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Washington State Snowmobile Association

Upcoming Events

All Trails to Olympia Day
Date:  January 24th, 2017
Location:  The Capitol in Olympia
Visit with your legislators and staff; teach them about snowmobiling.  Appointments pre-arranged and we'll send an 'Olympia Day' veteran with you if you would like.  Sign up with Dee Alred at rdalred1971@gmail.com.  (You'll have a great time, we promise!)

WSSA's Winter Rendezvous
Date:  February 17th-20th, 2017
Location:  12 Tribes Resort Casino, Omak
Four days of guided riding for all levels in the Okanogan!  Dinner and entertainment on Friday and Saturday, along with another dinner gathering for Sunday.  And hey, gambling in the casino at any time!

Budget & General Meeting
Date:  March 18th, 2017
Location:  The Last Resort in Ronald/Roslyn
Meeting starts at 9am.  Wrapping up the season and planning for the 2017/2018 season.  All members welcome!

International Snowmobile Congress
Date:  June 7th-10th, 2017
Location:  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
What do you know about organized snowmobiling in the U.S. and Canada?  Join us in Winnipeg for an education of a lifetime!  Meetings by day, fun entertainment by night!
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ACSA NATIONAL NEWS 
(Jan '17) - Click here for the latest news from the American Council of Snowmobile Associations.

$1,000 REWARD OFFERED BY COEUR D'ALENE SNOWMOBILE CLUB
 
(Jan '17) - A $1,000 reward is being offered by the Coeur d'Alene Snowmobile Club, to anyone with information that results in the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for burning down the Skitwish warming shelter somewhere around November 20th 2016.  Contact Kootenai County Sheriff's office (208) 446-1300.

JANUARY SNOFLYER NOW POSTED!
 
(Dec '16) - The January Snoflyer is now posted!  Check it out here!  (The page flipper version is here.)

UPCOMING ON THE SNOW FAMILY EVENTS! (Dec '16) - Are you looking for some fun family-friendly snowmobiling events?  Here are some upcoming opportunities for you!

- January 14th, Conconully, Annual Conconully Outhouse Races – Contact the Conconully Chamber of Commerce at (877) 826-9050 or visit their website at www.conconully.com.
- January 21st, Touchet Corral Sno-Park – Blue Mountain Snowmobile Club’s annual Bucket Run – Visit www.facebook.com/ridetheblues for details as the event gets closer.
- January 21st & 22nd, Wakepish Sno-Park – Junco’s Charity on the Snow for the Make-A-Wish Foundation – Visit www.facebook.com/junco-snowmobile-club-693699857309032 for details.
- January 28th, The Last Resort in Ronald – Rotary Club’s Annual Snowmobile Raffle Run – Click here for details.
- January 29th, Lil’ Naches Sno-Park – Yakima Ski-Bender’s Chinook Pass Snow Festival – Click here for details
- February 4th, Rose Springs Sno-Park – Mt. Misery Snow Drifters’ annual Bucket Run – Visit www.facebook.com/people/mt-misery-snowdrifters/100010555234457 for details as the event gets closer. 
- February 11th, Greenwater – Sno-Jammers’ annual Fun Run – Visit www.snojammers.org or www.facebook.com/snojammers for details.
- February 17th-20th, 12 Tribes Casino in OmakWSSA’s Winter Rendezvous – Click here for details.
- February 18th, The Silver Ridge Ranch (off Exit 70, Easton) - 2017 Annual Golf Tournament. (No golf experience necessary!) Visit www.facebook.com/snomadswa or e-mail snomadsclubeastonwa@gmail.com for details. 
- February 19, Goat Creek Sno-Park – Methow Valley Snowmobile Association’s annual Bucket Run – Visit www.mvsnowmobile.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/methowvalleysnowmobile for details.
- February 25th, Rose Springs Sno-Park – Vintage Sled Meet – Visit www.facebook.com/people/mt-misery-snowdrifters/100010555234457 for details as the event gets closer.
- March 4th & 5th, The Last Resort in Ronald – Pacific Northwest Vintage Snowmobile Club’s annual Vintage Show & Ride – Visit www.pnwvsc.org or www.facebook.com/pnwvsc.

