lighter than ...Read more

Published on February 16, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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2018 Snowmobile Sneak Peek

Make plans now to attend the manufacturers’ 2018 Snowmobile Sneak Peek near you and see next year’s sleds now… before anyone else. The 2018 Snowmobile Sneak Peek features new 2018 snowmobiles from Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha, most shows are free ...Read more

Published on February 14, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Arctic Cat Acquired By Textron in $247 Million All-Cash Transaction

Arctic Cat Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement under which Textron Inc. will acquire Arctic Cat in a cash transaction valued at approximately $247 million, plus the assumption of existing debt. Under the terms of the ...Read more

Published on January 27, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates
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2017 Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program

The 2017 Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program grant round is now open! Please visit the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) website for updated grant guidelines, application materials, and past awarded projects Check out the SAM clubs that were awarded grants this past ...Read more

Published on November 15, 2016 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates
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2017 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS

The 2017 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS racing snowmobile is designed specifically for North American snocross tracks. The sled features revised clutching, improved progressive coupling system and a refined slip gear that results in better holeshots, acceleration, traction and durability. The 2016 ...Read more

Published on October 23, 2016 in In The News, News & Updates
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David Johnson, Founder of Polaris, Dies at 93

Polaris employees and Polaris riders worldwide are celebrating the life and mourning the passing of one of the company’s co-founders, David Johnson. He passed away yesterday in Roseau, Minn., after an extended illness. He was 93 years old. Since he ...Read more

Published on October 10, 2016 in In The News, News & Updates
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2016 Recreational Trails Program

The Baker-Polito Administration announced the awarding of 30 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grants for projects in local communities throughout the state totaling $1,052,985. The RTP grants, ranging from $500 to $100,000 depending on the scope of the project, serve as ...Read more

Published on September 24, 2016 in Awards, News & Updates
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Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Snow for 2017

The 2017 Farmers’ Almanac is warning those in New England to get their snowblowers ready, winter is back! For SAM members that also means get your snowmobiles prepped for a long season of riding. Farmers’ Almanac editor Peter Geiger, Philom ...Read more

Published on August 16, 2016 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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East Coast Snocross 2016 Schedule

A great mix of familiar sites and new venues will host sanctioned snowmobile racing throughout the northeast, as officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) announce their 2016 event schedule. As it did in 2014, the circuit will begin its new ...Read more

Published on December 6, 2015 in In The News, News & Updates
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Rock Maple Racing Cross Country Snowmobile Races

Rock Maple Racing returns to snowmobile racing after five-year hiatus, announces 2016 Rock Maple Racing Cross Country Snowmobile Races and schedule. From its origin in the winter of 1991-92 to the day it was sold in May of 2010, Rock Maple ...Read more

Published on November 24, 2015 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Polaris Winning Riders Program Supports Snowmobile Associations

Polaris Winning Riders Program Supports State & Provincial Snowmobile Associations and Grassroots Groups with Sales-Based Contributions. For the eleventh consecutive year, state and provincial snowmobile organizations across North America are receiving contributions from the Polaris Winning Riders program, which generates ...Read more

Published on October 26, 2015 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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DCR Regulation Listening Sessions

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Published on October 4, 2015 in Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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Polaris 2016 Race Sleds

Polaris introduces 2016 Race Sleds Optimism for a winning 2015-2016 race season runs high throughout the Polaris Snowmobile Racing program thanks to an infusion of new young talent in the Pro snocross ranks, the winning momentum of cross-country racers on ...Read more

Published on September 14, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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DCR Partnerships Matching Funds Program

DCR Commissioner Carol I. Sanchez announces DCR Partnerships Matching Funds Program. PRESS RELEASE, May 22, 2015 Dear Partners: I am pleased to announce the launch of the first phase of the FY16 DCR Partnerships Matching Funds Program. The Partnerships Matching ...Read more

Published on May 31, 2015 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Greenfield Recorder Journalist Describes Snowmobile Experience

