Snowmobiling Needs You: Joining A Snowmobile Club Is Easy, Important & Fun

snowmobile clubSnowmobiling is an extra-special activity – and because you’re on this website, that means you’re most likely already one of the converted. Getting out and experiencing the dramatic winter landscape and enjoying the freedom to travel hundreds of miles on groomed trails, or exploring the vast backcountry where legal, is unmatched by any other sport or recreational activity.

Snowmobiling is also unusual in how incredibly dependent it is on its participants to develop, maintain and protect its infrastructure. Golfers don’t personally build and maintain golf courses; bicyclers don’t personally pave trails. But snowmobilers – grouped together as club members – actually do create, nurture and defend their trails and riding areas.

At one level or another, as a snowmobiler you play a vital role in protecting the very activity you enjoy – and that starts with joining a snowmobile club. As an added bonus, you’ll gain a wider circle of friends and riding partners as part of the deal. Being a member of a snowmobile club can be fun, entertaining and eminently rewarding. It’s also important – whether you’re actually the person running the groomer, pounding trail markers into the ground or planning the club trip, or as more of a silent member who is being counted as an advocate when the sport needs your support and the political clout that comes with bigger numbers.

Your Participation Is Important

Although obvious to many, it probably can’t be stated often enough: Snowmobile club members are the ones who are responsible for the vast majority of the snowmobile trails across North America.

In many areas, club members are the people who work with landowners to gain access to the path used for the trail and get insurance coverage for that route. Club members prepare the surface in the off-season, put trail signs in the ground, trim back brush and build and maintain bridges over creeks and through swampy areas. When the snow finally falls, it’s most often club members or people they assign who operate the groomers to meticulously prepare the trail. The clubs also continue other trail maintenance in-season and deal with any problems that arise. When the snow melts, those same club members take down the trail markers, thank the landowners and seek ways to improve the experience.IMG_1918

In other areas where the land is largely state- and/or federally owned, snowmobile clubs still play a vital role. They support the local land agency officials, build shelters, support grooming efforts and much more. It’s a lot of labor, but it truly is a labor of love. And, as the old saying goes, many hands make light work, so the most successful snowmobile clubs have many active members who all do their part.

When legal challenges arise that could result in closure of certain trails or entire trail networks, it’s the work, legal efforts and political clout of the snowmobile clubs and associations that push back against those who want to limit our sport. Even if the land battle or legal fight isn’t in your state, membership in a club most often makes you a member of your statewide snowmobile organization, and that state body most likely belongs to the American Council of Snowmobile Associations in the U.S. or the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations in Canada.

Add all snowmobile club members together, and it equals people power that truly influences public policy – and your right to ride.

If altruistic reasons to join a snowmobile club aren’t good enough, there’s another secret: You quite likely will enjoy being a member.

Becoming an active snowmobile club member means surrounding yourself with like-minded people who share your passion for snowmobiling. Some snowmobile clubs have club rides, host cookouts or barbecues, hold entertaining and informative monthly meetings and participate in other community events.

Better yet, once you’re a member you immediate expand your circle of riders. Do you have a Wednesday off work but nobody to ride with? Put the word out among club members and you can quickly find folks to meet you at the trailhead.

Find A Club Today

Below is a list of 128 snowmobile clubs and eight state associations that are specifically reaching out to you, inviting you to become a member. The cost to join varies but it is typically rather inexpensive, and in some states club membership even includes discounts on everything from the annual trail pass to lodging, food and insurance. Reach out to one of these clubs today to find out more!

And, if none of these clubs are near where you live or ride, find a snowmobile club at, or


Illinoisill web

Illinois Association of Snowmobile Clubs Inc.

Marseilles 815-795-2021

Cedarville Snow Travelers

Cedarville 815-238-7826 

Hampshire White Riders Snowmobile Club

Hampshire 847-683-0140     

Midway Sno-Busters


Midway Snobusters on Facebook

Rusty Runners

Plainfield 270-792-8625

Whiteside County Snowbirds

Sterling/Rock Falls 815-499-3720

Whiteside County Snowbirds on Facebook

Tri County Snowmobile Alliance

Winnebago, Lee and Ogle counties 

Prairie Drifters Snowmobile Club


Prairie Drifters Snowmobile Club on Facebook



Iowa State Snowmobile Associationia-logo

Manchester 563-920-0911



Minnesota United Snowmobilers Associationmnusa web

Brooklyn Park 866-214-7669

Douglas Area Trails Association (DATA)

Alexandria 320-834-2033    

Andover Sno Dragons

Andover 612-508-4425

Ridge Runners

Appleton 320-760-8138

Pine Ridge Drifters

Battle Lake 218-731-1286

Pine Ridge Drifters on Facebook

Lake of the Woods Drifters


North Country Snowmobile Club

Bemidji 218-755-9391

Northern Lights Trails

Benson 320-808-7496

Big Lake Sno-Cruisers

Big Lake 763-263-5809

Sno-Barons Snowmobile Club

Blaine 763-274-0235

Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Association

Brainerd 218-330-7380

Caledonia Sno-Gophers Snowmobile Club

Caledonia 507-725-7669

Coon Rapids Sno-Cruisers Inc.

