Join A Club, And Become A Hidden Hero

To many sledheads, snowmobile clubs and the incredible work they do are similar to the relationship that children have with the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus: We see the evidence of the good deeds and frankly sometimes really take them for granted, but rarely do we see them performing their miraculous tasks!

  Unlike those mystical characters, however, snowmobile club members don’t have somebody else doing the work behind the scenes – and we’re not talking about elves here! It’s regular folks like you and me who are responsible for virtually everything that goes into creating and maintaining the infrastructure for our sport.

  This season, consider your role in that trail infrastructure beyond just riding on it – whether you join/support a club for the first time, or actually get your hands dirty with some of the work. Oftentimes, that work quickly becomes an interesting labor of love.

Evidence Is Everywhere

Within a mile of riding virtually any snowmobile trail, evidence of the clubs/club members and their importance is everywhere.

It starts with the actual path the trail follows. If the trail crosses private property, for instance, there’s a good chance that it was club members who originally got permission to utilize the trail corridor from the landowners, quite likely many years ago. But that permission often must be renewed every single year – and, again, the club members are the folks that make it happen.

Once the path is established, though, the job has just begun. In most instances, the trail base must be maintained. Depending on the exact circumstances, the surface may need to be flattened, graded or mowed; it may need bridges built over creeks or low spots. If it passes through forest land, it likely needs “brushing,” where club members trim back the tree limbs and other obstructions. When late summer turns to fall, it’s time for signage duty: Those stop signs, orange assurance diamond markers, directional arrows and more don’t just appear with a dash of ferry dust. Most are pounded into the ground and regularly maintained by club members.  

All of the above, of course, occurs before the snow flies. Once the white gold starts tumbling from the heavens, snowmobile clubs are responsible for the maintenance of most trails. Aside from the actual time spent pulling a large drag through the woods and across fields to create the wonderfully smooth ribbon on which we ride, that grooming equipment must be funded, acquired and maintained. There’s a lot involved that may not immediately meet the eye.

Everything mentioned so far are just some of the efforts expended when everything goes right! Snowmobile club members are also often involved in re-routing trails, dealing with conflicts, fixing problems and – often through the state/provincial/national organizations they belong to – protecting and defending your right to ride.

More Than Simply Doing Your Part        

Snowmobile clubs want you to become active members for more reasons than just the work, however. Club membership is a lot of fun. You can hang out with like-minded people, expand your circle of riding buddies, go on club trips, participate in events, and much more.

The clubs listed on the following pages are specifically laying out the welcome mat for new members – they’re reaching out to people like you, and they’ve sponsored this page. If, however, you don’t see any clubs listed near where you live or regularly ride, click here to find an appropriate organization for you and your friends.

By working with the clubs, you can help ensure the sport’s future, and you’re also going to have fun doing it!

COLORADO

S&W Adventure Riders LLC
Golden, CO
j4442welch@comcast.net
SWAdventureRiders.org

MINNESOTA

Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association
Brooklyn Park, MN
866/214-7669
mnusaoffice@popp.net
mnsnowmobiler.org

Carver County Snowrunners
Carver County, MN
612/483-5638
oliver1650@icloud.com
ccsnowrunners.com

Clearwater Trail Blazers
Bagley/Leonard, MN
218/694-2150
skd@gvtel.com
Clearwater Trail Blazers on Facebook

Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Alliance
Baxter, MN
cwcsta@gmail.com
Crow Wing Country Snowmobile Trails Alliance on Facebook

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Cromwell Sno-Gophers Snowmobile Club
Cromwell, MN
218/390-0046
cromwellsno-gophers1@outlook.com
Cromwell Sno-Gophers Snowmobile Club on Facebook

United Lakes & Trail Riders Assn (ULTRA)
Detroit Lakes, MN
218/847-6019
ultrasnowmobile@gmail.com
ultradl.org