Greenfield Recorder staff reporter Kathleen McKiernan describes her first experience on a snowmobile. Tim Pydych, co-owner of Ray’s Cycle Center, 332 Wells St. in Greenfield, introduced the newspaper reporter to the snowmobile controls with solid advice and encouragement. Said McKiernan, ...Read more

Published on March 18, 2015 in In The News, News & Updates
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New York Free Snowmobiling Weekend March 7-8

Governor Andrew Cuomo made a number of announcements today geared toward boosting Upstate winter tourism, including a free snowmobiling weekend to be held in communities across New York on March 7 and 8 for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. Registration ...Read more

Published on February 24, 2015 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Snowmobiling a Family Activity (Ed Klim)

Consumer Insight Study Shows Snowmobile Enthusiasts Consider Snowmobiling a Family Activity. Thanks to snowmobiling, winter has become a season to enjoy. Ask any of the three million people who take pleasure every year in the beauty of winter on the ...Read more

Published on December 15, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program 2015

The Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program 2015 Grant Round is OPEN! Grant Deadline Date: February 2, 2015 The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a federally funded grant program created through the National Recreational Trail Fund Act as a part of the ...Read more

Published on November 16, 2014 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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2015 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS

BRP’s 2015 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS builds on its strong chassis performance from 2014 by refining the engine and drive systems for better power delivery and even better overall durability. Last season saw big chassis changes for the Ski-Doo stock terrain ...Read more

Published on September 23, 2014 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Lavallee Retires From Snocross Racing

Levi LaVallee officially announced his retirement from racing snocross September 6, 2014, at the 48th Annual Sno Barons’ Snowmobile Club Hay Days, in North Branch, Minnesota. LaVallee, who started racing at age 12 worked his way through the ranks and ...Read more

Published on September 17, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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Arctic Cat ZR 6000 R SX and ZR 6000 R XC

Arctic Cat unveils the updated ZR 6000 R SX (snowcross) and the all new ZR 6000 R XC (cross country) sleds at the annual Haydays Grass Drags & Swap Meet. The ZR 6000R XC cross country racer now uses the ...Read more

Published on September 14, 2014 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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2015 Polaris IQ Race Sled

Key Features on the new 2015 Polaris IQ Race Sled New Walker Evans Racing Shock Package IFS shocks and rear track shock are Walker Evans Aluminum IFP 16 Position Compression Adjustable Shocks with Piggyback Reservoirs IFS shocks and rear track ...Read more

Published on September 7, 2014 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Northern Light Snowmobile Movie Debuts

Set against the backdrop of a town’s annual snowmobile race, Northern Light interweaves captivating stories of recession-era America. The lives of three families change profoundly in the north woods of Michigan, where winters are unforgiving, jobs are hard to come ...Read more

Published on June 16, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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Arctic Cat CEO Claude Jordan Out, Chris Twomey In

Several stories have been circulating about Arctic Cat’s chairman and CEO stepping down. However, Twin Cities Business out of Minnesota has published a report that Arctic Cat’s chairman and CEO Claude Jordan was fired. When the company announced Jordan’s departure ...Read more

Published on June 5, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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DCR Releases Volunteer in Parks Program Guide

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation releases their new Volunteer in the Parks Program Guide policy “with an opportunity to achieve the goal of standardizing and simplifying the process for proposing, reviewing, and conducting all volunteer activities – whether ...Read more

Published on May 2, 2014 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Polaris Dominates 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship Snowmobile Hillclimb (video)

Polaris hillclimbers won 10 of 12 pro titles and sweep all King of the Hill titles to dominate at the 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship Snowmobile Hillclimb. Keith Curtis Wins Five Pro Classes, Two King of the Hill Crowns & ...Read more

Published on April 1, 2014 in In The News, 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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Yamaha Introduces 2015 Snowmobiles (video)

Yamaha beat everyone to the punch by unveiling their 2015 snowmobile lineup weeks ahead of what was expected, introducing four new Viper models. The SR Viper R-TX LE, the SR Viper L-TX LE, the SR Viper R-TX DX and the SR Viper L-TX DX. ...Read more

Published on February 11, 2014 in In The News, 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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