Information compiled from Snoflyer submissions and other sources.  Be sure to verify details with event organizers in case of inaccuracies or cancelations. 

WSSA WINTER RENDEZVOUS IN OMAK, FEB 17TH-20TH - FAMILY FUN! (Dec '16) - Four days of guided rides for all levels.  Dinners and entertainment!  Silent and live auctions!  At the new 12 Tribes Casino in Omak!  Click here for details. Register online now!  (Click here for a print version of the registration to mail in.)

WSSA 2016 AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE BY JANUARY 31ST! (Dec '16) - WSSA
wants to honor those who make significant contributions to organized snowmobiling in our state. If you know a deserving person/couple/club/club president/dealer/groomer, submit them! Click here for the nomination forms.  Winners announced Saturday night during the WSSA Winter Rendezvous on
President’s Day weekend.

AUTHORITIES STILL LOOKING FOR MISSING PCT HIKER (Nov '16) - Sgt Randy Briscoe, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office's Search and Rescue Coordinator, asked WSSA to reach out to our members regarding the search for Kris Fowler, last seen October 12th in Packwood.  Kris was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail when he went missing.  Click here for Missing Hiker flyer.  Call (509) 728-0802 with any information.

WSSA 2017 SCHOLARSHIP INFO NOW POSTED (Oct '16) - Click on the Scholarships menu item at left and learn how you might earn a $1,500 WSSA Scholarship, with a chance to win two others from the Western Chapter and the International Snowmobile Media Council.

2016 WSSA SCHOLARSHIP WINNER IS CHELSEA MILLER
 
(Jul '16) - Congratulations to Chelsea Miller, from Winthrop, for winning the 2016 WSSA Scholarship, this year valued at $1,850!  If you are interested in the 2017 WSSA Scholarship program, details will be posted on the Scholarships page by early fall. 
 
2016 WSSA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED (Mar '16) - The annual award winners were announced at Winter Rendezvous in Walla Walla over Presidents' Day weekend.  Congratulations to the following individuals and groups:
-Snowmobiler of the Year - Greg Figg
-Snowmobile Club President of the Year - Chris Mayer
-Snowmobile Club of the Year - Northwest Glacier Cruisers
-Snowmobile Dealer of the Year - Pierre's Polaris, John Peterson
-Groomer of the Year - Randy Skillman, Industrial Mowing/Spraying/Grooming

NATURE CONSERVANCY LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN RELEASED
 
(Dec '15) - Of interest to snowmobilers is an article from the Ellensburg Daily Record regarding the Management Plan for the Nature Conservancy lands purchased last year.  It's good news for snowmobilers and other motorized recreationists.  (Remember though this is privately-owned land and our good stewardship must continue!) Check it out here.

WSSA MEMBERSHIP BRINGS DISCOUNT FOR LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK
 
(Nov '16) - UPDATED!  Northwest MedStar is now Life Flight Network.  Seconds count when a critically ill or injured patient needs specialized medical attention, and so does the medical team caring for you. From bases all over the Northwest, Life Flight Network safely transports thousands of patients each year in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Western Montana, Northern Nevada and Northern California.  Life Flight  Network, a non-profit organization, is the region's premier critical care transport service dedicated to the safe, compassionate care for thousands of critically ill or injured patients each year through helicopter, fixed wing and ground-based transports to health care facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest.   The price is $45 a year, or $225 for five; a bargain if you ever need this emergency service.  Click here for the WSSA/Life Flight Network membership application.  Visit www.lifeflight.org for the details of this life-saving insurance.

LOOKING FOR SNOWMOBILE SAFETY AND ACCESS INFORMATION?
 (Jun '14) - The Snowmobile Safety and Access Information Center is provided by the American Council of Snowmobile Associations in fulfillment of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to support snowmobile safety and access training and product development.  Your one stop shop; click here to visit www.snowmobileinfo.org!

WSSA IS ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER (Jan '10) - Search "Washington State Snowmobile Association" on Facebook and become a fan!   Check us on Twiter too at "wssaus".