Dodge Center Sno-Seekers
Dodge Center, MN
507/951-5207
dcsnoseekers@yahoo.com

Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club
Ely, MN
218/235-8617
Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Faribo Sno-Go Club Inc.
Faribault, MN
507/838-2693
alexlmanz@gmail.com
sno-go.org

Fort Ripley Trail Busters
Fort Ripley, MN
218/316-0053
fortripleytrailbusters@gmail.com
Fort Ripley Trailbusters on Facebook

Hamel Sno Runners
Hamel, MN
612/516-5014
hamelsnorunners@gmail.com
Hamel Sno-Runners on Facebook

North West Trails Association
Hennepin County, MN
952/882-6770
nwtrails@nwtrails.net
nwtrails.net

Lords of London Snowmobile Club
London, MN
507/437-1401
Lords of London Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Maple Plain Snomads
Maple Plain, MN
snow@mpsnomads.com
mpsnomads.com

Antique Snowmobile Club of America
Pequot Lakes, MN
218/543-4146
Skeehorse81@hotmail.com
ascoa.org

Country Sno-Riders
Redwood County, MN
507/829-4446
cdhaybrn@redred.com

Foxtailers Snowmobile Club
St. Michael, MN
thefoxtailers@gmail.com
Foxtailers Snowmobile Club on Facebook

South Tonka Sno-Mobilers
Shorewood, MN
952/484-1424
wapeterson1@hotmail.com
sites.google.com/site/southtonkasnowmobileclub/

MICHIGAN

Michigan Snowmobile & ORV Association
Wyoming, MI
616/361-5961
karen@msasnow.org
misorva.org

Antrim County Snowmobile Club
Alba, MI
517/262-2738
Antrimcountysnowmobileclub@yahoo.com
Antrimcountysnowmobileclub.org

Gogebic Area Grooming
Bergland, MI
fishhuntstay@thetimbersresort.com
GogebicAreaGrooming.com
Gogebic Area Grooming on Facebook

Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
info@sootrails.org
SooTrails.org
Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association on Facebook

MONTANA

Montana Snowmobile Association
Great Falls, MT
406/590-0386
snowmobilemt406@gmail.com
Montana Snowmobile Association on Facebook

Anaconda Snowmobile Club
Anaconda, MT
406/563-7789
denyse.lizer2@gmail.com
Anaconda Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Beaverhead Sno-Riders
Dillon, MT
406/925-0501
alanholt42@gmail.com
Beaverhead Sno-Riders on Facebook

Big Hole Snowmobile Club
Wisdom, MT
406/689-3312
Johncmit@yahoo.com
Big Hole Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Big Sky Snowriders
Livingston, MT
406/220-0803
acmkbennett@gmail.com
Big Sky Snowriders on Facebook

Bitterroot Ridgerunners
Hamilton, MT
406/363-3224
charles@donaldsonbros.com
Ridgerunners.org

Cabinet Ridge Riders
Trout Creek, MT
406/544-8751
alexiscrrsecretary@yahoo.co9m
Cabinet Ridge Riders on Facebook

Flathead Snowmobile Association
Kalispell, MT
406/871-4606
davidcolvill@gmail.com
flatheadsnowmobiler.com

Gallatin Valley Snowmobile Association
Bozeman, MT
406/600-6063
bwhite4000@gmail.com
gvsa.net

Great Falls Snowmobile Club
Great Falls, MT
406/564-5238
william.mcdaniel.iv@gmail.com
Great Falls Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Helena Snowdrifters
Helena, MT
406/202-2044
goncrzy7@gmail.com
Helena Snowdrifters on Facebook

Jackpine Savages Snowmobile Club
Wise River, MT
406/267-3389
dvd3389lj@gmail.com
Jackpine Savages Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Lincoln County Sno-Kat Club
Libby, MT
406/334-0444
info@lcsnsokatclub.com
Lcsnokatclub.com

