Once again this year, a large group of snowmobile clubs in several states is reaching out directly to you, seeking your membership as they continue to create and maintain much of the trail infrastructure and access that you utilize to enjoy our sport.
Aside from general support, though, there are many reasons to join a club, so we offer the ABCs of club membership below. Read through it, then peruse the following list of forward-thinking clubs that are specifically rolling out the red carpet looking for new members. Whether you join one of these excellent clubs or find one closer to where you live or regularly ride at SnowGoer.com/snowmobile-club-directory, make this the year that you finally stop putting off what you know you should do.
Always remember that snowmobile clubs are the ones in most areas that put in trails in the fall, take care of them all winter and take out the signage in the spring.
Being a part of the “solution” when it comes to current and future snowmobiling is something you can take pride in once you’re active in a club.
Camaraderie is what you will find in a snowmobile club as you hang out with folks who share your love of the sport.
Discounts at local businesses and, in an increasing number of states, on sled registration fees and trail permits are often granted to club members.
Even if you’re busy and can’t volunteer much time at this point in your life, join a club anyway, and be counted.
Fun for the whole family can be had in a snowmobile club, and not just during the winter season, as most clubs have social gatherings, fund raisers, campouts, participate in community events and more!
Groomed trails in pristine condition are the nirvana of many snowmobilers. If you want them, support those trails and the organizations that do the work.
Higher fees are what we will all pay if the snowmobile club system doesn’t get the support it needs. The clubs’ volunteer efforts hold the costs down for all of us.
Including and engaging snowmobilers of all ages is a focus of many clubs – it doesn’t matter if you’re closer to 10, 30, 50 or 70, they have a spot for you.
Joining a club is easy – check out the list of supporting clubs over the next three pages or find one online in your area or favorite riding destination.
Karma will be on your side when you do the right thing and join a snowmobile club!
Laws affecting snowmobiling should be written with snowmobilers’ input, and as a supporting member of a club and thus the state and national snowmobiling organizations, your input can be heard by the folks making the laws.
Maybe you already belong to a club? First, let us thank you, and then we’d like to encourage you to influence two friends to join your club this year.
Numbers are what snowmobiling needs to successfully lobby governments for continued funding and access; you need to be one of those numbers.
Obligation is frankly something you should feel if you’ve been riding for a long time and never belonged to a club. Live up to that obligation this year.
Private landowners and the access they offer to clubs is what keeps the trail systems alive in most areas. Without clubs maintaining relationships with those landowners, there are no trails.
Questioning why a trail follows a certain path or is groomed a certain way is easy for non club members, but you can find the answers and be a part of the solutions if you join.
Riding a snowmobile is what winter is all about, and you’ll have more chances to ride if you belong to a club because you’ll be surrounded by other riders, and many clubs have organized rides and trips.
Snowmobiling is unique in its dependence of its grassroots network, but it’s also why our sport enjoys more trails and land access than any sport in North America.
Trails don’t just happen. They are the result of a concerted effort by snowmobile clubs across North America.
Understanding how the trail system works will increase your appreciation – and enjoyment – of not just your club’s trails but other trails and riding areas you access all winter long.
Volunteering is fun! Once you get involved, you’ll find that fall days putting in trail markers or brushing trails are highly enjoyable, as are other club assignments.
Watching from the sidelines is no longer an option. The sport needs you now more than ever.
Xerox a copy of a snowmobile club membership form and give it to your riding buddies: You may find attending your first club meeting is easier if you join with a friend.
You are the one who will benefit most from club membership, because you’ll gain friends and riding partners and you’ll ensure the survival of the sport you love.
Zero riding opportunities will be available if snowmobiling’s grassroots system collapses. Do your part and sign up for a club today.
MINNESOTA UNITED SNOWMOBILERS ASSOCIATION
DOUGLAS AREA TRAIL ASSOCIATION (DATA)
SNO-GHOSTS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
NORTH COUNTRY SNOWMOBILE CLUB
BIG LAKE SNO-CRUISERS
Big Lake Sno-Cruisers on Facebook
CROW WING COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ASSOCIATION
WILD RIVER SNOWMOBILE CLUB
BAY LAKE SNO PACKERS
SNO SERPENTS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
UNITED LAKES & TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION (ULTRA)
BLIZZARD SNOWMOBILE CLUB
FARIBO SNO-GO CLUB INC.
