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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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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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SNOWRAMA: Nine Snowmobile Concepts

SNOWRAMA: Nine snowmobile concepts. Do you love the feel of gliding over soft powder while astride your favorite snowmobile? Have you spent the winter helping out friends and family thanks to your trusty snowmobile? Whether it is outdoor sporting activities ...Read more

Published on December 17, 2016 in Guest Columns, In The News, 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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Snowmobile Safety Tips: Hazards on the Trail (Randy Toth)

I’m sure you are all aware of the hazards associated with riding off-trail in snow-covered fields, such as rocks, tree stumps and other obstructions hidden under the snow. You also know enough (I hope) to keep to the right while ...Read more

Published on January 30, 2015 in News & Updates, Safety
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Snowmobile Safety: Ride Safe So You Can Ride Again Tomorrow

Snowmobiling is in full stride and now is the time for snowmobilers to keep snowmobile safety a top-of-mind awareness issue. Snowmobile safety is nothing new to organized snowmobiling. Snowmobile Administrators, the Manufacturers, snowmobile associations and clubs joined together years ago ...Read more

Published on January 21, 2015 in Education, News & Updates
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Final Push for Snowmobile Legislation in Massachusetts

We are fast approaching the end of the current two-year Massachusetts legislative session that began back in January 2013. Since that time the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts has been working to get our two bills passed before the December 31 ...Read more

Published on December 7, 2014 in Legislative Affairs, 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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Lighting a campfire in snow is a critical skill for snowmobilers (Brad Stafford)

The statement “Be prepared” is something we have all heard and is recognized by most as the Boy Scout motto. By definition the motto means to be prepared both in mind and in body. To be ready for all foreseen ...Read more

Published on February 3, 2014 in News & Updates, Safety
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Snowmobile Ice Safety (video)

The lack of snow has tempted some snowmobilers to consider riding on ice. Yes, it’s been very cold and many of the lakes and ponds are frozen. but remember, ice is unpredictable. In the name of safety, it is recommended ...Read more

Published on January 24, 2014 in News & Updates, Safety
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Snowmobile Safety: Beating the Odds (Brad Stafford)

We’ve all heard the phrase “Beating the Odds.” Maybe it was as you watched the underdog sports team “Beat the Odds” and win a championship. Or maybe someone you know has battled an illness and they “Beat the Odds” and ...Read more

Published on January 16, 2014 in News & Updates, Safety
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Safely Trailering your Snowmobile (Randy Toth)

This story by SAM’s own Randy Toth was recently featured on the American Snowmobiler website. Have you ever seen a snowmobile sticking out of the back window of an SUV? It was an experience that I almost had firsthand. How ...Read more

Published on November 26, 2013 in News & Updates, Safety
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RTP Grants Open – Workshops Announced

The 2014 Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program Grant Round is now OPEN! SAM Clubs are encouraged to apply for grants that create or improve trails, purchase equipment to maintain trails, grooming equipment and other trails related projects. Please visit the Recreational ...Read more

Published on September 18, 2013 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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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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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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MassDOT Winter Safety Advisory: Lake Quinsigamond

The state has issued a Winter Safety Advisory for Lake Quinsigamond, where Worcester and Shrewsbury meet. The lake is a popular recreational spot for snowmobilers and other outdoor enthusiast. There will be open water at the construction site. The construction operations ...Read more

Published on January 11, 2013 in In The News, News & Updates, Safety
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Snowmobile Safety Week January 13-19

The four snowmobile manufacturers are please to support and encourage participation in the upcoming International Snowmobile Safety Week January 13-19-2013. Snowmobilers have placed safe, responsible snowmobiling at the top of their list for years and have made great strides in ...Read more

Published on January 8, 2013 in International Snowmobile Congress, News & Updates, Safety
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Ice Is Unpredictable: Snowmobile Survival Techniques (video)

Never consider ice safe when snowmobiling or enjoying other outdoor recreations. The up and down temperatures have made ice conditions unpredictable all over New England. There have been several instances of people going through the ice already this winter, including ...Read more

Published on January 4, 2013 in News & Updates, Safety
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Do It Yourself Trail Signs (James Richard)

Professionalism is displayed when a club uses printed, weatherproof signs on their trails, something that is easily accomplished. Laser printer output by itself is waterproof but the paper is not. Laminating a paper sign or printing to a self-adhesive weatherproof ...Read more

Published on September 4, 2012 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Safety
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Incidents Prompt Ice-Safety Reminders (video)

A mild winter has delivered less than ideal conditions for snowmobiling and unsafe ice conditions, resulting in several incidents throughout the state. Rena M. Sumner, executive director of the Snowmobiling Association of Massachusetts was quoted in a story that ran ...Read more

Published on January 24, 2012 in In The News, News & Updates, Safety
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Because You Never Know (Brad Stafford)

The forecast called for another 4-6 inches just before you went to bed last night and as you look outside on your front lawn enjoying your morning coffee it looks like the weatherman was finally right. Mother Nature had indeed ...Read more

Published on January 22, 2012 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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International Snowmobile Safety Week 2012: January 15-21st and all year!

The four snowmobile manufacturers are please to support and encourage participation in the upcoming International Snowmobile Safety Week January 15-21-2012. Snowmobilers have placed safe, responsible snowmobiling at the top of their list for years and have made great strides in safety ...Read more

Published on January 15, 2012 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Safety
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Safe Sledding: Riding Positions and Conditions (Randy Toth)

For safe snowmobile operation, it is important to know the basic snowmobile riding positions along with when and how to effectively use them. You should also know and recognize the basic snowmobile riding conditions and how best to operate your ...Read more

Published on December 27, 2011 in News & Updates, Safety
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E-15 Fuel Not Approved For Snowmobiles

Safe Sledding: Basic Snowmobile Controls and Instruments (Randy Toth)

For safe snowmobile operation, it is important to know something about the basic snowmobile controls and instruments and what they actually do for you. This understanding will help you safely get the most enjoyment and performance out of your sled ...Read more

Published on December 18, 2011 in News & Updates, Safety, Snowmobile Tech
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Snowmobiling in Massachusetts: A Beginners Guide

Are you new to snowmobiling in Massachusetts or considering taking part in the best winter fun on the planet? Here is a beginners guide that outlines what you need in order to snowmobile in Massachusetts. This is just a summary ...Read more

Published on December 10, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Safety
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Snowmobile Age Restrictions (updated)

How old do I need to be to ride a snowmobile? The last time we reported on the age restrictions was almost a year ago, but things have changed since new regulations went into effect this year. This updated chart ...Read more

Published on December 6, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Safety
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Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week – Enter Drawing

The snowmobile community is excited to announce the Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week – which will be held February 11-20, 2012. This elongated week celebrates friends and family snowmobiling. This special week compliments the Take a Friend Snowmobiling campaign – ...Read more

Published on November 21, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Safety: Ride Safe So You Can Ride Tomorrow

Snowmobiling is in full stride around the world and now is the time for snowmobilers to keep snowmobile safety a top-of-mind awareness issue. Snowmobile safety is nothing new to organized snowmobiling. Snowmobile Administrators, the manufacturers, snowmobile associations and clubs joined ...Read more

Published on November 9, 2011 in News & Updates, Uncategorized
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Fire Chiefs' Association of Massachusetts Requests Assistance

SAM clubs clearing trails are probably finding many downed trees and limbs due to the October Nor’easter and Hurricane Irene. The Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts are requesting assistance in identifying obstructed fire roads and emergency access points in the ...Read more

Published on November 5, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Safety
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