Tag: travel

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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Planes Trains and Snowmobiles: Part 2 (Gerry Balchuinas)

As we left last time, we had just gotten out on the trail and were headed around the corner. We were on a nice groomed trail and there was a big bull moose in our way. Yes, I know he ...Read more

Published on December 18, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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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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Quebec: The Ultimate Snowmobile Experience

By Dan Gould Did you know that some of the finest snowmobiling in the world is only a few hours away? If you get up at your usual work-a-day time, hop in the truck around 6:30-7am, your skis will be ...Read more

Published on November 12, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Sled Expo 2015 Exhibitor List

The list of exhibitors for the 2015 Sled Expo is taking shape. The Snowmobile Superstore will feature new sleds, trailers, helmets, boots, bibs, jackets, oil and all types of accessories and services. The Used Sled Corral is the place to buy or ...Read more

Published on October 5, 2015 in News & Updates, Sled Expo
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SledMass Trail Map for iPhone and Android (Dan Gould)

The number one question we’re asked at SAM headquarters is “Where can I get a snowmobile trail map of Massachusetts?” It seems that getting the map into snowmobilers’ hands is a challenge. You have to go to a club meeting ...Read more

Published on February 6, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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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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Russia Update: Christmas Snowmobile Procession 2014

Dear snowmobilers of the United States, I am happy to greet you this winter season. We hear a lot about the extreme cold weather gripping some North American states. We hope that nothing – even the polar vortex making Niagara ...Read more

Published on February 7, 2014 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Christmas Snowmobile Procession in Russia (Evgeniy Borodin)

The Ural Mountains of Russia receive remarkable amounts of snow. The region is the perfect place for the snowmobiler and we use every chance to go on a ride and enjoy the winter, especially during the traditional tour around Christmastime. ...Read more

Published on December 10, 2013 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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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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Snowmobile Trip from Maine to Quebec (Tom Rosato)

It’s the Journey, Not the Destination: Eight members of the Easy Riders Snowmobile Club started and finished (well – almost) an 875 mile, five-day snowmobile trip last February. The trip began in Jackman, Maine, went 195 miles west to Millinocket ...Read more

Published on October 21, 2013 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Maine House OKs $5 Snowmobile Fee Hike

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports via AP that a bill in the Maine House of Representatives would increase the Maine snowmobile registration fees an extra $5 that would go toward the state’s Snowmobile Trail Fund. The bill, which will ...Read more

Published on June 18, 2013 in In The News, 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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Breaking Bad: Snowmobile Trailer Axle Fails (Dan Gould)

Cold weather dominated our sledding excursion, now it was T-shirt time. We had snowmobiled for a few days and were snaking our way down the mountain road in the cab of Scott Sumner’s pickup after the last ride of the ...Read more

Published on March 13, 2013 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech, Snowmobile Travel
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Yellowstone National Park snowmobile access

Yellowstone Snowmobile Trek to Old Faithful (Jack Welch)

On Sunday the 13th of January, I had the opportunity to join a guided group on the trek from West Yellowstone, Montana to view the many thermal features, several groups of wildlife, and Old Faithful. I have visited Yellowstone in ...Read more

Published on February 1, 2013 in Guest Columns, National, News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Snowmobiling in Wawa, Ontario (video)

SnowTrails TV has done many snowmobile trips that have taken us through Wawa, Ontario. After several quick saddlebag trips we finally got the chance to experience some great local trail riding with Russ Jones from Jones Power Sports. Watch more ...Read more

Published on December 3, 2012 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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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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Israelis, Floridians, and U.S. Air Force Trek into Yellowstone Park by Snowmobile (Jack Welch)

What an Adventure! On Sunday the January 15th I had the opportunity to join a guided group on the trek from West Yellowstone, Montana to Old Faithful. Our guide was Gaylon Tibwell from Yellowstone Arctic and Yamaha Tours, one of ...Read more

Published on February 18, 2012 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Saddle Bagging the Gaspe Peninsula

Saddle Bagging the Gaspe Peninsula (Tom Rosato)

We did it – sixteen hundred and fifty (1650) miles in eight days on a sled. Just as planned – well, almost, anyways. A group from the Easy Riders Snowmobile Club toured the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec, Canada in a ...Read more

Published on January 4, 2012 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Snow Angel (Bill Dighton)

It was like a scene in a Hollywood movie; a trip that probably shouldn’t have happened, a near death experience and a renewed faith in humanity. On a trip last February, Rich Murray and myself had all these things happen ...Read more

Published on January 1, 2012 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Snowmobile trails

SAM Snowmobile Trail Map Available (Dan Gould)

It was two years ago that I asked the members of SAM if they wanted a trail map. It was a rhetorical question for sure but one that had to be asked. Everyone wanted a new map but few were ...Read more

Published on December 9, 2011 in News & Updates, President's Message
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Expo Floor Plan Released

The NE PowerSport Expo is only days away! Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16 at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds, West Springfield (Directions). Doors Open Saturday at 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Look ...Read more

Published on October 13, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Expo Announces Additional Exhibitors

The NE PowerSport Expo is almost here! This Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16 at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds, West Springfield (Directions). Doors Open Saturday at 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Follow ...Read more

Published on October 12, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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American Snowmobiler Magazine Features SAM Trails

American Snowmobiler magazine has a feature story about SAM and trail riding in Massachusetts. Mike Carr, wrote, “One of the best kept secret sledding destinations is western Massachusetts, where the Berkshire Mountains offer venturesome sledders an abundance of snow and ...Read more

Published on October 3, 2011 in General Announcements, In The News, 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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Arctic Cat to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Arctic Cat will celebrate the brand’s 50th Anniversary as thousands of loyal Arctic Cat enthusiasts converge upon Thief River Falls, MN on July 29th and 30th. The celebration will be open to the public and all events are free. Arctic ...Read more

Published on July 14, 2011 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates, Vintage
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Efforts To Preserve B-52 Crash Site (video)

A B-52 left Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts on January 24, 1963 and later crashed on Elephant Mountain in Greenville Maine. The site, which is accessible by snowmobile, is visited by thousands every year. The Bangor Daily New reports ...Read more

Published on July 10, 2011 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates
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Planes Trains and Snowmobiles: Part 1 (Gerry Balchuinas)

For years I have been taking riding trips all over the North East and have written about many of them for SAM and sledmass. This past trip was no exception. I took another trip up to Maine to do some exploring ...Read more

Published on July 10, 2011 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Summer Trip for Sled Heads

What’s a snowmobiler to do when the weather is hot and sticky? Take a road trip north! Longtime snowmobile and Formula-1 race fans are familiar with the legend of Gilles Villeneuve and his family. The Montreal Gazette posted a detailed ...Read more

Published on June 22, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Vintage
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