Hamel Sno-Runners on Facebook
NORTHWEST TRAILS ASSOCIATION
LINCOLN LAKES AREA SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Loretto SnoBirds on Facebook
SOUTHWEST RIDGE RUNNERS
Southwest Ridgerunners Snowmobile & ATV Club on Facebook
MAPLE PLAIN SNOMADS
Waterford Warriors Snowmobile Club on Facebook
FOXTAILERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
RIVER VALLEY TRAIL BLAZERS
SOUTH TONKA SNO-MOBILERS
ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF SNOWMOBILE CLUBS, INC.
CEDARVILLE SNOW TRAVELERS
Cedarville Snowtravelers on Facebook
Prairie Drifters Snowmobile Club on Facebook
HAMPSHIRE WHITE RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
RIVERBEND BENDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
CORNBELT DRIFTBUSTERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
WHITESIDE COUNTY SNOWBIRDS
Whiteside Country Snowbirds on Facebook
MONTANA SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION
ANACONDA SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Anaconda Snowmobile Club on Facebook
Beaverhead Sno-Riders on Facebook
BIG HOLE SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Big Hole Snowmobile Club on Facebook
BIG SKY SNOWRIDERS
Big Sky Snowriders on Facebook
CABINET RIDGE RIDERS
Cabinet Ridge Riders on Facebook
FLATHEAD SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION
GALLATIN VALLEY SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION
GREAT FALLS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Helena Snowdrifters on Facebook
JACKPINE SAVAGES SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Jackpine Savages Snowmobile Club on Facebook
LINCOLN COUNTY SNOKAT CLUB
Lincoln County SnoKat Club on Facebook
LITTLE BELT SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Little Belt Snowmobile Club on Facebook
MINING CITY TRAIL RIDERS, INC
Mining City Trail Riders on Facebook
MISSOULA SNOWGOERS SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION
PONDEROSA SNOW WARRIORS
Ponderosa Snow Warriors on Facebook
SEELEY LAKE DRIFTRIDERS, INC
Seeley Lake Driftriders on Facebook
SUMMIT SNOWGOERS, INC
Summit Snowgoers on Facebook
SWEET GRASS COUNTY RECREATION ASSOC
Sweet Grass County Recreation Association on Facebook
TEN LAKES SNOWMOBILE CLUB INC
TROY SNOWMOBILE CLUB
UPPER YELLOWSTONE SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Upper Yellowstone Snowmobile Club on Facebook
WEST YELLOWSTONE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
SOUTH DAKOTA SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION
Poinsett Pounders on Facebook
SOUTH DAKOTA YETIS
(Youth Empowerment Through Involvement in Snowmobiling)
South Dakota YETIS on Facebook
DAKOTA TRAILBLAZERS OF CLEAR LAKE & GARY
Dakota Trail Blazers on Facebook
WHETSTONE VALLEY SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION
Whetstone Valley Snowmobile Association on Facebook
TOWN & COUNTRY SNOWDRIFTERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Town & Country Snowdrifters on Facebook
BLACK HILLS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Black Hills Snowmobile Club on Facebook
SIOUX FALLS SNO TRACKERS
AWSC-ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN SNOWMOBILE CLUBS
LUCK SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Luck Snowmobile Club on Facebook
BURNETT COUNTY SNOW TRAILS ASSOCIATION
Burnett County Snow Trails Association on Facebook
COZY CORNER TRAILS, INC.
Cozy Corner Trails on Facebook
PRAIRIE RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
WALWORTH COUNTY SNOWMOBILE ALLIANCE
BEAR POINT SNO-CRUISERS
POYGANAIRES SNOWMOBILE & ATV CLUB
Poyganaires Snowmobile & ATV Club on Facebook
MINOCQUA FOREST RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
NAMAKAGON TRAIL GROOMERS
Namakagon Trail Groomers on Facebook
ROLLING DICE RIDERS OF FRANKLIN
Wonderland Sno-Trails on Facebook
SNO-TRAILS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
SUSSEX SLED BUGS
MERCER AREA SNO-GOERS
CROSS COUNTRY CRUISERS, INC.
Editor’s Note: This review was originally published in the October 2020 issue of Snow Goer. Every issue of Snow Goer magazine includes in-depth sled reports and comparisons, aftermarket gear and accessories reviews, riding destination articles, do-it-yourself repair information, snowmobile technology and more! Subscribe to Snow Goer now to receive issues delivered to your door or your computer for a low cost.