Little Belt Snowmobile Club
Hobson, MT
406/366-8924
taylormade@itstriangle.com
Little Belt Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Mining City Trail Riders, Inc
Butte, MT
406/782-4613
Mining City Trail Riders on Facebook

Missoula Snowgoers Snowmobile Association
Missoula, MT
406/370-8819
prez@missoulasnowgoers.org
Missoula Snowgoers Snowmobile Association on Facebook

Montana Nightriders
Haugan, MT
406/544-5416
info@montananightriders.com
montananightriders.com

Ponderosa Snow Warriors
Lincoln, MT
406/475-5786
ponderosasnowwarriors@gmail.com
Ponderosa Snow Warriors on Facebook

Seeley Lake Driftriders, Inc.
Seeley Lake, MT
406/677-7777
driftriders@blackfoot.net
Seeley Lake Driftriders on Facebook

Summit Snowgoers, Inc
Cut Bank, MT
406/229-0665
Summit Snowgoers on Facebook

Sweet Grass County Recreation Association
Big Timber, MT
406/930-1376
logantodd54@gmail.com
Sweet Grass County Recreation Association on Facebook

Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club Inc.
Eureka, MT
306/297-3377
jdvoyles@interbel.net
TenLakesSnowmobileClub.org

Troy Snowmobile Club
Troy, MT
406/295-4322
wanzy@frontiernet.net
troysnowmobileclub.org

Upper Yellowstone Snowmobile Club
Cooke City, MT
406/223-5428
cookecityupsc@gmail.com
Upper Yellowstone Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Vigilante Snowmobilers
Virginia City, MT
406/581-0628
montyt@live.com
Vigilante Snowmobile Club on Facebook

West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce
West Yellowstone, MT
406/646-7701
wytbid@gmail.com
westyellowstonechamber.com

NORTH DAKOTA

Rural Cass Snowmobile Club
Casselton, ND
701/541-3710
snowmobileclub@yahoo.com
ruralcass.org

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Snowmobile Association
Gary, SD
605/272-5900
sdsa@itctel.com
snowmobilesd.com

Aberdeen Driftbusters
Aberdeen, SD
605/228-4143
aberdeendriftbusters.com

Dakota Trailblazers
Clear Lake, SD
Dakota Trail Blazers on Facebook

Town & Country Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club
DeSmet, SD
605/651-3461
terickson1213@gmail.com
Town & Country Snowdrifters on Facebook

Poinsett Pounders
Lake Poinsett, SD
605/520-8018
poinsettpounders@gmail.com
Poinsett Pounders Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Whetstone Valley Snowmobile Assn.
Milbank, SD
wvsnowclub@gmail.com
Whetsone Valley Snowmobile Association on Facebook

Black Hills Snowmobile Club
Rapid City, SD
605/381-3884
bhsnowmobileclub@hotmail.com
Black Hills Snowmobile Club on Facebook

SnoTrackers Snowmobile Club
Sioux Falls, SD
605/310-8437
sfsnotrackers.com

South Dakota YETIS (Youth Empowerment Through Involvement in Snowmobiling)
Statewide, SD
605/272-5900
South Dakota YETIS on Facebook

WISCONSIN

AWSC-Association of Wisconsin Snocwmobile Clubs
Statewide, WI
608/846-5530
awsc@awsc.org
awsc.org

Ranger City Riders Snowmobile,ATV/UTV Club, Inc.
Amberg, WI
920/655-9958
rangercityriders@gmail.com
rangercityriders.com

Amery Snowmobile Club
Amery, WI
715/554-1398
joshnicholas33@gmail.com
amerysnowmobileclub.com

The Neighborly Sno-Goers
Bruce/Island Lake, WI
715/595-3059
Neighborly Sno Goers on Facebook

Burnett County Snow Trails Association
Danbury, WI
715/656-3855
suesmed@gmail.com
Burnett County Snow Trails Association on Facebook