Coon Rapids 763-421-4076

Snow Thrashers of Dalton


Dalton Snow Thrashers on Facebook

Bay Lake Sno Packers


Sno-Serpents Inc.

Deerwood 218-534-3940

United Lakes & Trail Riders Association (ULTRA)

Detroit Lakes 218-847-6084

Ultra Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Pequaywan Area Trailblazers Inc.

Duluth 218-848-2570

River City Snow Riders

Elk River 763-441-6881

Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club


Blizzard Snowmobile Club


Otter Country Trail Association

Fergus Falls 218-739-3576

Otter Country Trail Association on Facebook

Lengby Fosston Knight Riders Snowmobile Club Inc.

Fosston 218-280-9614

Wells Creek Riders

Frontenac 651-261-7731

Wells Creek Riders Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Itasca Drift Skippers

Grand Rapids 218-326-6727

Drift Skippers-Itasca on Facebook

Low Plains Drifters Snowmobile Club

Grant, Wilkin and Traverse/Douglas counties 320-284-2269

Low Plains Drifters on Facebook

Hamel Sno Runners

Hamel 612-516-5014

Hamel Sno-Runners on Facebook

Hastings Snomos

Hastings 507-263-2270

Haypoint Jackpine Snowmobile Club

Hill City 218-259-0677

Haypoint Jackpine Snowmobile Club on Facebook

InternatIonal Voyageurs Snowmobile Club

International Falls 218-240-1230

La Crescent Snowmobile Club

La Crescent 507-895-6363

La Crescent Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Lincoln Lakes Area Snowmobile Club

Lords of London Snowmobile Club

London 507-437-1401

Lords of London Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Loretto Sno-Birds

Loretto 612-590-2020

Loretto SnoBirds on Facebook

Maple Plain Snomads

Maple Plain 952-929-0405

North Branch Sno Drifters

North Branch 763-218-8710

North Branch Sno Drifters on Facebook

Waterford Warriors Snowmobile Club

Northfield 507-649-1674

Waterford Warriors Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Northwest Trails Association

Osseo 952-882-6770

Prairie Snow Drifters

Parkers Prairie 218-338-9813

The Prairie Snowdrifters on Facebook

MN Valley Snow Riders

Redwood Falls 507-828-2280

MN Valley Snow Riders on Facebook

River Valley Trail Blazers

Shakopee 952-445-9130

South Tonka Sno-Mobilers

Shorewood 952-484-1424

Tri-County Trailblazers

Spring Valley 507-259-4813

Tri County Trailblazers on Facebook

Sno-Ghosts Snowmobile Club

St. Francis

Foxtailers Snowmobile Club

St. Michael/Albertville 612-581-5350



Michigan Snowmobile Associationmsa web

Wyoming 616-361-2285

Keweenaw Snowmobile Club

Calumet 906-337-4579

Houghton Lake Trailblazers Snowmobile Club

Houghton Lake 989-366-4838

Benzie Manistee Snowbirds

Kaleva 231-889-3755

Benzie Manistee Snowbirds Club on Facebook

Snowmobile & Off Road Vehicle Association of Alger County

Munising 906-387-1997

North Side Sno-Vets

Muskegon 616-550-8201

Northside Sno-Vets on Facebook

Snowdrifters of Hamilton County

Noblesville 317-407-4954

Snow Drifters of Hamilton County on Facebook



Montana Snowmobile Associationmt-logo

Great Falls 406-646-9026

Anaconda Snowmobile Club

Anaconda 775-304-0428

Anaconda Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Sweet Grass County Recreation Association

Big Timber 406-930-1376

Sweet Grass County Recreation Association on Facebook

Midland Empire Snowgoers

Billings 406-248-6583

Midland Empire Snowgoers on Facebook

Sled Monkeys

Billings 406-671-7470

Sled Monkeys Billings, MT on Facebook

Gallatin Valley Snowmobile Association

Bozeman 406-600-6063

Mining City Trail Riders Inc.

Butte 406-782-4613

Mining City Trail Riders on Facebook
Upper Yellowstone Snowmobile Club

Cooke City 406-838-2207

Upper Yellowstone Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Summit Snowgoers Inc.

Cut Bank 406-229-0665

Summit Snowgoers on Facebook

Deer Lodge Snowmobile Club

Deer Lodge 406-491-2776

Deer Lodge Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Beaverhead Sno-Riders

Dillon 406-925-0501

Beaverhead Sno-Riders on Facebook

Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club Inc.