Cozy Corner Trails, Inc.
Danbury, WI
715/656-3855
suesmed@gmail.com
Cozy Corner Trails Inc on Facebook

Midnight Riders, Inc.
Dorchester, WI
715/206-0011
davidbedroske@gmail.com
Midnight Riders Snowmobile Club/Dorchester Wisconsin on Facebook

NKM Crooked Trails Snowmobile Club Ink
Dundee, WI
414/322-8483
hinchdundee@gmail.com
nkmcrookedtrails.com

Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club
Eagle River, WI
262/442-4876
president@snoeagles.org
snoeagles.org

East Troy Snow Trojans
East Troy, WI
262/374-9298
etsnowtrojans@gmail.com
East Troy Snow Trojans on Facebook

Tri-County Sno Drifters
Hancock/Plainfield, WI
715-340-5205
Tri County Sno Drifters on Facebook

Hudson Snowtrails Unlimited
Hudson, WI
715/760-0115
hudsonsnowtrailsunlimited@gmail.com
Hudsons Snowtrails Unlimited on Facebook

Frosty Snowmobile Club, Inc.
Land o’ Lakes, WI
715/617-4708
info@frostysnoclub.com
frostysnoclub.com

MW Sno Skeeters
Manitowish Waters, WI
715/543-2455
kayakbike9@gmail.com
snoskeeters.org

Mercer Area Sno-Goers
Mercer, WI
715/476-2888
publicrelations@mercersnogoers.com
mercersnogoers.com

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club
Mountain, WI
920/373-8578
cpsc1@yahoo.com
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Northport Snowriders Snowmobile Club
New London, WI
northportsnowriders@gmail.com
Northport Snowriders Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Omro Driftbusters Snowmobile Club
Omro, WI
920/407-2880
Omro Driftbusters Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Einstein Bushwhackers
Park Falls, WI
715/762-4322
dk48shaw@gmail.com
Einstein Bushwhackers on Facebook

Rome Sno-Bandits
Rome, WI
224/715-2350
romesnobandits@gmail.com
romesnobandits.com

Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club
Saint Germain, WI
info@boboen.com
boboen.com

Chase Sno Chasers Inc.
Sobieski, WI
920/619-7825
secretary@chasesnochasers.com
chasesnochasers.org

Sussex Sled Bugs Snowmobile Club
Sussex, WI
262/246-8104
sledbugs@hotmail.com
sussexsledbugs.org

Northern Lights Snowmobile Club
Three Lakes, WI
608/322-6910
reg@northernlightsclub.com
northernlightsclub.com

Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club Inc.
Tomahawk, WI
715/966-4385
secretarynwp@gmail.com
nwpsctomahawk on Facebook

4 Seasons Recreational Club
Wascott, WI
612/749-5290
4seasonsrecclub@gmail.com
4 Seasons Rec on Facebook

Waupun Drift Jumpers
Waupun, WI
920/960-5948
waupundriftjumpers@gmail.com
waupundriftjumpers.org

Bear Point Sno-Cruisers
Wausaukee, WI
920/494-3052
northerndestinations.com

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2 thoughts on “Join A Club, And Become A Hidden Hero

  • How come you did not include states from the east in your list? Vermont has some very nice trails and a lot of hard working volunteers also. I am VP and Trail Master for our club which just turned 50 years old this year, the Shrewsbury Sno-Birds out of Shrewsbury, VT. I have been a member and volunteer for over 40 of those years. I did like your article, very nice.

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    • Good question, Roy: The listing of clubs with this article is actually what we call a “paid advertising section” when it’s in the magazine. For just $49, a club sponsors the editorial and gets their name and contact information listed twice in the magazine and then on the website. We’d love to have the East better represented but ultimately no clubs signed up to participate. We do, though, have a snowmobile club listing on our website that is referenced in the story, and your club is listed there. Here’s a link to that page: https://snowgoer.com/snowmobile-clubs/vermont-snowmobile-clubs/

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