Eureka 306-297-3377

Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Great Falls Snowmobile Club

Great Falls 406-788-1170

Great Falls Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Bitterroot Ridgerunners

Hamilton 406-363-3224

Montana Nightriders

Haugan 406-544-5416

Helena Snowdrifters

Helena 406-431-3659

Helena Snowdrifters on Facebook

Little Belt Snowmobile Club

Hobson 406-366-8924

Little Belt Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Flathead Snowmobile Association

Kalispell 406-871-4606

Lincoln County Sno-Kat Club

Libby 406-827-0524

Lincoln County SnoKat Club on Facebook

Ponderosa Snow Warriors

Lincoln 406-362-4536

Ponderosa Snow Warriors on Facebook

Big Sky Snowriders

Livingston 406-220-0803

Big Sky Snowriders on Facebook

Missoula Snowgoers Snowmobile Association

Missoula 406-370-8819

Seeley Lake Driftriders Inc.

Seeley Lake 406-677-7777

Seeley Lake Driftriders on Facebook

Cabinet Ridge Riders

Trout Creek 406-827-3226

Cabinet Ridge Riders on Facebook

Troy Snowmobile Club

Troy 406-295-4322

Vigilante Snowmobilers

Virginia City 406-581-0628

Vigilante Snowmobile Club on Facebook

West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce

West Yellowstone 406-646-7701

Big Hole Snowmobile Club

Wisdom 406-370-2587


Big Hole Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Jackpine Savages Snowmobile Club of Wise River

Wise River 651-983-4985

Jackpine Savages Snowmobile Club on Facebook

South Dakota

South Dakota Snowmobile Associationsodak web

Gary 605-272-5900

Aberdeen Driftbusters


Dakota Trailblazers of Clear Lake & Gary

Clear Lake 507-327-7364

Dakota Trail Blazers on Facebook

Poinsett Pounders

Badger 605-203-1594

Terry Peak Trailblazers


TerryPeak Trailblazers on Facebook

Whetstone Valley Snowmobile Association


Whetsone Valley Snowmobile Association on Facebook

James Valley Drift Skippers

Mitchell 605-999-3755

James Valley Drift Skippers Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Town & Country Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club

Oldham 605-270-2522

Town & Country Snowdrifters on Facebook


Parker 605-940-2900

Black Hills Snowmobile Club

Rapid City 605-391-8602

Black Hills Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Sioux Falls Sno Trackers

Sioux Falls

Sturgis Sno-Drifters

Sturgis 605-347-1832

Sturgis Sno-Drifters on Facebook

Watertown Snowmobile Club


Watertown South Dakota Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Northern Hills Snow Cruisers

Whitewood 605-206-0393



Washington State Snowmobile Associationwa-logo


Northwest Glacier Cruisers


Blue Mountain Snowmobile Club

Dayton 509-521-5511

Blue Mountain Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Mt. Misery Snow Drifters

Pomeroy 509-843-6051

Mt Misery Snowdrifters on Facebook

Spokane Winter Knights Snowmobile Club


Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club

Spokane 509-466-6249



Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC)awsc web

De Forest 800-232-4108

Berlin River Riders Inc.

Berlin 920-361-3250

Lakes & Pines Sno-Trails Inc.

Burnett County 715-259-3311

Arnott Area Star Riders

Custer 715-498-7321

Burnett County Snow Trails Association

Danbury 715-656-3855

Burnett County Snow Trails on Facebook

Cozy Corner Trails Inc.

Danbury 715-656-3855

Cozy Corner Trails Inc. on Facebook

Midnight Riders Snowmobile Club Inc.

Dorchester 715-297-0676

Midnight Riders Snowmobile Club/Dorchester Wisconsin on Facebook

Dun-Good Riders Inc.

Dunbar 715-324-6020

Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club

Eagle River 715-891-2737

Blue Ox Trail Riders Inc.

Florence 715-674-2616

Rolling Dice Riders of Franklin


Rolling Dice Riders of Franklin Wisconsin on Facebook

Schnee Katzen Snowmobile Club Inc.


Sno-Trails Snowmobile Club

Hayward 715-865-2482

White Thunder Riders

Hurley 715-561-9806

Rome Sno-Bandit Snowmobile Club

Kekoosa 715-325-6711

Snobirds Snowmobile Club

Menomonee Falls 414-791-9423

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club

Mountain 920-373-8578

Drifters Snowmobile Club Inc.


Omro Driftbusters Snowmobile Club

Oskhosh 920-589-3283

Omro Driftbusters Snowmobile Club on Facebook

N.E.W. Low Buck Vintage Riders Inc.

Pembine 715-324-6020

Prairie Riders Snowmobile Club

Pleasant Prairie

Polonia Sno-Bo’s Snowmobile Club

Rosholt 715-592-4962

Polonia Sno-Bo’s Snowmobile Club on Facebook

Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club

St. Germain

Twin Runners Snowmobile Club

Twin Lakes

Bear Point Sno-Cruisers

Wausaukee 920-494-3052

Poyganaire’s Snowmobile Club

Winneconne 920-410-1003

Poyganaire’s Snowmobile Club on Facebook


One thought on “Snowmobiling Needs You: Joining A Snowmobile Club Is Easy, Important & Fun

  • Avatar for David Kraft

    Clubs are important, groomed trails not so much. Just mark the trails and do maintenance when needed. Smooth groomed trails are boring and leave no challenge.


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